Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Keep Calm and...

Hi everyone!  I am back from Phoenix from the Spellbinders DT retreat and it was amazing!  I have a couple of photos I can share here in a couple of days.  But first I have a card to share that was for a recent Paper Crafts call that wasn't picked up.  

I just love JustRite's set, Keep Calm.  The possibilities are really endless (can you say Pinterest?)!  I've done it before, but I love matching the saying with a Spellbinders die shape.  It just adds that much more to the card, don't you think?  This uses some papers from one of the fabulous My Mind's Eye Six by Six pads.  You can see the delicate stenciling I did through the die on the handle with glitter glue.  I love the soft touch that technique adds.  The cutie flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I should mention the oval Labels die shape in the background is a JustRite custom die made by Spellbinders.  It is specifically designed to match stamp sets from JustRite.  You can see all the custom JR dies here.  That's it for today, I am still unpacking and have project assignments to complete by the end of the month!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Deets: 
Stamps - Keep Calm (JustRite Stampers)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K Designs)
Pattern Paper - Six by Six collection, "Everyday Flair" (MME)
Accessories - Spellbinders S4-350 Nested Tea Cups and JB-10025 Nested OvalMedallion Labels, stitched grosgrain ribbon (Details), gold 2 and 3mm rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Burlap string (May Arts), mulberry flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Stickles in Stardust (Ranger Ink)



  1. Michelle, this is absolutely FABULOUS! Love the tea cup combined with Keep Calm!!! Way to go!

  2. This is fabulous, Michelle! Love the tea cup with the sparkle and lovely flower cluster. Glad you had fun in AZ :)

  3. Love your card. It's so cute. Love that tea cup too. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

  4. Hi Michelle Ive been busy of late and am now catching up on all posts , you have been making fab creations lately and this card is no exeption, its FABULOUS , I like the use of the twine . Hugs elaine

  5. I just love this card and congrats on the Guest Artist honors in the Take Ten Mag!!! Yay!!!

  6. Such a gorgeous card! I can't believe this wasnt picked up! Hope you had a wonderful time at the Spellbinders retreat! Can't wait to see some photos :)

  7. Adorable post!! Love the cup and sentiment, hand in hand they go. . . now I need a cup of tea, especially on these dreary rainy days of late!
    Can't wait to see what you've learned at Spellbinders retreat.
    Enjoy your day.

  8. good morning ,you do a awesome and beautiful cards. love your style. i love my grand calbur i have other machines and the grand calbur is the one i use all the time , have a sunshine day and thank you for sharing your ideas.