Monday, April 13, 2009

My Own Little Bit of Spring




Well..Winter won't leave us...and Spring just won't come to Long Island...so I am brnging a bit of Springtime to myself!

I have always had a habit of browsing thru books..web sites...cookbooks.. etc...and when I find something that interests me..I re-vamp it..switch things up...change it around and make it my own...all lots of fun..but there is one drawback..nothing has a recipe..nothing is written down..nothing has directions...or a template or pattern...and therefore..I can never tell someone exactly how to make or do what I made or did!....because its all in my head!

and so...That's what I did with this flower pot card...I browsed around...got the basic idea..here..there and everywhere....and then did my own thing!

What I can tell you is that I embossed the actual cardstock that the flower pot is made from using 2 different CB folders..(no layers of embossed cs over flower pot)

Each flower is made from 4 layers:
2 layers of vellum (one embossed..and the bottom most vellum flower layer is plain) and one layer of CB embossed white cs. The flower centers are also CB embossed cs. I alternated..vellum/cs/vellum/cs

The back most flower is adhered with a reg glue dot
The 2 in front (either side) are on 3-D glue dots..(love those chunky 3-D dots)

The edge of the flower pot was punched with the SU scalloped border punch

The flower topped blank card slips into the flower pot.

I hestiate to tell you that this is YET ANOTHER white on white card for Ruth's swap!
Yes..yes...yes...I (or should i say WE...as in Sue and I) are STILL at it!..We are truly addicted to that swap..and last night..we both signed on for spot #7...

Some may think that we need professional "help" for our ridiculous insane addiction to the white on white cards.....but the truth is..we are having so much fun with this swap...each white on white I've shared with you on my blog was a 6 card swap..so I've made 6 of each...and enjoyed making all 42 cards enormously!

As always..a big thank you to Ruth..her swap has been s much fun!

35 comments:

  1. Wow Michelle! This is really beautiful!! I love the vellum touches. They really add to the beauty of this card! Great job!!

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  2. Michelle I wanted to invite you over to PCP and take a visit at KLStampinNScrappin b/c I am hosting a challenge wher eyou use the CB to embellish your cards (this would work!) and you can win a CB folder AND Magnolia stamp. Check it out- email me if you want the links.

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  3. How neat this is all in white and with lots of embossing.

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  4. omg, this is so beautiful!! I like your other WHITE card, but this is a fantastic idea. Just stunning!!!

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  5. Wow! This is gorgeous in white! Love all the embossing, too!

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  6. Beautiful Beautiful cards!! TFS!!~

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  7. This is exquisite!! I love it the white on white and the touches of vellum! You should eneter this at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog for last Wednesday's vellum challenge - 4-8
    http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

    I love the look of white on white - in fact I just sent in my card for this wednesday's challenge and it's got lots of white on white!!

    Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog! I see we share a love of Paper Makeup Stamps!!

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  8. WOW! I am really speechless. This is just gorgeous. WOW!

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  9. Holy Smokes woman!! This is beautiful...I really love everything about this beauty! tfs!!!

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  10. I love your flower pot in all white!!! very very pretty!!! Great job on your pocket card hun!!!

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  11. OOhh Michelle. What a beautiful card. This would made a wonderful wedding card. I may have to copy this. TYFS.

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  12. am LOVING the white on white...BRILLIANT!!!!!

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  13. Girl this is gorgeous, I love how you did this all in white, just elegant.

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  14. I LOVE this card! The white on white is amazing and I love the design of the card. What a great idea with the flower and pot!!! This would make a perfect Mother's Day card (you've inspired me!).
    Amber

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  15. Michelle! Wow! You don't need any patterned paper with all that beautiful embossing! Glad you played along this week at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

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  16. Wow Michelle, this is stunning! I love the simplicity of everything being white and all of the embossing is beautiful especially the vellum! Thanks for playing along with us this week at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/
    Hugs Mrs Jx

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  17. These are so pretty and elegant.
    Elaine
    http://divitakniesart.blogspot.com

    SCS blogger

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  18. another fab creation
    Cuttlehugs
    AllisonX

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  19. I love how this looks monochromatic and cool using the vellum. I never think to use white monochrome. Cool!!!!

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  20. Absolutely fabulous card! Totally in love with the pocket idea, and those awesome flowers on top of the note card! Great job with Be Inspired 26...thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

    ~Lea

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  21. Wow, they are awesome!
    Thank you for joining this challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge BlogI will feature 2 pictures because they seem like 2 different projects.
    Meda

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  22. Stunning! I love the monochromatic white!

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  23. Michelle:
    I luv luv white cards..
    thank you so much for participating :)
    You will be featured on the http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com April 16th, 2009
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  24. I love these little flower pots!! They are so cute! I may just need to make one soon! =:O)

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  25. How cute is that? Love the idea and you did it just perfectly.

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  26. Just gorgeous! I love those flowers and the embossing! It wouldn't work in any other color.

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  27. Oh wow, these are simply beautiful! I love your version of this card.

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  28. Wow what a gorgeous card! I love anything dimensional. Your taste is exquisite, I will be following your blog for ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. This is stunning...also love it in the so saffron.

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  30. Hi There:
    While searching the web for inspiration for my Cuttlebug-ers Challenges at PaperCraftPlanet, I stumbled upon this entry on your blog. I was wondering if you'd permit me to use your entry as inspiration for this Sunday's, May 30th challenge?
    I would provide a link and give you complete credit. But I want your permission before I proceed.
    Thanks for your consideration,
    Betty aka ZacksNana

    Here's a link to the Cuttlebug-ers - http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/thecuttlebugers

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