Friday, February 28, 2014

March FREE card Give Away

UPDATE!! 3/17/14  Congratulations Carole from Carole's Crafty Creations for winning this card!! woo hoo : )  Please e-mail your address and I will get your card sent right away! : )  Thank you for playing.

I have been giving away one handcrafted card per month to friends and followers!  This card is this month's FREE card.  All you must do to have a chance to win is "follow" my blog and leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in the drawing for this card.   International friends are welcome!!  A-2 size cards will not come with an envelope but if the card is any other size I will also include the envelope.  This card is 3.5 x 5.5" to fit the Mojo Monday challenge but it fits into a standard A2 size envelope.  

I will announce the winner on my blog on March 17th so don't forget to check back to see if you are the winner of my March give-away!!

The design for my sketch was inspired by Mojo Monday.  LOVE the inspiration I get from these talented gals.
I wanted to use my new "Heart-2-Heart#1" stamp set that I WON from Papertrey Ink!!  I coupled that set with a sweet (retired) Bella from  Stamping Bella.  Isn't this little coffee cup sweet!?

I really love the products from Papertrey Ink.   This set cost only $5.00!! and for just a little more you can get the die to cut out the cup like I did for my card. 

 At those prices I really got a LOT of wonderful items with my $70.00 gift certificate!! : ) Have you ever won anything? 

Please don't forget to leave a comment and "follow" me for a chance to win this card.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, February 27, 2014


Recently I posted the question for my Liebster Award:  "What is the most memorable event in your life?"  Here is my answer... 

Being given the honor of being there when my granddaughter entered the world. That happened 17 years ago today and it was one of THE most memorable events in my life.  It was made even more remarkable by the fact that I reached out and she fell into my hands.  Mine were the very first human hands to hold her.

Happy Birthday, Melanie Joy.  I love you and I continue to hold you - in my heart - every day of my life!!

 I selected this image because Melanie is an artist and it reminded me of her.  It is 6 x 6" card.  I printed the digital image on ecru watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor pencils.  Not much else to it but I hope she likes it. : ) Oh, I did add "Stickles Crystal Ice" glitter glue to the centers of each flower and highlighted the butterflies a bit as well. The light reflects off the sparkles but hopefully you can get the idea.

Have a wonderful day!!



The pretty image was downloaded from iCLIPART
All other supplies were selected from my "stash" and I do not have any other information on them.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Little Memories BIG Memories

Here is another scrapbook page kit I've added to my friend's store this week.  Kind of feels like summertime and I could use some summer time right now!

It is just a simple little page.  I sewed around the center of a solid 12 x 12 card stock. I added some of the woodgrain patterned paper that is so popular right now. Once I did that I felt it just needed some blue jeans! I drew this little pocket and then stitched it, added the little flourish and some ink and by gum! I think it looks exactly like the pocket from a pair of jeans : )

My flowers were cut using the Cricut machine.  The border punch at the bottom  left and top right of the page were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and both of the sentiments are from Close to My Heart. I added some sweet little buttons from my mega stash of buttons!

I didn't stamp my usual "Place Photo Here" stamp on the four photo place holders because I included just a large sheet of the tan card stock in the kit instead.  In the instructions that  I include with each kit I let the customer know the dimensions of the little photo squares I used but encouraged them to customize the photo frame to meet their needs.  : )

That is it for today!! I am planning to create the card for my FREE card give-away and post it here very soon so I hope you will stop in again for your chance to win.

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Movie Night

Before I share my post I would like to welcome my two newest followers.  I love blogging! and here is why... meet Pauline owner of Crafting with Cotnob from Hampshire in the United Kingdom and Sue owner of Sue's Rubber Stamping Adventures from upstate New York - a town only about 15 miles from where I was born and raised! What a wonderful BIG and small world. : )  Please visit their blogs - you will be glad you did - and tell them Patti said Hi : )

This is one of the scrapbook pages I created for my friend's store.  : ) Did I over do the movie tickets? LOL

I started with  black card stock that has a yellow core by Core'dinations.  Honestly, I don't care much for Core'dinations papers because as a stamper I don't appreciate the texture on their card stock. However, as a scrapbook page it is truly wonderful! a nice thick good quality paper.  My picture doesn't show it but I sanded the edges of the paper so that the yellow would show through and give the illusion of a glow.  I then sprayed the background paper only with a silver Glitter Spray from Walmart.

