Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's a Card kind of Saturday

So several weeks ago Lily Bee had a layout sketch challenge that I participated in. You can see my layout here. The sketch was such a cute one that I was inspired to also make a card recently. So it's definitely a stretch but I loved the idea of using strips of paper and the Memorandum collection and adapting it to a card. Where the photos would have been on a layout, I added the sentiment area and a paper flower.

 
Supplies: Paper, Alpha Stickers: Lily Bee Design, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Button: Bo Bunny Press, Kraft Tag: Maya Road, Bling: Kaisercraft, Border Punch: Fiskars, Raffia: unknown, Die Cut Machine: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)

Here's a close up of the flower. So easy to just cut it out on the Cuttlebug and layer. Using the papers from the collection gaurantees I'll have an element that will compliment the rest of the papers. 


And because I'm such a clean and simple girl, I had to go minimalist too. But an added little element to the next card are the rolled pieces of patterned paper.



Paper, Blue Cardstock, Sticker: Lily Bee Design, Kraft Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Bling: Michaels, Pen: Uniball Signo.

The thought to roll the papers came immediately but I couldn't figure out the best design composition to utilize it. So I went the minimalist route and just let the colors do the talking. In person, it's a really fun texture and the colors just pop right off the card. The faux stitching helped to make it not too plain, I think.

Thanks for swinging by today! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm having an holiday open house at the parents home and catering to all our last minute Christmas shopping friends. It's been lots of fun so far! 

hugs,
Melissa

3 comments:

angie gutshall said...

So cute and simple! Love them!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE what you did with the rolled paper.

Margie H said...

GREAT cards but that rolled paper idea = LOVE!!!!! TFS :)