Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Good morning firends! I hope you are all doing well today! I've got some fun new goodies to play with today, but this new goodie is from my first new catty order, so it's not quite so new, but so fun to play with!! I'll have a fun post tomorrow with a great new product from the Holiday Mini! Which starts September 1!

So, the star of my post today? The Sizzix BigZ Simple Letter Alphabet...can you say YUM!? I love the fact that the BIGZ dies can cut so many different materials...let the fun begin for sure!

My upline, Boni, came to my house last week to stamp, and this card was the result of a GREAT afternoon with her! I had a roll of cork in the drawer under my Big Shot, and as we were talking about something completely unrelated to the cork, I had a thought. I sat down and starting gettin this card put was SO fun!!
I think we'll do this card for my upcoming stamp class--very all level friendly--don't you think!?

I started by cutting my cork letters. They are so divine IRL! It is amazing that the Big Shot cuts with such ease! I just put the cork on the die, turned the handle and out came these two beautiful letters!

I wanted something contrasting to put them on, so my card is Tempting Turquoise and my patterned paper is Pink Flamingo! My FAB Flamingo paper came out of hiding and was so happy to get some face time! If you'll recall, I love this paper. I was surprised to learn that my supply of it was very depleted! (YEA for needing to order more!!) These two pieces were among my few scraps, and were 100% perfect for the way I "saw" this card! I mounted the patterned paper on Cameo Coral and Summer Sun cardstock.

For my ribbon, I used, can you guess? Sticky Strip to hold the ribbon in place. (surprised?!) To ruffle it, I just made a couple of happy ruffles, and then used some mini glue dots to hold the underside to the card. Then, a tempting turquoise button mounted on foam tape took the scene.

Once I had the other parts of the card finished, I mounted my cork sentiment! I just used my ATG to attach the cork to the card.

Fun, fun, fun, now I'v got to remember to put Pink Flamingo down on my list to re-stock...I LOVE that paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are having a great one!!


Maile Belles said...

This is fabulous!!! I love everything about it! Awesome cork letters and ribbon detail! I really love what you do with ribbon!

Mary Fish said...

That's it . . . I'm getting the simple alphabet and the numbers, too. I love my go go boots . . . however, the simple set cuts through so much more (as you demonstrated today). Thanks for getting me over the hump with your sweet card. Hugs, Mary

PS . . . we are on the same wave length today. I went to Michael's to get a roll of cork to make coasters!