The clapboard in the upper left corner is clip art that I printed and cut out.  I popped it up with foam tape for added dimension. I jazzed it up a bit with some red rhinestones.

I am having a good time creating scrapbook page kits.   I'm thinking of card kits next!!

Have a wonderful day - I hope it will involve ink!! : )


Solid card stock from Core'dinations
Pattern Paper from Reminisce
   Sugar & Spice is the red and black polka dot with white and black polka dot on the reverse side.
    and Lights, Camera, Action for the "Hollywood" patterned paper
Clapboard clipart  from  
Journaling tab stamped with CTMH "Sweet & Lovely" Cricut Bundle
Ribbons from American Crafts
"Movie Night" computer generated.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Incredible! amount of snow!!

And it is STILL falling tonight.  I can sure understand how the dog in this image feels!! LOL We must have a new 10 inches by now and it is predicted it will continue to fall through the night and all day tomorrow.

My card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday's sketch : ) for my great niece Madison who is in the hospital! : ( I sure hope she will be home soon so that she can get out to play in all this white stuff!!

Have a wonderful Friday!! and if you don't hear from me soon come quick and bring a shovel! : )

Stay warm!!



Papers from Pebbles
Image from Mo's digital Pencil
Fuzzy ribbon from Hancock Fabrics
Snowflake embossing folder used and dies from Spellbinders

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stationery Style!

Butterflies punched with a Martha Stewart punch
 Here is a sampling some sweet cards I made for a gift. 

I lifted the idea for the cards from something I saw on Pinterest.  The card is stark white except for the little monochromatic butterflies that are perfectly color coordinated because they are punched from "paint chips"

I stitched around each card and embellished my butterflies with mini pearls.
I love putting my handcrafted cards in gift packages.  I created this package from a 6 x 6" plastic scrapbook page protector. I cut the "flap" from white card stock 9" x 6".  Then I scored 2 7/8" from one long end.  This became the flap.  I layered  some soft yellow card stock on top and then another piece of plain white - which had been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder over the top of that.  Before securing the layers to the flap I wrapped a little bit of the same twine around it that I had used on my cards.  And finally added a little butterfly punched from the same paint chip I used for the top card in my gift pouch.

I slid the "flap" (the scored 9 x 6" paper) and layered my cards inside the page protector then added a Velcro tab to the underside of the flap and the plastic page protector for the perfect closure : )

This gift was created last year but I have not had a chance to post my pictures.  I thought of it today because it is STARK white outside right now. The 10 PLUS inches of predicted snow is now falling.  It truly is beautiful but we are all getting weary of this long winter and hoping for the pastel of spring to get here soon!!

Hope you are safe and warm wherever you are today!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

This one is for you, Kitty


When I was creating this two page kit layout for my friend's scrapbook store I continually thought of my new friend, "Kitty" from KT Designs.  This sweet papercrafter LOVES kittys : )

Kitty has also nominated me for a "Liebster Blog Award"

I had no idea what this was so I went searching and found some useful information on THIS BLOG.  No matter what the reason I will do my best to play along!

Here are the rules of the nomination:

  1. Be sure to thank the blog that nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 of your favourite blogs with under 500 followers and ask your own 11 questions.
  4. Make sure to let each blogger know about your Liebster Blog nomination on their blog (leave a comment and link back to your Liebster Blog post).
Here are my answers to Kitty's questions: 

  1. What prompted you to create a blog?
I wanted to have a place to chat and share with fellow paper crafters from all over the world! It works just that way and I love it!

  1. What do you do with all the cards you make?

I send all the cards I make to family and friends. I especially like making “gift series” cards which have a similar color scheme or theme and then package them up in creative ways and give them as gifts.

  1. What blog reader do you use?  (I'm asking this because I've had trouble with my Blogger Dashboard list loading lately.)
I am better at card making than at computer lingo LOL what is a blog reader?

  1. Do you prefer traditional stamping with ink, or digital stamps, and why?
Wow that one is a toss up!  I have hundreds of traditional stamps and I truly love them.  I enjoy “fussy work” so I may stamp an image on both solid cs and patterned paper then do paper piecing.  For that reason I  like traditional stamping the best.  However, I LOVE digital stamps because I can get NEW, inexpensive and unique images for my projects almost immediately.  This surely seems to be the wave of the future as more and more digi images are becoming available and “I’m in!”.  : )

  1. Do you work outside the home and, if so, what is/was your line of work?
I am the designer and co-owner of neckStyles™, a home based business.  We have been selling scarves on-line and at high end craft shows since 2010

  1. What is your favorite craft item to purchase?
I am wild about embossing folders and dies – can’t seem to get enough of them!

