Thursday, September 8, 2011

Perfectly Paisley Card

Hi everyone, it's almost Friday! Even though it was a short week because of Labor Day, this week has felt like forever and I can't wait for the weekend! Luckily I have tomorrow off but unfortunately I'm stuck working all day Saturday and Sunday. The library I work at closes on Sundays during the summer and we open again starting this Sunday. Because I work in both departments (children's and adult circulation) I'll be working 3 of the 4 Sundays a month. At least it's time and a half pay! :)

Anyways, I know I've seriously been lacking in posting lately (I'm so sorry!) but things have been completely crazy with organizing my blog candy, updating my blog design, keeping up with work and school, and also finding time to craft. To top it all off, my wi-fi has been giving me a hard time lately so that makes it that much harder to post and comment. My next couple of posts I'll be playing "card catch-up" and sharing with you some cards I made a while back and am just now finding the time to post. 

This is an anniversary card I made for fun about a month or so ago. I realized I hadn't used my paisley embossing folder and wanted to give it a try - and luckily I had some paisley paper that matched perfectly! I really love the colors on the card, it's not a color combo that I've seen used too often. And maroon and gold are my favorite colors (also the colors of my bedroom!) so that's another reason I was pleased with this card.

I tried to get a close-up of the paisley border, but it didn't work as well as I hoped it would. :( It does however, give a nice close-up of the die cut, which is from the vintage pack for Cuttlebug.

To make the card, I used:
- Maroon and cream colored cardstock
- Gold metallic paper
- Gold ribbon
- Paisley paper
- 'happy anniversary' stamp in orange ink
- Cuttlebug
- 'Perfectly Paisley' embossing folder and a corner die cut from the vintage package
- Decorative scissors

Thanks so much for reading and bearing with me lately! Have an awesome weekend! :) 

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  1. Hi Ashley, this card is really cute, the pattern paper is so cute!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. You have a lot of goodies in that pile!! So nice of you!

  2. This is so elegant and beautiful, Ashley! What a pretty card :)


  3. Very pretty card, Ashley. Just love your choice of colors and the treatment you gave the corners of the card. wonderful.
    Cindy Porter

  4. Those were also the colors of my college! (Arizona State University) Very gorgeous card :)


  5. Beautiful anniversary card. That paisley paper is gorgeous.

  6. Thanks for following my blog! Very pretty card - I love that vintage set from Provo Craft. :)

  7. Beautiful the paisley border...and the colours are fabulous! :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment over on Linda's blog..really appreciate it.

  8. My anniversary is coming up, so I paid special attention to this beautiful card. thanks for sharing. I really like your blog. Come see the history of scrapbooking at for a chance to win some antique ephemera. I think you will enjoy this post!

  9. Such a beautiful anniversary card. :)


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