Friday, July 5, 2013

Design Team Project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I have my first project for my Guest Designer spot for Ephemera's Vintage Garden!  Yayyy!  I was so excited to work with this fabulous journal card kit.  It is called Coral Blues Scrap Journaling Card Set.  It is absolutely gorgeous!  For this first project I had the digital papers printed at Staples on Matte Photo Paper.  The print quality is fabulous!  I wanted to show the versatility of this set because it can be used for far more than just Project Life journaling cards.  This month I will show you the many ways this set can be used!

I decided I was going to make a set of Thank You note cards.  
First, I cut apart the six 3x4" journal cards, and the accessories.  Then I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Walnut Stain.
 Next, I used my Tim Holtz Alterations Die, Tattered Florals to cut flowers from the design paper.  I knew I wasn't going to use these tabs for this first project so I used those!  I placed the tab over the smallest flower in the die, and ran it through my Cuttlebug.

In the photo above, you can see all my flower shapes.  I used other small journaling cards from the set to cut the larger flowers. Next, I used my stylus to curl up the edges of each flower. 

In the picture below, you see my six "thank you's."  I used a stamp from Savvy Stamps.  I stamped it using Adirondack brown ink.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I then cut them out with scissors.
 Once I had all my pieces cut and inked, I began to assemble my cards.  I used Stampin Up card stock in Soft Suede as my card bases.  The finished card is 3.25 x 4.25".  I used Recollections Signature paper flowers, my Martha Stewart triple Butterfly Punch, an EK Success Butterfly Punch, and a pearl bead for the flower center.  I cut a fish tail in one of the strips of designer paper and adhered the sentiment to it.
 This is the inside of the card.  The designer paper is SO easy to use!  They are gorgeous!  You don't have to do anything else.
For my next card, all I did was use pieces from the accessories sheet, like the button and fish tail cut paper.  I added embroidery floss to the button, which I punched out using my EK Success 1" Circle Punch.  A super simple card to make but really sweet!
For my next card, it was just all about layers.  I used one of the 3x4" journal cards as the first layer, then the polka dot strip, which I simply cut from the accessory sheet.  I used the argyle fish tail cut paper, and the diamond fish tail cut paper from the accessory sheet.  The flowers are cut from other journal cards, and I added a pearl bead to the center.
 This is the inside of that card.
For my next card, I added embroidery floss to the top of the journaling card before adhering it to the card base.  I tied the sentiment to the floss before adding the butterfly on top.  The flowers again are cut from extra journal cards with the pearl bead. 
For my next card, I chose to go really simple but with this paper, it looks like I put a ton of work into it!  I used a Recollections flower with a flower I cut from the paper, embroidery floss, a pearl bead, and the fish tail banner hanging from the floss.
And for my last card, I used a 4" doily that I distress with walnut stain, two Recollections Flowers, and a butterfly cut from the designer paper.  Isn't it sweet? :)
 Here are the cards together....  I had such a ball making these cards today!  I hope you enjoyed seeing them come together and I hope you'll stop by Ephemera's Vintage Garden to pick up your set!  :)  I will be doing a video on these cards as soon as I get my voice back!  I have a cold that has taken it away for the time being!  LOL!
What's my next project?  You'll have to come back to see!  Thanks for stopping by today!!

20 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS Rachel!!!!....Love them!!! You did a beautiful job! Debbie will be thrilled. xo

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    1. Awe you're so sweet Debbie!! Thank you so much for visiting me!!

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  2. Great job...they are beautiful!!!! Especially love the one with the butterflies.

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    1. Awe thank you Janis!! You are so sweet!! Thank you for stopping by!!

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  3. Lovely cards - you did a fab job. x

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting me Tracy!!

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  4. Absolutely stunning!! You did an outstanding job!! I think Debbie will be so proud!!

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    1. You're so sweet!! Thank you so much!!

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  5. OMGosh Rachel! These are awesome!!

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  6. Oh my stars Rachel! These are so fabulous, I really love that you used the paper so diversely, especially with the flower die!!! Great work, I love it and I'm so glad to have you on the team :-)

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    1. Thank you so very much Debbie!! I am so honored that you invited me!!

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  7. These are beautiful Rachel! Great Job!

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  8. These are beautiful....love them!!!

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    1. Awe thank you so very much Susie!!
      Rachel

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  9. gorgeous cards rachel. i love that kit by debbie ann. your amazing girl. xo

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    1. Thank you so very much Carrie!!!
      hugs
      Rachel

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