Saturday, May 19, 2012


I'm joining in with The Friday Mashup challenge for the first time.  This week's challenge is to make a card with a decorative edge, and/or ribbon.  I made a happy discovery, of a Simply Sent kit from Stampin' Up!, that I'd forgotten I had!  (Does anyone else know that feeling, of owning so many craft supplies that it's like Christmas when you discover a long-since purchased item that you'd forgotten about?!)

The Simply Sent kit contains really pretty, ready-made, card bases with laser-cut edges - PERFECT for this week's Mashup!  All I've done is add a little stamping (including a sentiment stamped onto one of the labels from the kit), a flower, bow and punched border - and voila, a gorgeous card.  (My handmade flower is thanks to the wonderful tutorial from Joanne Leddy.)

I'm also entering this card in this week's SU Only Challenge, to add a 3-dimensional flower.  It's been way too long since I've played along at SUO!

Stamps: Curly Cute, Kindness Matters
Card: Simply Sent Everyday Elegance card, Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Ink: Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler stampin' pads
Other: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Subtles glimmer brad, Fancy Flower punch, 5-Petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, mini glue dots, sticky strip


  1. Very pretty! l love the Cobbler accents especially teamed with Baja.
    Good thing you found your simply sent kit, the bases are lovely!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that flower! How did you make the cardstock look like that? Thanks for playing along in your first Friday mashup :)

  3. Hi Christine,

    Oh yes, I'm sure there are a lot of things hiding in my stash that I forgot I had! Your card is lovely. I really like the layered flower.

    Thanks for playing along with my final Friday Mashup challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  4. So, so pretty! I have that flower tutorial saved too. Yours is fantastic! Perfect accent for the card! Glad you joined us this week at SUO Challenges!

  5. This card is just gorgeous in every way. What a great job!

  6. Christine, this is so beautiful!! I love that you've used the Simply Sent kit for this challenge - it fits perfectly! And those butterfly stamps on the background are superb.

    So glad you played along with The Friday Mashup! Hope to see you again :)

  7. Gorgeous. I love that you dressed up the Simply Sent card; it looks amazing! Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup this week!

  8. Gorgeous card Christine. The Baja/Cherry palette is divine! Hugs :)

  9. Your background is very intriguing. I'm guessing you were playing with your Simply Scored. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  10. This is a beautiful card Christine. Beaut flower!


  11. Gorgeous!! I love how this came out and that pop of red is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.