Thursday, June 21, 2012

Anything But a Card

It's late Thursday night, but I wanted to get this post up before tomorrow. We've got a good friend coming to stay with us for the weekend - can't wait! He's a wonderful friend, was in our wedding and we have such fun when he comes to visit!

So, I decided I wanted to join in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week - Anything BUT a Card. I love making bookmarks and have given them to several co-workers for different occasions. For this particular bookmark, I used the beautiful Prim Poppy die-cut from Memory Box. I cut it three different times; once on white, once on the pink polka dot paper and one more time on the green and white gingham paper.





I used the fun technique, that Jennifer McGuire shared on her blog, of piecing the die-cut back together, into the negative space. So fun and it looks really cool too! Here's a close-up.




And of course, I didn't want to waste any of the pieces, so I had to make a coordinating card to go with it, but am only entering the bookmark for the challenge. Here's the card:


And a close-up of how I added the poppies - fun!


Can ya tell I love this die!? Yea, just a little! :)

Thanks so much for coming by - It's always so nice to see your comments! Hope everyone has a fun weekend! :)

39 comments:

Brenda said...

Just beautiful Barb! Bookmarks make such nice gifts and I love it that you see them all the time while you are reading! This is exquisite btw, gorgeous papers and soft colors!

donna mikasa said...

Love that you managed to use all the pieces and interchange them. Great gift idea! Have a wonderful weekend with your houseguest!

Isabelle P. said...

C'est magnifique, j'adore !

Yvette said...

Beautiful, both the bookmark and the card! I think I'm gone put this die on my "wish" list :)

Lisa said...

Such a cool idea to paper piece it back in! And I am loving this tall, skinny card!!

Lisa said...

oops- that's the bookmark!! Sorry Barb! I just finished looking at the card when I wrote that...silly me :)

Lynn said...

Wow...I love how it is still so CAS yet has so much dimension. Beautiful Barb.

Lin said...

Love how these turned out, Barb! Beautifully done!

Annette said...

What a pretty bookmark...i love that amazing flower on it and your card is stunning...

Have a great weekend with your friend...

Kara Lynne said...

I am loving that die too, and I don't even have it! That gingham green made such a cool pattern in the stem and I love that wonderful technique. Your card is precious, and a great way to use the extras. Have a wonderful time with your friend this weekend!

Kathy said...

Wow! Really so very pretty, Barb. I love that flower die!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your thoughts. Have a great weekend with your friend:)
blessings,

Nancy said...

What a lovely set, Barb! Those colors work so well together; pretty and so feminine. I really love how you layered the petals on the die cut flowers, great detail!
have a wonderful weekend~

Pam W Merwin said...

Barb, I love both of these! I love pink and green too :) This die is on my wish list and you have just inspired me to move it up on my list!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Bookmarks are such great gifts. You are reminded of the person each time you mark a page. These are beautil designs Barb!

Clare said...

SO pretty, Barb! I love the gingham striped stems for the flowers - kinda makes me thing of the flower stems I'd see in a Dr. Seuss book! :)

Rachel W K said...

very pretty diecut! i cant believe the fragile stems don't rip to pieces! these are great bookmarks, and would make great gifts :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both cards are so pretty! Love how you used the dies! Enjoy your weekend!

Trinh said...

Beautiful die and you have showcased it to perfection, Barb! I love how the pieces look nestled back into the negative. Hope you have a great weekend with your friend!

Laura Jane said...

Well Done!

Laurel said...

Barb, this is fantastic! I love this! I love the soft colors, the elongated card, the pieced images back into the negative space...... This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!!!!

Arlene said...

What great fun the card is! And the bookmark is so wonderful - I first thought it was a glass mosaic.

mimijudy1975 said...

Barb,I love how you used the green checked gingham as well as the pink in making the poppy flowers. This is such an elegant die. i think I will definitely have to buy this die .You just convinced me. Have a wonderful weekend visiting with your friend.

Greta said...

Terrific bookmark & I love the card! Wishing I had that die, for sure!

Dawn said...

What a great idea Barb. Love both your bookmark and card. This is a great die

walchowDesign said...

Aww...these bookmarks are so lovely with your fav. colours, Barb! The green gingham looks is pretty on the pink and love the die!

Karen B. said...

These are absolute beauties, and I think you've just sold me on that die!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, what a great flower die, and I love how you put it back in the negative speace as Jennifer McGuire showed us...very cool effect! I love the card and the bookmark, way to use up all the pieces! I also love the color combo...those pinks and greens are FAB together. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, too...you always make me smile!

Donna Bowman said...

Lovely bookmark and card Barb! Love your die cut techniques!

Cathy A said...

Beautiful card Barb, if I had that die I would lve it too!

Suzanne C said...

Elegant cards! Love how you used both parts of the die!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh I love your cards Barb!
so elegant indeed!
You've done an amazing job with this technique and made me want to have a go at it.

Thank You!

Simone said...

Barb this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the way you used that technique! Stunning card :)

Maureen Morton said...

So sweet, Barb! I love how you used this die - and with that girlie paper, too. I would never get my book finished with this bookmark - can't take my eyes off of it. Know you are enjoying your friend, too.

sheila said...

I love the fresh clean look of both your card and book mark....gingham is such a summer pattern isn't it?

Martha said...

Hi, Barb!
I loved seeing these on your Flickr photostream. The close-up shots show the fabulous details so well. I love what you've done with the die, and love your designs. Simply beautiful!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs!

Disp6194 said...

I love this die too Barb! It's waiting patiently in my cart :) I love how you pieced the die back together, such sweet polka dots!

Jenny said...

so pretty Barb!! love it!! :) :) :)

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful bookmark and I love the matching card too.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

luv

Debby

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous bookmark and card! Such pretty papers in your flower.