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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo - Celebrate

Hello Fellow Craft Bloggers,
I am so excited to be part of The Gyptian's – The Bug Bytes Design Team, Thank you so much Pam!
I am so appreciative that I have been given the opportunity to join a group of ladies that are so amazingly talented.

I wanted to create a card for my husband to take to work for his co-workers as well as using the COM. (Cartridge of the month)
This was a challenge for me. I don't use Accent Essentials for much more than the flowers but I was pleasantly surprised with some of the cuts I never thought about using. No wonder this was one of the cartridges included with the purchase of the Expression. I believe I will be using it more often now. J
When I think of Cinco de Mayo, my 1st thought is of all the festive colors and ruffled dresses and lights and bright foods. So, I wanted my card to be a visual color blast. I didn't do anything fancy, just simple cuts and assembly.

Here is the DS File – The only cartridge used is Accent Essentials. Cinco de Mayo - Celebrate Cut File

I laid out the page for 6 colors on the cutting mat. 6 – 3 by 6 pieces of paper/cardstock.

Do you just love when the cuts actually work. - hehe

Assembly of the flowers and the border

Some Close ups.

Supplies I used:
Cardstock – The Paper Company and
Brads – Making Memories
Glitter Glue – Hampton Art (a la mode) and Sulyn Industires (Fred Meyer's)
Ribbon – ¼" Offray Grossgrain
Ink – Studios G (white) and Stampology (peridot – green, I just fell in love with this color.. why you ask. No idea!!)
Stamp – Making Memories (express it – magnetic stamps)
Adhesive – Zip dry (love this glue, just wish it didn't clog up at the end) and foam dimensional (generic – from OfficeMax)
Well, I hope you enjoyed my simple little card. I sure had fun making it and challenging myself to be 'organized' with all the information. This is the first time I have uploaded a DS file, so I am pretty proud of myself.
Hugs, and thanks for taking a peek at my project!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


Cindy said...

That really is cute, and even shows the real mexican flare with your color combinations. Great job Denine!

flowerdisco said...

love it!

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