Friday, July 26, 2013

Sweet Blessings

Whew!  It's been a bit of a whirl wind around here lately and I feel I've slighted you on sharing some projects from Crafty Secrets!  So, today I have a couple of quick card projects to share with you and I hope you'll give them a try!

You'll want to be sure and pop over to Crafty Secrets - Be A Crafty Vintage Girl Shoppe to check out all the new and wonderful digital images/paper/ephemera available.

Here's a card I made using the NEW Digital - Embossed Pink/Yellow Papers - DP-208
 The embossed look of this paper is AMAZING!  It LOOKS embossed but it's perfectly smooth!  I've also used DP-203 Rose Swirls digital paper on this design.   For my sentiment panel I combined two images.  First I've used the rose image from T-21 Garden Printables ... then overlayed it with the sentiment from the Flower Girl - DAS-116 digital set.  
A little strip & bow of Wright's lace and this lovely card is ready to send!

One of the FABULOUS things about these new digital papers is that you not only can select, resize, print and create to your hearts content ... but you can also make matching envelopes any time you want as I've done here!  You never have to worry about running out of that favorite design paper ... just click, print & create!
I recently purchased one of the WeR Memory Makers Envelope Punch Boards and it's so easy to now make matching envelopes for my creations.  Again ... even though this paper LOOKS embossed, it's totally smooth and will mail without a problem!

I wanted a little gift set for a friend I'm going to visit next week so I whipped up this set of notecards in 3x3 1/2" size.  Again ... matching envelopes make for a quick & easy gift set.  There are actually SIX in the set ... 3 pink cards w/envelopes and 3 white cards w/envelopes.

Hmmm ... Maybe I should print more of this embossed paper and make a box to put the set in!  If I get the time and do make the box, I'll be sure to come back to share it with you!!

EDIT:   I'm BACK and found directions for a cute box that works perfectly for these little note cards!  I found the directions over on Shelly's Images Tutorial Tuesday ... want to see how it turned out?  SO CUTE! 

 Of course I printed another 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Crafty Secrets Embossed Pink/Yellow Papers - DP-208 so it matched my cards.  This was SO EASY to make and looks FABULOUS I think!
My homemade flower & leaves are Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies.  The ladybug was made with the new Viva 'Susan Tierney Cockburn' Lady Bug set.
(stamps,dies & viva were purchased through Joan's Gardens)

A few other challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything But A Card (Box)
Totally Paper Crafts - Use Fabric Lace not Paper  (Card #1)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything But A Card (Box)
Fab 'n' Funky - Make a Set
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fun weekend planned!
What ever you are doing ... stay safe & have fun!
As always . . .


  1. Absolutely gorgeous with those matching envelopes. Love the vintage shabby chick feel.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. So pretty! And the envelopes are awesome...I couldn't believe it wasn't really embossed. Such a polished finish to your beautiful cards....a beautiful envelope.

  3. Beautiful Dar!! With matching envelopes too?! LOVE that ribbon!!

  4. Oh my, your trio of cards are gorgeous. LOVE that embossed paper... it really looks like the real thing! Beautiful vintage style design. You definitely have inspired me to check out all goodies at Crafty secrets!

  5. Hi Darlene, you card and envelope set is stunning and seriously - it's hard to believe the paper isn't embossed and the box with the flower you made is perfect!

    Great job, thanks for sharing

  6. That vintage looking cream lace is SO pretty and I love how you've embellished your card with it. Great job with that, as well as your design. It really turned out beautifully and thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us again in this week's challenge.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. wow. these are beautiful ! Love it Darlene.

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    Angeline DT

  8. Love your beautiful card set and box! I checked out Crafty Secrets and just love them! Thanks for sending me over.

  9. Such a gorgeous set.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Huggsss, Angelique

  10. I just can't believe the paper isn't embossed it looks so it!! The matching envelopes and the gorgeous box finish it off perfectly,well done my friend!!

  11. ok. u got me and u got me speechless! this is absolutely gorgeous! GOR-G-US! i just love the colors too!

    hugs :)

  12. WOW Darlene...this is absolutely stunning! Wonderful colours with amazing detail...and that ladybug is fabulous!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week and good luck. Pat K x

  13. Stunning project. That paper is amazing. I would have sworn that it was embossed. Lovely colors too.

    Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  14. WOW gorgeous beautiful thanks for sharing with TPC x carol

  15. Beautiful collection, the colours are so pretty, thanks for joining us at the paper shelter. Joey xx

  16. Love your collection and beutiful colors you used. Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck! I hope we see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

  17. What a beautiful set cards and box! I love the beautiful flower!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  18. fab cards, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  19. Gorgeous! thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

  20. Wow! You really rocked it out on this one, Dar! That lined envelope is beautiful...and that pink embossed paper is so gorgeous. Just fabulous!


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