Single Tied Bow

Hi there!!  I’m moving a piece of furniture in my studio so you cannot begin to imagine the mess in which I’ve been trying to work.  I joke with Hubby that my studio is much like that hand held puzzle where you have 16 slots and 15 numbers that you have to slide around to get them in ascending order.  To move one item causes a chain reaction!!  So for this card I’m keeping it simple and have made a graduation card that will come in handy for a young lady I know.  I have to say that there is not one pop dot on the whole card and the layers are very simple!!

Success Card in Sleeve

Basically this is a flat pocket card that fits into an envelope.  Up above the scallops, which I cut with Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, the word “success” peeks out and the stunning vellum gives a great idea of what lies inside.  There is wired ribbon tied on the outside of the pocket and I created a medallion to cinch the bow using Spellbinders™ Blossom Two, the companion piece from Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant and the companion piece from Spellbinders™ Lotus Pendant.  A hole was cut in the center of two of the pieces and one of the pieces already has a hole – simply the ribbon was threaded through and the bow tied.  For the inside of the card both swirl and sentiment were stamped and layered on pink cardstock so that only the word success appears.   The card is roughly 5″ x 7″ and fits into an A7 envelope.

Success Card Out of Sleeve

This is a little bit of a departure for me, but I love the simplicity. My cards usually open with a top fold, for this one, I’ll simply jot my best wishes on the back.   I created an A7 envelope and instead of gluing the envelope so that the flap opens the long way, I turned it to open the short way.  To send this off, I’ll flatten the ribbon a little bit and slip it in the envelope then slip the protected card in to a little bubble wrap mailer and off it goes.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Retired PSX – Success
Paper:  Bazzill, Vellum – It Takes Two
Ink:  Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, Spellbinders™ Blossom Two, Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant, Spellbinders™ Lotus Pendant, Vellum glue, Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • KimberleyApril 12, 2010 - 10:21 am

    I can totally relate to your studio! Mine is still a work in progress and it is an all day process to re-arrange it.
    I love this card, sometimes simple is the best! Your bows are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaApril 12, 2010 - 10:41 am

    And the card is totally awesome anyway!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 12, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Had a giggle at your analogy of your area and the hand held puzzle game :D The card is so soft and lovely, I’m sure she will love receiving it! Hope you get the winning combination in your craft area sooner than later!ReplyCancel

  • MariLynnApril 12, 2010 - 10:47 am

    This is so pretty. I am sure she is going to love it.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy DehonApril 12, 2010 - 10:53 am

    Oh Becca! This is sooooo beautiful! It is truly a work of art. You are a very talented young woman and yes I subscribe to your blog and love it!

  • JanApril 12, 2010 - 10:59 am

    What a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda EApril 12, 2010 - 11:00 am

    I don’t know if I would call this simple but it is certainly stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanApril 12, 2010 - 11:13 am

    This is gorgeous…..I love it….and I know the young lady you know will too…..thank you for sharing….and I hope you get your room in order….if it’s like mine that will be a job……ReplyCancel

  • DonnaApril 12, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Beautiful soft and inviting, a perfect Spring card! I hadn’t thought of using vellum with a pocket card. Now that’s a wonderful idea! Rearranging my studio is the same way – one thing leads to another LOL I’d love to see it when you’re all done!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterApril 12, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Beautiful bow and love the soft watercolor feel to it!ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekApril 12, 2010 - 11:37 am

    It IS good to hear that I’m not the only one… I’ve been delaying adding and/or changing storage units because of the difficulty and turmoil getting materials back in some reasonable order. My husband says it’s not because I don’t have enough room. It’s because I have ‘too much stuff!” Can you imagine!! Anyway, another beautiful card and a great variation from the standard card. I appreciate hearing how you mail your cards with their gorgeous ribbons.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.April 12, 2010 - 11:52 am

    Oh my — stunningly GORGEOUS! Breathtakingly beautiful!!! WOW!!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 12, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Delightful card and the colors are “So Spring” This card would also look nice as a regular card not just a pocket card.
    Thanks for sharing
    I don’t have the luxury of a dedicated craft room. The table in my dinette area is where I eat, stamp, do other crafts , sew, fold laundry and pay bills LOL
    I have to put everything away the minute I finishing using it . I would love to be able to leave a project on the table and close the doorReplyCancel

  • Kay G.April 12, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    I love the card and really hope someday “soon” you will show us your craft room. I look forward to your blog everyday. Thanks for beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • emilyApril 12, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    This must be shake up your craft room week ’cause I’m in the same boat but I sure didn’t make any cards to compare to yours! That is sooo pretty with the flowered vellum and I love the idea of the card inside not opening since it cuts down on the bulk if you mail it.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • BethApril 12, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Lovely card and the use of the floral frog to hold it is a stroke of genius! I must try that for next photo session.

