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Monday, January 10, 2011

A week of Valentine's Projects


Hi, it's Diane from Capadia Designs and I am happy to be here with you this week.  I am honored that Joy and Melanie asked me to return for a second Guest Designer week.  I was Guest Designer for the week of March 8 - 12 in 2010.  Last time I did a lot of Easter  projects, however, for the next week it will be all Valentine's Day Projects.  There is only about a month to go before Valentine's Day so it is time to get busy with all of those sweet and special cards, candy holders and other lovable projects!


I decided to try cutting some different types of materials for some of my projects this week.  Quite a while ago I bought some Con-Tact paper at our local 5 & 10.  I just grabbed the red color in a hurry and paid for it.  Later I realized that I had purchased fuzzy, felt-like contact paper.  This is the back of the paper (the wrapper is long gone).  It is called "Ultra Covering" if you want to try to find some.

It occurred to me that it might be a good way to have my letters and shapes look "flocked" with out a lot of mess so I experimented with cutting the paper.  I normally cut vinyl at medium speed, medium pressure and blade depth 4.  This creates a "kiss cut" where the vinyl is cut and the backing stays intact.  In this case, the material is much thicker and I thought it would be best to try to cut through the backing as well.  After some experimentation I found that doing a 2 times multi-cut with the pressure at 4 and the blade at 5 produced a consistently clean cut.  (You may have to experiment a bit to find the ideal settings for your machine).


You can hardly tell if the cut has worked when the mat is still in the machine since the thickness of the material hides the cut lines.  If you look very carefully at the photo above, you might be able to see a few places where the cuts show.


 By using multi-cut 2 times, I was able to get a very clean cut that lifted from the mat easily.


 In one of the first attempts, the blade kept snagging in one place on my heart design.  I think this was due to the pressure being set at 6 - just a bit too high.


I didn't think I could cut a perfect mirror image of the curve, however, I was able to trim both sides of the heart evenly so these cuts can still be used.


The heart I used is from the Wedding cartridge. This is a solutions cartridge and I believe it has been discontinued.  If you can find it, I would highly recommend picking it up.  There are lots of lovely images and some nice favor boxes, including a couple of pillow boxes.


I used Design Studio to help me set up the cut to use the least amount of material.  In the screen shot above you can see that when you enter two hearts directly from the keypad they take up more room than they did when I rotated each heart and slid them together on the mat.  I like being able to see how the items would cut straight from the cartridge and then to see how I can improve on the cut with Design Studio.


I also always use Design Studio to help me figure out the right size for the cuts on my cards.  I set up guideline card blanks and then I can see exactly how big to make each element for the card.  It also helps me to decide whether to make a horizontal or a vertical card.  I knew I didn't want to cut the "Sweetheart" word any smaller than 1 1/2 inches to keep the lines of the letters from becoming too thin.  I could see that  the word would not fit at this size on a vertical A2 card.


 Here is the keypad screen shot showing the location of the "Sweetheart" cut.


I thought the "Conversations" Cuttlebug folder would be perfect to emboss the background.  This is a five by seven inch folder so I was able to selectively place my card layer (cut at 4 x 5 1/4 inches) to have the embossing include the words on the hearts that I preferred to show.  I used 140 lb watercolor paper to get a lovely thick embossed layer.


When I was ready to add the word to the card, it was easy to peel off the backing because this material is much thicker than vinyl.


I used the section I peeled off to check the placement one more time since the sticky backed material would not be easy to move once I got it on the card.


Here is a close view of the fuzzy word on the card front.  I like all of the texture from the embossing and the dimensional word.


I used my Creative Memories Multi Purpose tool to help guide the sticky cuts into position.  The cut can be moved a bit if you are careful not to push it down firmly.


The finishing touch was this red faceted gem which is one of the Vintage Jewels from Creative Charms.


Here is the final card.  The red card base is "Pure Poppy" from Papertrey Ink.  I wish you could touch it to feel the thick embossed layer and the fuzzy heart and word!


Here is another Valentine's card in a much more traditional style.  I cut the sentiment from glitter cardstock.  You can read all about this card on my blog, Capadia Designs, at THIS POST.

Don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance for the Country Life cartridge.  I look forward to sharing a sweet project with you tomorrow!
Diane


Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs! Have a great day!
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Parcha said...

