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15 March 2011

Cards and cards...

and cards. Three for you today, to be exact! Let's get on with the show:


I don't do much for St. Patty's Day, craft-wise (I'll never turn down a beer, though, green or otherwise!) -- I only have one tiny St. Pat's stamp set (from Papertrey), but it gets some use here on an anniversary card for some dear friends of ours who snuck off and got married on St. Patrick's Day a few years ago :)

I used Meg's fabulous clover idea, though in a larger size, curled up my "leaves" a bit, stamped part of the sentiment stamp, and added a rainbow center and stem -- here's a closeup of that bit:

The center is punched from a stamped and colored rainbow from another set (more on that in a minute), topped with a dome sticker, and the stem is braided twine from the Twinery. Quick, simple, colorful. Suits them to a T!

Next, I have two cards for the same person -- whom I've never met...but she must be pretty special! Any guesses why?:

Yep, she's turning the big century! My pal at work calls her an adopted grandmother...and apparently, it's a little hard to find hundredth-birthday cards at good old Hallmark ;) So, card-making friend to the rescue!  Turns out Ms. Century is a former mountain-climber who still enjoys the view, hence my hand-cut mountains rather than my usual hills. I used Up, Up and Away and the matching balloon and cloud dies for my little scene (the rainbow center of the above clover is in the same set).

Flower gardening is her other hobby:

Used that pretty flower set from Stampin' Up for this one -- I even used a bit of Copic work on them! The dies and sentiment are from Papertrey as well. The pink rose has a bit of dimension:, hope you can see it :) the center was stamped a second time and popped up over the original.

Besides the fact that I made all three of these cards last night, they have something else in common -- they all use the same 8x8 pack of Making Memories paper (an Archiver's giveaway, I think) that's been sitting in a drawer forever. Nice to give my older stash some love!

Before I go, I thought I'd answer the questions I got on my giveaway post last week.

Meg wanted to know my favorite movie. My all-time absolute forever favorite is Willy Wonka (the original, please)...but my modern-day grown-up favorites are a three-way tie between Lost in Translation, Amelie, and Ghost World. OH, and I love everything Audrey Hepburn's ever been in. And all the Wes Anderson movies. And a few others.... :)

Cathy C. wanted to know if I ever do scrap weekends. I can't say that I have -- I've scrapped/crafted all day at Scrappy Chic a bunch, but never an overnight. I'm pretty sure that would be fun, as long as my fellow crafters were a fun bunch!

Liz wants to know what else I like to shop for besides scrap goodies (wait, there are other things to shop for?!?) Seriously, though, I love shoe/clothing/accessory shopping, especially when I score great deals :) And like you, Liz, I love a good HomeGoods run! Vacation spot: I'd love to return to London, and while I'm there I'd, the rest of Europe! I love cities and history. Favorite blogs: too many to count!

Well, that was a heck of a post! Hope you enjoyed it. If any other questions pop up, just throw them my way. Until then, have a delightful day!


Lindsey said...

A trio of card goodness! The braided stem and rainbow centre for your shamrock -- brilliant. (Um, did you call your friends simple? I'm sure you meant it in a good way. :P) Both the BIG birthday cards are perfect. I love how you used the Fifth Avenue Floral rose. Copics, even!

Angela said...

5th Avenue Floral! I knew someone would remember what it was called :) Ever since I split up and unmounted my SU, I can't remember a lot of them. Thanks, Linds!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Angela, woo hoo! you're on a roll today 3 beautiful cards, clever use of the heart for clover and the plaited twine's really colourful:0)
Fancy making it to 100, wow, great cards and both so different brilliant, love them:0) xxx

Fawn said...

Wow, I love the birthday card with the roses. They're terrific!

Liz Michaud said...

Great job using up old stash to make something beautiful! The rose card is especially amazing... but I love the hot air balloons stamps too!

Thinking of joining you on saturday. I dont think I have anything going on but I will let you know for sure on thursday!

Meg said...

Wow, I love both of these! That braided twine is just too. much. fun. And you know I love a good hot air balloon card, especially if it's for a centenarian. And don't even get me started on that ridiculous use of patterened paper on the third card. I LOVE IT. MUST HAVE LEDGER PAPER. NOW. AND THEN STAMP FLOWERS ON IT. NOW. I mean it!

Emily Leiphart said...

What a fantastic post, Ang! I love all three cards equally. The braided twine is gorgeous! I did that with one colour and loved it but with different colours? Who would've thought? :P Your hand-cut mountains are so cute and of course I love the way you use Up, Up and Away. The rose card is so beautiful. Great post!!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Fun post, love the little tidbits. Great braided twine and wonderful cards for somebody who made it to a century - wow!

Marjolaine said...

Love your cards, I have an award for you on my blog...

kasia c. said...

These are so fabulous! I love how you brought a little piece of the recipient into the cards! Also loving that braided stem for the clover.
Have a great weekend. :)