"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, November 17, 2008

Card club

(Front of card pinched shut for a better view of card.)

In our neighborhood  we have a card club once a month and we exchange cards. I made this for the exchange. I al so loving the versatility of the stamp set "Winter Post" I have had a ton of fun the season with this set.  Riding Hood Red is such a great color it's softness really blends with other colors well, but is strong enough to stand on it's own. If you haven't ordered any of the Taffeta ribbon from Stampin'Up yet you need to. I can't believe what gorgeous ribbon you can tie with this ribbon. Taffeta holds it's shape so well and still has a softness about it. Speaking about ribbon.... I was at the craft store on Saturday and was looking at the ribbon. I thought I would look for a ribbon that would make a good alternate for my Christmas card. I wanted to use the Alpine ribbon originals from SU but sense it comes in a set of 3 and I would not be able to mass produce using the striped without hurting the pocket book. Well I looked at 3 store with our success.. You can't hold a candle to S.U. ribbon.. The colors and quality are not to be compared. And I was not finding any ribbon that was any cheaper either. Most Ribbon was average of $3.49 for 9-feet(3 yards) S.U. Ribbon is $4.95 for 15 yards... Wow that is the best deal you can find. Sorry girls Wal-mart, Michael's, Robert's, Joann are not always the best deal... especially when quality, price and selection is in hand. Long and short... I 'm changing the ribbon and I am using Stampin' Up Taffeta Ribbon for the above reasons... (this isn't the card I was having ribbon trauma with I haven't even started the cards yet.)
Inside of card with thumb again sorry.
A little forrest of cards. Look at the yummy ribbon....oxoxoxo...

Stamp recipe:
Stamps-  Winter post, 
Paper-  Kraft, Real Red, Olive Green, Whisper White, Real Red D.S.P
Ribbon- Riding Hood Red Taffeta.
Ink- Real Red, Olive Green, 
Movie watched:
"James Bond "Casino Royal"


Catherine said...

Brooke, this is beautiful and love that ribbon :)

Marie said...

Super cute card, Brooke!! You need to post that on the SUF4E photo page under the Virtual Swap for November!!!! I think everyone would love it! I just love making cards with the layers on the inside peeking through a window. Great color combo, too!

Anthonette said...

What a great window card! I'm trying to figure out what type of card I'm going to mass produce too. I ordered kraft paper for it and I want to use Riding Hood Red. We're thinking alike.

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