Saturday, May 21, 2011

Two from One Design!



Hello Friends!

Today I would like to share a couple of cards made using the same DCWV cardstock design. Once again, I have gone to my favorite Fun in the Sun pack! This has become one of my favorites due to the double sided designs and the touches of glitter on the cardstock.

My maternal grandmother was a tiny lady with a big heart. One of her favorite sayings when we washed the dishes was, "While you have that hot wet rag, how about wiping down this...or that!" She managed to get her entire kitchen cleaned that way!! We use that phrase still today and I was reminded of it when I had this cardstock out. So, while I had this big piece of cardstock out, why not make two cards??

The anniversary card is standard size. I cut the outside edges with Majesty design scissors. The greeting layer is cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle die and stamped in Really Rust craft ink. The edges are sponged with Ballet Blue ink. I added copper pearls for accent as well as the heart gem brad. I used the SU Bird punch to add some extra interest with the bird and branches. The bird's eye is also a copper pearl. Simple and fun with this card!

The second card was made for my daughter's friend. Military wives are so awesome about encouraging and supporting each other! She needed a card just to say she appreciated her friend's efforts and prayers. Same standard base as before. The greeting is stamped on a strip of GP white cardstock and cut with an MS border punch. The flowers are from a K & Company pack. The centers on the flowers were yellow so I went over them with a copper glimmer gel pen and added the white dots. You are gonna laugh I know, but I thought you would get a kick from the fact that I used the little dot cut outs from the border punch on the flower centers!! How's that for recycling?!?!? The flowers are adhered with dimensionals. I added a rust colored ribbon to soften the card a little and rounded the lower corners. Here again, simple and fun!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and you have enjoyed your visit here today! Please come back soon! And, remember....put that hot wet rag to good use while you have it!! Hugs and...

Blessings to you,
Vicki

18 comments:

  1. Glorious cards Vicki. I see why you're smitten with this paper- love the colors :) hope you're doing well, my friend! Big hugs to ya!!

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  2. Vicki,

    Both of these are beautiful! I have always been a huge fan of DCWV paper stacks. I've not seen this one. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Both cards are beautiful. I love the colors.

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  4. I love your new header! Your cards are wonderful as always and the colors are great!

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  5. These are both so pretty, love that bird you used
    Anne
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  6. Beautiful cards! That paper is just gorgeous and I'm going to be on the lookout for that stack (like I need another paper stack; Yikes). I love the little bird, and the centres of the flowers are great. You are a recycling guru! :)

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  7. Your cards came out great! Love the dp you used & the layouts! I'm very happy to be a part of this blog group & I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!!!!!

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  8. So very pretty! Love both of these cards and the colors are great.

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  9. Really beautiful cards, great color scheme. I wish I was more like your grandmother and got more things cleaned :-) Love the birds eye. Enjoyed reading your post.

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  10. Pretty, pretty, so pretty. Love the colour scheme and the paper is stunning and so is the bird in the first one and the sentiment in the second one.

    xxx Monica

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  11. The second card has lovely flowers...

    xxx Monica

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  12. hi vicki *hugs* I hope your having a good wknd so far. What a beautiful set of cards! LOVE it!

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  13. Very cute cards!

    Anna

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  14. Beautiful cards Vicki - both of them. Love the colors and that sweet little bird is so darn cute!! Happy 4th and hugs to you, Dru

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  15. This is soooo pretty! I love the colors and flowers and everything!

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  16. Beautiful card, the bird is so cute on there and love the ribbon across the top.

    Have a great day!

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  17. two fabulous designs Vicki! I love the paper you chose to use!! The little heart on the first one is a perfect touch to the sentiment panel.

    I love the border punch on the second. How nice to send to a military wife! We can't thank them enough!!

    What a nice memory about your grandmother!! Thanks for sharing it!
    Hope all is well :)
    Maria

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