Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A card and an award!

I have a quick card for you today.  Last week PTI Make it Monday challenge was to use their impression plates to partially emboss a card.  #1 I don't own any of their impression plates (yet) and #2 I didn't get around to making a card for the challenge.  So over the weekend, I had a bit of time and this is what I came up with.

I know the color is WAY wonky in the second picture, sorry about that.  I wanted you to have a close up shot of this embossing though.   I don't know if you own any of PTI's dies but they are a single layer of steel.  Like this:
I found that if I flipped the die over and ran it through my Cuttlebug, with the same sandwich, it embossed the card!  How cool is that?  So now, I have DOUBLED my money.  I am so super excited about this.  Now, if you already knew this please let me relish in my money saving discovery for a day or so before you tell me what an idiot I am as this is something you have already known for ages and I am just now joining the real world with my discovery.  Haha!

After I embossed my card, I finished it off with a simple sentiment and a bit of ribbon.  I think these would be great for a wedding or shower thank yous.  Very classic and simple.  I love the way it turned out.  Hope my Grandma does too because that's where it's headed :)

Yesterday, Steph over at BZB Creates gave me this awesomely cool award!

You have to pass this along to 15 bloggers and tell 7 things about yourself.  So here are my bloggers, I came up with as many as I could, Steph had already awarded it to a few that I would have as well so I did the best I could :)

1.  Jennifer at Happy Things
2.  Danielle at Me:  A Momentary Glimpse
3.  Michele at Michele's Scrapy Creations
4.  Schell at Schell's Craft Corner
5.  Vanessa at Scrappy-Ness:  Creative Life

Now for the seven things about me.
1.  Once spring hits, you can find me outside...until September.
2.  Fourth of July is my favorite holiday and four years ago my youngest daughter was born on that day.
3.  I dislike basketball.
4.  When I first started scrapbooking, I SWORE I would never stamp...or make cards.  HA!
5.  I have a 150 pound dog who is half Lab half Saint Bernard.
6.  I love swimming, the lake, the ocean, the bathtub, basically any body of water.
7.  I would love to grow flowers but I think I have a black thumb.

Well, that's about it for me today!  I hope you have a great Tuesday friends and thanks for stopping by!  See you tomorrow!


  1. congrats on the award!

    what a fantastic idea with the dies! i never thought of that--great tip!

    great card!

  2. congrats on the award!
    thanks for sharing this idea with us!!

  3. I did not know that! I have thought about buying these dies many times but haven't yet. But now I have more incentive! :) Love your card.

  4. I loved what you did with the embossing! that's so neat! It's always fun when you find a way to get the most out of your supplies.

  5. I don't have any of these dies..I think your a genius ;)
    Congrats on the award :)
    Loved learning more about you.

  6. Congrats on the Award! My best friend from HS was born on the 4th. Her dad wanted to name her America, but mom overruled. LOL. Hope that you live somewhere that you can celebrate in style (Here in WA you can set off everything from fountains to crysanthimum mortars...the 4th rocks!) Love the tip & card too!