Friday, May 25, 2012

Cards are so fun to make...........

.............Today I am sharing a few of my latest card creations. They are relatively plain compared to some hand done cards. I tend to be a little on the plain side with most of mine and use a lot of decorative papers............

This one is made with a strip of decorative paper at the top and plain cardstock on the bottom with a ribbon glued between. I love embelishments like the button here.  The black border is what the card is resting on and not part of the card. I started to add a ribbon bow but decided the card would be good for a man and might be better without a bow.

This one will be good used as a sympathy card.

I used Stamping Ups Big Shot to make the background on the blue paper.  I so appreciate my Stamping Up Supervisor friend who so generously lets me use her things. She has just about all that's available! I favor butterflies and made these with Cindys Beautiful Wings Embosslits and the Big Shot. The sheer white ribbon seemed to be just the right finishing touch but not to forget the little oval pearl!

Sometimes little details are everything.

I chose and cut the three background strips and glued them to kraft cardstock.  The oval is another die cut, the butterflies a stamp and the words another stamp.

I have been admiring some beautiful tags on pinterest and this is my first large one to make. It is seven inches long by three and a half wide.  I chose the elements from my "stash".  I have plenty left for many more so this will definitely not be the last.

The background is a graphic that I found on Pinterest which I printed.  I cut the tag base from sturdy cardstock and glued the background on to it and went from there.  You will recognize the same three butterflies from the cards.

I would like to spend a whole day making these.

This is a view of the whole tag including the gauze tie.  Most of the large tags I see are victorian in style.  I love them!

Picmonkey now has provided the ability to make collages.  This is my first experiment.  I didn't have enough pictures uploaded to do much but I look forward to playing around with this application and see what I might come up with for future posts.
Thank you for letting me show you my newly made things.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend as we all say goodbye to May.


  1. Lovely babe! Let`s follow each other!

  2. Cards are fun to make!
    Every one of your creations are simply beautiful!!
    I also love that you were able to print off some paper from Pinterest. I'll have to give that a try.

    I used to spend hours and hours making cards, tags, envelopes, etc.
    I miss it, and you have inspired me to take some time and create with paper :)

    Smiles :)


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