10 Jan 2011

Everyday Card Portfolio

I found this FREE tutorial on the Create with Connie & Mary site  (hey! don't go until you see mine!!) and was totally smitten! I love these type of 'sets' and couldn't go to bed until I had completed it!

Ta Dah!

 The colour combination is Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla. The DSP is the retired (but still available on the Clearance Rack) Sending Love Specialty paper.

Here is the inside - made with three of the Clear Envelopes, sealed at the top and cut so that they open down the side.

I 'loosely' used the layouts of the cards in the tutorial, just swapping out cardstock, DSP, and ribbon. Mary's theme is Valentine, but I wanted to make everyday cards.

Six cards and envelopes are included:

And I embossed the flaps on the envelopes - they look much nicer in real life!
Hope you like this project as much as I did, I love getting your comments (hint, hint)
And now you can skip on over to visit Create with Connie & Mary! and get your own free tutorial!


  1. Oh Carol, this is beautiful! I love the Blushing Bride and White together.It looks so fresh!
    Am going to give the embossing on the envelope flap a go too. it's gorgeous!!

  2. Your portfolio is totally fabulous. I really REALLY like the last birthday card. And the embossed envelope flaps are a perfect touch ;0)

  3. Loved it when you showed me today. Can't wait for the class (hint!hint!) ;0
    I love to emboss the flaps of the envelop. It's the final touch to get the oohs and aahs you're hoping to hear! :)

  4. What a beautiful project. I love the color combo - so girly!


  5. Very, very pretty set! Love the colors and all the bling. Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a wonderful set...the colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  7. You did a WONDERFUL job with the tutorial Carol! Thanks for sharing what you did with it! I like seeing what other people do with tutorials I make up!