Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Some Creative Charms Favorites...

Today it is my turn to post on the Creative Charms blog.  Please stop over to the Creative Charms blog HERE to see my post and leave a comment - I have another little giveaway for someone who comments here or on the Creative Charms blog (leave a comment in both places to double your chances).

The winner from my last Creative Charms post is Donna

Please send me an email at capadiadesigns@gmail.com with your mailing information.  I'll be sending you one of the Christmas Multi-Dimensional Chipboard Sticker sets.

This week I made some cards in pastel colors.  I think I have had a bit too much "Christmas in July" and I just wanted to make some soft and pretty things!  This is a 5 x 7 card.  The front panel is actually something that I found at a rummage sale.  The color blocks are printed on the white card.  It was meant to be used to print an invitation or announcement.  I trimmed a bit from the edges so my lavender card base would show.  You could easily duplicate this look by using some of your scraps.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I didn't have the right shade of lavender ink so I stamped it once on scrap paper and then stamped directly on the card without re-inking the stamp.  This "second generation" stamp was much closer to the color of the card and the lavender color block on the front panel.

In order to place the butterfly brads from the 3D Sparkly Garden Brads, I pierced the card front and inserted the brads before adhering the color blocked topper to the card base.

The medium size glue dots work perfectly to adhere the floral gems to the card.

I used large glue dots to secure the Flared Flowers they are lightweight but large so the craft glue dots work best.  The sparkly centers of these flowers are so pretty.

The second card is very simple and highlights the Vintage Poppy.  This is an A2 card.  The glittered cardstock is from the 8 x 8 DCWV Nana's Nursery Boy Stack and is cut at 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

The wide satin ribbon is from Anna Griffin and it is tied around the entire card front.  You could slip a gift card under the ribbon on the inside of the card.

The sentiment is stamped on ivory cardstock cut in a scalloped oval with a Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Oval die.  I used foam squares to raise it from the surface of the card.

A couple of Gradient Gem Stickers add a finishing touch to the sentiment.

I took out the pearl brad in the center of the poppy and replaced it with a  Vintage Jewel Brad.
There is not a new Deal or Kit of the month for August - there will be some great special offers through the month.

Don't miss this week's offer at Creative Charms - all remaining Deals of the Month and Kits of the Month are an additional 10% off this week only. Quantities are very limited so you should order right away if you want to pick up some more of these great kits! There is also a Creative Charms blog giveaway this week - click to go to THE GIVEAWAY POST and leave a comment to enter.

I haven't quite made it through all of the messages, emails and comments - but I hope to finish up today  If you are waiting for an answer on something and haven't heard from me, please don't hesitate to send a reminder note.  It is very easy for some things to get missed, particularly after such a long trip and with all of the construction activity around here!  The floors are on the agenda for today.

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  1. Love your cards- simple and pretty.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

  2. Great idea to use up scraps and thanks for showing how to fasten those goodies onto the cards.

  3. I need to start investing in charms! Thanks for making me aware of Creative Charms. I really enjoy your work- it always inspires me.

  4. I always enjoy your posts and these are no exception.Love the "thank yu" card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. I always look forward to seeing what you create with the Creative Charms and you never dissappoint!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Thanks for turning us on to Creative Charms. Their embellishments are top quality and add so much to cards and layouts.
    MCF's Mimi

  7. Beautiful cards - as usual. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Love your cards, especially the Thank You card. What pretty blue print on that paper! TFS

  9. I'm not trying to post again for the contest. I have an award for you. Your blog is one I admire greatly and I just wanted to share this with you. I know you are very busy but if you get a chance I hope you will stop by and pick it up. If you decided to look around that would be OK too.

  10. Your cards are beautiful and I love the way you incorporate the Creative Charms onto your projects. Very pretty.

  11. Very pretty cards. I love their simplicity - it highlights the embellishments so beautifully!

  12. Beautiful cards as always. I love Creative Charms. rosscdmr at aol dot com

  13. Don't you just love it when you can find something at a rummage sale and use it on your cards? I do! Thanks for sharing your ideas and your talents with us. Your cards are very beautiful.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

  14. I always love the way you utilize Creative Charms in your cards, and these two pastel designs are charming and absolutely beautiful.

  15. Just love your butterfly charm card! Remind me of my Nana, she loved butterflies. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Two absolutely beautiful cards -- love your use of embellies!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  17. Love how you made that a vintage poppy, sooo cute!

  18. I just love those soft flowers! So lovely and I still have one to use on a card that I won from you last February! I'd love to win some more though ;0)

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  19. Great Cards. I love the Vintage Poppy.

  20. Ohhh such pretty cards. I especially like the poofy fuzzy flower.

  21. Very pretty caRDS....LOVE THE vintage poppies...and wow...so many colors to choose from...want them all!

  22. Love the cards. I like the color block idea, so easy to do with scraps of paper.

  23. Great cards. The poppies are super pretty.

  24. Diane,
    What a cute card. I love the poppies and the butterflies and all of it. Great Job. Good Luck to everyone on the giveaway.
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

  25. Love your cards, especially the flowers. TFS

  26. I love the Flared Flower--it looks so delicate! I can think of many uses for the floral charms too! Very pretty cards.

  27. Both cards are very pretty. Thanks for the tip about stamping off some of your ink to get a ligher color. That's a great idea.

  28. Great combo of paper and embellishments make for very pretty cards. Thanks

  29. Love the embelishments that were used on these cards.

  30. ooooh! Soooo pretty!! TFS



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