Friday, January 14, 2011

Lid Lovelies

Still At It Phase 4: A Lid Lovely is something created out of papers, sentiments, die cuts all tossed in a lid. I've been diligently working at getting these 5 lids emptied out by making simple cards. I've gone through a whole box of A2 size envelopes so that tells me so far I've made over 250 cards. I had emptied out a previous envelope box before I opened the new one. These cards are so simple they almost make themselves. Many of the cards feature printables from Regina's Cutting Cafe because there just isn't anything like a sentiment from her line of wonderful sentiments and images. The cards are mostly done in groups of themes like Birthdays, Sympathy, etc. Here are a few. Hope you like my little Lid Lovelies. I love the edge punches and I use both Martha Stewart and EK Success for those.

JOY is from Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge. There are several welded joy words available on many of the carts. I think the flowers are from Basic George but all of these words and die cuts were ones tossed in box lids and I don't know a lot of sources.
This style of card is so simple and packs a nice whallops. It's a gate fold, the card base is 4-1/2 inches long, scored at 2-1/2 and 2-1/2 at each end with those flats folded to the center. I use a decorative EK Success Punch in the center of one flap. On the inside of the card I pop dot a die this case a cute little MS punched flower with a jewel. A lot of the cards have been embossed and the sentiment is one of my favorite rubber stamps.
Two oval sentiments from Cutting Cafe and I've used a scalloped round Nestie for the shape. The brackets were grabbed up from a lid. Jewels added for some oomph to these simple cards.
Another gate fold style, both flaps have been embossed, the sentiments are once again Cutting Cafe printables. Punched flowers and butterflies.
Just a few of my endeavors. Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits.


Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wow! Carole, you've been one busy lady! These are all awesome. I love the idea of lid lovelies!

Heather said...

Love the cards, especially the "JOY" cards. TFS
bhoward at kci dot net

Louise said...

Carole, you have been so busy!! Over 250 cards - just how many hours are there in a day???
All your cards are lovely - I love the themes, papers and embellishments.
I know you have boxes of cards made up already - do you sell them? (Just being nosy!!!)
Louise x

Kris L said...

OMG Carole...I adore these. I too am trying to "clean up" and must say it's a lot of fun just "throwing" things together. Hugs...Kris

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful creations Carole! Love all the texture!

Latinacreativa said...

Hi Carole,
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. After reading it, I decided to take a peek at your blog & I must say I am humbled! You are an amazing card maker, & I can't imagine making so many lovely cards. When I "grow up" I wanna be just like you!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, I love them all! I can't imagine making that many cards, there is no end to your creativity! These certainly are lovelies. ~Diane

pixie_dust_711 said...

I stumbled upon your website by accident, and I just wanted to say--everything you make is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW lady! You sure know how to churn out the cards! Amazing what you do with with your scraps. Really beautiful, Carole! xxD

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Wow!Love your choice of colors...POP...POP..POP