  1. Do you enjoy walking or any other physical activity?
I LOVE walking – we live in a beautiful rural area in north western Wisconsin and if all this snow would ever melt I will be found out walking in the woods again : )

  1. Do you have your own craft room?
I do have a well outfitted craft room : )

  1. Do you collect anything?
Not anymore.  I used to enjoy collecting but as I’ve grown older “downsizing” has been my middle name!

10.  What is your favourite fruit or vegetable?

Brussel Sprouts are my all time favorite veggie and it is a toss up between strawberries and raspberries on the fav fruit! : ) yummm!

  1. Do your family members/friends follow your blog?

To my knowledge only one of my family members follows my blog but I wouldn’t be surprised if a few pop in now and then to see what cards I will be sending them during the year - heehee

So this is the part where I am supposed to nominate 11 of my fav blogs but I will have to change this up just a bit!  If any of my readers would like to play along please just grab the award banner and take it from there!! : ) or just answer the questions below and consider your self Lieberized!  : )

  Here are my SELFISH questions for you because I really want to know : ).

1. Why do we want followers on our blogs?? I was thinking about this the other day and I can't seem to figure it out! I wish I could understand the benefit.

2. I need help with coloring! I am considering Copic Markers but am afraid of the cost.  Anyone have any great coloring tutorial - other than Copics-  links they could share??

3. How do you get people to be able to pin your cards to Pinterest? It is like a mystery!  I once got mine working with the help of my genius husband working in html code but then the option to pin my cards just "disappeared" : (  

4.  Ok, I'm so out of time today for this post : ) I will stop boring you and give you some quickie "fun" questions... What is the #1 thing on your "bucket list"

5.  What is the last thing that came out of your  fridg today?

6.  What is the most memorable event in your life?

7. What would you buy if you had $359.75 : )

8. Oh gees there are too many questions..... What is your favorite paper crafting technique?

9. Have you ever tried shrink plastic?

10. Are you still reading this?

11. Do you prefer to craft alone or with a group of friends!?

Whew I did it!! yahoo.

If you made it through to the end of this post you get an award! : ) 

Have a great day!!

Thank you, again, Kitty for the sweet gesture!



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I won this stamp!!

I won this stamp and a second rubber stamp, "Relaxing Bubbles",  in a challenge contest with THIS CARD from the Awwwww-mazing gals at House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog : )

Before I show off my new stamp please join me in welcoming my newest follower → Stamp Smiles.  Thank you Vicki for following me.  Please take a few minutes to blurf over and see Vicki's blog and tell her Patti sent you! : )

House Mouse and Friends Challenge blog is serving up another fun challenge:   
"AMETHYST (any shade of PURPLE) White, plus 1 other Colour "

I wanted to use this circle and scallop frame to really show off the sweetness of this ROUND and chubby Gruffie but in doing so I would be cutting off the lilac sprig on the lower right.  So I carefully masked the flower and omitted it from my main image but then reversing my mask I stamped only the lilac sprig onto white card stock so that I could use it on the inside of my card.

I once read a quote - I do not know who the author was - but it read "God gave us memories so that we could have roses in December".  Well, the same could definitely be said of Lilacs, one of my favorite flowers.  I can almost smell the beautiful fragrance even though it is February and we are still buried under several feet of snow!

Please visit the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog and consider joining the fun!!When you do don't forget to leave some Love!! : )

Thanks again to America and the whole team at House Mouse and Friends for my free stamps : )


Saturday, February 15, 2014

But there is a friend..

Proverbs 18:24

I am blessed to have such a friend.

My card design was inspired by my favorite challenge Blog, Mojo Monday.

I hand cut my heart shape so that I could most closely duplicate the style of the hearts on my background paper from Crate Paper. This paper in their series, Love Notes, and is called "Sparked". 

I cut two velum tags from some polka dot patterned velum paper and sewed them together sandwiching several Prima flowers inside.

I added a couple of buttons and some ribbon from my stash an finally added the scripture verse layered over a piece of ribbon.

