Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Create Along With Us - Happy Birthday

Create Along With Us, time, at PTI, as we enjoy the designers' creations,
and find inspiration from every beautiful card!
This card by Laurie Schmidlin, hi lighting a new set
this month, Ivy & Bloom, caught my eye. To be truthful, every card
has elements that are standouts, and I love to file away all the 
clever details each month. But take another look at Laurie's card.

Pale grey on a white bg, window with sentiment inside, colorful accents, 
wreath like frame with floral accents, and color combo,
That's what I cased.

My card was built on the Garden Garland die, cut from Soft Stone card stock.
All those pretty posies are also from the die set.
The window is cut from the smaller die from Fun Frames.
Sentiment: Lovely Lace.
Berry Sprigs: Beautiful Berries: Spring
Laurie backed her top window with foam, lifting it up, (which I wish I had done.)
Black dots complete the card. 

Laurie's colors were something I just had to duplicate.
Loved this combination, and intend to use it again.
Play along on Nichole's Blog here:


  1. Nancy, your card is perfect. What a great card to case and you pulled it all together so very well! Love all your elements and how they all came together!

  2. What a great take on Laurie's card. I love the bold red flowers you used. This is so sweet!

  3. Laurie's card definitely caught my eye too, and you did a FABULOUS job re-creating it with your stamps Nancy! The soft stone and gray are perfect together and then those red flowers just really tie the whole card together! Lovely,lovely card my friend!! :0)

  4. Love the soft stone with the colors you used Nancy! Everything flows together perfectly on your pretty card!

  5. Just beautiful, Nancy! I've used some Soft Stone with white recently and it makes for a beautiful presentation!

  6. Beautiful, Nancy. Love the bold, clean look of your card.

  7. Super pretty - the frame of flowers and leaves looks fantastic around the sentiment.

  8. HOW PRETTY! Before I even read your post, I KNEW what sets you were going for! LOL You did a SUPER JOB on casing Laurie's card! ;)

  9. Really pretty card, Nancy! I love it.

  10. So pretty, Nancy! Love the soft stone and the bright red! Soft stone was always a favorite of mine and I forgot how wonderful it looks.

  11. I just love your card!! So colorful and cheery! That soft stone color is just perfect how you added it to your card with those bright colors! So pretty1

  12. Laurie's card is eye catching and so is your's Nancy! Love the stamps and colors you used to recreate it!

  13. Nancy, you've done another fabulous job of combining stamps and dies and love your color combo of posies with the Soft Stone. We're on vacation so just got to checking emails and appreciate your comment. I got lucky and am overdue to order so this will definitely help.

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