Friday, February 25, 2011

When life hands you lemons...

Make a lemon card!

It's been a bit of a lemon of a week.  There has been a cold passing between members of my family for weeks, and this week I finally succumbed.  It's not so bad though, as far as colds go it has been pretty mild and I am already starting to feel better.

I have been wanting to make a card of a "citrusy" theme ever since I saw an episode of the Martha Stewart Show this week that was all things citrus.  They taste good, they're bright and happy colors, they're full of vitamin C (especially attractive right now) - what's not to like?  Then I found this adorable ribbon, which matched perfectly with this cute paper I had...

Have you been noticing that this cute ruffly ribbon is appearing everywhere?  I have been wanting to get some ever since I watched Robyn's (a.k.a. My Pink Stamper) DVD, "Cricut Layouts - Throughout the Year", and she used some adorable pink ruffly ribbon.  Not the easiest stuff to find, but as it happens, totally easy to make.  I don't know why I didn't think of it before!  You just have to run a straight stitch (set at the longest setting) down the middle of your ribbon, then pull one of the threads to gather it.  Don't be surprised if you see a lot of this from me in the coming weeks - it's really fun!




Cricut Cartridge - Simply Charmed
Stamps:  My Pink Stamper Fruit & Veggie Puns
Paper:  Me & My Big Ideas (stripes), AC Cardstock, Archivers
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embellishments:  Offray (ribbon), Doodlebug Design (flower brad), Stickles, misc. gems and buttons

13 comments:

flowerdisco said...

your "when life hands you lemons" made my day a sweet lemony one :)
--too cute to describe ;p

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable card...love the ribbon detail! get well soon :)

Kristin said...

Adorable!! I love it!!

Glora said...

Totally cute and I love the gathered ribbon.

Amber said...

This card is so bright and cute! It puts a smile on my face! I love the ribbon technique! I'm lucky enough to have some like Robyn's from SU but I use it with fear that it will soon be gone(and it was retired)! I'll have to get busy making my own! TFS!

MICKEY DELVALLE said...

What a super duper cute card!!!

Love it!

post_it_gal said...

Hi there! I am new to your blog. I have been looking around - I love your work! Everything is so cute. We have very similar taste. :) I have a blog, too, and I'd love it if we were friends! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful projects. :)
Emily
www.elisabethstudios.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Great ribbon tip :) We need more bright happy cards like this with all the gloomy weather--thanks! Happy you are feeling better :)

{Raechel} said...

this is sooo adorable I LOVE the colors! and the ribbon is just too cute!

Laura Finson said...

Andrea, what an adorable card!

AND, I want to present you with the Liebster Blog Award! Head on over to my blog and pick it up! Thanks!!!! Laura (Wheeze @ Wheezer's World; http://lfinson.blogspot.com)

Sarah said...

So cute :)

Cindy said...

Super cute,great job!love your blog!!!

Libby Beach said...

This card is so so cute!! :) I love it! :)

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