Wednesday 28 March 2012

Everyday Enchantment 21st birthday

By now, I'm hoping that everyone who wants Sale-a-bration freebies has placed their orders but if you haven't, do hurry as the promotion will finish at the end of the week! I adore the Sale-a-bration designer papers, Everyday Enchantment, and have used all of mine except for a few snippets. I couldn't bear those to go to waste so I came up with a design which I thought would work well for the Make My Monday theme of New Life and Beginnings. I subsequently realised that although the card is about beginning life as an adult, it doesn't really tie in with the Spring theme at Make My Monday so I can't link it up. (Note to self: must read challenges more fully!) Anyway, come and see:

I ran my card base through the big shot with one of the Designer Frames embossing folders and then cut an aperture in it with the coordinating Extra Large Oval Punch. I suspended the key charm from a piece of embroidery floss, sandwiched it between the card front and a scrap of designer paper and sealed those in with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to match the front.

Here's a close up of that beautifully detailed key charm. It's just one of a variety of charms available in the spring mini catalogue - have a look on pages 7 and 8, they're gorgeous! Items from this catalogue are only available until the end of April so if you love them, don't miss them!

I used the same design to come up with a card for some Christmas challenges as well: Rudolph Day over at my pal Sandra's blog (I'm afraid I'm rather late!) and 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown where the challenge is to use designer paper for embellishments.

I'm used the Sale-a-bration papers for this too - which just goes to show just how versatile they are! I thought the green paper looked like fairy lights on a Christmas tree and I stamped the ornament onto a scrap of one of the red floral papers from the set, cut it out and glued it on.

Here's what you'll need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, various sentiment stamps
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (for the ornament)
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Everyday Enchantment DP (sale-a-bration freebie), Designer Frames embossing folders, Seam binding, markers, Trinket keys, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
As part of the Sale-a-bration promotion, here until 31st March, you can choose a free stamp set or set of papers with EVERY £45 you spend. Click here to see all the fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies.

Today is not the first time I've misread something. I remember once being on holiday in the south of France and being rather badly bitten by mosquitos; after a cursory glance at the French/English dictionary I sailed into a chemist and explained in French to an astonished pharmacist that I had been attacked by musketeers!

I shall be back tomorrow with a fast card for Three Minute Thursday - do pop back if you have a minute.



  1. I love this paper too and have stocked up on it. I love the key charm and the way you did the window. And the Christmas ornament is so pretty on that paper. I wouldn't have thought of that. Thanks for sharing the great ideas.

  2. Both are great Vicky, but I love that "key" card! Fantastic!!!

  3. I really like these cards - both so elegant! I think the key is really super!

  4. Beautiful layout and I love the how both cards look so different. So pretty!
    Cheers, Karen

  5. These are AMAZING, as always, Vicky!!! LOVE that key charm--not sure if those are available here in the states--at least I haven't noticed them! LOVE the one you made for us at 52CCT, too! Thanks for playing along! :)

  6. Beautiful cards Vicki. I love the embossing folder frames!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  7. I can't decide which I like best, they are both so gorgeous, and the seam binding finishes them off beautifully. My friend's daughter is turning 21 shortly so I might have to CASE the 21st one. Helen (Sydney)

  8. Loving the embossing frames! your cards are just beautiful.

  9. These are stunning; I especially love the 21st card, it's very special. How did you get the base card to come out so well? I always end up with a distinctive line showing the edge of the embossing folder and then end up just cutting out the frame, which wasn't what I set out to do ! Do you put something in between ?
    Hugs Jane x

  10. Hi Vicky, I've just ordered the embossing frames, so thanks for giving me some more inspiration. As usual your work is gorgeous. Really love the 21st card..will need some of those soon. Just as you are moving into spring we are moving into Autumn, so it's chilly days for our new beginnings :-). cheers Helen (Melb)

  11. Lovely framed cards Vicky and it works well for two different occasions.
    Val x

  12. Absolutely superb as ever Vicky
    The key loosk terrific
    Thank you so much for another super entry
    "Less is More"

  13. Not late at all. Thanks for joining in with my little challenge, and good luck in the prize draw.

    LOVE these 2 cards. Great to make 2 in a similar style.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  14. Hi Vicky, Fabulous cards again today, I really like the frame, mmm another to add to my 'need' list LOL Gay xxx

  15. Beautiful cards Vicky, the 21st one is just stunning. xx

  16. Fabulous cards Vicky, I lovethem both. Your 21st is my favourite.

    luv irene

  17. Love your 21st card, it has just the right amount of grown up for such an important age! The papers do look great for christmas too, I'd never have thought.

    Hee Hee bet that chemist was confused. x

  18. They're both fab Vicky but I'd really rather not be thinking about Christmas just yet! :0)
    M x

  19. Two lovely cards Vicky just love the 21st one


  20. Hi Vicky
    You never fail to amaze me .... Two gorgeous cards ......
    Hugs Sylvie

  21. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky! I love the key and the card is just stunning. The photo shows off the embossing perfectly :) Sarah xx

  22. These are so elegant! I love how the key and ornament hang from the top of the oval.

  23. So lovely Vicky - your Christmas card is perfect for our challenge at 52CCT - thanks so much for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  24. I'm sitting here in fits at your French faux pas..... I'm imagining the chemists astonished expression :0)
    Right calm down..compose oneself.....Seriously, I think the key charm is so sweet and makes a beautiful, special card to treasure :0)
    Jenny x

  25. Wow! Look at all your comments! You must be a V.I.P.!!! This is super sweet, too! Hugs xxx


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