Friday, July 26, 2013

Dressing up an Old Card


The other day I was going to be meeting a friend for lunch in half an hour, and I wanted a card for her to be able to pass on to her mom, who had just had surgery.  I looked through my stash and found this plain one that I had made for a Cuttlebug challenge 3 years ago, when I first started my blog.  All it had on it was the background stamping and the embossed squares.  You can see my original post here (ignore the horrible lighting of that pic; I don't know what was happening back then).  I did think it was a pretty background, but it needed something more before it could be used for anything.


That's where some My Creative Time supplies came to the rescue!  I pulled out my Curly Label Die and Stitched Curly Label Die to make my frame and then stamped a sweet sentiment from Many Greetings.  The pretty flowers were made with the Flower Petal Dies and topped with a brad from the Echo Park Charming collection.  In just a few minutes, this pretty, but plain background, was tranformed into a get well card!

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5 comments:

jessica said...

Gorgeous card Katie!! Love the embossed background and you dressed it up so beautifully with that fun flower and sentiment!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Friday and weekend!

Cindy said...

BEAUTIFUL job with your card Katie!!!:)

Kim Heggins said...

Such a lovely card...so sweet and that green is just beautiful.

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Okay I have to say I LOVE that you took a card that was CAS and made it into BEAUTIFUL CAS card! Not sure that made any sense but in my head it did! LOL! Just adding a few AWESOME details ~ aka MCT products & it took this card to a whole new level! WOW! LOVE it!

quilt4fun2 said...

I might have to try this idea...it looks so pretty.
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