Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wish Birthday Card


Hello everyone! I’m back with a birthday card that I made with my new Sophisticated cartridge, designed by Teresa Collins. Now, since I primarily make cards, I don’t know that I will be using this cart a lot, because they recommend that many of the images be cut at a minimum of five inches. Just something to think about before you buy it.


So, I actually made a video talking about my card, but my computer is not doing well with the files. My camera shoots in HD and my computer is older, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to upload it. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, this week at CTO the challenge is to make an easel birthday card. You can choose any colors that you wish.

DSCF7263The silver cardstock was my inspiration. It’s DCWV Shimmer cardstock.

One of the reasons why I picked up Sophisticated is that I really like elegant things. And that’s what I wanted this card to reflect. I spent a lot of time trying to make the proper paper choices. The right paper can make a relatively simple card look amazing.

DSCF7267I was also inspired by the stamps. Both come from the Fiskars ,”Make a Wish Quotes,” set. Because I stamped on shimmer cardstock, I used my heat tool to set the ink.

My patterned paper is from Hobby Lobby and Stampin’ Up! However, I think the black and white is no longer sold by SU in that particular design. I think they still have a black and white collection, but the designs are now different. The pink and white mat is, again, from Hobby Lobby, and the name is Pink & White Ornate Floral. It’s really pretty.


Here are the details:

  • A2 Easel Card – Papertrey Ink, True Black
  • Paper Company – Pink and Gray CS used for Mats
  • Co’ordinations Gemstones Pink Diamond Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Night & Day Collection, Black Polka Dot
  • DCWV Shimmer Cardstock in Silver
  • Paper Studio Pink & White Ornate Floral
  • Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge
    • Crown pg. 49 cut @ 3 inches
    • Sentiment Frames pg. 62 cut @ 2.5 inches
  • Fiskars “Make a Wish Quotes” Stamp Set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Darice Pearls
  • Darice Rhinestones
  • Silver Sakura Gelly Roll
  • Fiskars “Upper Crest” Border Punch
  • Light Pink Offray Satin Ribbon
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Thanks for coming by. Have a blessed day!


  1. Your paper choices are just perfect for that Theresa Collins cut!! Great card!!!!! Love the way you did the bling on the crown!!!

  2. Another awesome card, Trell! Love it!

  3. Really nice bold colors The card came out great!!

    DIANA L. CTO DT memeber

  4. Very Nice!! Love the color combo.


  5. This is definitely a sophisticated card, really lovely :)

  6. Your card is Fabulous! I love the colors and bling. -Yvette (fellow DT)

  7. This is just a beautiful card. It has elegant written all over it. The colors are beautiful and the stamps are perfect!
    Charlotte DT

  8. Beautiful Card! I love the colors.


  9. This is absolutely adorable!! Fit for a queen and I love the colors!!
    Laurie CTO DT

  10. Your card is absolutely beautiful...love it. FABULOUS! ~Shen

  11. I am so loving this card! U did a great job!

  12. What a beautiful card! Those paper and color choices are just perfect to make your card super elegant! Great to be on the DT with you!

    ♥ Rayna

  13. Your card is beautiful and very elegant!

  14. WOW! Trell your card is just gorgeous!! I definitely love your paper choices and they certainly makes the card look elegant!! Gotta LOVE the PINK and the Bling:) Fabulous job!

  15. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and all the bling!

  16. Trell, I was Hopping along My Creative Time's hop and saw your post. Had to come check out your blog. SUCH BEAUTIFUL cards!!! Love it all!

  17. Love your card and the color choices. Smooches... Felicia at scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com
    I'm also a new follower.

  18. A truly elegant easel card Trell.Great job.

  19. Love your blog, I am a new follower and your design are beautiful.
    Cindy Lou

  20. Thanks for the comment. You had me at ROLL TIDE! Have a good weekend.

  21. You blowed this completely out of the water!! This is my type of card. Your did a lovely job!!



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