Thursday, May 27, 2010

Live A Little

In today's busy world I think people do forget to LIVE A LITTLE. We get wrapped in in work, stress, world problems, etc etc etc. I thought this card would be good for a variety of occasions for those people who need to be reminded to live a little!

The cut file is set to cut 6 at a time. I have been doing 4, but since this one was generic enough for me to stamp a variety of sentiments on the inside I thought I would do a few extra. I think the following sentiments would work on the inside: happy birthday, happy retirement, happy graduation, happy now you see why I made extra! *okie grins thinking she is a sheer genius*. Of course you can delete any of the elements you need to if you don't want to cut 6 cards.

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridge Graphically Speaking *yep the only cart used!*
Patterned Paper Basic Grey Granola line
Mica Stardream cardstock
Cardstock scraps
EK Success Photo Corner Punch & 1" circle punch for flower center
Stampin Up Not Quite Navy marker and ink
Cuttlebug folder Textile
Zip Dry Glue
Mounting Foam

I cut two of the half flower on Graphically speaking and used a darker and lighter yellow and I think it turned out nicely. I also really like how the Textile folder added some great dimension to the petals. I used my finger to curl the top layer of petals.

I pop dotted the sentiment so the flower could slide down a little under it. Well okay that and ya'll know I am totally addicted to mounting foam!! *okie hides her container of mounting foam so people won't see how bad her addiction really is*


  1. LOVE it!!! Such a "happy" card!!

  2. Love, Love, LOVE!!! this card what a great "for anything" card. Couldn't we all follow this saying sometimes. Thanks for reminding ME to live a little.

  3. Really nice card! Perfect for all sorts of occasions. I like it. Thanks for the inspiration. Cindy

  4. Love this ... what an awesome card ... very summery!

    Jo xx

  5. Love the card - and BTW, thanks for the enabling - now I've got to get Graphically Speaking - it looks like a great cart!!! TFS!


  6. Okie, this is such a beautiful card!! I love the saying!

  7. Shirley
    Isn't this a happy little card? What a clever card maker you are. Love it.

  8. This is such a wonderful card Okie! The colors are wonderful and the saying does work perfectly for any occasion! I also wanted to send you a "shout out" cause I finally made one of the Tri_Shutter cards from your cut files... I "THANK YOU" so much for making the file.... You can see it on my blog if you want to at:
    I did give the credit to you of course and put your blog info down so everyone can come check out all your amazing work & Talent! I can't thank you enough and I really do enjoy your blog...
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Great card. I agree it can be used for many different types of cards. Love the flower.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  10. Honestly girlie, you create the most beautiful cards! I love this one! I also love all your other cards! Keep creating, you make me feel like I could be (someday) every bit as good as you are. Love looking at your stuff!