Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Betsy Bluebell CELEBRATE

Here is my second Betsy Bluebell card. Another birthday one *okie wonders why she so often points out the obvious*. One thing I like about the images is that they are different shapes when you trim around them so you can make the cards look differently. I think they would be a bit boring if they were all 3 inch squares.

I like the rectangular shape of this image. I do think all the images could fit on A2 size cards just fine but with the bigger card size I have a little more room to play with. I know my friend Carol with two hearts likes making the bigger cards just for this reason.

The inside sentiment and stamped image are from Stampin Up sets. I like the sentiments with the Betsy Bluebell sets but I wanted something different than what was available with the set. As you can see I also decorated the inside of this card. This might be a new trend for me! I am realizing it doesn't take much to add a few strips of paper and make the inside of the card almost as interesting as the outside of the card.

I just noticed that my sentiment is a little cockeyed, but I can live with it since I don't have to look at it all the time! *okie wonders if Whiteout would be very noticeable*.

I am still "sew" loving my Janome Sew Mini that my daughter got me for Mother's Day last year! I highly recommend one if you are wanting to get a small sewing machine to use for your paper crafting.

Cricut Expressions - Celebration cartridge
Betsy Bluebell stamp set
Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper
Stampin Up and Prism cardstock
Stampin Up and Cat Eye chalk inks
Diamond Stickles
Prima flowers
Crafting thread
Spareparts Brads
Janome Sew Mini

I so cheated and colored the image a lot like the example and I can't find my list of colors I used! But there was blues, oranges, greens, yellows and browns! *okie laughs at her smart azz comment* You can see where I added the Diamond Stickles to the ribbon parts on the presents. I wasn't sure how they would work over the ProMarkers but the Stickles did just fine and I noticed they didn't "run" the ink like they do with water based markers.

I still have two more Betsy cards to post so keep watching!


  1. SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! I love these stamps and you do an excellent job of coloring!

  2. She is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I would like to win Pack your bags.
    Laura Doan

  4. I'm in love with the stamps, will have to add them to my wish list! Thanks for sharing.
    LizW in TX

  5. really cute set. i love the 'little bigger' cards too. i think of it as....(a bigger palette) to put more of my art on!


  6. This card is so cute.. Do you need my address? My bday is around the corner ;) Love the colors.. LisaMH

  7. As I said with your other card Betsy is just too too cute. It is good to know thew stickles didn't run the ink. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Betsy's.

  8. Love the card. So Cute.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  9. OMGoodness, this card is sure a cutie. I love your stitching, especially around the image, you have become the Janome Sew Mini QUEEN! Of course, you are also the Queen of lots of other special "chit" too! *wink*

    OMG, did you just give away my secret on how I fit so much on my cards??? Ohhh Nooooo! *grin*

    Speaking of "Oh Nos", the cockeyed sentiment on the inside looks pretty good to me ... but don't forget ... even though white-out may not have worked ... another one of your pretty strips of paper over the boo-boo would have. But then, who cares ... it looks adorable just the way it is. This one is another WINNER!


  10. the card is adorable. your work is amazing.

  11. I have this stamp set, but have never used it. Thanks for the inspiration! Your cards are so cute! God bless, Pamela

  12. Ohhh, I love this one! All those presents, she is too cute. Cute, cute card!

    Wendy,aka Roo

  13. My inside card sentiments are always crooked too, or I get that ring of ink around the outside edge of the stamp, so I usually end up re-stamping the image & punching it out on a contrasting sheet of paper & gluing it over the boo-boo. It decorates the inside a bit as well.