Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cut-away Top card....

OK, I'm at a loss and do not know what to call the cut on today's card, so I am calling it the "cut-away top" card.  

 I made this card for my friends Joan and Will when his mother died.  I knew Joan has seen all my cards so I needed to come up with something different for her.

This card is made using Baja Breeze cardstock with Soft Suede and Whisper white.  I folded the cardstock in half (4.25" x 11" to make it 4.25" x 5.5" ).  Then I cut 1-1/2" off the top of it.  I used the 1-3/4" circle punch to snip out a half-circle.  The stamp set for the sentiment is the So Sorry set.

I used the Large Scallop die and the Delicate Designs embossing folder to cut the white which I attached to Suede, and then put a Baja Breeze ribbon around it.
 Inside I stamped the flower from Serene Silhouettes, colored with my Suede and Baja markers.  I stamped more sentiment from the Love and Sympathy set.
This card is so soft and lovely--very appropriate for a sympathy card.

I liked the layout so much, I decided to make a Christmas card using it.  Here is the card I made:
 For this card, I only cut 1-1/4" off the top of the front.  I used two different circle punches to cut both the Baja Breeze card and the larger to cut the designer paper.  The sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season set in the Holiday Mini.

Of course I had to add gingerbread men!  I used the Scentsational Season set to stamp them in suede, and the die from the Holiday Collection to cut them both out.

Here is the inside--still room to add another sentiment, if desired.
I can think of many other themes for this layout!  I hope it has inspired you, too!!
Come visit again soon.  Smiles, Laura


  1. Brenda (LadyofCards)October 22, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Yes I am inspired. Very cute and the cut/fold is very different. Just the thing for holiday cards. Thank you.

  2. Very neat design. And it obviously translates well to different card needs. Great job!

  3. Love this different design/cut of a card!! Awesome!! I will be featuring your gingerbread man card on My Crafty Picks #82 with a link back to your blog on 10-28-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Have a great day!!
    Tiffany Bauer

    1. Gee, thanks so much, Tiffany. I can't wait to see it and the others you feature. I always enjoy what you share! Thanks for including me! Smiles, Laura


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