Friday, March 11, 2011

Three To-Dos In One!

I wanted to make something for a themed link party on Sunday over at the blog For The Love of Life. I needed to make birthday cards for an aunt and cousin whose birthdays are coming up. I was in the mood to play with my PrintshopDeluxe and make a printable (OK that’s seriously becoming an addiction…another one).
SO….I made a printable in the theme of the blog party that I could also resize and print small enough to use as a focal on my cards! Three-fer! Even though I made the printable first, we’ll start w/ the cards.
The stash o stuff to use in the cards which includes K&CO adhesive scrapbook borders ( I have a problem…I admit it and they should just call me and tell me I’m their permanent product tester…just sayin) .
The images I resized from my printables and added some effects / colors to the borders.
Card number one using a scrapbook paper with a sponged pattern, a dark olive scrap and K&Co’s “Poppy Seed” border collection. Close-up of the focal part of the card:
Card number two using the dark olive scrapbook paper, K&Co’s “Flora and Fauna Swirl” pack. Focal part of card:
Had to use some of my hoard stash of blingy rhinestones!
And…if you’d like the printables….they’re yours! I’d love a follow if you download and if you use, would love love love to see how! Click to bring to full size, right click to download / save image as.
Butterfly Printable OliveButterfly Printable Green
Can you guess the theme of Sunday’s Link Party?
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Netty said...

These are great cards and am sure you will be flittering and fluttering around this weekend....just
Annette x

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

These are really cute, Carol! I love the different ways you used the printables. ♥

Michelle L. said...

So, so gorgeous. And you are one of the most generous freebie-givin' blooger around, Carol, thank you! p.s. I am feeling intimidated by your skillz, and you know why!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful cards, love the bling!

Leah's Crafty Life said...

Such beautiful cards.. that bling is perfection on there. I found you through Paper Issues. :)

Christine said...

You are so smart! These are very pretty...hey thanks for the warning about how addictive these programs are...thanks a lot! ;)

Katrina Hunt said...

very pretty!!!! hugs, Katrina

Jackie said...

Beautiful Cards, came here from Paper Issues!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Carol,
Oh, I love your beautiful cards!!! So ready for spring! And these are perfection.

Eva said...

WOW, Carol, these are just GORGEOUS! Love your pretty butterflies and how fun to use printables, too!!! Thank you so much for playing along! Hugs...

Antonella said...

These are fantastic! I love your butterflies and THANK YOU for the printables (sorry I'm a little late getting online and visiting this week).... Hugs, antonella :-)

Angie Blom said...

these are just stunning. and Thank you for the printables!! they are gorgeous.

Pam Hornschu said...

Fun cards, colors, and blog...and I agree, chocolate is the answer!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

These are such pretty butterfly cards!!! Great job using your stash too! : )

MariLynn said...

Love the bling on your butterflies. So pretty. said...

I LOVE this! Come on ova' and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara


Naturally Me Creations said...

Those cards are lovely! I love the butterfly theme and the interesting backgrounds you used.

Unknown said...

Lovely printables, thanks bunches for sharing!! So happy you joined last weeks K.I.S.S. blog bash, your creativity is appreciated. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, drop by & share more inspiring ideas!

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Jenn Erickson said...

Carol, you've really become quite a pro with the printables,and your passion and talent shows in each one you so generously share!

Thank you for sharing your talent at "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!