This is exquisite!!!
Now I NEED some of that contact paper:)
Thanks.

Amy K said...

Lovely cards Diane - thanks for the great tutorial.

Cindylu2u said...

Beautiful cards Diane, never heard of felt contact paper, will be on the hunt. Welcome back!!

Short Scrapper said...

Glad to know that I can use other materials! Thanks for the great lesson and the beautiful card.

Craftyanny said...

Great card Dianne, and thanks for the tut on using different materials too
Anne x

DianeC said...

Beautiful card. I have to hunt down some contact paper and try this. Always looking for new ways to use my cards.

Brigitte said...

Such lovely cards!!! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Shirley said...

Very nice card. I like your felt contact paper.

Georgei said...

wow this is so pretty cards like them both
thank for showing how to do
now to fine some of the contact paper

Kathy Eddy said...

These are both so pretty. I really love the fuzzy contact paper idea. I hope I can spot some somewhere. What fun!

Josie0602 said...

Awesome card! I love that contact paper! I will also be looking for this!

Jan Foselli said...

Beautiful cards! TFS your awesome designs with us!

Haven't heard someone use the phrase 5 & 10 in a long time!

Scrappin Melissa said...

These are beautiful! So elegant and that flocked contact paper makes it look so rich!

Laney said...

Very Pretty cards, thanks for sharing.

Wendy Raffin said...

I was so excited to see your projects Diane! I love all you do, and this felt style paper, is no different! So pretty. TYFS!

kinderdi said...

What a beautiful project. I've never tried cutting heavy material with my cricut; I don't own the deep cut housing or blades yet. Love the cards!
Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

awesome card.

adisaac said...

I love the contact paper; however, I have to say I did not know that fuzzy contact paper was available. I think the cuttle bug folder is adorable too!

Amy said...

These projects are both darling! Love the flocked contact paper--thanks for the tips on how to get clean cuts with it. That's very helpful.

MommaSaid said...

Beautiful cards! I really appreciate your hints for cutting felt -- I like to add texture to my projects and this sounds fun.

Melissa said...

Love it and thanks for the tip on the fuzzy contact paper!

Kristal said...

Thanks for the tip. Now I have another product to add to my list of must haves :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card, Diane! I love the different textures -- your cards are always SO wonderful. Thanks for the info on cutting contact paper, too.

jlhudson2 at cox dot net

Betty Fox said...

Oh so cute!! I just love this card!

K-E Kreations said...

What a pretty card. I'm going to have to look for that awesome contact paper now.

Nianque said...

I'm just getting started with cricut and have a personal size cutter. Thanks for the hints.

creative patti said...

I love them!! Great Job! I want that embossing folder, not sure if I have it. Thank you somuch for sharing all the details. Great job! See you tomorrow!! I can't wait.
pattig161atyahoodotcom

craftymom205 said...

Love this idea.

alwayscharlie said...

Yeah! Diane is in the house! I like both your cards today and appreciate all the DS and cutting info. I was surprised that you could cut contact paper on the Cricut. Who would have thought......?

Cuddles and Chaos said...

Beautiful and thanks for all the details.

Christi

Katie B said...

Beautiful card! I'm a Cricut newbie and I didn't think to use contact paper. Very excited to try it out!

Bonita said...

Excited to find contact paper like this and try some cuts. Great card. Thanks

gmaJ said...

I'm gonna have to try to find some of the fuzzy contact paper...that would be so fun to have on hand! Your card is so pretty, tfs! Look forward to all your projects this week!

Jean said...

Just love the intricate cuts! Who knew about felt contact paper!

Crafting Katie said...

This is so pretty! I have never seen contact paper like that before. I really wonder what its true purpose is!

KidzNkritters said...

Lovely card, Diane. I have to have some of that paper!

spelsue said...

what a fun idea. The felt contact paper is quite a find. I will have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks for sharing your experiment.

GiGi said...

This is so cute! I am going to have to try contac paper now! thanks for the great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to use the contact paper instead of fuzzy vinyl (so much cheaper!) Great card too. TFS cathy cmwirt at verizon dot net

Grace McNaney said...

LOVE the contact paper idea--will keep my eyes open for anything like that! I have also used Christmas wrapping paper--thinner, but some with flocking or shiney areas. I love the simplicity of the card--lets the two components really shine.

Connie said...

What a great idea Diane! Your cards are so beautiful and I love how detailed your instructions are. Thank you!

