Monday, November 5, 2007

Making the Most!

Making the most of patterned paper! Seems to be something I tend to try a lot!!!
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Anyway, this is paper I received from a friend a while ago and I'm finally forcing myself to use it. It came in 6 X 6 size and I loved it so much (hence the delay in cutting into it) that I had to use every inch! Easily decided to make 3 X 6 cards.
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Then after cutting enough to make 12 cards, I wanted to make 2 different themes. Also something I love to do, use the same layout/paper and have them available for different occasions.
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The birthday card is watercolored with SU! watercolor crayons & a Dove blender pen. The Christmas card is embossed with Kaleidoscope powder but you can't really see that in the photo. So, you will have to trust me that it is all glittery!
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Then I added baubles, like the ones from Stampingbella, and also one of her sentiments.
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Hope you all have a great beginning to your week! I've got a jam packed week of classes, shopping & my office job! Should be fun!

24 comments:

Cindy said...

Pretty cards. I love them!

Sherrie said...

they are both really cute Theresa! Good job on the coloring!

Dawn Easton said...

Theresa! Those cards are too dang cute!! Love what you did with them. What a fantastic idea to use up the paper without wasting!!!
I do have a question for you, what is a Dove blending pen? I've not heard of it before. Is it a brand? Different than SU!? I haven't used my WC crayons in ages...will pull those out soon!

Theresa said...

Hi Dawn! The Dove blender pen is basically the same as SU!'s but it is refillable. I got mine from Cornish Heritage Farms. I have a link down the right side of my blog.

Amy G. said...

Great use of that layout...love both cards! That paper is sooo pretty...I can see why you didn't want to cut it. ;)

~dawne said...

Pretty cards Theresa. Might have to lift some for my Christmas cards:)

Heather P. said...

Oh my gosh, I love these!!! What awesome cards! :)

Christi Snow said...

These cards are so cute and fun! I love them!! smiles...

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are so wonderful!! I love them both! Such pretty paper too!

sophia landry said...

How cute are these, I just love all the Christmas colors. Such fun cards! Amazing work on those pumpkins by the way!

Ashley Harris said...

These are so great Theresa!! Love them!!

Quilt Nut said...

very cute! love that Christmas tree

Nancy Grant said...

Amazing card duo! I love them both!
:-)

DEBBY said...

such lovely cards!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

These are stunning Theresa! I can totally relate to NOT cutting the pretty paper . . . I need to get over that myself! I love both of these cards! WOW!

Bethany Paull said...

That really is wonderful paper. I like how you reversed the design and they both look great.

Marlou said...

WOW!!!! these are beautiful!!! xx

All Pink girl said...

These are so lovely ,i love the papers with those stamps ,Dawnx

Deb said...

such gorgeous cards theresa, I love how careful you were to use up every bit of paper, I must try that next time I cut into my 6x6! Hope you have a fun week while you are so busy!

malieta said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! I love the papers too.
malieta:)
Thank you so much for the kind comments Theresa, words alone have healing powers:)

The Sicky said...

really cute mommy! love the colours and the paper. The colouring is good too!!! luv ya

esther said...

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Debbie G said...

Gorgeous cards and the PP seems perfect. Love how you added the baubles on the tree!wtnue

kathleenh said...

So cute! This IS pretty paper. You put it to good use on your cards.