Sunday, June 9, 2013

One Big Happy Family

Hi Everyone!
This is Monica here with my first post for THE PAPER TEMPTRESS. I'm so excited to be  working with these fabulous papers! I'm not a normal cardmaker but thought I would give it a try. I'm starting to fall in love with dies, well when I can get them to work. Here is a close up  of the card. Products used Basis cardstock, Vellum, Silver Lustre Collection (my favorite). I took this picture in direct sunlight so you could see the awesome shimmer of the Silver Lustre Collection. I'm including a little mini tut. I hope you like it and that it makes sense. I used my brand NEW Memory Box Dies, and Marianne Designs Creations. Check out Paper Temptress for your cardstock and ribbon needs. 

Silver Lustre 
Here are the papers I used:

and now a close up of the Vellum that has a special sheen to it.

This next shot is using a technique where you ink the top of the embossing folder and then running my paper thru it. Anna Griffin Embossing Folder Foliard was a joy to work with. 

Getting the die cuts assembled and prepped for the final step.


Tresors de Luxe fabulous flower

subtle ink on beautiful Paper Temptress Paper

The final shot
I loved these new dies that I found at my local scrapbook store.. R U Stampin and Scrapping! Thank you Joyce.
I also used a new Platform System called The Genius.  This is thanks to Joyce as well. I only have the Cuttlebug and had bought some new spellbinders and I could not get them to cut for anything!! Well she explained to me how The Genius only has 3 plates.. The base plate is MAGNETIC.. no more sliding around. The top plates are self healing and made of some material that doesn't let it warp.  So I only needed two plates to get my stuff to work! How amazing is that!!!  I will probably be getting the Big Shot this year. I need something a bit more reliable. I used The Genius with my new dies and they just came out perfectly.   
I also have to give a shout out to TRESORS DE LUXE!! I got my flowers today and I just love them. I highly recommend her store for the most fabulous laces and flowers!! 

Products used:
Paper Temptress: Silver Lustre Collection, Basis Cardstock, Vellum package
Tresors de Luxe : Flower
Memory Box Dies: Marietta Buckle, Ivy Tendrils
Marianne Designs Creatables: LR0248
Genius: Ultimate Platform System
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder: Foliard
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Pink by Design : All in the Family Stamp
Prima: Worn Jeans
Tim Holtz: Mini Gears

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.
Happy Scrappn


  1. GORGEOUS card! I love those flowers!

  2. Gorgeous:) love the colour combo!
    These papers are just lush and fantastic to work with!
    So I take it we will be seeing more cards? lol It is just beautiful:)
    hugs Nikki x

  3. hi Monica-love your card and your photos and steps are great-I'm so lazy about visiting blogs, but glad I finally found yours! Thanks a bunch for stopping by mine....((hugs))

  4. You did an amazing job on this card!! Love that Anna Griffin embossing folder! Very pretty indeed!