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Monday, July 1, 2013

Showcase Monday at Scrapbooker's Paradise

Happy Canada Day! and welcome back to Showcase Monday!!

I needed a wedding card this week and what better paper collection to go to than "True Romance" by Kaisercraft!!  New in the store this week, it is absolutely beautiful!

I chose to do a lot of fussy cutting with this paper, as it has so many lovely elements in it.  These were the papers I used, in addition to the sticker sheet, which comes as an extra bonus when you purchase the complete paper pack.  From top to bottom:  LovestruckFirst Sight, and Adore - the bottom one is the sticker sheet. 

I started by cutting out the images I liked and inking all their edges with Old Paper Distress Ink.  I also cut out some die cuts and inked them as well.  I used Spellbinders Labels 10 for the title piece, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and Spellbinders Fancy Lattice for the other pieces.

*tip:  When using these intricate dies, lay the die on top of a piece of wax paper and then put on top of cardstock.  The die cut piece will then pop out very easily.

Here is a close up of the title.  I didn't like how "I Do" looked when I laid it out on the card, so I die cut some of the words from "First Sight" and used them instead.  I popped it up with pop dots to give it some depth.

I love the little bird in this collection!  This photo shows you how I stacked up the different pieces of the roses that I fussy cut.  The large rose is also sitting higher with pop dots.  Then I die cut a doily (Cheery Lynn  Tiny Italian Flourish Doily die) and tucked pieces of it here and there, and added some lace and bling which I'll list below.

When it came to the inside, I used more of the dies from the Resplendent Rectangles set and stamped the image with a Fiskars sentiment from my stash.  All the pieces were then inked with Old Paper Distress Ink.  The little butterfly is from the sticker sheet.

Since I had a gift card to go with this card, I also made a little envelope to tuck it into, that fits neatly inside the card.  I used one of my Martha Stewart punches "Cherish" on the edges, and made a belly band from lace and a couple of stickers, to hold the envelope closed.

The card was 4"x6" and the gift card holder was about 3-1/2"x5".

Supplies used:

Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles (Romantic Rectangles is also lovely)
Fiskars "Just Married Quotes"
Martha Stewart "Cherish" Punch Around the Page
Martha Stewart Lace Butterfly 
Offray Ribbon Flowers

I hope wherever you're celebrating on this holiday Monday, you're surrounded by good companions and plenty of sunshine!



  1. Happy Canada Day Linda,
    Gorgeous work as always. Keep smiling and creating

  2. This card is fabulous, I do admire those who decorate the inside,the scene you created with those lovely papers is stunning and a gorgeous envelope, who ever receive will love it, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week..

  3. Great idea to make a gift card holder to match the greeting card. Both are gorgeous.