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Saturday, February 13, 2010

card for Nephew

I am finally getting my nephew's wedding present packed to go in the mail and made this very simple card to go with it. I bought a punch at Michael's that has three flowers and three small bits that can go in the center of the flowers. You can see the flowers that are made with the punch in the upper corner of the card. Would you believe I struggled with this card. I have lots of magazines that I could get ideas from and I visit hundreds of blogs and could get ideas from those, but then I sit down at my scrap desk and start thinking. I'll pull out this paper and try that idea and then pull out something different and try that idea. I had some chipboard letters that I used some embossing powder on and didn't like those, so I covered them in the sweet leaf card stock and didn't like that. I was going to put a diagonal stripe across it, but didn't like that either. Do you usually have an idea before you get started?
Must be tired.
Thanks for tuning in.


  1. LOOVe it Leslie....I usually wing it eye is the judge.

  2. I am all over the place myself and am usually never very happy with what I do.
    I find if I do a card to take the last thing I do and then remove it ...LOL you know what I mean?
    This is one of my favorite paper packs so I don't think you can go wrong, I like how your card turned out.

  3. Wish we still had that paper pack. I LOVE that black and white swirly paper.

  4. Hi Leslie, I love the card! I usually start out by trying to copy someone else's idea - although I usually never achieve what they had - I wind up with my own versions. Every "blue-moon" I wake up with a card idea in my head and then go make it.


  5. Your card is beautiful! I often start the card making process with an idea in my head. Sometimes I struggle. There are times, too, when I think I was more creative before I had so much exposure to what others do. Hope you are feeling a little better today! Take care, friend.

  6. Lovely card! I, too, struggle. Some of my ideas work and some don't :)

  7. Oh I love the color combo of this!