Such a cute color combination. I was surprised when I purchased the DCWV (Die Cuts With A View) paper pack called All That Glitters. I like a little bling, but not over the top. I had intended to give the pack away as a gift, but as I flipped through it, I got some ideas and I said, you know I'm going to keep this one. So I finally got around to using it. It's another mini card set (2 @ 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 1 @ 4 x 4). I like the minis and I have some envelopes that they fit in as well. I guess I could make some envelopes too, huh?
Here are the goods: card base: Bazzill and craft supply cardstock: DCWV's The All Dressed Up Matstack and craft supply ribbon: Michaels rick rack: The Paper Studio Circle punch: EK Success and Sizzix sentiments: Making Memories black chipboard: craft supply rhinestone flowers: Dress It Up additional bling: unknown
Back to my old stand by - Basic Grey. This time I pulled out Stella Ruby. And ooooh, what fun we had! These are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I am really working my Cuttlebug embossing folders!
card base: craft supply cardstock: Basic Grey's Stella Ruby ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger ribbon: Creative Impressions and Offray stamps: Hero Arts Circle punch: EK Success Embossing and chipboard tag: Cuttlebug Twine: Darice Decorative Pin: CK
So I am tooting my own horn. I made this cute lil mini card set for a submission to Cards magazine. Love that magazine and they are gonna love these babies too.
The size is 3 1/2 x 5. I'm using Basic Grey's Periphery line. It seems a little dull and grey, but I tried to spice it up a bit. Those Hero Arts stamps fit in nicely or is it the Tim Holtz/Ranger ink that blends in so well. No, no, it's the wonderful embossing courtesy of the Cuttlebug. Point is, I love the way it all works so well together. Good stuff.
Well, at any rate ... thanks for looking!
cardstock: Archiver's patterned paper: Basic Grey's Periphery ribbon: American Crafts and Martha Stewart heart die cut: CuttleKids circle punches: EK Success embossing, bookplate and heart die cut: Cuttlebug stamps: Hero Arts ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger brads: Miss Elizabeth's other: sewing machine brackets: Bazzill metal charm: Making Memories twine: Darice
So I participated in a swap on TwoPeas. A swap is something that you sign up for and certain items or themes are used as a part of the swap. This was a Secret Cupid/Valentine Swap. So I made a package for my Secret Sister, meaning I was her Secret Cupid and I then received a package from my Secret Cupid which was different person.
Here are some pix of the goodies. I like the We R Memory Keepers paper because I have some cards w/the same pattern. Oh and there is a new magazine that I will be flipping through this week, Paper Crafts "Paper Crafting with Photos".
This swap was a good experience for me. I feel like I've developed lots of virtual friends - by posting on the Secret Cupid thread; seeing the pix of the goodies that the other participants received and oggling over that stuff. Now I have a friend in California and another in Texas, not to mention everyone else involved. Good times.
Missing the greats ... my grandfathers and grandmother, Whitney Houston, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Bernie Mac, Tim Russert, Bo Diddley, Issac Hayes, Max Roach, James Brown, Gerald Levert, Ed Bradley, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Ruth Brown, Oscar Peterson, August Wilson and Bebe Moore Campbell