I especially enjoyed creating this card because I knew I could layer it up as thick as I liked because I knew I would be hand delivering it rather than putting it in the mail : )

I really hope that you will blurf over to the Mojo Monday blog and see what others have created using this sketch as their inspiration : )

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Special Delivery

As the 7th Anniversary party at Papertrey Ink comes to a close here is the final challenge they issued"

"The Special Delivery Challenge is all about making the presentation as much fun as the contents.  Create a card and a coordinating envelope using the last ounce of creative energy you've got!  Think of the envelope as an extension of your card and feel free to layer it up, embellish it or whatever else your heart desires!"

 This envelope took me longer to make than 20 cards! LOL I really thought about skipping it altogether and making 20 cards instead heehee but I persevered and here it is... whatever it's worth! : p

I hand cut the envelope a couple of times from different papers looking for the best effect and then decided on Kraft paper.  I felt it really needed some definition so I inked it a little and now it looks like the hands are dirty! yipes : )

I did not create the envelope template.  A girlfriend shared the template on one of my very first cardmaking gatherings about 16 years ago. : )  This may be first time I have ever used it! I have become spoiled by the Cricut and die cutting capabilities that are so precise and  popular now but this was fun for a change.

I hope you had a SWEET Valentines Day.  Mine was overflowing with love! My wonderful husband gave me the most beautiful roses and took me out to dinner then and we shared some yummy chocolate that was hand dipped by one of my dear friends! : ) Who could ask for more!?!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.


Supplies used:

Floral Foliage stamp set by Melissa J for Papertrey Ink
Papers by SU designers series "Everyday Enchantment"

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Classroom Valentines

 I remember the days when we would exchange Valentines in school.  It was so thrilling to select "just the right" card for the person you were giving them to - taking extra care! not to give a lovey dovey one to a boy!! There was one exception I recall.  I "loved" a boy named John M.  I wrote out his card professing my great love but NATURALLY kept my identity a secret. I was really shocked when he came up to me and told me he knew the profession of love came from me! WOW I said "how did you know"? he said you are the only person I know who spells my name wrong → → Jonh ← ← ugh! the agony! especially because he said he didn't like me AT ALL!  heehee trauma of being a grade schooler!!

These are a bit different than the Valentines I used to give but these are the ones my darling granddaughter, Katelyn, will be giving to her second grade classmates tomorrow.  : ) with the amazing inspiration from Becky Roberts I created just over 30 of these sweet treats!

I want to show the size comparison of these adorable little cups that would be perfect when filled with candy for Valentines Day like I did or a Baby Shower favor or welcome to the neighborhood or workplace gift or just about anything where you want to surprise and bless someone!!
Not to leave my 3 year old grandson out... he is just a toddler but I created some treats for his daycare class as well.  : )
Enjoy the rest of your day today : ) We are getting some snow again but at least the temperature has risen a bit!

Warm INKY hugs!!


4 oz. paper cups with lids from TheWEBstaurant Store (look for item # 9994W and 999L4W)
Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny

"Be Mine" tea bag embellishment cut with a SU punch and stamped with A Round Array
"Chew, Chew, I like You" is from SU

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vintage Valentine

Valentines Day is almost here and I have not finished posting all my Valentine related projects!! I better hurry : ) But before I do I would like to welcome my newest follower, Shoregirl's Creations.  Please blurf on over and have a look at her lovely creations and when you do, please leave some LOVE! : )

I created this card for a dear friend who may have actually looked a lot like this girl back "in the day".  I hope she will love it as much as I love her!

I purchased this image from Posh Totty Designz on Etsy.  I don't know about you but I LOVE Etsy! not just because I sell my scarves there but because the marketplace is so full of wonderful and unique handcrafted items from all over the world!  Just today we sold a scarf to someone in the Netherlands!! It is really a thrill to think of someone wearing a scarf I made in my sewing room across the ocean : )

Ok, I digress : ) I have only purchased this one image, so far, from Posh Totty Designz but I can tell you this image is crisp and clear! I printed several images trying to decide what I would add to my card and no matter how big I printed it - it was crisp and clear!!

I used two different embossing folders on by background, Quarterfoil from the Paper Studio and Anna Griffin's Foulard.  The oval was cut from Spellbinders as were the heart shapes.  The ribbon was from Wal-Mart and the ribbon rose was from a bag in my "stash" in an unmarked package that was gifted to me.

