Daily Archives: May 2, 2007

Papercrafts Idol…check it out!

Have you checked out the Papercraft Idol finalists yet?! If you haven’t, you are missing out! So many fabulous designs and the voting process is underway. Actually, you only have until noon Thursday (MST) if you want to cast your vote. The next finalists will be announced on Friday and the remaining finalists given a new theme. Can’t wait to see! My very talented friend Jacksonbelle is one of the finalists along with some other talented designers whose names you may recognize. Congratulations Jacksonbelle! Good luck with the contest!

If you’d like to cast your vote, it is really fast & easy! Just go to Papercrafts Idol!

Hello Dutch Girl

I’m just playing around some more with the one Lizzie Anne Designs set I own. It has such a darling fresh look I just had to pair it up my Dutch Girl paper from Crate Paper. I love how the flower images seem to have the same design as the flowers in the paper. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my other sets. We’ve had some postal difficulties and they seem to be lost in transit! Yikes! Every morning at 10:30 for that past two weeks, I’m anxiously awaiting the post!

Hello Dutch Girl


For this card, I decided to give a smaller size of a square design a whirl for a chance. This card is 4.25″ square, just 1 ” smaller than my normal but it fits perfectly for cutting two square cards from one sheet of cardstock instead of only one! I started off with my Whisper White cardstock base and then layered on the blue floral Dutch Girl Paper. I needed to lived it up so I added a scalloped edge piece of red Dutch girl paper under the edge of the blue. I then added a layer of red to the main central image.

I actually did the image last for this card design. I cut a square piece of white cardstock leaving lots of room for a border with the red. I then inked up my flower stamp…my favorite one of the set….with SU markers in Rose Red, Brocade Blue and Certainly Celery. I once again used first, second and third impressions to overlap the images and give to variety. To pick up the design of the stitching in the flower stems, i added some paper pierced holes along the scalloped edge layer and around the right side of the design.

To finish it off, I tied a celery and white striped ribbon around the image layer of the design and added a tiny safety pin from Creative Impressions for interest. My last step was to pull out another tiny flower from the set and stamp it at the bottom right hand corner. Dutch Girl paper and striped ribbon were purchased from Jacksonbelle.