Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm definitely in love...(two cards in this post)

 Last month I ordered some new stash..."A walk in the Park" by Echo Park.  This morning I saw this week's sketch at CardPatterns  (I am a fan of Nina's sketches!) and I knew it was time to break out the Echo Park papers.  I chose my papers and the card came together rather quickly.  I had to go do some chores and take out the trash and while I was outside, the mailman brought my EAD designs order (I only own the birthday Stickerz and I wanted to try the rub-ons...there was a 50% off coupon code, what else could I do?)  I chose "birthday hugs" for my card; I am definitely in love!  I like to use rub-ons, and I own some from at least 6 different companies.  EAD designs is the best!!!  They rub on beautifully, and even have a gloss (my photography skillz do not do these justice!)  If you like rub-ons, you gotta add these to your stash.

I wanted to add large scallops to my card, but my EK Success border punch I usually use is too large for the 4 3/4" strip.   I checked my Cricut cartridges and found a border I liked on "Plantin Schoolbook."  I chose the "fit to length" option and it cut a 1" x 4 3/4" perfectly centered set of scallops.  I am definitely in love...I am using my Cricut every day now!
The filigree brads are by SU.

I made this card from the Echo Park papers too:
This was 100% Cricut "Bloom" cartridge, SU whisper white card stock, and Recollections pearls.  I fussy cut out two butterflies from one of the Echo Park papers.  I am entering it in this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge:  Spring Fling.

Happy Saturday!

23 comments:

NinaB said...

What fantastic cards, June. I esp love the scene you created on the second card. And I'm glad you like my sketches. :-) Thanks for playing with us at card Patterns.

Judy said...

What a beautiful job on both cards June.
Have a Happy Saturday!
Judy

bonnie said...

Oh these are both gorgeous sweetie :) that looks like a fabulous cart you used that tree is so pretty and I love the Echo Park papers you used too! Have a wonderful Spring Break with your beautiful girls!! Hugs x

Shelly said...

Your cards are so cute! Great Job,
ohhhh love the paper. TFS!
Shelly

Linda said...

I love your cards and I love my Cricut too. I don't know if I have bloom I have to check. I love the fence.
Thanks for the sweet comment on my SSDS card.

Scrappy Beads said...

"Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often.
**Lots of Hugs**
Deborah
http://www.scrappybeads.blogspot.com
P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!

Linda B said...

Love these two cards, June. How great to be able to buy more paper... and what you chose here is super! I haven't tried that brand of rub-ons, but will check it out. If you say they're good... they must be!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I just saw the Card Patterns sketch - it is so "me". DO NOT enable me. I DO NOT need more paper.

And I LOVE the detail in that second card. LOVE!

~amy~ said...

Lovin' your cards....sooo fun...aren't those rub-ons fantabulous?!!!!

~amy~ said...

P.S. make sure you link up over at EAD Designs:

http://eaddesigns.blogspot.com/p/customer-showcase.html

Lisa said...

Wow - these cards are just fabulous! The Echo Park paper is wonderful!

Also, I have an award for you...please stop by my blog to pick it up when you get a chance :)

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Valerie said...

Fabulous Cards June! I love them both.

Valerie

Court said...

ACK!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards! The fence one came out BEAUTIFULLY!!!! SO well done June!!!!

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Lynda said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

alienanessa said...

ok, seriously now, do I need to splurge on some EAD?? You and Amy, man, what am I gonna DO with you two??!! LOL I loooove the Echo Park papers! That tree and fence card, though, WOW WOW WOW!!! I STINKIN LOVE IT!!! OMG, it's one of my Junebug faves, no kidding! Truly fantabulous!!

1heart4stamping said...

On my recent trip to NYC, I shopped at a high-end store that sold very elegant cards. Your card designs are equal to the quality that store offers. Please consider expanding your creativity so all can enjoy the beauty and enthusiasm that you put into making these treasures.

Kristie said...

ooooohhhhh....I really love the tree card! That fence is totally adorable. And it's definitely a *Spring* kinda card...if I was choosing the winner it would be you.

Zuzana Obert said...

Gorgeous cards June! Thank you for playing along with Daring Cardmakers this week Spring Fling challenge.

Zuzana x x

Rae Finke said...

What beautiful cards! I love both of them!!! The Echo Park paper is so pretty.

Helen F. said...

BOTH are so beautiful...love the picket fence and 'pearly' flowers.

jengd said...

Fabulous card! I love the depth that it has and the details are wonderful! I'm running a bit late but trying to finish popping through the Getting Cricky hop.

whoistracy said...

What cute cards June! I love when you play along with us on Card Patterns. Your take on the sketches are always so bright and fun.