First, I made this cute little notecard using Damask Decor and my favorite color combination: blue and turquoise. These can be made with any colors to match anyone's personality and tastes!
For this card, I started by cutting a piece of turquoise (or light blue) cardstock from my stash into a standard A2 size card (4.25" x 5.5"). Then, I cut out the image of the very first key on the Damask Decor cartridge (<Damask1> on p. 21 of the handbook) at 3" on brown cardstock from my stash. This is actually upside down from the image in the book and on the key, but I liked it better this way...it looks more like a flower now. :) I was using my Gypsy, so I also cut the little corner pieces at the same time, but they are also from Damask Decor. They are <Damask6> on p. 26 of the handbook and I cut them at 1" using the same brown cardstock. I kept this pretty basic because I am a simple kind of a person, but these little fleur pieces of this cart can be cut and layered in so many ways, you can get REALLY elaborate if you so choose.
My next project is also from Damask Decor, but I had to throw a little Gypsy Font into the mix as well...
I have to admit, I have never really looked at the handbooks to the carts until I met Erica. Now, I'm constantly looking at them, mainly for recipe cards, and am finding all sorts of inspiration! This project is actually from the handbook (p. 9-10) with a little modification. As you can see, colors can be modified to fit any theme/decor. Since my cousin is getting married in October, I thought I would play around with making a notecard for her to use with her new "B" initial, and so I used the colors from her wedding - turquoise and orange. ALL of the cuts here use <Damask13> from p. 33 of the handbook, with the exception of the "B" which came from the Gypsy Font cartridge. First, I cut the envelope at 4" out of textured white cardstock from my stash, folded and assembled it according to the score marks. Then, I cut the card base using the Shift Key of the Card Feature Key, also at 4", out of bright turquoise cardstock from my stash. Next, using white textured cardstock, I cut the outer layer of the card at 4" using the Card Feature Key. I layered the white on top of the turquoise and added an orange ribbon. Finally, I cut the "B" using my Gypsy Font cartridge off of my Gypsy at somewhere close to 1.25" (my apologies for this not being exact....I had to play around a little with it and cut a few out at various sizes, so...it measures almost 1.25" high with the ruler right now) out of orange cardstock from my stash. I used the Monogram Feature Key for the flourished B. Then, I added the monogram to the flap of the envelope and VOILA! She is finished!
Thank you for looking, and I hope you like what you see! Leave me a comment about these, or any of my projects; I LOVE feedback almost as much as I LOVE my followers!
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