Friday, May 13, 2011

Flourishes & Spellbinders Blog Hop - Country Charm


We don’t need to tell you that tags and labels are two of the trendiest items to hit the card making market in a long time! And, to help you add style and pizzazz to your creations, Flourishes has teamed up with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts to make sure you have the perfect set of stamps to match a darling set of tag style dies.


Wonderfully whimsical and reminiscent of Grandma’s calico prints, Flourishes “charming” set offers three labels that coordinate perfectly with Spellbinders S4-322 Grommet Tags. Designed by Becky Fleck, you'll also find six beautiful sentiments and four accent stamps to dress up your labels!


Pair that with Flourishes Country Charm Borders and you have the perfect set to make darling note cards in minutes. Flourishes coordinating Country Charm Borders set features five border strips that match the labels set to a tee. What fun!

Because Flourishes knew this set was PERFECT with Spellbinder's Grommet Tags, both design teams are joining forces for a fun-filled “show and tell” blog hop! This is what I created…



Taking an A2 sized card, I stamped the scalloped border twice with straight edges touching to make a wider border in the middle of the card front.


I stamped the smallest tag image and the “Speak Of Your Gratitude” sentiment onto white cardstock. Using a piece of scrap that was previously cut/embossed the Grommet Tags with, I aligned it over the stamp image. This gives me perfect placement when cutting and embossing. Secure with repositionable tape.


Next, I stamped the narrow border onto pink cardstock and cut with trimmer. Then I cut tails on the ends and gently pleated to form a ribbon.


To assemble the card, I used liquid adhesive for the ribbon to place in the center and foam squares to give the stamped tag dimension.


To give a finished look, I added pearls to each end of the tag before placing on top of the ribbon. Then added three more pearls on the card front for a subtle accent by the border.


Here is a second look…

Speak Of Your Gratitude by Margie Higuchi
Supplies Spellbinders S4-322 Grommet Tags and Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine; Flourishes Country Charm Labels and Country Charm Borders; Cardstock: WorldWin Papers, Core'dinations; Pearls: KasierCraft; Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives, Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L; Other: pink and green ink

Make sure to hop on over and see....











Margie Higuchi  <-- That’s ME!!

















Keep in mind, if you like what you see, both the Country Charms Labels and Country Charms Borders are available at Flourishes.

Your next stop will be my talented friend, Holly Simoni!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

34 comments:

Julie Overby said...

What a beautiful card Margie! Love how you used the stamps!

Pamela said...

Beautiful card!

Handmade Hannah said...

Beautiful cards - such lovely compositions :)

Connie said...

lovely margie!!! Your cards are the best, girl~

Christine said...

Really beautiful and I adore step by step photos too - double treat :-)

Cindy Lou said...

Love the simplicity of this stamp set, great job on the card and the Tut as well :)

Windy Robinson said...

Lovely card! I love those colors!

Gisèle said...

beautiful card and thanks for taking the time to show us how you made such a wonderful card!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

My that is lovely! Great way to use the border stamp set! Gorgeous.

Anita said...

Great Cards love them love to win.thanks for a chance to win. Anita

ChristineCreations said...

The borders look so pretty stamped double...and I love your little paper ribbon too...so cute!

Beth said...

Awesome job, and look at you doing the tutorial!

Peachy Wessels said...

I love your card - so pretty! Also, great job on the tutorial - very helpful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, very cool ribbon tag and thanks for the tutorial on how you made this!

Juliana T said...

very creative card! I love how you made the ribbon.

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stitchinpixie said...

A beautifully understated card!! A very clever way of using the border stamps. Wish I had your talent!!

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful card. Simple but oh so pleasing to the eye!

Terre said...

Margie love your use of the border stamp simple yet eye catching.

Linda Duke said...

I love this!! What a great idea...

Tonya said...

Love the crinkled "ribbon" strip. Great instructions too!

Reflections from Granny said...

Love the clean look of the white with the stamp and sentiment, elegant!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Fabulous card! I love the way you doubled your border. Thanks for the step by step instructions!

AJ said...

great card Margie, and your step outs are super helpful!

Tracy said...

These are such a wonderful idea!!
Your card is so pretty. Love how you showcased their use perfectly.

Lillian Child said...

Great technique. Thanks for the tutorial!! Lovely card creation!

Sherry said...

very pretty!

LaJanette said...

Great card! Thanks for the step by step :)

Judy Hayes said...

Lovely card Margie! Love the colors! Great step out photos, too!

Anonymous said...

Ooh! this is like whispering in the dark. Interesting black background. I like it. About the card. Understated elegance. I especially like the paper folded ribbon. But you used the new Flourishes set very well too.

stampencamper said...

great tutorial, great tag and die combination for a great card

Becca Feeken said...

Margie, what a sweet card!! Love your CAS style!!

Mrs Ham said...

Very pretty card Margie. I like how you created the border.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is very pretty! Love these tags and borders! The pearls are great touches too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Margie! You make me want to buy these stamps to coordinate with those fab dies!