Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Card Parts" Card - and One More

Gosh, it seems like forever since I got to dig through my "card parts" box and make a card.  I recently got a chance, though, and it was fun!

I found this panel of five embossed flowers and wanted to use it.  I wasn't sure how I even had done them, since they were closer together than the folder is wide, but yet they weren't "smooshed."  I'm thinking that I used craft sticks (popsicle sticks) on top of the folder when I embossed, making sure to just put them over the flower itself.  I embossed the lower layer with my Swiss Dots folder.  The sentiment is from Papertrey's Birthday Basics set and the buttons are Elements from American Crafts.  (EDITED TO ADD:  The folder I am using today is one of the SMALL Cuttlebug folders.  It is two by two and three-fourths inches.)

Edited to add: The folder I used is one of a set of four by Cuttlebug. The set is called "Flowers." Follow this link to see what it looks like.

Here is another card I made, so I could tell you exactly how I did it!  I took some heavy duty cereal box cardboard (think Costco!) and cut four pieces, small enough to just cover the flower.  I glued them together.  I put them on top of the folder when I embossed.  I use a BIGkick, and this is the "sandwich" that I used - the platform with Tab One and one clear plate.  Just experiment with your machine until you get a combination that fits through your machine but is tight enough to emboss.  The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions and the buttons are Stampin' Up!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

17 comments:

Sheri said...

I love them both but the white and yellow one just pops out at me. So pretty, Lynette

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I'd never have thought to do that. What a wonderful idea for using many of the small CB folders. I'll be giving it a try. Those yellow flowers look like happy little faces. :)

Shelley C said...

I love that cuttlebug folder and look forward to using it again. Loved the use of buttons with it. Thanks so much for helping us use the items we already have without spending more money for new ones!

Anonymous said...

They are both so sweet - love the idea. Thanks again for sharing your creative ideas.
gloria

Harriet Skelly said...

Both are awesome but my favorite is the yellow one! Thanks for the info on how you did this!

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh, these cards are CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! I love them both!

Danni said...

These are awesome!! Love them!

Mary said...

Wow! I love that you were able to put buttons in the center of the flowers. What beautiful cards! Thanks for the tip too Lynette. Where did you get the stencil of the flowers. Love it!

Chookarooni said...

Love theee flower cards - also had never heard of the stamp company who makes that great elm stamp - thanks - hope your long weekend is a great one!

Jeanette - said...

These are both GREAT cards Lynette! I love to learn from your embossing expertise :) Thanks so much for sharing your technique!

Shoshi said...

Lynette, these cards are both GORGEOUS! I love them! I love the colours, and those sweet little flowers... They are just great!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!! You are so kind.

Leslie Miller said...

OMG, love these! LOVE!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Adorable cards, Lynette! I love the buttons in the flowers!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Hi.....so very happy I found your blog....I have been checking out your creations and they are amazing....I love simply elegant and you have such a flare!

belinda said...

I love your card with the daisy embossing folder. Where did you get the daisy embossing folder?

Robin Grossbier said...

I also want to get that embossing folder...can you help us locate the name/item #?

Thanks,
Robin

belinda said...

Robin- I bought it but I can't remember what it's called or where I bought it. I think Amazon