Craftyhomemade said...

Super cute, Diane. Thanks for share.

Crystal said...

Super adorable!!!

Marjorie said...

Wow! I would love to get some of that fuzzy paper. Beautiful card! Great tutorial. Thanks Diane, your directions are always clear for me.

marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

Rita Winmill said...

Again, a wonderful way to use different paper for my projects. What would we do without you!!
Loved the card!!!

Rita

Rae-beccadesigns said...

Absolutely georgeous. I wondered how contact paper would cut since it is so similar to vinyl. I will have to give it a try!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous Card Diane!! I will be looking for the fuzzy contact paper today! Great tutorial on how you put it together.
Big Hugs!

SandyC said...

You guys are great! I didn't know contact paper came in flocked paper! Gotta try this>

cruisingcrafter said...

What a sweet card. I love the embossing.

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the idea w/ the contact paper. TFS

Anonymous said...

Love these cards. I have some contact paper in pink that I need to try.
Becky
cookiebecky@msn.com

Yvonne said...

I have the wedding cartridge now I need to find some of that contact paper.

Card is gorgeous!

LeeAnn from NC said...

I love the Sweetheart card ! The tutorial was great too. I'm thinking I need to look for flocked contact paper now. It looks terrific on your card. That red that you used would be awesome on Christmas cards too......

JenBenLola said...

I love it. I'll have to keep a look out for the felt... :) Thanks! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Linnea said...

What a beautiful card! I LOVE the idea of the contac felt instead of making the mess trying to "flock". I've been wanting to try that, but this is so much more tempting without the mess!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a really nice card

bpryor said...

I love this card!!! I'm getting me some of that contact paper!! I'm new to the scrapbooking world and the cricut world so I am loving all the ideas. THANKS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Off to find some of that felt contact paper, love the card it looks great, thanks for sharing.
jman4@comcast.net

Sue S. said...

Love this card!! The contact paper looks great - no messy glue!!! I will be searching for some!

sueot33@yahoo.com

~*Joann*~ said...

Wow what beautiful cards!!! I love the whole idea of using felt-like contact paper! Thanks for the suggestion and idea!!!

Liz said...

this is beautiful. thanks for sharing. That contact paper rocks!!

Liz

Cathie in UT said...

What I like best about your posts is that they show all the in's and out's of your design work!
Great tips and ideas as usual...gotta keep my eye out for the fuzzy contact paper!

Julia said...

I love it! What a great job.

Sandy said...

wow, that is amazing, love the card

Gramjak said...

Wow! What a great idea, Diane! These cards are exquisitely beautiful, your instructions are fantastic, and this contact paper tip is amazing.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects with us!!!

Customizing Kiddos said...

Just found this site....I am so excited! Hope to win the cartridge!

debbie susee said...

I've never seen flocked contact paper before. Interesting.

Melissa said...

Contact paper! What a great idea!

Deanna said...

Great card. Love the flocked contact paper, what a great idea.

Sassy's Ramblin's said...

Super pretty card! I love how you breakdown each step! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing more this week. :-)

Becky said...

This card is GORGEOUS! I love the tutorial. I love the felt. Just so elegant! Congrats on a 2nd week of guest designer.....you deserve it!

TFS

becky DOT mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Kate said...

Thanks so much for all this GREAT information! I am coming away from this post having learned quite a bit. Your cards are gorgeous!
I was most excited about your Cuttlebug Conversations folder. I found it as part of a "Love's in the air" set - and added it to my shopping cart!

Anonymous said...

Wow I didn't know that they made contact paper like that! How fun!

Mandy

flscraplady said...

Contact paper never looked so good. Beautiful cards!

Jovan said...

This is just so cute! I love the heat from wedding, I will be using it on my next project.

Thanks
hotgirl211@msn.com

Connie Gail said...

I had a great time learning right along with you this morning. What a wonderful way to start the week...:O) Loved your card and the media that you used. I never thought about using anykind of contact paper before. Thanks!

Sharon said...

Beautiful!!!!!! :)

Michele said...

Beautiful cards! Now, I've got to find some of that contact paper. The embossing folder is a must have too! thanks for sharing with us.

gee.r said...

what beautiful cards.thankyou for the inspiration

Amy's Creations said...

I think the fuzzy contact paper is awesome. I might have to try finding some for myself.

