The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mr Cardmaker has a Mojo-free day...

Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to hear Vidal Sassoon speak about his long career in hairdressing.  He spoke most passionately about "process", and how you have to do something all the time, whether it's good or not, so you can make breakthroughs and come up with something really great.

So, with that in mind, on a very NON-MOJO day, I pulled out a stack of DP I hadn't used yet; Cotton Bloom from DCWV.  Pretty, happy paper, some glittery, nice stuff. 

I made these-

This could not have been simpler.  The top strip is popped up (doesn't it make you giggle when you accidentally write "pooped up"?)  with some foam tape, and is edged with a strip that was punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is SU, and the swirl stamp is GinaK Designs.  Blah blah blah, you gotta card.  I am going right now to round those bottom corners.  Be right back.

Ok, done.  Sorry about that.  Next!

This one has a bit more effort, working the ribbon under the dp strips.  Again, simple, simple.
It's sometimes nice to just let the pretty paper do the work for you.  I will remember these ideas when I am pressed for time.  I think I would definitely round all the edges on this one if I recreate it, though. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Next time, I have some MUCH more involved projects to share.  Stay tuned!

All Best-


  1. Isn't it funny how you see something like the rounded corner issue, ONLY after you photgraph and post the card? Glad you decided to work on a non-mojo day, Mr. Cardmaker, as your cards are just a bright spot in a very dreary day!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. My gosh they're gorgeous! What a beautiful inspiration and that bow.....WOOOOOOW!

  3. I think they are really nice! The corners probably finished it off perfectly, too!

  4. Richard, wow, your cards are great. Wish I had a non MOJO day like yours. Since I have joined your blog followers, I have really seen how your work has progressed. Looks like you have taken a lecture from Mr Sassoon and used it well in your life. Kept producing those beautiful cards from your heart :) Have a great day.

  5. Richard, I love all that green goodness and the patterned paper is perfectly placed. :) (Say that five times fast! ;) )

  6. Richard those are beautiful! So fresh and Springy!! I LUV the dp....I sense more shopping for me! LOL And the ivy border is so pretty! I say you found some Mojo there!!


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