Friday, February 5, 2016

Keep on partying with Winnie & Walter!

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Shay has given us two ways to celebrate with her fantastic card challenge: use the number 2, or make two versions of a design.  Gee.  I wonder if it's okay to combine them?  You know what... she'll love any little thing we send her, she's sweet that way.


 I confess to having a little habit of saving things that would be beautiful as an element of a card.  This pretty grey and yellow cardstock was the mat that came with a frame.  Here, I've used it for my In a Word Cheers cutaway, and one of the roses from Big, Bold, and Extras cutaways.  You [from the big, bold, and YOU] was stamped, and heat embossed, then fussy cut, and all were place on a slip of vellum that had been dry embossed.  Phew!  Did I forget anything?  OH the rose was stamped, and heat embossed, too... you wouldn't believe how well it worked on that slightly shiny stock!

You see all those little sequins/star?  Free gift with purchase ... yep, free ... in every single order.  Don't even think I throw one scrap of the twine they lovingly tie my packages up in!  Okay.  I can see I may have a problem.

One little piece of that yellow/grey were calling my name -

So where is the required 'two'?  Two layers of the hello! and a repeat of the paper, and the sequins!
 so there!!
 
So much fun to party with you, Shay!!!  Hope you like them!
 
Happy birthday!!!
=]  Michele


17 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the mat you saved! Some things are worth setting aside for future use and this was definitely one of them! These are both wonderful cards!!

Rahmat said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love the grey paper you had used here Michelle. Thank you for leaving your kind comment at my blog, always love to hear from you :) I have few fish recipes to share in near future on my blog, and I will surely share my kitchen, which is a thousand times better than my craft room in all aspects ;)

lostinpaper said...

AWESome! Loving the neutral palette and clustering of sentiment and embellies!

Kristie Goulet said...

Two beautiful cards, Michele! ♥

Diane Jaquay said...

These are beautiful, Michele! I need to join in the festivities and get working on some W&W cards!

Bobby said...

Your first card is gorgeous, Michele, and the second one looks like an owl is peeking our from under the E. A great recycler you are.

Cat Craig said...

Oh I love that you save bits, and bring them back to life on a card. Both cards are very pretty.

Barb Ghig said...

So FABULOUS, Michele! You have such a great way of playing with your bits and bobs...the mat to a frame? Now, that's clever...and beautiful! I love the neutral palette and your embossed vellum is stunning! Shay is definitely going to love them both!

TK said...

Such beautiful cards --- and up-cycled elements to boot! NICE!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, both of these are just fabulous X 2, Michele!!!! Love that grey and yellow paper and how wonderful it worked for the die cuts!!! And I loooooove that 'you' on the vellum - so clever and looks great!!! And the EF and the teeny tiny little stars and sequins ...perfect, my friend!!!! And the second card ...another CAS stunner!!!! Perfect placement of the little sequins, star and heart and just perfect in every other way, too!!!! Two GORGEOUS cards!!!!
Hugz

Dana & Glen said...

Great call on saving the card from the frame, you transformed it into a-maz-ing cards. Wow!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Michele! I love that paper you saved and used, even though it wasn't scrappy paper. Love when something like that can be recycled! It is very pretty paper. Both cards are just wonderful and I adore them both! Hugs, Brenda

Martha said...

Beautiful cards, Michele!
Your second card made me look twice.
I love it!

Sharron said...

Amazing, Michele!! Your first card is just stunning! So glad you saved that paper. It's gorgeous! And i love all the wonderful embossing. Wonderful design for card #2 also. Love that sweet little white heart!

maria f. said...

Lovely. Dreamy. I'm with you on the fabulousness of WW.

cm said...

You are the Queen of Yellow-Grey combinations that are breath-takingly beautiful! Your 'recycled' first card is stunning; your hello, charming! You're working magic with W&W...real magic!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Michele ... chicness abounds on both these stunners! Hugs, Anita :)