Jus' Playin'

I've recently bought the Designer Frames Folders from Stampin Up and I am having such fun with them.  I played around researched for ages, because I kept getting creases in my card stock and found an awesome video that really helped.  If you're suffering from the same affliction (!) you really need to watch this video, it's fabulous.
This is the first card that I made:
I decided to have a go at making a sympathy card, before I really need one and don't want to make it!  I bought the sentiment stamp a few weeks' ago in a local craft shop.  It's actually got a little flower at the beginning of the words that's very similar to the Summer Silhouettes stamp used at the top, but I wanted the wording to be symetrical, so I just inked the letters.  Here's a close up of the stamped flower in the frame:

You can see the frame more clearly in this pic.  As you can see, there are no dents in the surrounding cardstock.  I cut a little piece of white card and stamped the flower stem and top in black, then glued it in place in the frame.  So simple, but so effective.  The cardstock is basic gray, if you were wondering.
Now, you know that once I've grasped a new idea, I like to play about with it.  I needed a thankyou card recently, so this is what I made:

The card stock is baja breeze, one of my favourite colours.  In fact, while I'm talking about it, I hardly ever used blue in cardmaking until I met SU, I just couldn't do anything with it, and now I use all the blues and love them.
I stamped my script stamp onto some white cardstock and glued it into the rectangle frame, then added the butterfly.  Then I got slightly ahead of myself and posted it before I added some pearls down the centre.  Oh well, a girl can't have everything!
I think these embossing folders were worth every penny, and they're going to be a crucial part of my stash, I've got so many ideas with what to do with them.
I'll be back soon with my first card for my card swap group.
Happy stamping everyone!
Jane xx


  1. thanks for your kind comment.
    Hope all is well with you and yours- looking forward to spring...and grass at last!

  2. These are lovely cards Jane. I hate making sympathy cards too, but your one is very elegant and simple. I like how you've used the frame, and you've shown that it can be used for other occasions. The butterfly card is gorgeous x x

  3. These are just beautiful Jane and those are good tips - I find using the crease pad instead of the top cutting pad works too. Vicky x


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