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Embossed Vellum Wedding Card

Hey there, friends! Hope you’re having a happy Wednesday so far! I just wanted to drop in and let you know that a new card tutorial video went up on the Virtual Smooches blog on Monday and I wanted to share it with you!

Since wedding season is upon us, I thought I’d create an elegant wedding card and incorporate some embossing techniques. I heat embossed on vellum and love the result. It reminds me of lace!

Check out the video below or on my YouTube channel to see how it all came together!


Embossed Vellum Wedding Card




Hope you enjoyed it and that you’ll give embossing on vellum a try! Do you have a favorite technique to use on wedding cards? I’d love to know!

Thanks for stopping by,


Blue Birthday Wishes Gift Bag

Hey there! Hope your week's going well so far! I've got some majorly sore legs (and feet and back) from running, but other than that I'm feeling pretty good. 🙂 Being sore just means you're doing something right. At least that's what I'm telling myself. 

Anyhoo, today I've got a gift bag to share with you. I had been hoarding this layered Prima flower for (dare I say it) years and finally busted it out for a whimsical look on this project. I originally created this for the "Winter Blues" feature in the January/February issue of Paper Crafts magazine, so that might explain the monochromatic theme. Working in (mostly) one color is definitely tricky, but it forces you to create interest with other elements, like texture and shape.



Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Clear stamps: The Girls' Paperie, Papertrey Ink

Flower: Prima

Button: Papertrey Ink

I love my Papertrey Ink sheet music background stamps because they go with just about anything. I layered the artsy scroll over top of the background stamping to create depth and texture as well as a place to hold the sentiment. Once again, I curved my sentiment stamp for a more natural-looking fit inside the scroll. What did we do before acrylic stamps? I really can't recall.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Woodgrain I Love You Card

Hey there! Hope you had a fun weekend! I can't say I took part in any Super Bowl related activities, but I did complete a 4-mile run on Sudnay (a slow run, but a run nontheless), which was pretty super in my opinion. I've never run over 3 miles on the road before and while it felt great at the time, my knees and ankles are now pretty upset with me. We're not speaking, actually. 

But when I wasn't running this weekend, I was putting some time into making cards! I finally got out of a little rut I had been in for the last few weeks and made a few projects for the Paper Crafts Stamp It Cards submissions. Today I thought I'd share  a super simple Valentine that I made for a previous call.



Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned paper: Crate Paper

Flower: Prima

Clear stamp: The Girls' Paperie


Well I hope you have a great start to the week and I'll be back here on Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by!


Peek of the Week 6/29/11 – Wedding Congratulations Card

Hi friends! Hope your week is going well so far. I had a bit of a rough day yesterday, but I'll bounce back. Luckily, it's been a while since I've had a rough day like that and it certainly makes me appreciate all of the uneventful days in my life. In happier news, the Wimbledon tournament is still going strong and I'm really enjoying watching it every night. My favorites right now are Lisicki and Djokovic. 

For today's Peek of the Week, I'm sharing a wedding-themed congratulations card that I made a while back. I love the American Crafts Thickers shapes, so that's what inspired me to make this card.



Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned paper: BasicGrey

Chipboard bird: American Crafts

Flower: Prima

Lace: JoAnn's

Font: Dafont.com – Chopin Script

Lately, I'm loving using embellishments that I already have and adding other embellishments to them like buttons, flowers, rhinestones to make them into something new. That's what I did with the chipboard bird by adding the flower and the pearl to give it a more customized and detailed look. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by! And a special shout-out to the super talented (and really pretty, I must say) Cristina Kowalcyzk, who said some incredibly nice things about me on the Paper Crafts Connection blog on Monday. During the tough times of this week, I'm definitely turning to her sweet words to cheer me up.