Sunday, October 18, 2009

Keep it Simple Sunday

Today's Tip: Freshen up a well loved layout with ribbon and a
non-traditional main image shape!
Guess what? Julie had her baby! (OK, this is almost old news since he's a whole week old now) but this is a first peek at the card I made for her and sweet baby Owen. (Is it sad that we make cards for our friends and post them on our blog??! Just wait, I'll be posting pictures of one of the gifts later this week...LOL! Nothing is a secret Jules!) Anyway...As usual, I waited to the last possible moment to make a card for Julie (my sister-in-law got married a month ago and I still haven't sent a card...how is it possible that I'm a card lady that never sends cards?? Egads!) so I needed a fast and easy card! I decided to go with a tried and true layout of using the four squares of patterned paper in the middle of a card, this is a 5x5" card and the amazing papers are from October Afternoon. I then went on an image search and found this adorable bunny among my giant pile of images from a swap I participated in a few months ago. Isn't he so darn cute? He was colored with Copics before adding the sentiment, from Papertreyink. And since acrylic stamps bend to fit any shape, I was able to bend the sentiment around the edge of the bunny image. Since the image had been sent to me on a pre-cut piece of cardstock, I was somewhat limited in what I could do with the bunny image. The paper was too narrow for a circle or square punch so I decided to simply cut off one end of my bunny with a circle Nestibilities. (I inserted only the right side of my paper into the die, leaving the left side resting over the top of the die before running it through a Cuttlebug) The ribbon was simply layered under the image, which was attached with dimensional tape. And I actually think this ribbon is left over from a project I worked on with Julie...or it's something she gave me...how fun is that!?
If you haven't seen Julie's news...hop on over to her blog and offer her a big congratulations! I, for one, am darn happy that I'll get to have some newborn snuggle time...without having to endure nine months of pregnancy or any hours of labor...It just doesn't get any better than that!

1 comment:

Julie Masse said...

It's even cuter in person!! Such an adorable image and with OA paper -can't go wrong!! Owen loves it! :)