Sunday, March 27, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion #6



This week at Celebrate the Occasion the challenge is to make a thank you project with a tag. For some reason, I was thinking it was a birthday challenge, so I was going through my carts trying to figure out what I was going to do, until I went back and check. I’m so glad I did, because I’m super thrilled with how my card turned out.  I used my latest cart, Birthday Bash and the ever reliable Storybook to make my card.


I was told that I didn’t have enough paper, so I’ve added 3 more stacks to my collection. Baby steps! I’m developing an addiction and I have to extort some kind of self-control because I have to save my money for our cruise to Mexico.

Anyway, I designed this card in its entirety with my Gypsy. If you don’t have one, I would highly recommend it. I’ve had mine since November, but I’ve only recently started using it. I think it helps me so much because I can visualize what my card will look like. Also, it gives you capabilities that come in handy. For example, the butterfly on the card is normally cut facing the left, but with the Gypsy, you can flip, or, “mirror,” images. I think I mentioned that I have a background in journalism. One of the huge no-no’s in yearbook design was trapping empty space with design elements, so I keep that in mind whenever I’m designing a project. So, that’s why I mirrored the butterfly because the trapped space would have bothered me!


Here are the details:

  • Card Base: 8.5” x 5.5” Paper Company Kraft (Birthday Bash pg. 31)
  • Layers: 3.5” x 4.35” DCWV Stack 7; 3” x 4” My Mind’s Eye. (Birthday Bash pg. 31) I adhered the second layer to a piece of the same yellow I cut the butterfly out of, and popped it up with Stampin’ dimensionals.
  • Thank You Tag: 2” x 1.34” (Birthday Bash pg. 30)
  • Butterfly: 2.93” x 2.96” Paper Company Vintage Yellow (Storybook pg. 30) I cut the image twice and cut the flourish off of one with my scissors. I think adhered them together with a line of 2-way glue and pulled the wings up to give it dimension.
  • Regal Purple 3/8” Offray Ribbon
  • Studio G Glitter Glue
  • Darice Pearls
  • Dollar Bin Rhinestones
  • Recollections Roses inked with Stampin’ Up Early Espresso
  • TPC Greetings Stamp Set
  • Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
  • I inked everything with Early Espresso. I’m kind of in love with it.
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll Stitching

Have a blessed day!


  1. Beautiful! I love all the flowers and vintage look. Thanks for playing at CTO!

  2. Very pretty. Love the flowers and the shape of the card. Great job. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

  3. Oh wow! How gorgeous! I love it Trell!! I love all the details you have added and beautiful paper! Hugs, Leanne

  4. Wow, love the shape and I also love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at ctro

  5. Amazing Trell! It looks so professional like you bought it at a cute little boutique! Fabulous work as always!


  6. Love the distressed aged look you gave it with the beautiful flowers!! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  7. This is a very beautiful card/tag. I am a new follower, sent by Momo! If you have a moment and could check out my blog at

  8. Absolutely elegant!! I love it! :D Thank you for joining us at CTO this week! :)
    Linda :)

  9. Beautiful job!! I love the colors you used, and congrats on getting more paper!!! ;) LOL!! Thanks for joining us at CTO!!


  10. This is absolutely gorgeous, amazing, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

  11. So very pretty:)

    I found you through momo and I am now following:) I hope you come and check out my blog too:)

  12. Love the look of your card. Love the shape and all the inking work. Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

  13. Love your card!! The roses look so pretty. Momo sent me. Visit my blog for a chance to win some blog candy

  14. I love the shape of your card. I need to be more creative in that department. Thanks for CTOing with us!

  15. Super job! That is a great card
    Nice job on the challenge

  16. This card is just gorgeous! I love all the details! I'm a new follower...Momo sent me! I'd love for you to stop by my blog as well :)

  17. This card is so pretty..
    Momo sent me!
    Stop by my blog sometime..


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