Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Embossing borders....

 When I was having a much needed tidy up of my craft stuff I found some of those narrow embossing folders, the ones that make borders. I have loads of them, and realized that I have never used one. So, I am making a resolution to use some of the stuff that I have and made a couple of cards. The first one uses a star border - I embossed it three times, and cut into strips, then mounted it onto a navy panel. The stars were cut from the George cartridge on my Cricut, and the sentiment is a Studio G wood mounted dollar stamp.....



While I had all the red white and navy stuff out, I made this next card for Max, who will be six next month. His bedroom is decorated in these colours, and he loves things that match! I used a numbers border strip, and highlighted the six with a silhouette circle, also from George....... The red panel was the negative from the superstar card above, I just stuck it onto the navy background, then cut some slightly smaller white stars and popped them on with foam pads....


So I feel virtuous, using up scraps, using unloved supplies...is this a new trend? Maybe I will try the exercise again soon

Three year old Milo was waiting with his mum for Max to finish his mini rugby class - 'I want to go home' he cried 'my legs are getting bored'

See you tomorrow x

14 comments:

  1. Enfys,
    Me again the lst post. I love the cards and Max's is so cute. I have to come up with Mermaid invites to a little girls birthday party. I have till Sept.
    These card are really cute.

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  2. Love the cards - don't kids say the cutest things!

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  3. Fabulous cards, Enfys. What a great idea for using those borders folders.

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  4. These are brilliant star cards! I have just made one - I wish I had seen yours first for inspiration! Yours are so much better! Not sure if I dare blog mine, we shall see! xx

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  5. fabulous cards Enfys ... and I love your use of the embossing strips too. Like you, I have several of them and haven't used mine yet either ... You've inspired to give them a whirl!

    Hugz,
    Carol

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  6. Maryellen WebberTuesday, April 30, 2013

    I love your embossed cards! Thanks
    for inspiring me to use my embossing folders too!

    Hugs,
    Maryellen

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  7. Fab cards Enfys - that grandson of yours comes out with some great things! Pat x

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  8. what a fabulous idea!!I'm going to try that..isn't fun to find old stuff that is really new cause you never used it..when you said you "might try exercise" I'm with Max...my legs are bored!!! and I'm going to use that line alot!!!!

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  9. Two lovely card Enfys and a great way of using the border embossing strips. I have some too which have been neglected. Love the idea of using the negative on the second card too.
    mags
    x

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  10. I was just looking around my craft room the other day and taking note of how much stuff I have that I have never used. Of course I just had to have it at the time I bought it, right? I'm going to start using it before I buy anything else also. Let's see how long that lasts! Your grandkids say the cutest things.

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  11. Love the card and the story !!
    Anna

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x