Thursday, May 24, 2012

CAS-ual Friday's Challenge#53!! =)

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Here is what I came up with!!
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(I changed my cards alittle after looking at them today!! Here is a photo of them before.)

I decided to use some of my Paper Trey Ink Flower dies and some NEW dies from Lil` Inker Designs. I have always LOVED the color combo of Mustard Yellow, Red, Cream, Khaki, and Brown shown in this color inspiration photo below.
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So I decided to use it for my jumping off point!! I found this while joining in on a swap over at  If you've never heard of it you should check it out!! =)  We have monthly swaps in all different mediums and I will say that the connections that you make with other crafters is probably the BEST part!! It is a yearly fee of $12.00 and that pays for events and prizes and FUN Swaps each month!! If your instersted check it out and join us!! =)
I wanted to make a frame for my first card and decided to use a Maya Road Chipboard frame. I had to make four of these cards and didn't have enough of the one style so I made two different styles!! I wanted it to look like a real wood frame so I decided to ink it in a deep Coffee Archival Ink!! I Love the way it looks!! Then I made the flowers and I used both core`dinations cardstock and felt!! I added some lace a vintage button and a red gem to the center of the button to finish the flower off!! I then added some May Arts Burlap Twine in cream behind the flower to add some dimension. I cut two leaves out of some khaki felt and added some stitching to the leave using the same May Arts Twine!! I added it to the frame and I LOVE the way they turned out!!
For my next set of cards I decided to use the FUN Jars from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Line from American Crafts as my jumping off point!! From there after looking through my dies I decided to use the New Rainbow set from Lil` Inker Designs. I just LOVED this set when I saw it and I decided to add the rainbow to the inside of the jar!! I added a sentiment that came with the set and used the hello also from this set on the tag that I die cut using a tag die from W Plus 9. The little heart is from a set from The Craft's Meow!! I die cut a little heart from felt from another Lil` Inker Designs set. The Ribbon that I used is from May Arts A red Silk and a Yellow Bakers Twine!! Then a button and the lace are from Jolee's Boutique from the French Market Line!! I LOVE the way that I was able to use non-traditional colors for my rainbow and it still looks like a CUTE Rainbow!! Just goes to show that these dies are SO VERSATILE!! They can be used in several different ways!!

May Arts Ribbon Wednesday Video's
I wanted to share the Weekly Video Series that I do each week. These were the projects that I made this week so I wanted to share them!! =)

SO I LOVE the way my cards turned out and THANKS for stopping by!!


  1. Such sweet cards! Love your twine bow under the flower on your first card! And the rainbow in a jar idea is so charming!

  2. wow these card are so AWESOME...i love that amazing flower and how you used the burlap string behind it...and that rainbow in the jar....soooo awesome...

  3. What a tremendous post of cards! Gorgeous layering and use of diecut, Larissa!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. 2 wonderful cards!! I love the felt flower on the first one-scrumptious! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Wow! Both cards are gorgeous! I love the twine behind the flower on the first one! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Gorgeous flowers! The colors are awesome and that twine is perfect behind the flower! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Wow, Larissa - all those cards are super cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Your cards are sooooo pretty!!!!

  9. Super, stinkin' adorable! LOVE that jar card! I have that sentiment and die combo and just don't use it enough. Thanks for the inspiration!