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Friday, July 1, 2011

Thanks

I really need to think up some creative titles for my posts!  Why is it that when I get to that "box" that wants a title for my posts I just go blank.  How boring is "Thanks" for a post title, especially when I use that one all the time, LOL!!

Today I wanted to share a card I made way back for Mother's Day.  This is the card that I made for my mom...sort of.  I actually forgot to take a picture of it, so I recreated it but added a "Thanks" tag on it instead of the "Mom" tag that the original had.


I love using the Giga Guidelines stamps!  They are just so versatile and can be used for SO many things!!  Also, LOVE the tiny tags set!  They are perfect for those times when I almost complete a card and wonder where in the world I am going to fit in the sentiment.  Do any of you create that way?  Just kind of go with it as it comes to you?  I can rarely plan my cards out in advance!  Right Laurie?


I wanted to show you a closeup of these little beady things.  I've seen these in the stores...for lots of money too!  No way am I going to spend that much money on them when I can make them myself...well, sort of make them myself.  I found these in the wedding aisle at Hobby Lobby one day.   Everything was 50% off and I was looking to see what I could find for cards.  I came across these.  You get 6 or so strands of them (this is only 1 strand) and they were $2.49 for the whole pack I think and then 50% off of that!  That's a bargain!  Each of the beads were white but I took a copic marker that matched the color theme I was using, in this case Raspberry Fizz, and colored the beads I wanted and left the others clear.  Can you imagine how many different colors you could make these in!  I also colored the little pearls on the card as well with my copics to match the beads.


Thank you for stopping by today!! I can't wait to catch back up with your blogs! I enjoy seeing what you have created so much!  Have a great day!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Giga Guidelines, Tiny Tags
Paper: White, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Turquoise Gem VersaMagic, True Black
Other: Copics, Hobby Lobby Wedding Embellishment, Raspberry Fizz ribbon, Tiny Tags Die, Sizzix Embossing Folder, White Scrapper's Floss, White Rhinestones (colored with copics)

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty, I love the tiny tags set too.
    Have a great day
    Judy

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  2. LOVE this card Jen! Your mom probably ohhed and ahhed over the original for days! So so pretty and I think I need that tag and die set!

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  3. Jen this is gorgeous! I do love that little beady thing! lol! And the color combo is amazing!

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  4. OH GOODNESS ........ how I love the embossing folder with the giga guidelines ...... and the colors this is a FANTASTIC card ...... of course love the fun little beady thing :) You are right about spending a ton of money on these ....... some floral wire and beads you are good to go!!!

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  5. Well, you are miss crafty Jen! I love your new little find as an embellie! This is a beautiful card and I'm sure your mom LOVED it! Giga Guidelines is a go to set and one of my favorites. Why did you have to go and use the tiny tags set?? hehe It's on my list for July. :)

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  6. So beautiful, Jen! I have to learn a little something about beads and wire.....you have INSPIRED me!

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  7. Very clever to color the beads to match! I too, haunt the wedding aisle at HL to find card-making things.
    Which Sizzix folder did you use?

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  8. Oh, wow, this is stunning! I love the colour combination, too!

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  9. Jen love the embossing on this card and the giga guidelines! Got to check out this stamp set!

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  10. Jen, this is beautiful! I love the color choices and I've been wanting some inspiration to use my newly acquired Tiny Tags. :) Thank you!

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  11. So pretty! Giga is one of my fave sets for the same reason! I love the bead thingy- and I have the same problem you do- can't buy things I can make!!! ha! :D

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  12. This is STUNNING! You made your mom a gorgeous card, and I love how easy it is to just swap out the tag!

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  13. I learned so much from you just from this one post: Look in the wedding aisle for bargains on possible embellishments. Color white beads with Copics to match my card colors. Use the Tiny Tags when there's no place to put a sentiment. To top it off, I get to enjoy your beautiful card. BTW, you can post as many rainbow cards as you like. I think they're all wonderful.

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  14. I love what you did with those wonderful beads! Colouring to match makes life so much easier huh?

    This card is absolutely stunning! The colours are just gorgeous and i love all of the embossing on the top section. :)

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  15. Such a fabulous card!! I love the colours, the strip of 'giga' stamps and ofcourse the tiny tag.

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