Monday, March 16, 2009

Two Fast and Easy Cards


I played around a tiny bit with my new Big Shot and made a card for a new hostess who booked a workshop.  I used the Top Note die and the wonderful Parisian Breeze textured cardstock:


You're probably getting sick of seeing this cardstock, but it is so pretty!  I cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 8" and scored it at 5 1/2".  Then I cut the Top Note and mounted it on top as shown, added the ribbon and button and a NEW sneak peak--a scalloped oval punch and coordinating set that will be in SU's Occasions Mini!  The set is called Oval All and it fits in the large oval punch perfectly.  I LOVE my Nesties, but it is nice to just pull out some punches and have matching shapes!  Then I took the "negative" piece from which I punched the Top Note and made this card:


And yes, I went against my tradition and put on a big honkin' bow!!!  These cards were soooo easy!  I cannot wait to play some more!  I can't sleep at night thinking of all the stuff I could be doing!  Hopefully the Mojo Monday sketch will be posted soon, (although I already saw it on Mary Fish's blog here) and perhaps I'll have time to do that today also!

  • Stamps:  Dreams duJour, Oval All
  • Paper:  Shimmery White, Parisian Breeze, Baja Breeze
  • Ink:  Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Baja Breeze
  • Acc:  Taffeta Ribbon, Organdy Ribbon, Sissix & Top Note die, Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Aquapainter, Dauber, Button Bouquet, Twine


  1. Two fabulous cards. I love how you used the negative from the Top Note. The bow is super, great addition.

  2. These are fantastic! I am not tired of seeing that beautiful dp! They are both so pretty!

  3. BOTH are just GORGEOUS, LeAnne!! Wow!

  4. Wow I love both cards, they are gorgeous!

  5. Oh, LeAnne, these are gorgeous!! I know you're going to love your new Big Shot! It's so much fun to play with, and creating and creating and creating. LOL!! Thanks for sharing your fun!!

  6. These cards are gorrrrjus - I'm really diggin this paper.

  7. Gorgeous LeAnne! I love the paper...these turned out super!

  8. These are gorgeous, LeAnne! I'm not sick of that paper yet either! I wanted to stop by and thank you for the nice comments you've left! They are so appreciated and warmed my heart! You are such a nice friend! I hope to play in the CTD again soon...I've just been really busy lately! Thanks again!

  9. Ohhh I hope we get this yummy DS paper in our new catty on 1st April

  10. Great cards! I like how simple they are, the designer paper is great too.

    The more I see this die, I think I need to get it :)

  11. These are beautiful - and so clever to use your negative piece on a card! Love the fold on the first one!

  12. Very them both!I just love this paper too.


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