Saturday, May 14, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #343 Trend Week

Hello and welcome crafty friends! It's Trend Week at JUST US GIRLS! Judy is your hostess this week and she's picked VELLUM as your trend! Here is what I created with vellum:

I went crazy with my layers, and I love it!! I die cut the fancy, swirly frames using velum, I also stamped and fussy cut the banners onto vellum. (My MISTI came in really handy to curve and line up the words in the banner!) The solid frames were die cut from both silver glitter paper and white card stock. The main image and the heart were stamped in silver ink, the banners in black Staz On ink. If you haven't figured it out by now, I have a milestone wedding anniversary coming up: our 25th on the 25th of May! This I will give to my hubby. I'm just hoping he doesn't sneak a peek on my blog before then. (I don't think he reads my blog, so it's all good! LOL!) 

So, ready to break out and use that vellum you've been hoarding? Of course you are! Be sure to link up your project at Just Us Girls so we can see it! While there, please do check out what my teammies and our May Guest Designer, Aileen Ryan, have created. Wow, these ladies have some major talent! 

Remember, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our May challenges, you'll be in the running for Guest Designer for the month of July! Good luck and happy crafting!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Newlyweds; Paper Smooches - Alphadot; Winnie & Walter - The Big, the bold & Extras; Paper Issues - Freaking Sentiments
Ink: Brilliance - Starlite Silver; Staz On - Jet Black
CS: American Craft - silver glitter; Recollections - vellum; Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; SB - Labels 40, Labels 40 Decorative Elements, Classic Scalloped Hearts; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Glue Dots


  1. Gorgeous card, fab. use of vellum. Congrats on your anniversary, you don't look old enough to be married that long, Chris.

  2. This is just beautiful. I LOVE all the layers, and those die cuts are gorgeous. Your hubs will love it. Great use of the vellum too, wonderful design!

  3. Your vellum framing makes for an elegant card

  4. Ohh wow your card is so beautiful. Cant believe you actually cut a frame with the vellum, all those layers are just wonderful.

  5. What beautiful layering! Such a pretty card! Happy Anniversary!

  6. What beautiful layering! Such a pretty card! Happy Anniversary!

  7. I am a layering kind of gal too! The vellum really adds an elegant look to your pretty anniversary card....well done!

  8. ooooooooooooooh! I am glad I am sitting down. This is one amazing and beautiful card. Love the layers and layout. What perfect timing to use vellum. Congratulations on 25 years. I am way past that lol. Your hubby will LOVE this very special card. Hope you both share this occasion in style.

  9. Ohhhhhh! Happy Anniversary Chris! Hubby is going to love this card and all those fabulous layers! My 25th is next March! Happy- Happy- Joy- Joy!!!

  10. This is stunning! I love all of those gorgeous layers using vellum, silver glitter paper and white. Your design is absolutely gorgeous and a very happy anniversary to you!

  11. I'm not always a layers person, but on this card, every layer is perfect! Wow, this is beautiful! And hey coinkydink, we're celebrating our 25th this summer! I thought I'd already made my card for the day, but now I see yours...


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