Monday, 7 May 2012


As every good scrapper should with the hoard that we all know we secretly have, it is near a travesty to go ahead and buy a card when there are more than abundant supplies readily available at home.

Making cards for me is somewhat of a dilemma, especially when I make a card that I really like and then have to give it away. It is also a challenge to balance between the fine line of the card being too simple or overly embellished. So here is my version of the cards that I needed over the weekend and thus quickly whipped them up.
Supplies: Silhouette SD, Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon, Martha Stewart, EK Success, Jenni Bowlin

Yes I used my silhouette for all the titles of the the cards as they were all similar and using up the same letters The miser in me didn't want a pack of thickers to disintegrate and be "useless" due to the 'S' and 'E's being used up.The Crate Paper rose is a classic, I feel, and can be used for any card or delicate feminine project.

Next up , another birthday card, this time for a boy.

 Supplies: Silhouette SD, Jenni Bowlin, Crate Paper, Echo Park, Studio Calico, Prima

As the white words were not standing out from the background behind as much as I wished that they would, I layered the birthday word on a teal patterned paper and cut around it, while inking the other title with a teal chalk ink from prima.

Again I used banners as it's a birthday (: and I absolutely love the camera from echo park, that whole piece of paper, my only comment being that I wished that the cameras were bigger on the patterned paper.

Last, but not least, a graduation card.

Supplies: Crate Paper, Martha Stewart, Whisker Graphics, The Twinery, Studio Calico

My obsession with the wooden veneer stars lives on, and I think that they are really appropriate for a graduation card. I'm still loving woodgrain and this particular woodgrain from the Crate Paper Christmas line of 2011 has my heart. I used it to cut out one of my favourite butterfly shapes from the silhouette store.

That's all I have to share today and I'm liking the card making, so I might make more to store and share them too.


  1. You have made such beautiful cards! It might be hard to do, but my favorite part in the end, is giving them away!

  2. i am absolutely in love w/ the butterfly card - so pretty!

  3. These cards are gorgeous, I love all the different shaped layers. I want a silhouette!

    I make most of the cards I need too. It does seem wrong not to when I have so much stash. Plus I always hope recipients will get the hint, and buy me craft stuff for my next birthday! x

  4. Cute cards!! Love the happy colours you've used.

  5. Great cards! The title/sentiment is nice and big - mine are always tucked away or small. Next time I will need to go bigger! LOL!

  6. Such lovely cards! My cards are always so lame, I need to work on that. Amazing!

  7. These cards are so pretty. Love all the layers. Excellent!

  8. Cute cards, I especially like the birthday card!


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