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Friday, 3 January 2014

Be Thankful

Good evening folks.  Hope you are all well and safe from these terrible storms.  Oh dear sounds like it has started raining again here in soggy brum, still there are people is terrible straits on the west coast and in the south, my thoughts are with you.

A couple of months ago I picked up an exceptional deal in 5x7 cards and envelopes.  At the time I did wonder at my purchase as it is a size I don't normally use however, having invested in the 5x7 matting basics sets from spellbinders I am please I bought the envelopes, matting and layering is certainly easy.  So apologies in advance for my future excessive use.

My Shopping List

5x7 plain white card blank
Black card
Red card from bit box
Spellbinders - 5x7 matting basics
                       Ovals & scalloped ovals
                       Sweet Juliet
Cosmic shimmer ruby blush blaze embossing powder
Cosmic shimmer black glue
Justrite floral thank you stamps
Chloe swirly vine stamps
Distress ink - fired brick
Couture creations intrinsic embossing folder

  1. cut a piece of black card using large 5x7 matting basics die then pricked around the edges
  2. cut another piece of white card using 5x7 matting basics die, stamped and embossed Chloe's leaf stamp, embossing using ruby blaze embossing powder.  Then emboss using couture intrinsic embossing folder.  To finish and make it pop, distress around the edges with fired brick distress ink.
  3. Stamp and emboss with ruby blaze embossing powder main flower image from Justrite floral thank you stamps.  Die cut using oval spellbinders, mat onto black card die cut using spellbinders scalloped oval die.
  4. Die cut leaves using leaf die from Sweet Juliet spellbinder die.
  5. Punch 3 black petals and 6 red petals using Tonic petal punch, shape and glue together.
Thanks for stopping by.  You all take care and see you soon.


  1. A beautiful card Kandy and so nice to see something other than a Christmas card,
    love your colour combo.
    Janet xxx

  2. Hi Kandy, a beautiful card love design and lovely colours.

    Hugs Erin x

  3. Another beautiful card Kandis, I love the gorgeous stamps and the colour.

    Linda xxx

  4. I love the gorgeous rich red and how you have picked it up in the flowers too

  5. Fabulous card - I think that 7x5 cards are very versatile - easy to mat and layer!

  6. A fabulous card, love the image and die cuts. The colour way is gorgeous too

  7. Another stunner! Great work!
    Dawn xx