chance to win blog candy from Amy

Amy at A thousand sheets of paper has a fabulous blog candy offer going until 9/3/10.  She is celebrating a blog anniversary with some a super give-away.  I am going to take a chance to see if I can win so why don't you?  Check out her post here then look at some of the great tutorials she has posted.

<^..^> Lori


August card using a mailing tag

I made a card tonight.  I am always inspired by Michelle Wooderson's blog.  She either follows the trends closely or she is a trend setter.  Perhaps she is both!  She has been using mailing tags and wrinkled ribbon to make the cutest cards.  Here is my take on her idea.

I made my own wrinkled ribbon from some 1/2" off white seam binding.  I got it from EBay.  I died it with SU! silver smooch and Glimmer Mist Artic Blue.  Turned out really cute and not too hard to do.  I watched a video tutorial HERE.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket mini deck Wanted, SU!, Bazzill, and some K& Co paper.  The key is a Tim Holtz embellishment.  The HI is from K&Co Kology Chipboard letters.  The bow was made from the string that came with the mailing label, tied off with bakers twin.  The ribbon on the side was from a $1.00 grab bag of lace and ribbon I got from Hobby Lobby.  I have been wanting to use that lace somewhere.  I like the look.  I used CTMH chocolate ink to age the edges.  I used the SU! round tab punch to make the hole reinforcement and the brackets next to the HI.   
I liked it so much that I made a second similar card but it was not as cute as the first one.  The papers just make this card work out.  My DD said it was her favorite card.  She is not one to hand out compliments on my cards so she must really like it. 
<^..^> Lori