Linda said...

Hi Diane, so nice to see you here. I love this idea. I was the queen of contact when I taught first grade. I covered everything with it. LOL I never had this pretty flocked stuff. Very cool.

LJ said...

Love this sweetheart card! Am going to be on the lookout for that contact paper now! Just another thing to feed my disease...gottahaveitallitis! LOL

Katherine said...

Beautiful cards! I'm going to have to look for that contact paper. I didn't know anything like that existed.

Steve and Sarah Schmidt said...

Love the card! Thanks.

Sarah

farmboy at bevcomm dot net

Kel said...

Excellent projects.. I really like that fuzzy stuff.. looks fun and will have lots of uses! I think Imay have to go get that conversation hearts folder!

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Fantastic! I love the flocked contac paper .. MUST find some as I fully intent to copy your design.

CathyinMN said...

Very nice cards. I'll have to try to find some flocked contact paper. It sure would help cutting down on the time it takes to make the card. I haven't thought of using contact paper or vinyl on cards. TFS!

Kelly Massman said...

love the boldness of the red and white

AprilsL8 said...

Love your cards!! That contact paper is great!!

Tracy said...

I need some of that contact paper, too! I love the background paper with the candy heart designs.

Dee said...

Thank you for a beautiful card and for the very detailed and clear directions. Some of us need that extra help : )

Dee

TheLastOfNine said...

Didn't know that this paper existed, thought only the plain kind. Love the embossing you did.
Gloria H

Sandra said...

this is going to be fun!
Thank you!
Sandra ltb

Christine said...

Beautiful cards and love the detailed instructions.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the way you experiment with different products. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna said...

Diane your instruction always astounds me - Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards! I'm gonna have to find some watercolor paper and some of the fuzzy contact paper. Thank you for sharing your talent w the rest of us!

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten ^at^ hotmail ^dot^ com

Quip1320 said...

Great card! I've been working hard on Valentine's my self! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jemmett Clan said...

Love the card!!! Glad we get to see more from you throughout the week :)!!

Aimee said...

So pretty! I love the embossing!

Terrie L said...

Diane, your Valentines cards are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week!

Kristen said...

I've never heard of that kind of paper, I'm going to have to keep a look out for some! Thanks for sharing your pretty creations!

Melody said...

Contact paper! Genius! And a beautiful card.

Em'smom said...

Super Sweet card!! I need the embossing folder!
Lori

cdaily28 said...

Love this card TFS!!!!!!

Pappin said...

Lovely cards! I love the look of the flocked contact paper. Hope I can find some for myself.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Laurieinaz said...

Beautiful cards. I wonder why they make contact paper in felt?

Heather said...

Great cards. I am going t try to find some of that contact paper. TFS
bhoward at kci dot net

KTbirdiegirl said...

Beautiful cards. I never would have thought to use felt contact paper. Thanks for sharing your creative talents.
Kathryn

BunnyFreak said...

The cards are stunning. I wouldn't have guessed it was contact paper.

Hannah said...

Gorgeous!! Love the contact paper idea!

Anonymous said...

how lucky for all of us that you picked up the 'red' that day. wonder how many are scrambling to find that fuzzy and the dollar stores...i know i will be. thanks again diane for a great card.

katschriber
cen30611@centurytel.net

Bobbi said...

What a pretty card. That paper would be great since I hate the mess flock and glitter leaves behind:) TFS

Melissa M said...

Great cards! I am so excited it is Valentine's time! Ready for a little more love and a lot less hustle and bustle.

Anonymous said...

Love this card. I'll have to look for the "flocking paper".
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

SpantastiKreations said...

How gorgeous. I've never seen fuzzy Contact paper. I'm gonna have to keep my eyes open for it.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Wow - beautiful projects! We will all be hunting for that flocked contact paper now, ha ha. Thanks for the inspiration!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking,do tcom

Deb30906 said...

It's always nice to be given a chance to win a Cricut cartridge. I want to say that the tutorial was really well done. Great instructions.

Miranda said...

Love your cards! TFS

Krista said...

need to get me a gypsy! BAD! thanks for showing us that cute card. love it.

Kay McBride said...

man oh man japan!! love it love it, that is really cool. i am going to hunt me some of that there paper!! i doubt if i can find it in little geneva, maybe panama city, fl. will have it. im going there this weekend!! for a crop oh yeah!! again love your creative ideas for all your work.

