Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Design D.I.V.A.S. of Facebook March Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

It is time once again for the Design D.I.V.A.S. of Facebook to have our monthly Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Blog Hop! Every month we create projects using toys, tools, stamps, papers, or anything else we haven't used for at least 6 months. I know I'm not alone when I say that we probably have enough OBGs to have these blog hops for many months to come!

The hop started with Melissa at Inkclinations, who is not only very talented, but coordinated this hop for us! Thank you, Melissa!  Since I am second in the order you need to go back only one spot to catch up.  (Even if I was at the bottom of the order you would want to go back to the start, because there are so many very talented papercrafters in our little group.)  By the end of the hop you, too, will be dusting off your OBGs and wondering why they've been sitting on the shelf so long!

I chose a Cuttlebug embossing folder/die set called Persia that I purchased well over 6 months ago.  After dusting off the package I used it to make a set of notecards.


Ecru and blue cardstock was cut in half to make  2 A6 cards.  These were simply run through the Cuttlebug with the embossing folder. 



Then I ran the die through with the ecru and blue.  On the one die is the peacock, border, medallion and a leaf.  Here I have the peacock and border in the contrasting colors.

Here is the medallion and border die cuts. I didn't use the leaf in this set.  It looked very lonely by itself, yet didn't quite fit it with each of the other dies. 
Easy Peasy!! Six notecards with no fuss, no muss! These will be great when I need a quick note, or even box up a set as a gift!  I'm definitely wondering why I let this sit so long!

Ok, now on to the next stop.  Lorie is a Peachy Keen gal at The Thinkin' Spot and she is next. I know she has something fantastic for you to see! I hope you enjoy our hop.  Leave me a little love and tell me what you would dust off today.  Better yet, I'll come visit your blog and see for myself!

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22 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh Barb! You've worked your magic again! Beautiful cards, my friend!!!

Love ya,
Lorie

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh these are beautiful! Thanks for reminding me. I HAVE that set and think I've only used it maybe twice. xxD

Joanne Travis said...

Love your cards! That blue is such a beautiful shade.

Maria Matter said...

Oooo, these are gorgeous Barb!!!
I never reminder to use my embossing folders, this was great for our OBG hop!
hugs & blessings!

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love these. I need to go get that cuttlebug set. You did such a fabulous job, and the colors are great. There are a lot of things that I need to dust off, and I am going to do that this weekend.
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Cathy said...

Well, MS Barb, these are gorgeous. I love your textures and the design. Very cool to use the folder for gift cards.Great Idea. Great project GF!!!

Gina said...

Cute notecards, love the blue and white theme.

Nancy said...

Ooooh, that set has been a teaser Hobby Lobby and I have wondered what they would really look like. These are gorgeous, Barb! Great colors.

Vicki said...

WOW! Beautiful set, Barb! I don't think I have seen that folder set before. You really brought them to life! Great job! Blessings to you!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

These are great. Should have dusted those suckers off sooner. What a wonderful set you've created. Great colors too.

Mary G. said...

Oh, dear, some Cuttlebug folders that I don't have!!! You did a beautiful job using them! Thanks for enabling me! ;)

Ching-a-ling said...

I can't tell you how many things I have still in the package. Kudos to you for digging them out Barbara and creating some beauties out of them.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Very pretty. Blue and white is soooo classic and pretty. I think I'm going to have to get this die/emboss set.

Designing with Debbie said...

Very neat stamp set, I can't wait to figure out how to use my cuttle bug die cuts and embossers

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this great set of cards and the embossing folders- what great cards you have created! You are so right- I think I can do these hops for a long while with all of the OBG stuff!

Brenda said...

Beautiful note cards Barb!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Barb!!! These are absolutely beautiful!!! Quick, easy, and lovely...who could ask for more!!!

Linda

Chrissy D said...

ADORABLE projects! Way to use your old stuff!

Lynette said...

Oh, very cool, Barb! Well done!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful notecards Barbara! I have never seen that EF set and it is beautiful! Thanks for hopping along with us this month.

Cindy said...

Wonderful cards Barb!! You really out did yourself, making 6 cards instead of 1 !!
I love the color that you chose to use!!

Karen Murray said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!