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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shaped Card

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today I'd like to share a shaped card.  I've seen so many blog posts and videos featuring shaped cards using Spellbinders or similar dies.  So taking that inspiration, I decided to create one.  (BTW, if you want to see some really amazing shaped cards using Spellbinders dies, check out Lisa's blog http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/.) 

Here's my card -

The base of the card is cut using the largest Spellbinders Fleur de lis rectangle.  Then there is a black mat cut at 3 X 3 3/4 then a black and white polka dot mat cut at 2 3/4 X 3 1/2.  Next I used the Spellbinders Persian Accents die to cut the black piece in the center.  I used Recollections pearls from my stash and the peach flower in the center is also by Recollections.  Inside I matted the card with the same size black mat and instead of a polka dot mat I put a plain mat so I could write a note or stamp a sentiment.  This card could be used for a number of things.  I think I may use it for a thank you card.  This card has been Linked Up on the Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday and I have also submitted it to the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Paula

Monday, May 14, 2012

Purse Mini

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!

My project today is a Purse Mini.  The purse shape was cut on my Cricut using the Paisley cartridge -- a cartridge I don't use enough -- and my Gypsy.  The papers used on the mini are from the DCWV Crafty Stack, Colorbok, Recollections and K & Company.  The album is made using an accordion type binding system and it was fun and easy to put together.  Here are some pictures -- some not so great sorry!

The flap on the purse was cut using the Elegant Edges cartridge. The pearls are from Recollections and the flowers I had in my stash.

When you open the purse there is a pocket on the cover and a tag pulls out which can be used for two photos or journaling.  The first page has a flap that you lift up so you can include a photo on the front, on the inside top of the flap and on the bottom.

These two pages are plain, flat pages, but there is a pocket on the side which houses a tri-fold pull-out which you can see a bit of down in the corner of the very bad photo!  Sorry!!!

These two pages flap open horizontally.

Here's another page with a flap that lifts up.
This is another page with a side picket for a tri-fold pullout.

Another bad picture showing one side of the flaps open. 

And finally, the last page. All together there are about 40 spaces for photos and/or journaling.
Well that's my project for today.  I hope you liked it.  I'd love to hear what you think.

This post has been Linked Up on http://www.pinkcricut.com/

Friday, May 4, 2012

TGIF and a Quick Card

Happy Friday Everyone!

I'm so glad it's almost the weekend.  Today I want to share a quick card I made.  A while ago I bought some ribbon at Michael's from the $1.00 bin.  I recently purchased the Sew Ribbon from We Are Memory Keepers with a gift card that my Godson Brad gave me for Christmas.  I was playing around and discovered that my $1.00 Michael's ribbon fit perfectly in the Sew Ribbon slots, so I put together this quick little card.  The stamp for sentiment is also a Michael's $1.00 bin find!  For the background I used Nestibilities and the flowers and brad were from my stash.

Have a great weekend everyone!