Sunday, 22 April 2012

Welcome Home card Papertrey Ink

Hello everyone, and welcome to Annie who is a new follower this week.

I've been busy working on the wedding scrapbook and have managed to complete several layouts but there is a long way to go and I haven't had much time to follow the on line course I signed up for called 'A Cut Above'.

The first lessons are about using die cuts and have been very informative and I hope to be able to either make a new card for each lesson, or highlight a previously made card that uses the required technique because of time constraints.

Lesson  1 was simply to use die cuts on a card and  I made a Welcome Home card for some friends who have just returned from a 3 month cruise. They were very sensible to go away for our winter and have returned just in time for all the spring colour. I had missed them and thought it was appropriate to hang the flags out so I made a springlike card to reflect this

I started by inking up a plain panel of card to make a background sky and grass, and then added a banner that I fussy cut and stamped with a sentiment before fixing it to a stamped cord. I die cut a birdhouse and some birds to sit on a garden gate and added a little foliage and and a couple of flowers.

All materials were from Papertrey Ink.

You may remember the  bon voyage card  I made for these friends when they set out on their cruise, using die cuts from my Silhouette Cameo.

Day 2 of the course was to use a die to make a window card and here is one I made a little while ago that fits the bill


I hope to catch up with the course, especially when it gets on to using the Silhouette cutter because I need lots of instruction to get to grips with that!

Thanks for stopping by.
Carol x


  1. Great cards! Love the window card!

  2. These are all so sweet, Carol! I love how you tied the tag on the window of the boat, and the die cutting is wonderful. Your last card with the hanging star is so pretty!

  3. Lovely cards! I must say that your art teacher was very bad and I think you should get your paints out now and enjoy yourself! I bet you'd do a beautiful job with them! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  4. Hi Carol thank you for visiting my blog but most of all for welcoming me on your blog. I love your 3 cards, particularly the 3rd with the aperture and star. What a lovely idea. Good luck on your course and thank you for sharing. Annie :)

  5. They are all so fab, Carol! I especially love the first for the inking!

  6. Lovely cards Carol. Do you know about Hayley's blog she has silhouette tips, hoping to follow some of them myself.


  7. These are all gorgeous creations, in particular the dangly star card, so pretty and has the wow factor!

  8. Wow Carol, love all three they are so creative! Three month cruise , how fun is that! Love the way you made the star card It's stunning and fun! You are definitely on a creative roll!

  9. These are all great examples of how to use die cuts...the course does look good :0)
    I have to say die cut apertures are my favourite at the moment and your star card is stunning :)
    Jenny x

  10. I love all of these!!! I especially love your take on the window card. That is SO cute!


Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Carol x


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