Monday, September 17, 2012

La Belle Vie "Oh Happy Day" Card


This card design was inspired by a super cute card I saw on Julie Davison’s blog here. I love how she used a simple scallop square as her card base. I created my card a little larger using Close to my Heart’s beautiful La Belle Vie Collection. I started by cutting a 5-1/2" scallop square from a piece of the kit-exclusive Mauve cardstock with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Then I cut a piece of 5" x 10" Colonial White cardstock, folded it in half and adhered it to the scallop piece. I added a 4-3/4" square piece of patterned paper from the La Belle Vie Collection on top. I stamped some faux stitching around the edges with a stamp from the Circle Around set.


I cut some banner strips from the patterned paper's zip strip, another piece of paper from the La Belle Vie Collection, and some Colonial White cardstock at various widths. The “Oh Happy Day” sentiment is from the stamp set that comes with the Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit. (This is my all time favorite card making stamp set!)


The edges of the banners were inked with a little Chocolate ink and adhered to the card. (The stamped piece was adhered with some 3-D Foam Tape.) Finally, I added a few Pearl Adhesive Gems at the top to finish it off.

10 comments:

  1. You really know how to make La Belle Vie shine. Beautiful card!

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  2. Pretty! I would have never thought to have a card base like that, very creative...Love it and that paper!

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    1. Thank you so much Karina! I never would have thought of it either, until I was inspired by another crafter.

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  3. Beautiful. What a blessing to be the reciepient who opens this card.

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    1. Awww! Thanks Ru! You are very sweet. *Ü*

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  4. Very cool card, I also love the paper and the way you were able to make
    the sentiment pop with the three "ribbon tags". I love that paper too.

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    1. Thank you Angel. This is one of my favorite new CTMH papers. *Ü*

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