Monday, April 20, 2015

Hugs and Smiles

Hello! I've got hugs and smiles for you today.  :-)


It's a typical "Colleen card":  pretty paper, sequins, doily, a little bit of stamping, and oh yes, seam binding.  (yawn)  However, there is one unique thing about this card, and it's the saw-tooth edging of orange paper behind the doily.  One would think I used a border punch to create it (and that would be a very good guess).  But no, it started life as a really large, pinking square die cut by We R Memory Keepers / Lifestyle Crafts.

Whenever I get new dies, I always try them out immediately.  (Learned that lesson the hard way, with defectives that I didn't discover on the dies until months after I'd bought them.)  So, I had this 5.5" orange square lying about, and I knew I wouldn't make a card big enough to fit it.  It worked out better that I could just trim off the four sides, to use separately on different projects.


So there you have it.  Not much else to say about this ^ card!

Instead of a pinked edge on this next similar card, I used a negative die cut left behind (in a Groovy Guava damask pattern) after making a scalloped border.  I thought both the scalloped die cut, and the piece it left behind, were both pretty.


Thank you so much for coming by to see these cards today!



Stamps: Kind Words - Verve Paper: Baja Breeze Groovy Guava, orange patterns - Stampin' Up!; butterflies - Mariposa - DCWV Fibers: white seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: journaling card - Colorbok; butterfly sticker - K & Co.; gold sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; doily - Wilton; Nesting Pinking Squares die - Lifestyle Crafts 

10 comments:

Marjolein said...

Great cards with a touch of elegance.
And such a perfect way to use negative diecuts as well. :-)
Bye,

Marjolein

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Stunning cards! Love them :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous cards Colleen! Love the color combinations and beautiful design! Have a great week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!!!!!

Charlene said...

Love every gorgeous detail!!!!

Linda Breedlove said...

These are so beautiful... lovely colors and fabulous butterflies! ... and the white bow is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa said...

A beautiful pair of cards that say Colleen up one side and down the other!! The butterflies are dreamy, love these Colleen!

Bonnie said...

Both of these are so pretty, Colleen! Love that paper and the spring colors! And the butterflies are beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how pretty these are with the wonderful butterfly paper and those gorgeous butterfly stickers! Way to stretch your dies, too. I'm always happy to see a "Colleen" card (never boring)!

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