Saturday, April 16, 2016

Happy Saturday!  I have a couple of cards to share today.  I am playing along with this month's Papertrey Ink's Create Along With Us Challenge.  When I saw the collection of beautiful cards by Danielle used here, I just knew I had to try to recreate at least a couple of them.  


First of all, I always like to recreate the "look" using what I have.  I do not own the frame die Danielle used, but I do own the Fancy Pants coloring paper pack.  I saw the packaging used to wrap around the papers and wondered if I could use those.  I cut it down and die cut a stitched frame with both.  They totally work!  I love that they both have the frame detailing as well as the soft green/blue sponging inside the frame like Danielle's cards.  

Next, I had to break out my PTI Doily Die (I must add a disclaimer here......I do not intentionally try to use my doily die on every just seems that way).   This die is serving two purposes.  It is giving me the circular image like Danielle's center card.  I love the way the apples and blossoms all create an intricate frame design.  Plus, this die is covering up all of the Paper Pack packaging words.   Win! Win!  The gold was my idea!  I just had to add some metallic!

I die cut the same Thank You die cut twice. One in white linen and one in white card stock.  I layered the two together.    For the focal colors like Danielle's I used my Color Pop Florals kit.  I die cut, stenciled, and stamped the small flower cluster and leaves.

Since I had two panels, I made two cards.  I used a smokey shadow doily on this one.   I only used a couple of the flower clusters and leaves on this one. If you look closely, you can see a few letters from the packaging peeking through the doily. 

I die cut the "Celebrate Today"  that is part of the Floral Pop Kit.  I die cut it twice for added dimension.  I used some foam tape to pop up the doily and flowers. 

For the flowers and leaves on both cards,  I used the stencils to sponge pure poppy and ocean tides.  I stamped the centers in hybrid black licorice ink.  I finished both cards with a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Such bold elegance in both your cards!

  2. Absolutely stunning, Betty--love your creativity!

  3. Aren't you just the clever one, Betty? I had to really look closely to see a bit of black print under the doily but only because you mentioned it. Both cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the reminder to pull out my small doilies and "use" them.

  4. Gorgeous cards, Betty. Love visiting your blog. I didn't get the Pretty Frame last night and now I wish I had!

  5. Such beautiful cards, I love to see your posts come up in my blog feed as your creations always make me smile

  6. Wow such fun gold stripes and cute red flowers!

  7. Beautifull done Betty! Love both of these, but especially love the way you added the gold to the doily on the first card.

  8. So creative, Betty. Truly beautiful cards!

  9. Oh, both of these are just fabulous, Betty!!!! The little flowers are so cute and I love the beautiful frame and the doilies!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

  10. I love the bold look of both of these elegant cards! You've got me wanting those coloring pages now too... My wallet just can't keep up with all the new goodies that PTI comes out with. These are simply fabulous, Betty!

  11. Gorgeous cards Betty! I love that doily you like to use so much and it's perfect for both these cards! Really love how you did the frame too! Beautiful, beautiful cards!! :0)

  12. Gorgeous cards, Betty! Love the doily and pretty gold accents!

  13. Beautiful cards Betty! Lovely floral clusters~


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