Friday, 4 February 2011

Note card using Just Believe

Have you noticed that when the sun shines, your cards immediately take on a spring-like feel? It just goes to show how much we are affected by the weather and our environment! I've been using Just Believe most of the time this week and today's card turned out like a spring garden! Maybe I was thinking about Easter...

If you don't have Just Believe, I really REALLY recommend it! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed using it this week - and all the cards are so different from one another. The floral circle image in the set is gorgeous and cuts out perfectly with the 1 1/4" circle punch. It would make a gorgeous little tag but today I sewed them onto a card base to make a pretty background.

The flowers are the smallest flower on the Boho Blossoms punch - another must-have in my opinion! I used Rose Red to add a bit of stronger colour to the card and added a pretty self-adhesive pearl to the flower centres.

It's easy to colour this pretty box image with markers and it makes a lovely strong base for you to add a sentiment with a stamp-a-majig. I distressed the edges of the card stock with my fingernail - which does nothing for my manicure! Must get the distressing kit... I've found that Pink Pirouette works well when sponging Very Vanilla card stock.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Stamp ten floral circles, using inks in spring colours (stamp off if necessary), and cut them out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.
  • Score and fold an A5 piece of Very Vanilla card stock to make a card base. Fix the circles in a rectangle shape on the card front using a dot of Tombow. Sew round the rectangle shape to fix the circles more firmly to the card stock securing the ends of the cotton with tape. Glue an A6 piece of Very Vanilla card stock to the underside of the card front to hide the stitching.
  • Cut a 7.5cm x 5cm piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Colour the leafy box image with markers and use a stamp-a-majig to stamp it in the centre of the card stock. Use the stamp-a-majig again to add a sentiment to the box. Distress the edges of the card stock and sponge with Pink Pirouette ink. Attach the panel to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut leaves out of Certainly Celery card stock, using the two-step bird punch, and flowers out of Rose Red card stock, using the Boho Blossoms punch. Use these to decorate the distressed panel.
  • Finish the flowers with self-adhesive pearls.

Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Other: Markers, self-adhesive pearls

Well, it's Friday and time to prepare for the weekend. If you have some time this weekend, maybe it's a good time to start Valentine or Easter projects or even to start a birthday card stash for the year. Perhaps you'd like to add a new stamp set to your collection...? Well, you couldn't pick a better time as you'll get a free Sale-a-bration stamp set with every £45 you spend with me until 28th February. Click here to see the choice of free sets. If you'd like to know more, or would like to place an order, click here to email me or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope the sun shines on you!
See you next week for more crafting fun,


  1. I love the softness of this card. Love the floral theme, circles, flourish and vine.. just gorgeous :) Beautiful!!!

  2. I'm right with you on this set - I love it. Lovely card today, looks great in the spring colours - Jacqueline xx.

  3. What a lovely card Vicky, I love the colours you've used - so pretty
    Margaret x

  4. Those different colored circles are great, and I love how you've sewn them on. I love taking out my little mini sewing machine and adding a little texture to cards. And I think it provides a little unexpected something to those non-cardmaking recipients out there!

  5. Wow! So very, very pretty. Love the bright flower accents too.

  6. This is such a striking card Vicky, I love the red flowers they really stand out. I can't wait to receive my stamps, this circle one was what really sold this set to me and your creations last week were just beautiful. Hope you've had a fab weekend and have managed to stay sober!!! Hugs Shelly x

  7. OK, I always tell myself that I'm not going to comment on every post when I'm catching up on your blog -- and if you weren't so amazingly brilliant, I'd be able to get away with it! Every time I take another look at this card I see something different... like the sprigs of leaves sticking out from behind the distressed panel. What a perfect touch. Love the punched circles used as a border. Another perfect card! (And, I know this was your post before LAST weekend... but it looks like we're finally have a beautiful weekend with sunshine and a touch of warmth. It's supposed to get over 60 degrees F tomorrow and most of next week. I have no idea how that translates to celsius, but it's about perfect in my mind! Hope you're having another sunshiny weekend, too!)


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