A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Friday, January 16, 2009

TGIF!!!!

Hey everyone! Thank Goodness It's Friday! Whoo hoo!!!! I hope each of you are having a wonderful day so far. I just finished up this card for a challenge and wanted to share. I heat embossed the ball fringe (pom pom trim), dress, and argyle patterned background. I used my favorite Cuttlebug folder for the background, which is D'Vine Swirl. I embossed it on the metallic paper. I love that stuff for Cuttlebuggin'. It looks so cool. Then I also used my Cuttlebug to add the heart stamp. I then added some black lace ribbon and a paper button. I made all the buttons with my Martha Stewart button punch. Here it is:

Up close of bow/button:

Up close of stamping. Ball fringe is a Judikins Bolio stamp. Love those! Argyle patterned stamp is from a Stampin' Up set. Dress stamp is from Stampabilities.

To show the dimension:

Inside of card:

Back of card:

Also, I wanted to share with yall this neat tip I learned on the message boards. Do you get tired of buying those expensive glue dots? Well no longer my friends! You can make your own A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER!!!!!!!! Go and buy some of Aleene's 'Tack it Over and Over' glue. I got mine at Michael's Arts and Crafts. Next, I recycled the paper that was originally from a Glue Dot's pkg. Squeeze a small amount of glue onto the paper. You will want to make a little bit bigger of a dot than you will want because it will shrink a tad as it dries. Let it sit overnite to dry and voila'...glue dots! They work great too! Here is a visual for ya. Now the glue is white when it comes out, so these are still wet/setting up. They will be clear when it dries.

Also, I finished up this layout this week. This will be my first layout to sell. I put many hours and much love into this layout. I hope it shows. Here it is:










Thanks for stopping by! Yall take care!
XOXOXOXO
Aymee
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19 comments:

Amber said...

Hi Aymee
What a stunning card! Love the embossing on the metallic paper. It is absolutely beautiful! And what a terrific idea for making glue dots...will definitely try this.
Hugs
Amber

coloradoleen said...

Aymee, WOW I love that metallic paper! I just bought that same embossing folder this afternoon, hubby and son made the mistake of letting me wander around Michael's unchaperoned! LOL Wonderful card as usual hun! *Hugs*

coloradoleen said...

I was way to quick to hit the send button and forgot to tell you how much I love this LO as well. It's just adorable!

Ann said...

Wow Aymee what a fabulous card - love the combination of cuttlebugging and lace and stamping - amazing.

Ann xxx

Allison said...

beautiful card, love the layers
Thanks for joining us again this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisoNX

Sue Daly said...

Awesome card!!Thanks for joining us this week.

Carter'smomaw said...

I LOVE that card!!!! It has so many different elements (which I absolutely adore). The colors are great for the season, the textures add such dimension, and the embellies add just one my personal touch. You do such great work.

Also, I can not believe how adorable that layout is. I can really tell that you put a lot of thougth into the detail. Nothing is left undone. The textures, colors, and cute characters are delightful!!! I hope the person who purchases this one will always treasure it and tell everyone who the author is this stunning lo is.


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Meda said...

Wow, I love the card you created for the cuttlebug challenge! Can you guess what I like most? It's the lace bow. It gives the card a special, elegant look.

Taffy said...

absolutely beautiful, Ames!! I wished i had that much patience to do all that!! LOL

michele said...

your card is absolutely perfect. I just love it. what stamp did you use for the fringes?

Now the LO...love the enitre thing. so much love was put into creatin ghtis...love the sorakly, love the CB on the tree, and love the metallic.

Cassie said...

what an elegant card! there is so much i love on it it was hard to pick - first the bow, then the button, then the embossing - you get the idea!! thanks for joining us this week!

Kray said...

I so love the card....Love how you incorporated the button punch...our fave! lol

I also make the glue dots...they stick very well. I have kept my old rolls and put the dots on there, that way it is easier to store! Yippee!!!

Kray said...

Can't remember my last note to you...I so recognize that pom-pom stamp!

Nilda said...

just Stunning .. I love everythin about it. That button punch is one of my favorites. Thank you so much for joining us in the challenge

AUsome mom said...

OMG! Girl - you have outdone yourself this week! The card AND the LO. You are too stinkin' talented! I am in love with that metallic paper run thru the CB. It is awesome! The stamps look so good. Girl, it's hard stampin' and then cuttin' everything out. It takes alot of time! That LO is too dang cute. ALOT of time was spent on that precious little thing! I hope it brings you lots and lots of moolah! Hugs....

lida said...

Very nice cards! The rabbit is best!

campbelljudy1228 said...

Aymee,
You layouts are adorable. You did a wonderful job. I posted two cards today on my blog.

~Christina~ said...

Wow fabulous job!!!

Captain Scrappy said...

wow! Where do I begin! First I LOVE this card... one of my faves! Your "Hoppy Easter" LO is absolutely adorable! And, I love the little birdie blog wallpaper! :)