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Friday, 7 February 2014

Birthday and Mother's Day Cards Completed


Good afternoon blogland, followers old and new, crafty friends and family.  After a bad two weeks I have at last found my mojo and have managed to make a few cards, inspired by this week's offer at Papermill Direct which is plain white card in 2 weights.


A  Box of luxury plain white A4 330gsm for just £5.00  (approximately 70 sheets)
This lovely thick card is also available in a Megabox at just £35 for 600 sheets. That's under 6p per sheet!
A  Box of plain white A4 240gsm For £5.00 (approximately 80 sheets)
A MIXED mega box of the two grammages for £35.00 for 600 sheets!


I  made a Valentines/birthday card for my OH (for his birthday which is today) using Papermill's white linen card, a Mother's day card using the 330gm plain white offer card and a note card with the 330gm scrapling left over from making my square card blank.


I have some lovely Mother's Day sentiments from Pink Petticoat and used one of these for my Mother's Day card, the sentiment was printed onto the 240gm plain white card, die cut with a spellbinder die and coloured round the edges with blue distress ink.  I layer patterned paper onto the 330gm card blank, attached a doily. the die cut sentiment and and a few Prima flowers with Sizzix die cut leaves.


My scrapling note card was coloured with worn lipstick distress ink, and then inked again through a Tim Holtz burlap stencil.  The springtime image was stamped in brown and clear embossed and edged with squeezed lemonade distress ink.  This was layered onto pale blue card then white embossed card, attached to the scrapling card and finished with string and a pale blue button.  


The 330gm card is ideal for card blanks, bookmarks, tags etc and works wonderfully with the Sizzix big dies, not tried it with thin dies yet as it is very thick.

Lots of catching up to do, posts to write and projects to finish, hope to be back soon with some Tim's Tags 13/14.

9 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

These are all gorgeous Sylv. Love the beautiful colours and sentiments.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

That Valentine card is so classy, love your mothers day card, beautiful colours and flowers. Waste not -want not, a great scraplng note card, great projects.
xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, so many stunning cards Sylv! Love the mother's day. Cheers, Holley

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Sylv, These are beautiful cards love that they are all different, smashing colours.

Hugs Erin x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are simply beautiful Sylv.

gr karin

Reusing with Quilling said...

Lovely cards !

Craftyfield said...

Your valentine card is simply stunning! Lucky OH... Love the mother's day card, it's soft and feminine. Your mojo must be back!

Nicky Wilcox said...

All gorgeous cards the mum one is my fav xxxx

ionabunny said...

So lovely. Really like the CAS red and white heart card. The little strip of embossed card and the splats are perfect