Saturday, September 20, 2008

prepare to die(cut)

i know, i know, that is the WORST, the most far-fetched, and the most diabolical of all my bad, far-fetched and diabolical pun-based blog post titles, EVER. i feel a certain amount of pride about that, actually.*

ok, so being as it's the 20th of the month, you will know it is a CAARDVARKS challenge day...and being as said title fairly well belabors the theme, you'll have guessed that this time we are making cards which include......wait for iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit......ok, fine: DIECUTS!!!!!

i made two cards for this challenge, and i will tell you frankly that it is because i don't really like the first one. i very nearly didn't even POST it. but then i thought to myself, "you know what, sometimes we are all just a little too hard on ourselves!" and i reconsidered. ok, it's not the best card ever, but there is nothing really wrong with it...the diecuts are adorable... (i love the rulers, especially) ...and the general sewing theme is fact, i like ALL the ingredients, but somehow i just feel it didn't quite gel together as a whole. ah well. it's still a HANDMADE CARD for pete's sake!

(patterned paper: basic grey, mustard moon; diecuts & pearls: k&co; flowers: prima; eyelets: making memories; rub-on stitches: oriental trading co; other: buttons, colorbox inks, foam tape)

and now the second card i made, which i really DO love...although, i must confess, it has fewer...and less noticeable...diecuts. but it HAS some, so it counts!

(patterned paper: basic grey; rub-ons & chipboard frame (used as a template): fancy pants; cardstock diecuts, faux stitches & gems: k&co; flowers: prima; inks: colorbox; other: foam tape, white cardstock from staples)

you may have noticed that my last few cards have been 6x6" squares...a rather odd shape and size for me. plus, i will tell you confidentially, my *NEXT FEW* cards are also 6x6" squares. i blame basic grey for this. having recently re-discovered my 6x6 sultry and blush paper pads i have been WORKIN' those babies like there is no tomorrow! what can i say? "pointless addiction" is my middle name! :)

*other possibilities i considered for this honor: "THIS'LL BE THE DAY THAT I DIE(CUT)" and "CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE(CUT)" and of course, "LIVE AND LET DIE(CUT)" which very nearly won!


  1. I personally really like BOTH cards. The first one is not your usual style, but it is just as beautiful as your other cards. I feel the same way as you when I do something outside of my "usual".

  2. Both are Lauren-fabu-licious ... great combinations of colors and textures that keep my eyes interested for a very long time (not wanting to miss any tiny wonderful detail). Love them ... love your titles.

  3. I do like the second card more than the first, but they are both lovely. I can't wait to do this challenge.

  4. I'm totally DROOLING over that sewing machine!

    Wow that's seriously to DIE for. hehe.

  5. Those cards are totally GORGEOUS! WOw.

    ..and you are so hilarious - making me laugh out loud here!! :D

  6. Amazing! Both cards are so beautiful.

  7. This challenge had your witty puns written all over it! Love the cards as always. xo


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