Today though, I felt like making a card. (Imagine that!) I visited Connie at her blog and fell in love with her latest card. I really wish I had some cool Stampin' Up tools, but alas, I have their very outdated ink pads and pens along with various other brand items and I really can't keep any of the items straight. So, when it comes to "recipes" for my cards, I am at a loss. But, if you are like me you will just improvise with what you have and see what you come up with! And, that is what I did today with Connie's gorgeous card.
I used my Cricut's Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge and cut out the flower and leaves using the italic setting. The "doily" behind the flower was cut using the rolypoly setting and the certificate setting. I really am not crazy about the way it turned it, but don't have a corner punch for any of my border punches so didn't know how to make the turn. The stamp was from a $1 bin I found at Craft Warehouse. The brand is Studio G. I used the Flourishes Floral embossing folder from Sizzix on my background papers. I also created the button brad out of the patterned paper using my Imaginisce I-Top Brad Maker.
I made a Mother's Day card the other day, but have decided it will go into my card box. I think I will put this one out in the mail to my mom today.
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