Well, I finally got my mother's day present out and played with it and I am glad I did. I have been bitten and I like it. I love my Cuttlebug for embossing (That is all I have done with it so far). I hope you can see the thanks below the flowers on this card. It is soooo cool in person! If you click the picture, it will enlarge the photo so you can see it better. In fact, it is huge! My son, Tate, and I tried all the the embossing plates with different colors of cardstock. He loves turning the handle. What was fun about embossing was two-fold...1) I am getting rid of scraps and I always love that and 2) I had to find coordinating paper to go with what I embossed. It is a challenge to come up with something from scratch. I like it better than copying patterns. Connie (my sister) you can quit saying, "I don't, I like patterns". She lets me design something and then I have to give her all the dimensions on the phone, so she can make it. What we do for our siblings?! She has been coaxing me to give the dimensions to all of my cards on my daily posts, but I haven't broken down yet. Let me know by leaving comments about whether you want me to add this to my posts. Maybe that will give me the push I need.
Again, I had so much fun making this card. I finally used my Dainty stamp set. Don't you just love those little flowers. You know I do! The card base is bamboo cardstock and the striped paper is not available currently through CTMH. It was a promo pack that was given to customers who purchased so much in product one month in 2006. I don't remember what month that was and yes, I purchased that much. It is not hard for me to spend, spend, spend on CTMH products.
In addition, I used Cranberry cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, New England Ivy ribbon round, Cranberry ribbon round, White Daisy brads, Cranberry ink, Barn Red ink, Garden Green ink and concave corner adorner (non-CTMH). I inked the edges of the White Daisy cardstock with Cranberry ink.
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.
Take time to create!