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April CARDS Published Projects

  1. Trim crushed curry cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Corner round the top right corner.
  3. Trim patterned paper strip and adhere to left side of card.
  4. Add pink ribbon treatment.
  5. Add rhinestone to ribbon knot.
  6. Cut tag from bermuda bay cardstock, then stamp sentiment.
  7. Tie tag around ribbon knot.
  8. Affix sticker to crushed curry cardstock.
  9. Add rhinestones to owl's eyes.


Stamps :: PTI - paper tray (sentiment)
Ink :: Clear Snaps - colorbox chestnut
Cardstock :: SU! - crushed curry, bermuda bay
Patterned Paper :: Die Cuts With a View - safari collection
Embellishments :: PTI - raspberry fizz grosgrain ribbon; Recollections - brad; Hambly Screen Prints - owl sticker; KaiserCraft - rhinestones
Tools :: We R Memory Keepers - corner chomper

Hey Everyone! Today, I'm sharing with you a few cards published in the Aprils CARDS Magazine issue. If you don't have a subscription, you should check it out! Northridge Media has an amazing magazine series that feature so many designers and they inspire me to create. Their Stamping Idea book was just released and boy did I have a ball flipping through that issue! These cards feature my love for the clean and simple design. As an artist, my style fluctuates with time and emotion. I hope you are enjoying my current design style, a mix of vintage and shabby.

Speaking of subscriptions because there's no way in the paper crafting world to just have one, thanks everyone for your Embellish Magazine support. The blog hop will continue through the weekend. Don't forget to check out the crinkly stained ribbon tutorial here.

Thanks so much for your visit and all of your encouraging and sweet comments. I hope all of you have an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend (it's a holiday here in the U.S. - for my international readers)!


Aimes said...

Super cards, Ashley! I like your fluctuating style, I think it's good for the creative soul to break out of a style sometimes :D
Thanks so much for the ribbon tutorial too - I've been needing clear instructions like that for a while now - can't wait to make my own!
Have a fab weekend, it's a bank holiday this side of the pond too!

Kate Lewis said...

Such a beautiful trio of cards Ashley - it's great to go with the flow and see where it takes you! Loving your current style, but then I love all your work, whatever the style! Enjoy the long weekend! Kate x

Alice said...

the flower card is fab!!! lovely cards!! have a beautiful weekend!

A Soldier Girl said...

GIRL .. I love love love these cards .. man these are so so good .. heck you are so so good .. you know that right .. yah good .. lol.

hugs and love

Angie Tieman said...

Shut up! These are so cute! I love that pink rhinestone!!

Jessica said...

These are lovely, Ashely!! TFS. Enjoy the long weekend :)

Valentina Fussell said...

Ashley, these are awesome! I especially LOVE the one with the owl!!

Stamping Cafe said...

Lovely lovely lovely cards, Ashley!! Love them! Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

Helen F. said...

Love the Baby Invite~it too adorable. Your button flowers are awesome too :o! So easy to understand your cards being published~they are truly works of art.

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the sweet comment :) I had so much fun playing! I am in LOVE with this owl card! Great colors girl!

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