Wednesday, January 05, 2011

A few anniversaries

I figured it was high time for an update. Unfortunately the exact thing that I said wouldn't happen did- once I started dedicating more of my time to the Clean and Simple Stamping blog, the time dedicated to this blog translated to one or two posts a month. I don't have nearly the same amount of free time I had when I first started blogging, so when I do have time to stamp, I feel obligated to maintain the sketches over at CAS.

So, when my grandmother returned the empty cardbox, I welcomed it as a reason to stamp for fun. I ended up making 12 birthday cards, 4 sympathy cards, and these anniversary cards. I find that if I make 4 of the same design in one sitting it doesn't become super boring.

Anyway, onto the cards!
Since I picked up the limitless layers-circles die from Papertrey, I have been trying to incorporate them into several designs (and unfortunately, often failing!). Finally, I figured out a design that would use all the things I wanted to include- that fun scalloped circle, some layered images, and still plenty of room for a sentiment without it being a boring layout.

I thought about leaving the pink background blank, but I really like using these flourishes with the heart image and adding some small hearts to the mix.

Supplies (most supplies from Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Round and Round, Heart Prints, Fancy Flourishes
  • Ink: Cherry Jubilee, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
  • Paper: Ruby Red, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!), White, Dark Chocolate
  • Accessories, etc.: Limitless Layers- Circles die, Eyelet lace die