Sunday, August 2, 2009

One Sketch Two Ways

This month's diva at TSR is having a card a day challenge and she posted the cutest sketch from Page Maps. I always need a ton of cards in the fall - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas - so I thought I'd use that challenge to get ready for those holidays.

While card making I had an epiphany: Sequins are like buttons, just flatter.

When mailing a lot of cards the last thing you want is to pay an extra dime per envelope in "lumpy charges" but flat cards look too... flat for me. What's a girl to do?

USE SEQUINS!

Since I have a ton in my color kits I decided to try it and I like the results:


This card was made with paper I just hated. And guess what, I love it now. We just needed to get to know each other better:



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22 comments:

Julie said...

wonderful! glad you joined the hop!

Tami said...

Adorable cards!! I've got to remember the sequins as I can't stand to pay extra charges for bumpy cards...lol

Blessings, Janine said...

great cards! I had it in mind to use sequins on a layout I was thinking about but one of the hold-ups was the thought of having to sew. But, they don't have to be sewn on, do they....? Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!!! You definitely have a way with cards!

LisaNRoxy said...

Great cards! Love the Christmas card with a little bling!

WriterGirl said...

okay those cards are great with the sequins!! Excellent idea! great to see you again!

Candace H said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the use of sequins!

Thomisia said...

Great cards!

"The Bag Lady" said...

I love the simplicity of your designs - especially since your space is so limited. Very nice!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!!! So fun and funky!

Vicki

Nathalie said...

Great cards Nicole! I think your sequin use is awesome! Did you just glue them down?

CathyR said...

Great cards. Never thought of using sequins, what a great idea.

just jennifer said...

love your cards!

Jill said...

Oh, I love them! I'll have to remember the sequins, too. I'm sure I have some somewhere!

Barbara said...

Your cards are FABULOUS!!

Lori Gentile said...

I adore your cards. You've put me in the holiday mood! Most of all, though, I totally dig your hair color! How fun are you?!!! Love it!

Patricia said...

Such wonderful cards! Great to see your work!

Diana said...

cute cards!!

Michele said...

Love that Christmas card. I am inspired.

Gina de Jong said...

Love the sequins - gosh I think I need to go find some!!!!!!!!

Created by Kat said...

Super cute Nicole! Love the sequins

lisaplus5 said...

wow! i love our cards! they are so pretty!

Sonya said...

Great cards Nicole! Thanks for sharing!