Jolanda said...

your cards are great - i love the flock effect.

scootin granny said...

Another fabulous card. Love your ideas and now you've got me deciding I need to go on a quest for this contact paper! Thanks for the ideas..

tx.deb@tx.rr dot com

NanetteMT said...

Wow...beautiful, simple and elegant! Great directions on how to make it. Love all the screen shots.

Danielle Phillips said...

I love valentine's cards!!

Ola said...

These are gorgeous! I'm going to have to search for that fuzzy contact paper.... it looks amazing!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Court said...

Contact paper - great thinking! :)

Elaine said...

What a fun idea! Great card Diane! Love it.

missionofjoycandles said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for taking us outside the envelop for techniques and supplies.

coreen said...

Thanks for sharing your great ideas and introducing me to new materials that could be used.

SherriC. said...

this is sooooo pretty, fuzzy cantact paper? never seem anything like that, I will have to keep my eyes open for some of that.....

Anonymous said...

I am new to cards!! Lovely cards. I love the instructions. IT'S VERY EASY TO FOLLOW YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. THANKS A LOT.

Linda said...

Love your card! I am going to have to look for the that paper.

Linda A

ScrappyMama said...

Great cards Diane!!! I haven't cut any contac paper but I recently used some adhesive-backed felt & had great results (it looks very similar to this fuzzy contac paper). You've probably just made the contac paper stock skyrocket ;)

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of using the contact paper for making your sentiment and heart. So, so cute. If you don't have a Cuttlebug, I picked up a great hint from Above Rubies Studio to use a rolling pin. Use lots of pressure, but you can emboss using it. Such a beautiful card will need to give a try. Thanks and Happy Valentines Day to you.

Janet said...

Oh how beautiful! Your cards are always so awesome. Now I have to search for some of that lovely contact paper.

Scrapper69 said...

WOW Diane! I LOVE both cards... BEAUTIFUL! :o)

Dakota Bear said...

Beautiful card! Nice to see we can use different media in our designing projects.

Vanessa said...

I love Design Studio for all the reasons you mentioned. And I love both cards! The fuzzy contact paper works so perfectly--what a great find! TFS!

pcrusberg said...

Really like the flocked contact paper. That was a happy accident. Thanks for the post.

amayo said...

This is such a fun idea! I need to look for fuzzy contact paper now, I was just dreaming up such a thing- now I don't have to dream! Thanks
Alyssa
alyssa at mayofamily dot com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Beautiful cards! I love the embossing and felt.

Grandma Nancy said...

I love this! Great ideas. I like that Cuttlebug folder and haven't seen that anywhere yet!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Absolutely adorable! I will definitely be getting me some of that paper. Thanks for letting us all know that it even exist.

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

joni said...

Stunning Diane!!!! These cards are just beautiful!!! I love that you showed us the step by step!!! And I love that I own most of the supplies..minus the contact paper! It looks a lot like felt! Gorgeous! TFS
hugs,
joni

Roxx said...

Diane...I love your blog! I'm gonna have to read this tutorial during lunch! Great card & tutorial. Thanks

Shawnee said...

I need to check out that contact paper. Thanks for this great tutorial.

Shawnee

Diana Joy said...

Diane...you always make fabulous stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janett said...

Thanks for sharing! This is a really cute project!

Carolee said...

Diane, What a thrill it was to wake up and find your post on my computer this morning. I'm a long time admirer of your work and this post meets those standards that I attribute to your posts. THnaks so much for all the detail to help us learn as we enjoy this hobby. Looking forward to more this week.

Erika B. said...

Those cards turned out so cute! I'm trying to think of something cute and just a little diferent than what I have done in years past for "V" day... Your ideas are great!

Dawn said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Great job!

~Dawn
http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Love this card..........
I'll be checking for the contact paper.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

mekei said...

brilliant idea

Nelda Deakins said...

Absolutely outstanding! Who'd'thot about using flocked in any such way? Not me - I'm still scared to death of my Ex[ressopm...just slowly getting into things other than basics! Nelda in TN

Karen said...

I love that contact paper now I am on a mission to find it, I follow your blog daily along with Joy and Melanie's you all are my FAVORITE 3 blogs, you all rock. Always excellent projects to keep me amazed at the awesome work you all do!! Thanks for sharing a great card!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Kris in Alaska said...

