Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thank You From the Graduate

Thank You From the Graduate

A quick post: a very simple 4bar thank you card for those busy moms...

I stamped the graduation cap on black card stock with silver ink and outlined the cord in metallic golden sharpie.


Until next time....

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

O Toulouse...

O Toulouse...
o mon pais.

Here comes a very different "serie" of cards. I must have been homesick, or maybe I realized that Toulouse, the pink city I am from, is a mine of ideas for very simple blank cards.

Now this post is going to be a little different, I have to show you around...

First, the Musee des Augustins, very famous for his gothic style, housed inside an Augustinian convent.

And now the card: the black and white picture is printed on linen which gives it this plain, clean style...


This is a very famous shot of Toulouse by night... the view of the lights reflecting on the Garonne, the river that goes through the city.

This is what it looks like in a card... 


Along the Garonne, all over town, you have little gardens or paths, lining the river...

Comes spring, all the students and tourists go stroll on them, or sit on the grass to catch the first rays of sun.

This card captures a view of a stairway going down to the river with the Pont Neuf in the background...


The most famous view of Toulouse has to be the Place du Capitole, where the mayor office is, and the market on Sunday.

And here is the card:


I hope you enjoyed this express visit of my hometown, Toulouse.

Until next time...

Monday, May 27, 2013

It's a Boy!

It's a Boy.

One more! It doesn't get any simpler than that!

A little blue onesie on a hanger, a very light blue ribbon to underline the printed sentiment...

I rounded the bottom corners.

There you have it!


Until next time...

So Blessed

So Blessed.

After having spent the afternoon getting ready some new baby announcements, I was in the mood for more!

Following the last model of Father's Day Card, I adorned the card with a little baby outfit on a hanger.

I used 3D square to prop the outfit, and stamped a sentiment in very light blue.


Until next time.

Thinking of You

Thinking of You

A CAS card inspired by one from Wanda Pettijohn on 

A simple stamping on an already printed sentiment.


Until next time...

Another Father's Day Card

Another Father's Day Card

This card was inspired by a beautiful card from Linda Aarhus, (

I used a Silhouette cutting file found on Bird's blog ( if you haven't visited this blog, run to check it out. This lady is posting new cutting files everyday, and they are incredible. From place cards to deep edge cards, if you own a Silhouette Cameo, this is a mine of ideas.

My husband was sweet enough to make me a few hangers from paper clips, and there you go!


Until next time...

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day...

The fathers for whom a relaxed father's day is not an option like the previous cards, here is one loaded with honeydo project.

A versatile stamp from Stamps by Judith, the tree for all seasons, adorned with little impression from the Stubbies stamps.


The sentiment was printed before hand.

Until next time...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Father's Day

Father's Day...

Through a porthole... Those two cards are another version of the card #300, the hardest part being wrapping the "porthole" part.

Two peaceful scene for a relaxed father's day...


I used the cricut "Life's a Beach" cartridge for the chair and the sailboat, and used scrap of papers for the background. The cloud is punched with my all time favorite tool, the fiskars clloud punch.

Until next time...

Mark Twain"s View on Dad



This is Mark Twain's view on Dads, and it is so just on, that I couldn't help but make a card with it.

I was reading this to my husband and he said: " true."

Not that much to say about the card, except that the font I chose is Worstveld sling extra oblique and I added a little bit of copic marker coloring in the words....

Until next time...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thank you

Revisiting another old favorite, (cf post # 205 and 213)

This new card is an hybrid between the two last ones, with a little Tiffany blue color in the ribbon.

I used a stamp from the same Sparkle n' Sprinkle Thanks a bunch stamps set. This one is another circular one and I added some light green coloring


Until next time!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thank You So Much

Thank You So Much

My oh my, those silhouette studio cutting files that Bird is creating are just amazing.

Here is the one she posted this morning, how beautiful is that???

The little slots for the ribbons are right on! Perfectly positioned and of a size that would fit the most common ribbons.

I admire the way she ties that most perfect bow in the center. 

She is definitively an artist.

Here is my take on it, no surprise there, Tiffany blue ribbon and Stampin'up Pool Party ink. 


Do stop by Bird's blog to see the other magnificent cards she posted.

Until next time!

