Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wishing You a Beautiful Day lots of cards

I had an idea pop in my head yesterday to make some cards like this..  all this while listening to Alan Jackson on my Kindle and waiting for my son after his golf practice..  I came right home and made one right away so I wouldn't forget.   After dinner I made a bunch more.. 

This is a great way to use up some of your 6 x 6 paper pads.  *Measurements are below.

these are two of the samples..  At first I was stamping the sentiment at the top.. but then after stamping a bunch realized I wanted some brads on it (the brads in the lower right corner were an afterthought because I thought it looked plain).. so I changed the stamping so I could put the brads in the upper right corner.

For the flowers.. I just inked up the flower and stamped the flower that is kinda in the center.. then stamped around it and down the sides a little.. or up the sides like I did on the first ones.. they will overlap some, all good. I also just stamped some parts of the petals to fill in blank space around the sides.

Then this morning I made 6 more..but on these the only stamping is the sentiment...

card stock:  White #100 Cover Cougar brand, black
pattern paper: My Mind's Eye Breeze 6 x 6 paper pad
ink: Memento Black, SU Summer Sun for the flowers
stamps:  flowers, Stampin' UP! Fifth Avenue Floral, sentiment MFT Framed Greetings
accessories:  hole punch and brads


Card base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, folded in half
black layer: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
white layer:  4 x 5 1/4

pattern strip:
black layer: 2 1/8 x 4 7/8
pattern piece:  2 x 5

main panel:
black layer: 3 1/8 x 4 1/8
flower/pattern panel:  3 x 4

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them


Debbie Caldwell said...

I have a brand new 8x8 pack, that will work as well..I like these cards.Thank you for the measurements and photos.

Nancy Keller said...

Thanks for the measurements! These are great! :)

Paula S. said...

These are really nice Pam and I can truly appreciate seeing a nice card design that doesn't require coloring or tons of stamping as I go through periods where I just want to keep it simple but still want a nice result.

Cherie said...

Those brads really do put the finishing touches on your cards. And I love those yellow flowers.

Janine said...

You've inspired me yet again-and I so appreciate the measurements. Thanks!

AllisonG said...

This is one of my fave paper collections that I've been hoarding but am now inspired to use! I will definitely be CASE'ing another of your beautiful designs on this one. Thanks for always providing measurements on the cards you post - at least you always do for the ones I want to CASE! :-)

I CASE many of your designs because they are crisp and clean - just my style!

Dixie Cochran said...


Lisa Edwards said...

Love this idea! I've been going through a 'dry spell' lately and these cards are just what I needed for inspiration. THANK YOU!!!