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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Congratulations with Stampin ' Up ! Curly Cute

 zoe tant independent stampin up demonstrator

 Hi everyone, how's you today?  I'm fine and enjoying chilling after a fabulous holiday which I will share with you very soon when I have put some srapbook pages together.  Today it's taken me a while to get in the mood for crafting as I've not done any for a while and so I'm slow off the mark with this weeks Less is More challenge.  Chrissie and Mandi are challenging you to make a clean and simple card with the theme of either 'thank you' or 'congratulations'.  For the moment I've managed 'congratulations' what with so much love in the air at the mo I've taken on a wedding/anniversary theme with my congrats. 

I've finally been brave enough to open my lovely pack of Springtime Vintage Designer Series Papers and use a small scallop trimmed piece to set off my theme.  For the hearts I first used sponge daubers to add colour (pear pizzazz and baja breeze) to some very vanilla cardstock.  I then used the spritzer tool with the same colour marker pen to add a little bit of texture.  The baja breeze seam binding ribbon is just perfect for twisting and then gathering by fraying the ends slightly before pulling on a single thread in the middle to gather it.  I've tucked the ends away after tying my knot.  Basic pearls highlight my Curly Cute sentiment.  For my pear pizzazz matting layer I also used the cutting tool kit to distress the edges.  I've also finally had the sense to invest in some textured cardstock and my very vanilla base is exactly that.  You can click on either picture for a larger view.  I hope to get around to try the thank you out later in the week.

Back soon with some holiday pics and stories.

Ciao Bella


  1. Nice card - love the twisted ribbon touch


  2. Oh how lovely and indeed very clean and simple. Love the little hearts in the corner with the pearl finish.

  3. Super card darling I love that SU sentiment set
    I also like how you twisted the seam binding
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  4. I love the puch it is so delicate x

  5. Hi Zoe
    Gorgeous card it the sam binding

  6. I've just been looking at that sentiment set and wondering if it should go on my wish list, after seeing your card it definitely does! Love it with the soft colours and pearls. x

  7. FAB card Zoe
    Wish we had that SU set over here in the UK, its so gorgeous
    Continued thanks
    Diva LIM
    Less is More

  8. Mandi we do have this set over here!! Add it to your wish list! Zx

  9. Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. So pretty, glad you had a good holiday:0) xxx

  11. Super card Zoe!
    Thanks so much for your continued support!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is more"

  12. Love the way you made your hearts Zoe!

  13. Lovely card Zoe, love the colours
    Margaret x

  14. Beautiful card in such a nice delicate colours

  15. Fab card, delicate and pretty.


  16. I like this card and the colours are so gentle. Hazel x

  17. The springtime vintage papers are just gorgeous, I love mine. Love how you've twisted your ribbon, altogether I LOVE your card!!
    thanks for commenting on mine, kelly xx

  18. Absolutely beautiful card. x

  19. Fabulous card Zoe, so crisp and clean.

    Tracy xx

  20. Lovely card, love the edging on the card..Chris x

  21. Zoe, I do love that punch...I think I need to get one! A very lovely card!

  22. Just love this card so classy and so stylish


  23. Lovely card, love how you have done the ribbon

  24. Lovely card love the twisted ribbon

  25. lovely card Zoe, I love the effect border punches have on patterned paper:)
    Jenny x

  26. Your twisted ribbon is an inspiration and looks fantastic on your card. So many little things to make such a great creation. Loving it:-)

  27. Lovely card, congrats stamp is great.
    jenjoy x

  28. Fab card love the twist in the ribbon...

    Babs x


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