Sunday, September 4, 2011


In our brand new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue (it's in my sidebar - just click on the image to check it out!), there is a gorgeous collection of co-ordinating products called the Beau Chateau suite.  Think French Provincial, vintage, nostalgic.  I have made a couple of cards using some of the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper.

This first card has a lot of texture.  I adhered the panel of DSP to some Soft Suede cardstock, then ran the two layers through my Big Shot (die-cutting and embossing machine) inside the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I love the resulting rich, brocade look to it.  The scalloped circle is punched from another of the pieces of paper in this collection - beautiful, don't you think?

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
DSP: Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette stampin' pads
Other: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Designer Frames embossing folder, Victoria crochet trim, Basic Pearls, sponge daubers, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, mini glue dots, paper snips

My second card uses as its focal point the second embossing folder in the new Designer Frames set.  LOVE these little folders; they're fast becoming a favourite new toy.  The floral paper, punched out with the XL Oval punch, fits perfectly inside the oval frame - love that!

..... and a close-up of my favourite part of this card:

Stamps: Tiny Tags, Vintage Vogue
Card: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
DSP: Beau Chateau Designer Series Papers
Ink: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist stampin' pads
Other: Jewelry Tag punch, Designer Frames embossing folder, Big Shot, XL Oval punch, Pretty in Pink brad, Crumb Cake seam binding, sponge dauber, paper snips (to cut out the oval, and distress the cardstock)


  1. This card is absolutely gorgeous, Christine and so is the birthday card from you that I just opened. Thanks so much. You're too sweet!!

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous, l love the inked embossing folder technique....soooo effective!
    Thinking l need to get me some of that paper now...:0)

  3. WOW! Stunning Christine, both of them! Love your work!

  4. Very pretty feminine cards. Great looking paper and I'm on the look out for ideas using the designer frames. I think I might buy them :)

  5. Beautifully showcased Christine! I'll definitely be getting some of these gorgeous papers and the designer frames EF looks intriguing too. Vx

  6. Love em, love em, love em, they are just beautiful!
    I didn't want that paper now look what you have gone and done to me. lol
    Tam x

  7. This is beautiful. Such softness with the pink and touch of blue and all the daubing. Very very nice.


  8. HEllo lovely Christine!
    How are you dear lady?? Long time!! We've been on a HUGE family holiday and now just back and getting into it all again!
    MY OH MY you've got it going on here girl!!! These cards are devine! Simply stunning! GORGEOUS!!! I love those colours together, how awesome is the new catty!!!! YAY! Such amazing cards lovely one! Look forward to seeing what else you do with the new goodies!!
    Hugs and smiles SHarnee :)

  9. Love the colours and vintage look of these cards, Christine.

  10. You do vintage so well Christine - both gorgeous. The pink sponged frames with the coloured prints are lovely. :)