Fun, Colorful Embellishments

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hello, Friends!! Just here to share a colorful little creation with you...a PaperCrafts submission for their July/August issue...all about girfriends...
This card was made for the category of using handmade embellishments...something I love to do--so I thought I would give it a go, and came up with these colorful cuties...I just love em!!

I used my Papertrey felt, buttons, and Beautiful Blooms dies, along with a little calico fabric and some tulle to create the layered flowers. For the rolled flower, I used a Spellbinder circle--I think it was 1 1/2"--and cut in a circular/spiral fashion to the center...then started rolling/wrapping from the center out. That was the first time I had tried one of those. It was fun and easy to make...I'll definitely be trying that again. The sentimet (Inkadinkado) fit nicely inside the Mat Stack 1 die and stamped frame (Papertrey).
I really love this little card--I don't even mind saying. It's just so bright and cheery!! And I love the brights and the white on the soft Kraft cardstock. This is the first time I've used my Victorian Lace die (Papertrey)...LOVE it!! And I've just got a little taste of my Love Lives Here set with the little butterfly...can't wait to use it in a little more soft and shabby manner ;)

The style of the card is a little different for me, would you say? PaperCrafts goes for a little more simple...a little less fussy than what I post here on my little blog. What I've submitted over that last several months would probably surprise you. Obviously this card wasn't accepted...or I wouldn't be able to post it. But, the really GOOD news is that another one I submitted at the same time WAS accepted!!! Can I get a WOO HOO?!? I was so very excited--a first for me!! It has certainly given my spirits a lift, and has put a little spring in this ole mama's step!!

But, right now, this ole mama's tired, and I think I'm headin' to bed (if I can get the critters settled down!). Hope you've had a productive week and are ready for a relaxing weekend! I think we've got a fun one ahead!

See you next time!



  1. Those cuties you have added to your card are beautiful and so colorful! Love the tulle. Congrats on your submission being accepted. (the one we can't see yet!) I'll bet it is a beauty! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. These are just STUNNING! So bright and colorful!

  3. This is adorable Geri! I love all your fun bright little flowers! Congratulations girlie! Can't wait to see what you had published. I bet it's beautiful. :-)
    P.S. My Mike's didn't have those tags. I'll keep watching for them though.

  4. Oh that's awesome that you're going to be published!! :) My first will be the March/April issue :) and yeah, it's pretty exciting! Will be on the watch for yours, miss little ole mama ;)


  5. This is such a cute card! I love the tulle in your flower too! And a HUGE congrats on your pub! Can't wait to see it!

  6. Just encountered your blog over at Shabby. Your cards are stunningly beautiful. You have inspired me to be a better card maker!

  7. Geri...this card is drop dead gorgeous!! Your handmade embellishments are fab!

    And yes, you get a big WHOO-HOO! that's fabulous news! Congrats ;D

  8. I love your embellishments in this card!!! I love the flowers and all the pretty colors!

  9. Oops..forgot to give you a WOO-HOO!!!!

  10. Super sweet. Love the fun colors. :)

  11. Oh Geri! What a beautiful card! Those are just the most joyful little embellishments EVER!! I love them! The layers of felt, tulle and fabric are wonderful! I just made those spiral flowers out of paper. I'll have to try it out of felt. Your's are so CUTE!!...Nancy :o)

  12. Cute, fun card! And congrats on your PaperCrafts submission!