The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mr Cardmaker has that Friendly Flower Feeling

Well, my very wonderful crafty friend Michelle Woerner has been her SUPER generous self, and gifted me some things, which I am FINALLY able to use and enjoy.

Michelle is a Spellbinders gal, and the things she makes with these dies are, well, to die for. Bad pun, yes, but she really rocks it.

Anyway, I made this with some dies she shared with me--

This was cut on the fold of my Papertrey Ink card stock first, then again to make a card
front, because I am not a fan of looking at incomplete shapes that happen when you try to get the fold in. Personal quirk, we'll call that. 

Next came the same shape in some My Mind's Eye paper, which was adhered on the offset.

Then, to add a pop of brightness, I cut the next smaller size in white, and ran it through an embossing folder. Twice more with that shape, in some old SU designer series dotted paper, and then from a bright yellow piece of card stock from DCWV.  The last one got its center removed with the smallest die, and then was run through my swiss dots embossing folder. They all got put together with flat and dimensional adhesives, and attached to the card front. A bit of glue on a big ol' brown jewel and a tiny circle of designer paper that's been around for ages, and there you go. Oh wait. I did emboss that paper. Because, why not.

Lastly, I made a small banner with a SU die, and stamped "happy birthday" with an SU stamp onto it.
Inside, I stamped "happy day" from a Hero Arts set by the same name. Super simple.
Well, after all that, I realized that I didn't have an envelope that was going to work well with this. 
Happily, Himself got me the We R Memorykeepers' envelope punch this past Christmas, so I could take care of that. I dug into my old, old DCVW papers and came up with a piece of paper with yellow roses on it. Well, that doesn't mail so well. The USPS tends to want to be able to read things unhindered, you know. HOWEVER, the white back of the paper sure does work, and oh, what a pretty lining that would make!
It looks like this--
A while back, I found some liquid that you can use on your homemade envelopes to give them a "lickable sticky" once it dries. (That sounds like Lemony Snickett's second cousin, doesn't it?)  Went on like a charm, and it's all set to mail.
This was surprisingly easy to put together, once I decided what I was using. It helps that there was one main source to go to for the shapes, for sure, and I just love that this shape is very basic, yet super strong in design. I will have to return to this idea over and over!
Thanks so much, Michelle, for keeping me creating!
I am running out of things I have photographed--I will have to work on that!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best-


  1. Richard....I think YOU used those DIE for! That is gorgeous!! I also love the look of your blog! And pray tell...what envelope punch? Methinks I may need one! Michelle is an amazing designer and glad you got to some stampy time!!

  2. ROFL!! I don't even know why I think I can consume liquids and read your posts. Stupid is as stupid does I guess, because your comment had me on the floor again. That's hysterical and would make a superior sequel to the books. Speaking of which...what is the name of this product you speak so highly of...I would love to try it!
    Your generous friend certainly gifted you a gem and what you've created is a one of a kind. Very striking and I love the coordinating envelope!


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