Have a Happy Wednesday!! What will you be doing? I will be working on scrapbook kits for my friend's store.  I'm having way! too much fun! : )


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Be Mine

This is a 12 x 12" Scrapbook page I created as a prototype for some kits that my friend will sell in her store. 

She is selling the kits for only $4.50.  Each kit comes with all the elements shown here PLUS the remainder of the 15 piece chipboard sticker pack which by itself retails for $2.99!!

These kits are really getting fun to make!! The hardest part for me right now is creating a page WITHOUT pictures! heehee

Hope you have a great day!!


Background paper by Cloud 9 Design "Mint Cluster"
Center frame patterned paper by American Crafts " "I Do"
Center frame was embossed with Cuttlebug folder
Center frame "sweet" tab cut with Quickutz and stamped with a CTMH retired set
3-D Stickers by Cloud 9 Design
 Two color vines were cut on my Cricut from solid card stock

Monday, February 10, 2014

thank you for your friendship

 Before I share what I have for you in this post I want to congratulate the winner of my FREE card give away for February!  And the winner is.... Beverly Ann Flamme : ) Please contact me and let me know which of the two cards you would like to receive.

Thank you to everyone who participated.  Please watch for my FREE March card give away coming soon! : )

Speaking of winners!!  Can you imagine winning $300.00 in free product form your favorite stamp company? Well that is what one lucky winner will get on February 15th!! in honor of Papertrey Ink's 7th anniversary!! I don't know if I will qualify for this prize because I already won $70.00 from them this week!! woo woo!! but I created this card for that challenge before I knew I was a winner so I decided to post again even if it is just for the fun of it!

 We had several sketches we could choose to use for our card and several "color recipes" .  I selected these.

This was a really fun card to make. It has a lot of stitching on it - as quite a few of my cards have had recently! : ) I think I miss sewing scarves LOL

I selected papers from Echo Park Paper Co.  I cut different width strips and actually sewed them to my card front.  I added a piece of satin ribbon from my stash and zig zagged it to the card as well. 

Using Thin Cuts Button die I cut two of each of the buttons from solid card stock.  I ran Bakers Twine through the holes and secured a backing to each button "hiding" the frayed edges of the twine and giving the button a little more dimension.

I finished it all off with a wonderful sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  It was a selection from Dawn McVey's Boutique Borders: Friends stamp set.

This is a very flat card! so much so that I was thinking of entering it into a "Less is More" challenge.  But after reviewing the rules for that challenge I see that card this one has too many layers!!

Thank you for looking!! Have a happy Monday : )

Inky (((((Hugs)))))

Saturday, February 8, 2014

You Make Me Happy

When the skies are gray!

 I really love this new stamp set, "See Ya Later"  from Stampin Up.  I have a feeling it is going to be a set I use often.  My design was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch #331.  This is another! entry that could qualify me for a prize : ) heehee who doesn't love prizes!!

Please head over to the Mojo Monday blog and see the fantastic creations! that have been submitted and if you do be sure to leave some LOVE!!

Happy Sunday! 


Patterned paper from Bo Bunny's "Head Over Heels" collection
Solid papers from SU
Sentiment from SU
Hearts cut from Spellbinders dies

PTI Trading Card Challenge

WOW! I am completely blessed and VERY surprised!! I WON $70.00 from Papertrey Ink with this Trading Card!  I just HAD to share!! I have been trying to play along with all the challenges for their 7th anniversary and having a FuN!! time doing it.  All that fun just got... fUnNeR!! : )

 It's the 7th Anniversary BaSh!! at Papertrey Ink!! and the fun continues with a challenge to create a flat 3 x 4" card (not a greeting card)  based on the old ATC trading card days.  They challenged us to "do something amazing"  I'm not sure I managed THAT! but I sure had fun!! : ) 

Please blurf on over to Papertrey Ink and join the fun!!

Thank you for looking!


OH! and if you have not had a chance to see my GIVE AWAY!! please see THIS POST for details! I will be drawing a winner on Monday 2-10-14

Flowers by Papertrey Ink
Shaped Die from Papertrey Ink
Background paper  from SU
sentiment from SU
"nailheads" by Mark Richards
Ribbon from my stash : )

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Papertrey Ink is SEVEN!

There is an awful lot of fun going on over at Papertrey Ink!! You wount want to miss the celebration!

