Monday, October 20, 2008

Windy birthday card

This was a fun card to do - I found it in a magazine from several months ago and had the right paper to copy it (with some changes). I love this Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl paper, and have been trying to find ways to use it since I got it. They pick such wonderful colors! I also have the Cosmo Cricket Gretel collection, and I'd really like to pick up Hey Sugar and Oh Joy. Be Good is really pretty, too... oh, who am I kidding... I love their vintage colors and designs as much as I love Basic Grey's papers, and the only reason I have more Basic Grey is that Hobby Lobby carries more of their sets and has them on sale so often.

I substituted some stickers I had for the rub-ons in the original I was working from - forgot completely that I had an alphabet stamp set that would have been small enough, but oh well. The stickers worked out fine, I think. The purple X is a cool little tool - it's a Xyron product that lets you make small items into stickers. I don't use it that often, but it's fantastic for tiny little things that you can't use the Duck roller or double-stick tape on.

This is the inside - I don't usually do much with insides of cards, but I love how this layout made use of both designs on the double-sided paper - I may have to do this more often! (Although, on a tangent related to using both sides and not wasting the nice paper, it would have been nice if the instructions in the magazine had said either to cut an 8"x8" piece of paper and fold it in half, or to cut paper for a finished size of 4"x8" - I wasn't paying enough attention to the photo at first and cut according to the directions: "Cut your paper 4"x8"" and wasted my last piece of the blue-front paper I was supposed to use. Oh well, I'll repurpose it for something else.)

1 comment:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is awesome! I love the CC papers too!