Jan 232014

Yesterday was my birthday, and DH gave me a Vagabond!!  

Now, for the first time, some of the intricate dies in my collection can be easily cut out .  Don’t get me wrong, my little Cuttlebug has been a great friend.  But, oh my, it was with such ease that the sweet doily on today’s card came to be!

The Baker’s Twine was originally red and white… a bright white.  It didn’t look great with the vanilla colored paper being used.  So the twine was colored with  a Copic: marker to tone it down just a bit.


And a square punch was used to cut the end of the sentiment strip.

I thought I was playing along in 4 challenges today.  One of them was a color challenge, and when I finished the card I remembered another rule.  Besides using vanilla, kraft, chocolate and red, it needed to be a Christmas card, too.  Oops!  I’m such a rookie at this multiple challenge game!  LOL  Hopefully today’s card can play along in the following 3 challenges:
(Click on each challenge to check it out.)

Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Filled With Love”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy; Jillibean “Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Real Red; Copic:

Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and Vanilla Rosette; PTI Parisian Lace Doily Die; EK Success 1-1/4″ Square Punch; Nestabilities Classic Heart Die

16 Responses to “Love Letters”

  1. Happy Birthday, Susan! Hope you had a wonderful day. Sounds like a great gift. You are already putting it to good use with such a beautiful card and giving us lots of great tips.

  2. Great card! Love the heart paper and how you used the layout. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call 🙂

  3. Congratulations on your birthday! Great machine the Vagebond, enjoy it! “Love” your lovely card Susan!

  4. Happy Birthday Susan! Love your card! Enjoy your Vagabond!

  5. Happy Birthday, Susan! You husband is a sweetie to give you such a fabulous gift. Beautiful card. I love the doily and your great layout.

  6. Happy Birthday, Susan! What a fun gift. Very cute design, colors and layers.

    Hugs Diane

  7. Happy birthday, Susan! What a great gift and such a pretty and perfect doily. Your card is very sweet and pretty. Great idea to use the square punch for the fishtail. I’m going to remember that one! Thanks!

  8. Happy happy birthday! What a sweet gift…I have a Cuttlebug but want a Vagabond too! This card is sooooo pretty! Have fun with your new toy!

  9. Happy birthday, Susan! Oh, how I struggle to use my Stampin Up doily die with my Cuttlebug. I hope you enjoy your gift. It served you well on this beautiful card!

  10. LOVE this! great tip on the copic for the twine! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing all the new interesting techniques!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday and Congrats on your new toy, love that doily and great idea with the thread to tone it down a bit!!

  13. Hi Susan & congrats on your new Vagabond. I find I still use my B/Shot more but the vagabond cuts great too. Your card is so pretty, love that doily diecut. Good idea on the twine shading..and your rose is absolutely gorgeous! This is such a lovely card and I think the most challenges I’ve submitted one card to, was 2! (I don’t do many anyway). TFS & Hugs

  14. Happy late birthday!!!
    I love your card! Great color combo and nice idea with the twine! 🙂

  15. What a beautiful card! And clearly you had a great birthday with your hubby’s gift to you! What a fabulous tool to receive!I like the tip about coloring the twine too- it’s now a perfect match!

  16. […] pen!  A square punch was used to punch the two points on the end of the sentiment strip.  (Check HERE for a picture of […]

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