Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pemberley Card

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I made today's creation using our new Pemberley paper pack.  I have to say that initially I didn't really care for this paper.  Now that I have had a chance to start working with it, it is definitely starting to grow on me.  

The coordinating colors are Bamboo, Desert Sand, Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Pacifica, and Vanilla Cream.  What I like the most about this paper is that it could easily have been too "girlie" but it really isn't.  ANYWAY ...  here's the card I made today:

It is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" sized card.  I wanted to do something with folds and so as I was going through our Wishes Card Book for inspiration, I came across this cute little card on page 56 called "Folded Focus".  I then just happened to see a tutorial on the Splitcoaststampers website called "Folded Paper Frame."  It was meant to be.

The base of the card was a plain piece of Indian Corn Blue cardstock so I decided to "take it up a notch" and stamp a background using the small flower from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set.  This is a GREAT new stamp set -- check it out below: 
Card Word Puzzle - C1494

The sentiment comes from our February Stamp of the Month - Thoughtful Tidings.  Since so many of the images in this set coordinate with our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, I was able to easily cut out the shape for the sentiment.  You can find the image on p. 63, < Square5 > cut at 1 3/4" and 2".  This stamp set is only available through  February 29 (leap year!).  To order it, just click here.

As I looked at this card, I kind of felt that something was missing so I decided to add a few Clear Sparkles to the edges of the window.  Here's the picture of the revised card:

By the way, we have five really cool "How-To" Programs to help you create amazing cards and scrapbook layouts.  As I said earlier, I used Wishes for this card.  We also have Imagine, Reflections, Magic, Cherish, and Originals. Unfortunately, they will be retiring at the end of July.  I know that CTMH has something AMAZING in mind to replace them but I truly feel these are "must-haves" for any crafter.  You can purchase any or all of these amazing books here.

Thanks for stopping by -- would love to hear your comments!


  1. soooo beautiful!!!! I too am lovin that paper!


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