Monday, February 4, 2013

CCC #9: Love Abundantly

We always need birthday cards on hand, right?

Our two-week "Birthday Cards" theme at Creative Cutting Challenge will help motivate you to get re-stocked!  Click here to check out the creative inspiration from our Design Team and join the challenge.  Even if you don't use SVG files yet, it's definitely worth looking...these ladies always come up with some great ideas!

I love the look of rolled paper flowers, but the technique eluded me.  I tried it once, failed miserably, became frustrated, threw them away, and moved on.  (Yep, a full-on craftantrum!)  For this challenge, I gave them another shot.  And did some YouTube research first!  So now, I'm pretty embarrassed because these are seriously so EASY!  My problem (other than a short fuse)?  I started rolling from the wrong end!  Oh, and my craft tweezers were a huge help.  Geez.

Now that I've figured it out (eye-roll), I'm pretty sure I will be doing a lot of rolling, rolling, rolling...

A Couple Details:
  • I used The Creative Pointe's "Rolled Roses" SVG set for my flowers.  She has three great options in this set. I used the scalloped version and it makes the prettiest rose!  Using the SVG file was fast and allowed me to scale my two flowers at various sizes.
  • Would you ever guess that the scrap paper I used for the roses is a postage stamp collage patterned paper? It really rolled up lovely!
  • I didn't have grey ink (can you believe that?!), so I inked the frame in jet black Archival, stamped once on a scrap paper, then stamped again on my cardstock for a lovely shade of grey.


Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Sahara Sand’, ‘Confetti White’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two ‘Blush’; scraps
SVG:  The Creative Pointe ‘Rolled Roses
Stamps: MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue ‘Pretty’; SU! ‘It’s Your Birthday’
Inks: Archival ‘Jet Black’; SU! classic ‘Rose Romance’
Embellishments: Papertrey Ink leaf ribbon; K&Co diecut ‘Spring Blossom Seed’; washi tape
Tools:  3M foam tape; Glossy Accents; tweezers; Stamp-a-ma-jig


  1. Lovely card and the roses are perfect! Glad you tried again!!

  2. Very creative use of scraps and inks! Love this!!! Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion this week!

  3. Beautiful card! Very elegant and gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei - LTC DT

  4. What a "lovely" card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Creations Challenge Blog all about love............
    I LOVE this.
    Make sure to join us twice a month for our new challenges. Look forward to seeing in our challenges
    Veronica DT

  5. Beautiful card, the roses are gorgeous :D Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges this fortnight, Carol x

  6. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Pastels Challenge!! HUgsxx

  7. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining in our 1st birthday celebrations at Love to Create.


  8. AWEEE so pretty! Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT


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