Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's good to be the queen...

When I made this card, one of my DDs commented that it looked like a card for a princess with all of the crowns.  Well, I don't know many princesses (maybe my youngest niece...) since my girls are way too 'tom boy' like to qualify.  If they were princesses they would be like Princess Winifred from Once Upon a Mattress. "She swam the moat!"  ANYWAY... I thought this would be a perfect card for a 'queen' sentiment.  

Something like...
"It's good to be the queen.  Enjoy your special day!", 
or "Hope you are treated like a queen, today!", 
or"May your day find you treated like royalty!"
or "Let them eat cake!"

This was another card from my club.  When we went to add the smooch spritz to the cards the ladies made, the squirter was a little leaky.  So, here's a tip for storing and transporting the spritz.  Be sure the tubes stay upright or you will have a really messy spritz tube!  This came together pretty easily.  I stamped the frame in chocolate chip, then stamped the sentiment inside the frame.  I also colored the inner frame using a blushing bride marker.  A little fussy cutting and then popped the frame over the ribbon using dimensionals.  When the whole card was completed, I used vanilla shimmer and blushing bride smooch spritz to add some extra shine and shimmer!  The stamp set is available through the sale-a-bration catalog.  You still have some time to place a qualifying order and receive this stamp set for FREE!!!

Card Recipe: Card Stock-crumb cake, very vanilla, blushing bride DSP from in color stack, Ink-chocolate chip, crumb cake, blushing bride, Stamp Set-Elementary Elegance, Accessories- blushing bride pleated satin ribbon, blushing bride and vanilla shimmer smooch spritz


  1. great card and the crowns look great on it.

  2. Oh so pretty! I know this must shine too. Love all the little crowns. Thanks for the tip about the smooch. I just got my first little bottle of it - now I'll know how to store it.

  3. Oooh, love this pretty, girly card! Truly fit for any princess :-)
    Hugs xx

  4. What a pretty card, the frame in the center is so elegant!!

  5. Oh margaret, I am bursting with laughter with your post! I love each bit of it, lol! I'm with your daughter - it's definitely very regal and royal looking! What a gorgeous technique - I wish I could smooch! Okay. That didnt' sound right. LOL! I have 8 bottles of GORGEOUS colors of tattered angels and Smooch, and not a clue how to make them work! They come out splotchy and ... well, like something my 7 year old did rather than me :) :) But yours? STUNNING! ELEGANT!! You have some mad skills, my friend :) x0x0

  6. very very cute margaret!!! i'd love to recieve one like that! :) i'm also writting to tell you that i've changed the adress of my blog, now it is my name: I hope i'll not loose many friends because of that...:( hugs, Lucia

  7. Love the sparkle and pleated ribbon! Thanks for sharing =)

  8. You can tell that Spring is around the corner, everyone, including myself, is pulling out the Blushing Bride! LOL!
    Margaret, your club card is just BEAUTIFUL! Great tip too, my gosh, what a complete disaster that could have been. I'll remind myself to remember that one!
    I personally love the sentiment..."Just treat me like the Queen I am" LOVE those crowns and the ribbon and shimmer and the glam, OH MY!
    Wonderful inspiration at this terribly early hour of the morning....thank you! :) Went great with my coffee.
    Hugs to you my friend,
    Lisa xx

  9. Great card love the shimmer and the crowns are fab .
    Well done
    Hugs Elaine

  10. I love the sparkele!! And the colors are for sure fit for a queen or princess. Awesome card!

  11. Beautiful card Margaret! I bet the Smooch shimmer looks lovely up close. I'm still chuckling over your post above with your sewing skills! You and me both are lacking that gene! Your layout turned out great btw!

  12. This is lovely Margaret Hugs Elaine

  13. Oooooh sooooo pretty!! This is one of my very favorite color combos!! Lovely card!! :)


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