  • Janis MorrisApril 12, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    The problem with rearranging is that I can’t find a blooming thing when I’m finished!ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersApril 12, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    ahhhhhh… another beautiful card. Everytime I clean up or rearrange something, I can never find what I am looking for. It almost isnt worth the effort.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisApril 12, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    Your card is just lovely Becca, such pretty colors you chose, they are so soft and feminine. I’m stepping over boxes all the time. I need to take a crash course in organization, it doesn’t come easy for me. You’ll get the job done, just like i will. As always Becca,TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsApril 12, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • PaulaApril 12, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    wow – love it… so different from your usual decedant cards yet the simplicity of this one is as effective. Love the vellum you’ve used. More inspiration.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Sabine EdelmannApril 12, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Great card ! I want to use Vellum more now !Great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • BirdApril 12, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    ooh, what pretty vellum and your bow is one of your best yet, such a shame to have to flatten it.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa CApril 12, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Beautiful card. I always love your work, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CApril 12, 2010 - 3:49 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love the idea for a graduation card. It is too bad your stamp in retired. I love that verse. As always, Thanks for sharing with all of us. Linda ClarkReplyCancel

  • Nancy PApril 12, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love the saying. I also agree that it is perfect for graduationsReplyCancel

  • MarshaApril 12, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    This is so BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love the soft colors and the yummy bow too :-)ReplyCancel

  • DianeApril 12, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Very pretty. Love the spring colors.


  • ChinnuApril 12, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Soooo pretty – I love it. I’ve never seen such pretty printed vellum. Where did you find it?ReplyCancel

  • EarlineApril 12, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    What a beautiful card love itReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)April 12, 2010 - 8:18 pm


    Big Wow! This is so Stunning and Beautiful! Love it!


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • JoannApril 12, 2010 - 8:21 pm

    I have a really strange question – your cards are so magnificent and beyond compare BUT – how do you mail them and have them arrive in the same beautiful condition they are when you photograph them????


  • CindyApril 12, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Beautiful card. I love how you incorporate wider ribbon into your cards. I need to try that…ReplyCancel

  • Susan GApril 13, 2010 - 1:10 am

    My studio is still in the planning stages, my “scrap crap” as hubby calls it, is all over the house. LOL! Good luck :)

    anyway…this card is GORGEOUS!!, and the young lady will most likely save it forever in her year book or scrapbook, because of the Emerson piece you selected, and the SUCCESSFUL card that it is in :)

    Just Lovely!


  • Karen LinarezApril 13, 2010 - 1:28 am

    What a beautiful card! I love the idea of a vellum pocket, but even better is that medallion for the bow. What a great idea! And, as is so you, the bow is so dreamy. I’ve been looking for wider silk ribbon now because of you, love those bows. What kind of paper do you make your envelopes out of, and what size did it take to do a flipped one that size?ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy SApril 13, 2010 - 4:44 am

    Hi Becca, i just love this card it is so colorfull and such a great idea. I am so disorganised at the moment an would like to thank you for all your ideas on organisation, i have taken up some of them and am felling more positive in my crafting through your help! Thanks for sharing and i hope you get better soon.


    Chrissy xReplyCancel

  • Karen from OntarioApril 13, 2010 - 4:47 am

    how wonderful……ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 13, 2010 - 6:24 am

    Hi Becca

    Just love, love, love this card!

    The recipient sure is one very lucky lady!

    Hope your knee is improving!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • pam barkerApril 13, 2010 - 8:07 am

    as always, this is a beautiful card! I just love your sayings they are so touching.

    Thank you

    I am new to cards, altering and scrapbooking but I am having a lot of fun learning!

    Blogs are very new to me also and I am still trying to figure how to put it all together.ReplyCancel

  • JanineApril 13, 2010 - 8:45 am

    WOW!!! Love that ribbon!!!ReplyCancel

  • AngiApril 13, 2010 - 9:14 am

    Beccca – gorgeous as usual! Love the simplicity of the card and the lovely ribbon. Lucky grad! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.April 13, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    I love it! It’s simply gorgeous!! tfsReplyCancel

  • patriciacc123April 13, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    Hi Becca, I would asume that moving furniture means the knee is all better? I think you have a lot of pent up energy. Beautiful card, I like the pocket simplicity.
    Thanks for sharing, PattyC.ReplyCancel

  • NatalieApril 13, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    You simply inspire me. I come here practically every day to see if you can top the previous card and every time you do. I don’t know where you get your inspiration from, but you certainly inspire me.
    Kind regards

  • RebekkaApril 13, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    I almost choked with laughter when you said “simple” This is gorgeous..And no way simple to me. :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KeyApril 13, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    You’ve outdone yourself once again! This may be simple but it is GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KeyApril 13, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    Did you stamp on the vellum? I don’t see any color printed vellum in the whole Bazzil line!ReplyCancel

  • SandraApril 14, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    you come out with the most beautiful work!

  • EarlineApril 15, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    A very pretty cardReplyCancel