Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Song in my Heart a little off-key tonight.  Have you ever had a little misstep, and after you recovered from the shock, wondered "how did I DO that?"  Yeah...that's me.  A simple step the wrong way, one ankle twists to one direction, the other leg twists in the opposite direction, and the end result? Me on the floor.  And now I'm friends with the ice pack and the Advil bottle.  The good part?  It happened after the house was cleaned and at least I'm not feeling guilty...just clumsy and silly and sore. LOL  So, more computer time tonight for me!

The other day, a box arrived in the mail, and inside were some wonderful new Echo Park paper packs.  One was this Melody of Life Mini Theme pack. The papers are beautiful shades of taupe and grey and white, and I immediately started designing cards in my mind.

For this first card, I kept to the music theme of the papers and cardstock stickers in the pack, but added a little "love" to the mix...

I backed the treble clef cardstock sticker onto white chipboard, then trimmed it, to sit on top of the chipboard heart and white bows...

and printed the sentiment onto a tag to slide under the sticker...

Patterned Papers: Echo Park Melody of Life, "Journaling" "Words" & "Piano;
Echo Park Victoria Gardens collection (yellow pattern on chipboard heart)
EK Success Diamond Lace edge punch      Pearls: Prima      Lace: Little Red Cottage on Etsy
Hug Snug seam binding      Handcrafted stick pin using Maya Road heart pin as base

For the second card, I wanted to make a monochromatic wedding/anniversary card. I say "wanted" because once again, while I started with just the beautiful taupes and soft whites, the dark rose found its way right onto the card...I tried to resist, but it was useless! LOL  I was so tickled to find that I had some Prima roses that were the perfect shade of taupe to match the papers.

On the bottom edge, I once again used Spellbinders' Grand Labels 23...but only one edge of the rectangle... to form the shaped bottom edge.  That's one of the fun things about the larger Grand Labels...they're more than just the entire shape...they're large enough for many card shapes to fit inside the die so you can cut single edges only.  This one has a bit of a different twist on the traditional scalloped edge...

I stamped the sentiment onto a Spellbinders Labels 10 backed with white chipboard: 

Patterned papers: Echo Park Melody of Life "Words" ("b" side) & "Piano"
Spellbinders Grand Labels 23 and Labels 10      EK Success Threading Water edge punch
Felt doily: My Favorite Things Decorative Doily Duo die      Paper leaves & roses: Prima
Pearls: Recollections      Handcrafted stick pin      Hug Snug seam binding

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Since it looks like I'm moving slow the next few days, I'm thinking more card making is on the schedule, especially since I still have several new paper sets to play with!


  1. Again such beautiful cards , Kathy ! I love the second one most , beautiful colors and great die too !!! I haven't been able to comment or even post to my blog lately because of extra health issues, but I did follow all your up -dates.
    I wish you all the best for your twisted ankle ,

    1. Rosa..I'm so glad to see you...I've been concerned about your health since I haven't seen you post to your blog. I hope you feel better soon and can get back to creating your wonderful projects!

  2. You make such sweet and beautiful cards. So soft and full of wonderful details. Hope you feel better soon!
    Best wishes,

  3. Stunning cards Kathy!!! I love all the beautiful details!


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