LOVE it! Hmmm flocked contact paper... I'll have to check this out!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

what an absolutely wonderful idea for cards. you can bet i will be going to the hardware store with DH next time he goes. i am a new follower and can't wait to see what comes next.
smacki01atcomcastdotnet

Megan H. said...

Very lovely cards. The cricut can cut amost anything. That is awesome.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Lady_of_Mason_Manor said...

Thank you for sharing! I love it!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

LOVE it. I have never seen the fuzzy contact paper. I will have to be on the lookout!
Thanks so much for sharing
Susan

Darla said...

Great idea. Will check out your blog for cutting glitter paper as I was thinking of trying that.

Debbie said...

2 more great cards, Diane. I esp. love the one you did on your blog. Great inspiration and great use of post Christmas sales. Your work always inspires me. thanks for all you do to lift us higher.

Trena said...

It is SO helpful when you add in little things like what speed and depth and pressure you cut the various materials. I love it when little bloopers in life (getting the wrong contact paper) make for something really beautiful!

Kerie said...

Very cool.... Love the look of flock, without all the mess!
Great Card :-)

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Mollie said...

Very creative use of contact paper. I love the cuttlebug folder!!!

Laura said...

Those are neat ideas. Thank you for the inspiration!

Jingle said...

I love the embossed background on this! Very cute card!

areakka said...

Am loving the simple card bumped up with lots of texture. Great job!

Tammy said...

Super cute card...love those heart cuts.

Rachelle said...

I love your cards!

Kimbuckjr said...

Contact paper? Felt like Contact Paper? Oh...my...gosh, what a PERFECT element for handmade holiday cards. Your card turned out PERFCECT! I absolutely LOVE this Valentine's card! I just may have to steal your idea! Thank you SO MUCH!

Kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

Glora said...

Amazing Diane. I need to find me that Cuttlebug embossing folder. I haven't seen that one before. It is adorable!

debpaint16 said...

Such Beautiful Cards!! Great tutorial!

sleigh said...

Sweet!

kristyscraps said...

Wonderful idea to use the flocked contact paper! Great job!

LSDesign said...

I really like the use of the flocked contact paper, and the step by step directions for the card are excellent.

LSDesign said...

I loved the flocked contact paper for this card, and the step by step directions are excellent!

arklatxscrapper said...

I really liked the flocked, fuzzy contact paper. I'll have to look for some! CarolH:)

GreenScrap said...

That looks amazing!! Love the texture!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

mebell66 said...

great idea hope the felt contact paper comes in other colors be great for fuzzy animals

cfine said...

Oh I've got to find that paper! Love your card, the embossing is perfect for it! Thanks for sharing!

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for fuzzy contact paper!

Theresa said...

so beautiful.

i have used contact paper before, it cuts like butter.

Theresa Neubaum

Trisha said...

Thanks for sharing how you made this card and for the chance to win. It is beautiful. I have never tried anything like this before and now it will be on my to do list. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Ali Richardson said...

AWESOME!!!!!!

Carrie K said...

How cool is that? I didn't even know they made contact paper like that!

Kimberli said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

Beverly K said...

Fantastic cards, Diane! Great idea for using flocked contact paper. Thanks for the insight on cutting it!

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards! I've never seen felt contact paper before - I'll have to be on the lookout for it.....

Wendy T.

ShoppingTamii said...

wow...these are so pretty!

Windy said...

Welcome back, Diane. I follow your blog and get so much out of it. These are such nice cards, and I love that you used contact paper. Who would have thought?

Scrappy Chic said...

I need to get me a cuttlebug....it's on the wish list. This was a cute card.

Jamie said...

Beautiful card, I love the fuzzy contact paper.

mimikat33 said...

I love the fuzzy red paper. What a beautiful card. I just created my very first Birthday card with my Cricut and would love to show you; how do I do that?

Alyssa M. said...

I love the card! I'll have to pick up some materials for Valentine's! Thanks for the inspiration! Any ideas on where to find discontinued cartridges like the wedding cartridge?

CraftyTipster said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! As with many others, I am now on the hunt for that contact paper :O) Thank you for the inspiration!!

Mary Ellen said...

This is such a great idea. I have never heard of the felt contact paper, but I will keep my eye out for it. I love the look of your card. Thanks.

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