Saturday, June 16, 2012

Simple Card Saturday - Happy Anniversary

Hello, and happy Saturday!  I hope everybody is having a great weekend so far, and trying to stay cool.  I've been slacking the past couple of weeks on my Simple Card Saturday post, so I'm getting back on track this week.  Today I have a card using this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
I needed to make an anniversary card, and wanted to use some old papers from the American Crafts I Do collection.  I love the colors in this collection, and think they are great for anniversaries since they're not too girly.  This sketch worked out perfectly for this paper yummy:

I just love the way these papers work together!  In fact, see that big gray flower?  It's part of one of the patterned papers from this line, and I just fussy cut around the part that I wanted.  And the solid green strip and scalloped gray strip are the back sides of some of the patterns.  LOVE that about American Crafts papers!  They always give you coordinating solids on the back.  I stamped a sentiment by Hero Arts and embossed it with charcoal powder.  I added some stitching around the edges and a pearl to the middle of the flower, which is popped up on dimensional adhesive.  Here's a close-up:

This card was super simple, and I'll definitely be using this sketch again!  Thanks so much for looking!

I'm playing along here:
Freshly Made Sketches #39
Crafty Catz Challenge #137: Embossing
Truly Scrumptious Challenge #82: Flower Power

Supplies: cardstock: Core'dinations; patterned papers, embossing powder: American Crafts; stamp: Hero Arts; ink: Versamark; scalloped edge punch: EK Success; pearl: The Paper Studio; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer


  1. Beautiful, Kimberly! Really fantastic execution!

  2. Hi Kimberly
    A beautiful card and fab colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

    DT Member

  3. Love what you did here Kimberly, it looks so amazing, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  4. So very pretty. Love the colors. It has such a nice neat look to it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week.

  5. Your card is beautiful, what great pattern and colors.

  6. This is gorgeous! Love the papers and colours.

  7. Beautiful anniversary card Kimberly! I love, love those colors! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. So so pretty ... the papers are so lovely and that flower is so perfectly suited for the happy occassion! Great job ...
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  9. What a lovely card! I also love the colours and the flower! The pearl makes the flower look so elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Beautiful papers, I love that you cut out that flower! Your card is gorgeous!

  11. Love that flower, would have never thought that it came from your DSP. It looks like it was perfectly stamped! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  12. this is gorgeous...I luv the colors. I am having a giveaway on my blog, leave a comment on this post for your chance to win...

    have a super week!

    enjoy *~*