Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Classic Birthday Card

Today I have a cleaner more classy looking card to share.  

Maybe a little bit too much going on to call it CAS, but I tried to tone it down a bit.  I just love the ivory and purple color combo too.

And inside……
I ran a piece of 5/8″ Light Orchid Diamond Satin across the middle of the card under the sentiment and I twisted a Purple 20mm Open Rose around each side to give the ribbon a little bit of a gathered look.  I also added a little bit of shimmer to the butterfly with some Stickles although it really doesn’t show in the photo.
Here is a close-up of the double bow made with 5/8″ Light Orchid Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  I also wrapped a Purple 20mm Open Rose around the center of the bow.
And…. a sweet little cluster of White Sweetheart Blossoms.
And here is the finished card.  It never shows up well in my photos, but the embossed background adds a subtle and elegant touch.  
Now who will I give this card to……
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
JustRight Friday Challenge #103 – Things With Wings
Allsorts Challenge – Use Your New Stash – the WOC flowers are my ‘new stash’
Our Creative Corner – Words, words, words
A Gem of a Challenge #93 – Punch it Out – (butterfly punch)
Sugar Bee Crafts – Take a Look Tuesday
Thanks so much for taking the time to look.  
Have a super day!
~ Bonnie ~

Ribbon & Mulberry Flowers: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  Happy Birthday from JustRite Stampers Grand Sentiments set
Digital Stamp (inside the card): TLC Creations
Butterfly Punch: McGill
Embossing Folder: card front – Sizzix, inside card – Darice
Spellbinders Dies
Cardstock from my stash
Monday, August 19, 2013

Have Yourself a Blissful Beautiful Birthday!

Isn’t that a wonderful sentiment??
I made a little time for crafting this weekend and I was able to complete a few cards.  Man, it seems so much harder when you don’t craft on a regular basis.  After a few false starts, I ended up with something I like. 
Here is a close up of the rouched ribbon made with 5/8″ Turquoise Checkerboard Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I think it’s the perfect little touch.  Not too much, not too little…….
Here is a close up of my flower.This was a new little present to myself – The Azalea Paper Blossoms punch set from McGill.  I really like it and think I might need some more different kinds of flower punch sets.  Whaddaya think??  🙂
Here’s the glamour shot….
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge week #220 – Use your new stash.  My digi and the flower punch were my new goodies
Our Creative Corner – Words, words, words
Sweet Stampin’ – Bold and Beautiful
A Gem of a Challenge #93 – Punch it Out (flower was made with a punch set)
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #181 – Anything that Looks Like Summer
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Occasion-ally
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Bonnie ~
Adhesive:  Scor-Tape
Digital Sentiment:  TLC Creations
Design Paper – The Paper Studio and Recollections
Cardstock – my stash
Punches – McGill
Friday, August 16, 2013

Giveaway Alert!

Head over to the Handmade by TLC Blog for a chance to win some wonderful Shapeology Dies from Whimsy Stamps.  This is my favorite, but there are three!!  Woohoo!!

I love Autumn themed dies because it’s my favorite season, and I also love floral and swirly type dies.  I took a look and there appears to be something for everyone.  
~ Bonnie ~