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September 3, 2008

Lots of Beads


I thought I would have some fun with my Pink bead duo that I finally decided to order.  I'm such an easy-sell. I loved what SU! had us do on our Make & Takes with the orange beads from the orange bead duo (we put them in the center of flowers and speaking of Convention - I'll finally post the 2nd group of our M&T's for those of you who asked soon!) so I bought two of the bead duos.  Well, some sticky strip and Crystal Effects later, and this is the card I made.  Sorry for how dark that Rose Red CS looks - it's not that dark IRL.

I used my new SU! Big Shot and one of the Sizzlets included in the Big Shot starter kit from SU! for several of the elements on this card.  I die-cut the two little flowers and the chipboard (rather - the sheet from the inside of one of our DSP packages) that they're adhered to in about 20 seconds from the beginning of finding the parts needed to make them to turning them out of the Big Shot.  I simply glued the DSP to the "chipboard" flowers the same size and tah-dah!  I also used the Top Note Bigz Die to make the Whisper White portion of the card.  I cut the shape in half and adhered it to my card.

Dscn4446_2After making the flowers I put some CE on the center of the small one and added some beads.  I used my sticky strip to add beads to a strip on the card at the base of the Top Note on top of the piece of layered So Saffron and Rose Red CS.  The patterned paper I used is the Georgia Peach DSP.  I am really enjoying all of my new DSP's.  SU! did an excellent job with all of the new DSP's - the variety is so vast that no matter your style you'll find some papers that you love.  I love them ALL!!!  Do you?!?!  I hope you like this close-up.

Take care!


Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly
Paper:  So Saffron, Rose Red and Whisper White CS, Georgia Peach DSP
Ink:  Rose Red classic Ink, White StazOn
Accessories:  Pink Bead Duo, Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Birds & Blossoms Sizzlet, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects, Cardboard from back of DSP package


  1. This is my favorite card you've ever made! LOVE IT!

  2. I love the beads on this!!! So here's a question...would the sticky strip still hold the beads if it were put in an envelope?
    What a cute, cute, cute idea!!! ;^)

  3. Super cute card Marie. I love all the beads... I love it when there is texture on cards/projects... I am so jealous you have that bigz die....
    p.s. You new picture make you look so tall.. I know that sounds wierd maybe it your hair or not standing next to such a tall person... You so cute...

  4. Marie, This is so very pretty! I love the colors, and the beads and everything! You are totally wreaking havoc with my kraft budget! :)

  5. Very pretty! One can never have too much pink!! Love the beads although I have not purchased them yet. Okay another item on my wish list!!


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