Sunday, March 27, 2011

Inspired by Friends & Family

Yesterday I shared a few cards that I made using a
bunch of the new, fun things that I purchased on my
recent shopping day up in Madison.
Today, I am sharing a couple more.....

I will admit, I built this card around the chipboard sentiment.
I also had one person on my mind as I created this card.....
This girl has an infectious laugh and the most
encouraging this card is for her.

My friend Nancy James creates these beautiful
tags and packages her hand-dyed seam-binding
to create eye-candy that I can't resist.

I have 100 yards of plain, white seam binding just
waiting for my own hand-dying to take place, but
whenever I order from Nancy, I always get the
bonus of her paper crafting to keep!

Now....for something completely different....

I find KandCompany's spring lines always difficult to resist,
but mainly because I know that my mom loves this style.
I make a lot of cards for her.
She has no idea that I am making a batch of things in
this style, which she will love.

The glittering bell jar is so beautiful, but it's hard to capture
with my little camera.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
It's a sunny but cold day here in Northern Illinois.
I am tucking in for a day of paper crafting.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday....

Thanks for swinging by!

Smile Card Recipe:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Designer Paper:  My Minds Eye 'Quite Contrary',
Colorbok 'Flea Market', Stampin Up (retired)
Die Cut Sentiment: KandCompany 'Margo'
Tools:  Fiskars Corner Rounder punch
Embellishments:  Sugarlump Studios,
Recollections, Paper Studio

Thank You Card Recipe:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Designer Paper: KandCompany 'Madeline'
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Memories 
Tools:  Fiskars Corner Rounder & border punch
Embellishments:  seam binding from Sugarlump Studios
Rhinestone Flourish by Prima, flower by Recollections
Acetate bell jar sticker by KandCompany 'Flora & Fauna'


StampinCathy said...

WOW! All the projects are just stunning and so inspiring.

Michele Gross said...

LOVE that card! And I have to go check out that yummy seam binding site!

Stacy said...

Your projects are simply beautiful!

Ann said...

Oooh, these are wonderful eye candy, Julie! I am diggin' the purple on the card for your mom!

Diana Queen said...

Oh my stars, Julie. This is gorrrgusss! ;D

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW! That card is gorgeous-LOVE the rosette and that seam binding-I've seen a TON of cool/creative packaging but this is by far the CUTEST!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOW! This is a gorgeous card--love that flower...and that seam binding is gorgeous too! WOW! You are just blowing me away:)

Glenda J said...

Great colours and layouts! Especially love the first one! Great work.

Rufus said...

What yummy looking seam binding! No wonder you can't resist. Both cards are lovely. Bet your Mom goes crazy when she gets a look at the one for her!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your cards are both divine! You always incorporate the most lovely colors,and gorgeous composition. thanks for sharing the Sugar Lumps binding too! beautiful work from you as always!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are GORGEOUS!!!! The colors just make me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Thanks soooooooooo much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful and Gorgeous. I'm a chipboard fanatic so I'm really lovin' your chipboard card. :) Love the glittering bell jar too. :)

Lindsey said...

Wow! These two cards are so different and so beautiful! And I'm so glad you shared those seam binding tags, too -- SWEET!

~Tammy~ said...

Wonderful cards! I am addicted to seam binding isn't it fun!

Jinny Newlin said...

These creations are GORGEOUS, Julie! LOVE the shabby chic/vintage feel of the second with all those scrumptious, springtime, K&Company goodies! I'm thinking that I NEED to get some! LOL! And Sarah will totally treasure the first. Just LOVE to see cards made with specifically, special people in mind :).