Wednesday, June 24, 2009

So tired of rainy weather!

Well, it was just one of those days - so many things to do and not enough time to do them all! Jen and I taught two classes today - the first time we have scheduled two for the same day. We were having a few issues with the internet - and I blame it on the rainy weather. A day or two ago the newspaper had a chart showing that this June has had the lowest amount of sunshine since 1903 - when they started keeping track. It has rained so much I think I have moss growing on my toes - everything is just too damp!

We have been having a lot of fun in the classes and we are planning to add a word book class next week. If you have participated in either the Getting Started Class or the Basic Cards Class and haven't received the notes or files, please be sure to send a message to me at capadiadesigns (at) so I can resend them. There seems to have been an issue with sending to a group using "bcc" but I did not receive any non-delivery notices (I just heard from a few people today that they didn't receive these so I wonder if there are more of you in the same boat).

I have a group of projects that will be appearing on another site very soon - I am eager to show you a few of the things I have been doing but I need to wait until they are made available and then I will give you a link.

So - about my quest to use my pretty paper - here are a few more simple examples.

I thought this "Taj Majal" stack was just beautiful when I first saw it - I still think it is but I have trouble actually using a page for a layout.

I wanted to use the center of this page to cut out a design in the shiny green damask. I trimmed the sides by cutting 3 1/2 inch strips. I then cut a five inch wide piece from the strip. When I placed this on my A2 card the margin at the top was too wide to match the other three sides.

So I added some beautiful satin ribbon across the top to hide the uncovered area. The areas where it crossed the cardstock at the corners loked a bit bumpy so I added two star eyelets as a design feature (and to hold everything in place). I could use this as a note card or add a sentiment - probably cut from glitter cardstock to match the glittered corner element.

Here is another example of a page from this stack. The papers have glossy, hard finishes and there is lots of foil detailing on many of them.

I cut a seven inch wide by ten inch tall piece from the 12 x 12 sheet. I centered the foiled motifs to fit the card. This makes an interesting base and I can add a sentiment or Cricut cut to the front and start making a special card.

One more example - this card was cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of glittered cardstock from the DCWV Spring Stack from last year. In the area you can't see in the photo (the lower right side of the page), it says "baby." I saved that part for another card and used this section as my base for this Father's day card.

Quick, simple and fun to make. by adding a coordinating rectangle and the Happy Father's Day sentiment I had a card finished in no time at all.

There are no classes tomorrow and the event I had set for the evening has been postponed so I hope to get lots of test cuts done and then I will be able to share more projects very soon


  1. No Time At All!!.. love that. It still would take me forever! Great card and love the paper.

  2. Diane, I love that you share these seemingly simple but sometimes not so obvious little tips with us. I have these DCWV stacks too, & up to now have wondered what I would be using some of those fancy bordered pages for ... thank you!


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