Monday, October 17, 2011

a pair of square (cards!) by lauren bergold

as much as i love dreaming up fanciful and romantic projects on which to use my pixie dust paperie kits, the fact remains that nearly everyone i know has a birthday every single year-- and they *all* need a handmade card! luckily this month's kit, BLUE MOON, has some lovely and practical ingredients that make it easy to whip up lovely cards in a snap. like these two, for example!

prima's beautima paper has a pretty pattern on one side and four 5.5" motifs on the other. they'd be brilliant as decorative journaling blocks on a layout, or as pages in a fun minibook... or even, perhaps... as the centerpieces of a couple of cards?! ;)

here i've paired them with creamy yellow fabric thickersGCD "homespun chic" epoxy stickers, and a few fussy cut motifs from other papers in the kit. i also traced one of theGCD chipboard birds and cut it out twice, using the pretty pink backing paper from the epoxies!

i added in a little bit of hand-stitching as an extra touch. by far the easiest way to do this, imo, is to use a perfectly sized computer generated word as a shortcut. i wrote a little mini-tutorial on that subject over the summer, if you'd like a few tips.

now i just need to grab some envelopes and get these in the mail to a couple of special birthday girls! ♥

Kirsty's Note -
Ahhh..... simply GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks Pixie Lauren!!

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  1. Wow! Lauren these are gorgeous! You have such a creative flair! Love both of these!

  2. Beautiful work. Its really gorgeous.

  3. Lauren these are gorgeous! You have such a creative flair!

  4. wow! very beautiful. now you gave me an idea how to use papers like that. hehehe! I've seen that type of papers with that design.

    Great! thanks.


  5. it is wonderful! thanks for the ideas))))

  6. Gorgeous cards! I can't even tell which one I like more=)

  7. The Blue Moon kit is amazing and these cards show how to use it to it's best ! Stunning cards - thanks for the inspiration !!!!

    Hugs, sandra xx

  8. I love these gorgeous cards. The colours are so stunning together. Keeping everything crossed to win those beautiful Maya Road journalling tags. Im in the middle of making our honeymoon mini album and these would be perfect. Great cards again Lauren. Lee x

  9. Sooooooo incredibly FABULOUS! LOVE that stitching!!!

  10. Beautiful papers - thank you for the invitation
    I greet the Polish

  11. hi Lauren, you always amazed me with your proejcts! variety and colorful

  12. Soo beautiful and romantic cards, I really like it!!!

  13. I love square cards and they are simply beautiful!

  14. ooohhhh..I so love the Blue Moon kit :) oh BTW, Happy First Anniversary, if you are a toddler you might be walking your first step now..may you have many more years to come, Pixie Dust Paperie :))

  15. Hi!

    I love your cards, so vintagey, a nice inspiration for wedding invitations :-)
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    Thank you for visiting my site! XOXO

    Venus - new follower

  16. Amazing cards! I'd love to be one of those birthday girls:)

    Outi xxx

  17. What an amazing card! I just love it. And a specially I like how you made word "YOU". It's just SUPERB!!
    With best wishes,

  18. Beautiful cards... I would so love to open my mail and find one of these! Wow, all sorts of wonderful giveaways! Fingers crossed!!!
    Crafty Hugs,