Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Just For You–MCT Sneak Peek Day #4

Hello crafty peeps! I’m back with a quick note card set using Card Sentiments and the new note card die.

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It would be dishonest if I didn’t fully disclose that I love my A2 cards. That’s just my preferred size, and I usually cut them in portrait orientation. Occasionally , I will stray from that formula, but I know what I like, because I have a certain style of card making. I’m all about my layers and stuff. I think I mentioned this before, but my sister calls it, “pomp and circumstance.”

Initially, I started making the note cards way too elaborate. So, I had to step back and reevaluate and I decided that a simple embossed note card with a vellum envelope was the way to go. I diecut five note cards from Soft Stone cardstock and embossed the top flap with the Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug folder. It’s one of my favorites. Somewhere in the middle of diecutting the cards and envelopes, I decided that I NEED to invest in a Vagabond. I use a lot of dies and that whole crank handle thing is, as they say, for the birds. Plus, my Cuttlebug is kind of sickly. I digress!

I stamped the sentiment from Card Sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink right above the score line on all of the cards. I wanted to package the set in my clear boxes, but they were too big and I didn’t like the presentation. Now, I’m thinking that it would be a great idea to go ahead and adhere the envelopes; then, tie them together, and package everything in a Kraft or glassine bag. Simple, yet classy – totally my style!

That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you a blessed day!

56 comments :

  1. Great project! Love the embossing!
    This is a definite must have as well!!
    Toodles
    monica
    simplycricutting@gmail.com
    www.monicascreativemadness.com

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  2. Beautiful job on showcasing this release. I love it!

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  3. Very simple and classy! I totally love your style. The embossing on the top is gorgeous! I think it's perfect for wedding season, or any occasion at that.

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com

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  4. this is very elegant and full of style, love the dry embossing it is perfect thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  5. What a gorgeous set of cards! Love the embossing!!!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  6. Simple yet so elegant. Love the style. You will love your Vagabond - it's so much easier than cranking the Cuttlebug.

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  7. BEAUTIFUL job with your cards Trell!I LOVE the embossing on them,GREAT Sneak Peek my friend!!!:)

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  8. So elegant. I love the concept. Hope you get your Vagabond soon.

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  9. Classy indeed. Love how you incorporated embossing into the already fab diecuts.

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  10. OMGosh Trell! This set is stunning!! It is so classy but simple and just my style! lol I can say I was sold before, but after seeing your set I am really sold! lol Thanks for all the great ideas this week!!

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  11. This is so pretty and elegant!

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  12. Very Elegant Trell I love the cards great job on them. :)

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  13. I love the simplicity & elegance of these cards! What a perfect little gift to give, they would work for SO many occasions!!

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  14. The embossing adds the perfect amount of elegance. These cards are very classy!

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  15. Trell ~ These are so CAS ~ clean and simple! The embossing is just the right touch! Who ever receives these will love them!!! BEAUTIFUL!

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  16. This is a simply beautiful card. Thanks for sharing :)
    Jessica
    jrparlier@gmail.com
    http://jessica-fortheloveofcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love the addition of embossing. Very formal and classy.

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  18. Great card!!
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  19. Very elegant. Love the simplicity and the embossing.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    justbcreativecrazy@gmail.com
    JustBCreativeCrazy.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow ... this is sooo pretty! Love it :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  21. very pretty, love the embossing!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  22. You hit it on the head...simple, classy and elegant! Nice!

    Cindy - 1mamacyn@gmail.com

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  23. Superb Job Trell. Sometimes Less is More. These turned out Beautifully. Love that embossing pattern. I know I have that in my stash somewhere. Smooches...

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  24. Okay you are killing me here because this is absolutely PERFECT. A basic white card with beautiful embossing and ribbon. The vellum envelope is perfect too! Hugs- Glora

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  25. These note cards are so pretty! Love the embossing and the ribbon. Great job! TFS!

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  26. Less is more for sure:) Your cards are beautiful, great touch with the embossing folder.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.
    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  27. Beautiful cards! Love the embossing!
    bloss4@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Lovely. Love the simplistic style. The embossing is so perfect
    Ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  29. Great job! awesome embossing. TFS

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  30. Trell these are so beautiful! I love the embossing and I love that Paisley one too! I really enjoyed all of the sneaks this week, you did an awesome job as always! Thank you for sharing with us and hope your having a great day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  31. Sometimes simple is very beautiful as are these cards. This will make a wonderful gift...who would not want these lovely cards? Great job!
    I also recently bought a new machine as the Cuttle Bug is getting a bit loose...still be cranking away but this will take 81/2" x 11" and I can emboss the beautiful Spellbinders!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  32. Definitely classy. And what an awesome gift this will be. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. these are so elegant! haven't tried to emboss just one part of something yet! great idea! wish you could post pics with the envelopes and bag presentation you mentioned! I'm sure it is awesome too! thanks

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  34. so pretty and elegant love the embossing. thanks for sharing :)
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  35. oh so beautiful!
    GinasCreativePlace.blogspot.com
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  36. I like the clean & simple look. Especially that they are white.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  37. What a great little gift idea! I was totally going to do that too! These are so pretty :)

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  38. Lovely Note set!!Beautiful Embossing!!!
    Migdalia
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  39. I love the embossing, thanks for sharing the idea!!!

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  40. Oh, so elegant. I love the embossing on the flap. Very classy!

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  41. Love the simply elegant look, love the embossing! I have that folder and have never used it (whatsamatter with me, LOL). Great job!

    lfl inesat com ca std otne t

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  42. I love how you fanified this. Great idea. TFS
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)
    (by the way I miss you on the Cricut MB)

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  43. Simply elegant. Love the embossing and the hint of mint green! thanks for sharing!

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  44. I LOVE the embossing effect. Simple was a great plan! These came out beautiful!
    GinasCreativePlace.blogspot.com
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  45. Love, love, love the embossing, so beautiful.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com
    foundtimeforme.blogspot.com

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  46. The note cards are adorable. Just love this die.

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  47. gorgeous set of cards!
    ljseki at hotmail dot com

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  48. FABULOUS CAS notes, very classy and elegant, Well done Trell!
    Liz

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  49. Beautifully elegant note cards, Trell.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  50. Simple, elegant, classy - nothing more really needs to be said. They're wonderful!
    Deb.

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  51. Beautiful I love the embossing and the ribbon color. TFS AJ-

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  52. Very classy Trell! Gonna slightly scraplift if that's okay?! :-)

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  53. Beautiful embossed card..love all the details

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