Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Wednesday...a few hours early

I am on vacation in New Mexico but had to bring some supplies just to play. This is a simple card I came up with using the CuttleBug and pretty papers. Here is the step by step! I started with a great ivory base card. I buy them in 50 packs at Michael's with a coupon! I also got a great paper stack and matching cardstock stack made by DCWV. This one is Mariposa.

Cut your solid color cardstock 1/4 inch smaller than the base card. I then put the embossing folder to the far left of the cardstock and ran it through the Cuttlebug.

I then cut a smaller piece of butterfly decrative paper and attached it to the left side. I left a slight border all the way around just to make it pop a little bit.

Next, I stamped the sentiment. (MSE) in a deep orange and cut it out with a pair of deckle scissors. I then layered the words on a solid then the pattern. Each layer was trimmed with the decrative scissors.

I opened the card up and stamped a flourish (Paper Inspirations) on the left side and the final sentiment on the top panel of the card.

Yes, I did bling out the envelope. I stamped the flourish and tore a bit of paper to make a rough edge. I used a paintbrush to apply a thin layer of glue then added glitter!

This was a quick, easy and fun card to make with a few supplies, on the go and with a bunch of kiddos on vaca! Nice the creative juices still work. Can't wait to get home and rest!

Happy Creating,

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Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

So funny when we can't even go on vacation without taking a few supplies with us. I can't either and often carry my zig glue pen in my purse. It's so hand for immediate, I need to glue this!! Great card! Great story!

Becky Moore said...

Whata cute and simple card! thanks for sharing with us! Enjoy your vacation!

Turnedgypsy said...

thank you for sharing. this is a beautiful card. as always your projects are great thanks


Kristi said...

Thank you for the comments! Other than the blizzard early in the trip it was a great time with family. Now to organize the photos, print them and then scrap them!