Monday, January 20, 2014

New Beginnings and Tic Tac Toe

Hi everyone, here we are in a new week of January.  The sun is out, the grass is mown and I even did a bit of gardening on the weekend.  A great start.  

The card I am sharing with you today I made for two challenges.  It is for the Unstampabelles midway inspiration post.  Such a great challenge it is all about New Beginnings so your options are huge (New Year, New Baby, New Home, Wedding, Retirement, etc) and the only thing you have to remember is no stamps.  I chose to do a wedding card as it is a 'New Beginning' for the married couple.  The next reason for the card was the Craftmad swap for January (gallery here) and we are using a Tic Tac Toe board.  I chose Glitter, Flowers and Brads.

Next I spied the felt flower border that I have had in my stash for years.  I have never known how to use it and thought I just had to make that my starting point and let the card grow from there.  The card base is Stampin Up (SU) River Rock, a layer of the SU glitter paper then I added the felt border.  Now this was no easy feat and it did involve me cursing and talking to myself - luckily there were no witnesses. :--)  I was pealing the backing paper from the felt and I managed to stretch the felt and tool I was using to assist me got stuck on the adhesive so used my fingers to remove the tool, then my fingers were stuck, not nice at all.  So that piece went in the bin and luckily I had a second piece which I just attached to the glitter paper with Dimensional Magic and without removing the backing.  I think the stickiness had been affected by it's age.  :-)  Next I attached these lovely paper flowers and some pearl bling.  The two larger flowers have the bling brads for the centres.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I have run out of plain white envelopes which means I got to put my new favourite crafting item to use. My envelope punch board….I so love this gadget, so quick and easy.  I am not a scrap booker and somewhere in my tracks I collected this lovely wedding scrap paper.  It was nice to put it to good use as an envelope.  I am glad I could create the envelope so that 'I do' appears on the opening flap.

So come on over to Unstampabelles and join in the 'New Beginnings' fun.  Check out the 'New' Design Team members creations too.

I would also like to share this card with:


  1. Oh my goodness this is absolutely beautiful x

  2. Gorgeous card and envelope Merry. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. A stunning card Merry and the envelope is lovely. Gosh is that the time!! Haven't even started mine yet for the tic tac toe!!
    Slapped wrists. hugs Mrs A.

  4. Gorgeously elegant. Love the shimmering background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Lovely card Merry -glad you got to use the designer paper for the envelope!

  6. Yeah I have had nothing but trouble with that felt sticker stuff! Very annoying But you got it sorted, and the card looks stunning!

  7. Loving the dies used and the embellishments on this card. Seen on MIM

  8. What a beautiful Card Merry have used that felt lace so beautifully !!

  9. Beautiful card, Merry! Love the matching envelope!

  10. This is a very pretty card! Love the flowers against the sparkly background. Spotted on MIM XX

  11. Gorgeous card and envelope Merry the pretty felt border and flowers are great.
    PS I find craft stuff I did not even remember buying, maybe the craft fairy came by.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Pretty card. Love the subtle colors. It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

  13. Merry the felt looks gorgeous it has added so much beautiful texture to your project
    Dr Sonia

  14. Wow Merry this is one outstanding creation, all that glitter along with the swirls and flowers look amazing
    lorraine x

  15. Fabulous card and I love all the sparkle. I always think it is a big bonus when you find something in your stash that has been around for a while and your felt border is gorgeous. Love the matching envelope too.
    I spotted your lovely card on MIM today.


  16. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at MIM and good luck! Hugs Kerry DT x

  17. Beautiful card Merry. Love the bling:)

  18. Loving the colour combo here. Very royal card.


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