Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coral Couture Cards

My DD has several big special occasions coming up in these next few weeks, including graduation, Confirmation, and a birthday.  On Mother's Day, I had precisely three hours to craft (one of my wishes for that day - would've liked more than three hours, but hey...), so I pulled out my Coral Couture stack from DCWV to put together some quick cards for her.

Here's the graduation card:


The paper stack comes with a page of die cuts, so I matted this one on white cardstock, then got fancy with two Spellbinders tags behind it.


The second card, made with paper from Coral Couture also, is for her birthday:


The sentiment and frame are from new-to-me Verve, Small Celebrations.


I was inspired by the color palette from Paper Players this week:


I think the Coral Couture papers fit this color assortment pretty well; how 'bout you?

I am showing off spring flowers at my blog, bleu hydrangea, if you'd care to see them.  :-)

Thanks for coming by today!



Graduation Card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper: white - PTI; So Saffron - SU; Coral Couture - DCWV
Other: Big Shot; Fancy Tags die - Spellbinders; pearls - Queen & Co.; corner rounder punch - EK Success
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Birthday Card:
Dimensions:  4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Small Celebrations - Verve
Paper: So Saffron, Taken with Teal (card base)- SU ; white - PTI; Coral Couture Stack - DCWV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white cotton lace - Simplicity
Other: Big Shot; Floral Doily Motif die - Spellbinders; 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop border punch - SU; bracket punch - EK Success; pearls - Queen & Co.

32 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job! Love the 3rd layout and the photo is gorgeously crisp and clear! Gorgeousness!

Marisa said...

Way to work that colour combo not just once but twice!! I'm jealous of your 3 hours of inky time LOL!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work! (As always)

Laughing because I am actually joining in the color challenge, but have to wait till tomorrow to post to work with another that goes live tomorrow.

Mine won't be quite as elegant as yours. I went more fun, CAS for a change.

Lots of good stuff happening in your house, wohoo of three hours of crafty time. I would have taken what I could have got!

Have a good rest of your day!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards, love that paper stack!

Vickie Z said...

Lovely cards!! Love the way the Verve circle image fits on that spellbinders die- need to open my mind more!!

Rema said...

Absolutely stunning!Great job on all your cards....

Annette said...

Beautiful cards...I really love the first one...what a great color combo and love the die cut behind the sentiment...totally love..

Thank you so much for your awesome comment you left at MSS...that was very kind of you... :)you put a big smile on my face...

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful colors! The cards are gorgeous!

Maria said...

Lovely cards, Colleen! Congratulations to you daughter on her graduation, confirmation, and birthday! Very special occasions for her! Take care, hugs!!:-))

LeAnne said...

Absolutely lovely creations---I recognized those PP colors right away! I am glad you got 3 hours of stamping time on MD---that's what I wanted too, but it didn't work out that way!!

nwilliams6 said...

Colleen, these are beautiful! Wonderful papers and brilliant ideas you had for making the most of them. Congrats to your DD!!! Graduation moments are some of the best! Hugz!!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous cards Colleen!! Love the papers and how you used the Spellbinders!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous cards Colleen!! Love the papers and how you used the Spellbinders!

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the papers you used. More later, I am one pooped pup!

Chris R. from Iowa

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, I love it

Sandie Edwards said...

Beautiful cards Colleen, love the colours in particular on the first one, so pretty!

Lisa said...

What gorgeous cards Colleen, love the colors! My hubs is going fishing with his brother tomorrow...nothing but me and card making~whoot whoot!! Ahh what the heck I might throw in a load of laundry here and there ;)

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the colors and the FUN designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lesley said...

Lovely elegant creations, your daughter will love them! The papers and the white lacy accents of the dies is such a pretty combo! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players Colleen!

Benzi said...

Wonderful events going on in your household. Your daughter is sure to love these cards. I love that paper and I love coral.

Off to your other blog. If I don't comment, I'll be back..have a doctor's appt. this morning. Ugh!

Linda R said...

Your cards look amazing my friend. I just love your style.

Hugs~

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! So many events coming up in the next few weeks! Congrats and hoooray for all:)

LOVE these papers--beautiful take on the color challenge! I love all your cards too--I LOVE that you got some time to craft! That was a special Mother's Day treat;)

Great job:) HUGS!

Michelle said...

Oh Colleen, these cards are stunning! The papers are just gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

Wowza!!!! Both cards are incredible!

Bonnie said...

What a nice Mother's Day present..time to craft! You certainly took good advantage of the time. Such pretty papers and the flowers and die cuts dress them up beautifully.

Leslie Miller said...

Love these all! The paper is so pretty!

Jenn Picard said...

So beautiful! Love the papers, very feminine and elegant. So glad you got to enjoy some stamping time on Mother's Day! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Colleen! I love this paper. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

WOW, Colleen! That paper is stunning and I just love your cards! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Beautiful cards Colleen! I love that DSP and your use of the spellbinders is very effective. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Emily Keaton said...

Such BEAUTIES, Colleen!! And I was noticing that your card photography is looking fantastic. You've learned so much and are using your new camera SO well!! Your daughter is sure to LOVE these sweet handmade cards. I really like the papers you used. I've got to keep my eyes open for that pad!

E.T. said...

so beautiful! i am dying to get my hands on some paper packs but sadly the shipping is always the same amount as the grand total of purchased items LOL I am in $$ collection mode at the moment! Thanks for the inspiration.

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