Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Paper Trail Blog Hop... La Belle Vie

 
 
Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop for January!
 
You should have arrived from Amy's blog, but this is a circular hop, so it doesn't matter where you begin.  ;)
 
This month we are featuring the La Belle Vie paper packet.
 
 
I made a couple of cards for this month's hop.
 
 
First up is this "hello" card.


 

 
 
The little paper squares are cut to 1/2" x 1/2".
 
 
 
 
Idea credit for this one goes to the CTMH Art Department who created this amazing cover on a Canvas Journal.
 


 
 

And here's my second card.
 
 

This one is a 6x6 Kraft card to welcome a baby girl.
 
I stamped and clear embossed the owl with Black ink directly onto a piece of the light pink B&T paper.  Then I stamped and embossed it again onto a scrap piece of Colonial White cardstock, and then trimmed the eyes out with my scissors and pop-dotted them with 3D foam tape for added dimension.
 
The branch was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (cut at 2 3/4"), and the leaves were from the Cricut Artiste cartridge (cut at 1/2" and 1/4").
 
 
Here are what the papers from La Belle Vie look like:
 
 
 
 
And you might be wondering about the adorable owl I used on my card.
 
It is from the stamp set included in the Whooo's Your Valentine kit, available only until January 31st for just $10 with a minimum $35 order.
 
This is what the stamp set from the kit looks like:
 
 
 
 
Also, with a new month, there is a new Stamp of the Month available for January, for just $5 with a $50 minimum purchase.
 


 
 
 
Thanks for visiting me today.
 
Please continue along the Paper Trail Blog Hop by visiting Connie's blog.
 
 
Happy creating, and happy New Year!  :)
 
 
 
 
 
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
 
Hello Card:
Paper:  La Belle Vie B&Ts; Colonial White CS
Stamp:  Cricut Artiste Word Balloons
Ink:  Black Pigment
Embellishments:  DE Quotes, Rosette Ribbon, Black sparkle
Other:  Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip Scissors, ScorTape (ScorPal)
 
Owl Card:
Paper:  La Belle Vie B&Ts; Colonial White, Cocoa CS
Stamps:  Whooo's Your Valentine, Little Reminder - retired
Inks:  Black, Versamark
Embellishments:  Rosette Ribbon, Black Striped Grosgrain
Other:  6x6 Kraft card, Cricut Artiste cartridge, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Clear Detail embossing powder, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape, ScorTape (ScorPal), Velcro dot (Velcro)
 
 
 

 
 
 

9 comments:

Lynne said...

nicely done- love that first one!

Marg Van Patten said...

Both cards are beautifully crafted. Love how you give LaBelle Vie a new twist. Happy New Year to you from Minnesota!

Mare said...

Oh beautiful cards! Love the card with all the little squares and must try that!!! How cool to use the Who's Your Valentine and La Belle Vie together!! I am always amazed how you think and see things!! I use you for inspiration all the time. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have started the New Year off with a BANG!

Haley D. said...

These are beautiful!

Nancy Ball said...

GORGEOUS cards, Vicki!
Happy New Year!

Connie said...

Beautiful cards!

Bananastamper said...

Beautiful cards! That owl is so stinkin cute! Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Love these cards - very well made and creative!

papercraftingprincess said...

I am completely in love with your owl card...I will be lifting the idea for a baby girl that is arriving in February!

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