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by Julie Brooks

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Monday, 1 October 2012

a trip down Memory Lane

Hello everyone

I have a couple of cards to share with you today which I made recently as part of my design team assignment for Craftwork Cards to help promote their new project of the month kit called Memory Lane. The kit is full of die cut frames, pretty papers and tiny blooms.

So, my first card is a great man's 40th birthday card.

I used a paper with script all over it to cover all but a narrow margin on my card base and then onto this I mounted the frame full of little black and white photos (you get a 12 x 12 sheet of mini black and white photos with the kit). I cut the outside edge of the frame away from the inside piece and then fixed the central part directly onto the card with double sided tape and mounted the outside of the frame on foam pads to give some dimension.

I added the sentiment at the bottom in the centre and another one at the top which I first mounted onto a tag which is from a sheet also included in the kit. I tied some mail tag string through this. Finally I inked up some white Icing Sugar Candi with Distress Ink in Pumice Stone and added these to the card.

up close to see the dimensional use of the frame

My second card is a get well card and would hopefully cheer anyone up if they're feeling a bit under the weather as I am today - only a head cold but still a bit inconvenient!

For this card I used one of the top notch card blanks in the kit and completely covered it with a paper which has musical notes and keys on chains printed on it. I inked around the edges of the card with Distress Ink in Pumice Stone to give a more vintage look to it.

I took a gold foiled die cut frame and covered it with pretty little blooms which I had shaped and layered up beforehand. I also added clusters of Olive Lace Candi. I punched holes around the edge of the frame and tied some thin white satin ribbon through them to soften the edges a bit and then inked around the edges of the frame and onto the flowers a little bit, again using the Distress Ink in Pumice Stone.

Then I took one of the sentiments and mounted it onto a ticket (also from the kit) using foam pads, inked this all around the edges and fixed it to the card (again with foam pads).

Finally I added a dot of Stickles Stardust Glitter Glue to each musical note for added sparkle.

close up of the floral frame
close up of one of the multi-layered tiny blooms
So there you have two lovely cards. I hope you like them both.

I'll be back again soon with more Memory Lane inspiration for you, and some photos from the recent wreath making workshop I held.

Until then, take care.

Love from me xx