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Sunday, 7 August 2016

CTC#90 Project Life Easy Cards

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday night blogshop where we use a section of the Catalogue to inspire this weeks projects. Designers can take a layout, a colour combination, or any element as the starting point to create something new. We invite you to tour around the hop and to join in -after all the Catalogue has so many beautiful samples to inspire us all. If you get lost you'll find the full crew here

You may have come from Julia's blog, enjoy your tour around the full circle.
This week we are using the samples from the Project Life kits from pages 6-9, and pages 158-166. 

I have to say that I love the idea of Project Life and one day if I ever get any photos printed I'll give it a good go! but this week I'm a bit pushed for time so I have opted to make 2 simple cards just using the Project Life cards. And that is part of the magic - the cards are simply gorgeous.
My signature card at the market stalls I attend is a handmade envelope using a 71/2"square of DSP, and a  square card 41/2 x41/,2 so when I'm short of time that's what I make.

The cards form the All Year Long Suite are just stunning so it was easy to pick a PL card and just add a few details. The colour scheme (shown above) is soft and sophisticated, and the Moroccan Suite of DSP tones in very well. I added just some simple stamping using versa mark and Clear Embossing Powder. A leaf from the stunning Thoughtful Branches set and some gold Bakers' Twine.(retired but lovely) I've also added some Perfect White Accents clear dots - but I removed the white dot from the base and adhered them with a glue dot. I love the clear symmetry of these little domes. To add a little dimension to the word Smile I have drawn over the text with the fine tip glue pen. 


Inside I have stamped the sentiments from Layering Love on both cards . I think they tie in beautifully with both themes.
You can see more of the detail from the side

Because I couldn't narrow it down to just one of the PL cards I made 2, using one of the smaller cards for the second version.

Again using the Moroccan DSP for the background, and the same clear dots for detail, I also added a very narrow strip of Black Cardstock and one of Crumb Cake behind one edge of the card. The two hearts are diecut from the Sunshine Wishes framelits (Love, Love, Love these) and tied on with some linen thread and Emerald Envy Baker's Twine. For the inside message again I stamped only in Versamark and Clear embossed both the sentiment and the detail (Mixed Borders - which is also on the front along the bottom of the PL card but it doesn't show up very well in the photos) . 


Just a little more detail from another angle.
There are so many gorgeous cards I really should go and get some photos printed, maybe next week......
Next on the hop is the fabulous Kelly. I wonder what treasure she has for us today.



Don't forget we love to see what you create too, and we hold a monthly challenge where you can share with us too.


Thanks so much for looking,

Liz






8 comments:

  1. Liz what a splendid idea making cards from PL! These are so gorgeous, well done! You have got me re thinking PL now lol!

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    1. thanks Deb, I know .. it's always hard when you think you don't need something and then you see how someone else has used it and it changes your thinking!! go on, you'll be amazed!!

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  2. Oh Liz - these are stunning - great CASE's! And you've used a couple of my favourite products - the Moroccan DSP and Project Life! The colour combos are so eye-catching!

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    1. Thanks Jackie, yes, Love Moroccan more than I thought I would!

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  3. Just gorgeous Liz - but I particularly love the love hearts and will definitely be CASEing this (but probably as a C6 card ... me and & square are a rare thing!). Love that you've made beautiful envelopes too!

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  4. Love a nice square card, these are lovely. I had trouble picking that you'd used PL cards to make them!

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  5. Great cards!! Love that Project Life cards don't just have to be used for scrapbooking, although you should print out some pics and try it!!

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  6. I love your cards - and thank you for the wonderful idea of using them to make cards!! Your special little details really make these cards standout!!

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz