Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Paris in the Spring


I am trying to use up all my Parisian Breeze DP; I will miss it so much.....I just love Baja Breeze, and I will be sad to see these In Colors retire.  You would think I would be hoarding it, but I want to USE it!  I had this card base sitting on my desk for weeks....I cannot even remember from whose blog I got the idea (if you know, let me know so I can credit them!).  It is a little tri-fold card, with a window punched out (using square punches) at the top of each panel:


Each window panel has a flower adhered to it in a different position.  Here is a top view of it, so you can see how it is folded:


and the inside:


I shabbied up the flower from Best Wishes and More by stamping it Confetti White, then overstamping it with Sanded in Creamy Caramel.  Then I just daubered and sponged the heck out of everything!  Sentiment is from Oval All.   I dyed Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon by rubbing it over the top of my Baja Breeze ink pad (I helped it along by rubbing it with the top of a clothespin--so I didn't get my fingers so inky!).  A button from the Latte line was tied over top.  Really a simple, shabby little card!

Next, I went CAS, and used an altered version of the CAS Fall to Layout #41, which everyone seems to love:



I made four of these very quickly; two I made into thank you cards, the other two I left blank and will add a sentiment when necessary.  Flower is from Eastern Blooms; sentiment is from Pocket Silhouettes.  Scallop is SU's Square Scallop punch.


Thanks for visiting today; remember tomorrow is Color Throwdown!!  And be sure to visit the CTD blog today to see who made the Featured Stamper!


Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

Wow - I love both cards Leann. That's such a great idea cutting a window in the folded card and your CAS cards is so CAS - beautiful! TFS.

Juanita said...

I was loving the shabby number and was preparing my comments for you. Then I scrolled down and saw the CAS cards, you never fail to amaze me. How you can take the same supplies and make cards in different styles and both look equally great!

Andrea said...

Wow LeAnne, both of these cards are awesome. I will be caseing them if you don't mind.
Love them!!

Christi said...

Wow! They both are fantastic!!

mudmaven said...

These are both fantastic cards LeAnne! Love them. I will really miss that Parisian Breeze paper too, but I'm excited to see what will replace it too! ~chris

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, I LOVE that tri-fold card... how cool is that? And the CAS cards are fabulous!

CeeCee said...

Wow, that tri-fold peek-a-boo card is awesome!!! I think I smell a CASE coming on, hehehe.

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

You have been verrrry busy! Absolutely fantastic! Love them both!

Kim Evans said...

Very clever tri-fold card! I love Parisian Breeze, too, and will miss it. I hope SU! offers more of that heavier paper - love it!! guess I should follow you & try to use mine up - but I'm such a hoarder! LOL!! TFS,

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, you've been busy!!! LOVE 'em both ... you're my idol!

cards4u said...

Wow - wonderful trifold card! Love the simplicity and clean cut design of your other cards! I think this paper is great so as far as I am concerned - keep on using it : )

Liza Yon said...

wow LeAnne you make so many things, they are all beautiful and I love coming over for the inspiration!

dpkennedy said...

I love, love, love this!

Pam Speidel said...

DITTO to what everyone has said already! As always, these are beautiful creations LeAnne! :)

Stamp and Smile said...

LeAnne, you sure have your MOJO rockn' for you... FANTASTIC cards and projects! I'm 100% in stampin' heaven over them... SWEET CAS card!! TFS... Michelle :)