Friday, February 14, 2014

Playing with My New Toy

I know it's only February, but spring is calling me.  How about you?  One of Memory Box's new dies is the Bella Bouquet which just "spoke" to me with its feminine daintiness.  Naturally, I placed an order and it arrived this week.  Yahoo!  Finally, today I had time to make a birthday card for a friend using the die and a Martha Stewart edge punch.  I have to admit that it took me a while to figure out how to make the border corners match - close enough anyway. I need more practice for sure.  Here's how it turned out:


The double bow was made using the Bow-Easy, a really handy little bow-making tool.  It makes 7 different sizes of bows - lots of good sizes.  What I like most about it is the way the knot looks . . . flat . . . and the end ribbons hang evenly and nicely from the back.  The little white sentiment card was trimmed with the Fiskars Mini-Pinking scissors - the old-fashioned way. (;    It's layered on a piece of forest green card stock the same as the flower stems.  Well, that's it for today.  Now, out of the studio and back to the kitchen.
Wishing you a blessed day,