Welcome! I was happily playing with new papers, stamps, and dies for the past few days, and I wanted to share this thank you card with you. I started with a newly released (January 2013) JustRite set, For All You Do Vintage Labels Three, pairing it with the Vintage Labels Three companion die. Then I went on an Easter egg hunt for other dies in my stash that might work well with Vintage Labels Three.
I have recently been trying to organize my die collection since it is threatening to swallow my work space alive. . . Yes, I know that it's a good problem to have, but I've been spending far too long looking for dies that I think I have, or using the same ones over and over because they are on the top of the stack. (I hope that you aren't like this too!) Anyway, my new die organization is a post for another day, as soon as I get most of the current ones in place. :-}
Back to the card! To frame the JRS Vintage Labels Three die cut, I used a couple of Spellbinders die templates from Decorative Labels Twenty Two--one to cut, and the second (inner one) only to emboss. For the card front I used the 5" x 7" Detailed Scallops die, and cut the inside patterned paper layer with a 5" x 7" Matting Basics A die template. That pretty paper is from a new Carta Bella 6" x 6" pad from the True Friends Collection, and it makes me happy! After I got my big pink silk ribbon tied, the left side seemed to need a bit more attention to offset that huge bow, so I used a button as a flower and trimmed it with leaves cut from True Friends paper with a Foliage Two die template. Whew--that's a lot of babbling for a fairly simple card. I hope you're having a great week--thanks for visiting!