Many Thanks, all CAS

Many Thanks, all CAS

Because sometimes revisiting old models of cards is rewarding,  I felt like making some more Clean And Simple thank you cards.

Here come the blue on silver collection, using those beautiful Sparkle and Sprinkles thank you stamps, "Thanks a Bunch".


This round sentiment in silver ink, just pop up of the blue... I lined it with white and silver card stock.


From the same stamp collection, a majestic "thank you" all adorned with swirls.


And to go back to basic, a french thank you, really classy because very plain.


A few months back, I made some "It's A Shower" (cf post 150), using the Martha Stewart line of gifts punch.

I reused this old idea adding "a note of thanks" sentiment I printed on my computer. I just love this font, called Channel slanted.

Until next time!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Deep Edge cards from Bird's Cards

 Pinterest and the web are full of resources when you begin using your Silhouette Cameo. 

How sweet it is when you fall on beautiful free cutting files, easy to download and use.

Bird's Card blog ( has those "Deep edge" cutting files that allowed me to design a few easy and simple cards.

Thank you Bird for being so generous and for the beautiful inspiration we can find in your blog...

I added a "thank you" sentiment to this deep edge card (#5) and a Tiffany blue liner.


This one is the Deep Edge #1. I added a band of card stock. The sentiment was printed and cut using a  Spellbinder Nestabilities, label #10 die cut.

I put a white ribbon behind it.


The two following deep edge cards are the #3 cutting files and I just added a Happy Birthday" cut in silver card stock. The large clear ribbon, and the silver mesh one are actually holding the sentiment in place.

Bird's Cards blog is a mine of neat ideas and cutting files... go visit it!!

Until next time...

Wedding Dress Silhouette

Another beautiful cutting file from the Silhouette Cameo Studio.

The cuts are very intricate and a liner in different color will make them stand out.

I added a few min pearls and one silver flower.


Until next time...

Hope you Feel Better in a Cloud!

I had that embossing folder for a while now but never found a way to use it.

I embossed a pannel and fileld up the frame with some silver paper.

The sentiment was printed and cut out with a fiskars cloud punch.

I just added a double embossed line at the edge to finish the card.


Until next time...

With Deepest Sympathy

Is it sad to admit I run out of Sympathy card?

I really did... and I liked so much the previous ones I made that I kept the same kind of design for my new one.

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on 3/4 of the card, added two rows of two embossed lines on each side of the printed sentiment.

To finish the card, I added a little bit of Tiffany blue ribbon.


A very subdued and simple card..

Until next time.

Wishing You a Happy Birthday, with Transparency

A few months back, I found that pack of transparent papers, not really vellum but more of an acetate with some flocked gifts on it. They are from Fancy Pants Designs, "It's Your Day".

I printed the sentiment on a white linen card stock and added some of the cut out designs around it for the first card.

On the second one, I actually added a half page of transparency. The picture doesn't give it justice, but, you really can read the sentiment through it.


Something different...

Until next time...

Happy Birthday Silhouette

Those two cards are made with two different cutting files from the Silhouette Studio.

I was shooting for simple as can be...

The circle in this card is distorted because this cutting fils is actually made for a square card, and I adapted it to an A2 one.

I added a silver lining to it and rounded the corners.


This is actually a free standing "happy birthday"  lined on a red paper.

Both those cutting files come from the Silhouette Studio.

Until next time...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Birthday and A Thousand Thanks

This is another easy way to make a card...

Just write something, anything, choose the right font (and when I say right, I mean, do not go into detailed font or it might not be very neat once you try to get the paper out of the cutting mat), and add a liner...

The most important part is to fuse the writing with the card itself so that the letters are not "free standing"...


This font was a little too detailed , and as a result, it was very difficult to get the letters out neatly...


Check the detail below and you'll understand what I mean...

Still,  think the results are amazing!

Until next time...

Silhouette Birthday Balloons

The possibilities with the Silhouette Cameo are endless, and the web is full of beautiful cutting files and very easy to follow tutorials. 

My favorite tutorial so far is the one telling you how to make a cutting file for Silhouette when you start with an image from the web.

I pinned this tutorial on my pinterest "Silhouette Cameo" board, 
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I plan to add tutorials and cutting files to this board, so check often.

This is a birthday card I made as another try...


I simply glued the negative part of the cut on a Tiffany blue paper.

Until next time...