I created this card for a challenge at Papertrey Ink.  This sentiment was a FREE download along with several others : ) The challenge was to create a card using one of the free images.  This one is by Erin Lincoln - one of Papertrey Ink's talented designers.

I chose this sentiment because it looked collegiate! and I have just the perfect college student in mind to send this card to : )

Be sure to make your way to the Party at Papertrey Ink it goes on until February 15th!! with oodles of great prizes.

That is it for this LATE night post : ) Have a great Friday! and don't forget to check out THIS POST for details of how you could win a FREE card in a drawing I will be doing on February 10th.


Supplies used:
Papers by SU
Chevron embossing folder by SU
Star embossing folder by The Paper Studio
Sentiment by Erin Lincoln

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Mixed Bunch

Sentiment from The Angel Company.

This past Saturday a couple of good friends and I got together to play with paper.  Everyone had a plan of something they wanted to do but as the evening wore on I noticed the "mojo" was beginning to wane.  As I said in my previous post I am creating a little gift pack of a few cards using the same stamp set called A Mixed bunch by Stampin Up.  I decided to pull out my favorite Stampin Up coordinating papers and the  stamp set and punch to see if we could get inspired : )

Die cut and sentiment by Dawn McVey from Papertrey Ink

It is always fun to use new supplies and my friends loved this versatile set and YUMMY Stampin Up papers as much as I do. : )

Sentiment and leaf stamp are from old Stampin Up sets.
I made this card entirely in black and white but my friends each added a bit of color to their cards.  I wish I had gotten pictures of their cards - they were beautiful!!

Pretty pink ribbon from my stash. Pink patterned paper was from a THRIFT SHOP find!! : )

We were a "mixed bunch" on Saturday night : ) heehee and had a wonderful time playing with paper and sharing laughter and tears and naturally chocolate!

I hope you are having a wonderful day doing something "inky"!

Thank you for looking : )


Supplies used:

All papers, stamps and sentiments are from Stampin Up unless otherwise stated. : )
You wanna buy this Mixed bunch set don't you!  heeheehee

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Oldie but a GOODie

This stamp set and card design have been used many many times before but I LOVE it! and wanted to use it in a gift pack I am creating.
I just love the versatility of this great stamp set, "A Mixed Bunch", from Stampin Up.  The first card pictured was created using soft pastel papers that were given to me by a good friend.  She found them in a THRIFT SHOP! can you imagine? heehee   After stamping my flowers I then punched them out and inked them using shades of ink that closely matched the paper.

The little vase was easy peasy because it is simply an oval punch with the bottom trimmed off. : ) Love it!

I taped the two lower flowers directly on to the card stock but on the top one I popped it up with foam tape.  I then layered a black circle and a scallop circle stamped with  an "A Round Array" stamp set by SU and popped that up too : ) I carefully folded all of the petals along the center vertical line of each petal to give them dimension.  The centers of the two lower flowers are also highlighted with one of the designs in the "Mixed Bunch" stamp set and then punched out with the scallop punch.  Each flower got a tiny pearl for accent.

The inside paper was the same paper I used for the vase.  I added a stamped flower in a matching ink color and then gave that flower a pretty center using the same technique as described above. 

The leaves were a sweet surprise! I stamped them from an old Stampin Up set I believe was called "Beauty" I stamped them on to a patterned paper from SU's "Sycamore Street" designer paper series.  I did not do any coloring on the leaves.  All the color and "pop" in the leaves was simply obtained by the stamp and paper used. 

The same design with different papers for a bold and bright look!! This card will open your eyes! hehehee I used SU papers from both "Sycamore Street" and "Floral District" designers series.  This card was accented with tiny rhinestones rather than pearls. (If you like these SU papers you should check out the 80% off sale they are having right now!!)

Each of these cards is part of a little gift I am creating.  I normally make gift packs using all matching and coordinating papers for each card included.  This one will be different in that all the cards have been made using very different papers but the same stamp sets : ) 

That's it for today! I will post some more of the cards in my gift series tomorrow.

Have a great day!


p.s. Please be sure to check out my FREE card giveaway.  To see the details click and go to THIS POST

Supplies used:
SU solid card stock
SU Cloudy Day embossing Folder
7/8" Scallop circle from SU
SU A Round Array stamp set
SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Spellbinders Oval die
SU Floral District Designer Series Paper
SU Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
Ribbon from my stash
Some wonderful papers from someone elses stash that was found ina thrift shop LOL