Monday, April 23, 2012


Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine did not go as planned, but turned out OK.  I will be drawing the winners from last week's giveaways tonight and posting them tomorrow.  I had hoped to have them posted last night but was unable to.  Now, on to the card...
My sister-in-law is the manager of a jewelry store and asked if I would make some cards to use in their Mother's Day displays.  This is one of them.  She asked for bright colors, so I didn't use the traditional pastel colors that are usually seen on Mother's Day cards.

The card is A2 size.  The patterned paper is a single sheet I bought at Michael's.  I printed the sentiment from my computer using the Lavanderia font.

It's a little hard to see, but I inked the edges of the butterfly with black ink.  As you can see, I blinged it up with some sparkles by Recollections.  The details of the card are listed below.

Card Recipe:
Base - Black cardstock by Recollections, 4.25" x 5.5"
Butterfly mat - Patterned Recollections paper, 4" x 5.25"
Butterflies - Uptown Flair stack by The Paper Studio, cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 2.25" and 1"
Sentiment - Printed from computer using Lavanderia Font
Bling - Recollections

One last thing, I finally received my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge in the mail.  YIPPEE!! I forgot to order the scoring blade/housing with it, so that should be here tomorrow.  I plan on doing several videos showing how to use the cartridge.  If there's a specific cut you'd like to see me highlight or any questions I can answer about using the cartridge, leave me a comment and I'd be happy to oblige!

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if you're the winner of any of the giveaways.  I am in the process of checking into several more options for my new store, so watch for more specials and giveaways soon!