Saturday, July 18, 2009

Everyday Blessings Set

Papertrey's Everyday Blessings set is so pretty. I made an entire clean-and-simple set with Fabriano Medioevalis cards, using the cut-out, popped-up cross and a different sentiment on each.

Simplicity Tip: Cheap cardstock makes cheap-looking CAS cards. I wasted much money learning this lesson. When I took an online class with Julie Ebersole (JulieHRR from SCS), she put into words what I'd begun to realize. When you make CAS cards, every component stands out, and you can't hide cheap stuff. So I started searching for quality cardstock.

SU has lovely colored cardstock, and I have all 48 colors of that. But SU whisper white is flimsy to use as a card base. Papertrey also has great cardstock (even a little heavier than SUs), and PTI's white is dreamy-heavy, with a bit of tooth that stamps beautifully. Ever had problems with real red ink smearing on whisper white? Well, you won't have those problems if you use PTI white.

JulieHRR loves the Fabriano Medioevalis cards, and I found them half-price at Stampin' Treasures last year. They are BEE-utiful! The deckle edge looks so rich and pretty, and they stamp nicely, too, despite the texture.

A simple card, with quality cardstock, really shines.

stamps:PTI Everyday Blessings
cardstock: Fabriano Medioevalis premade cards
ink: versamagic
accessories: dimensionals


  1. i agree! and these cards are gorgeous

  2. Amen to your thoughts on c/stock. SU whisper white does not cut it for a card base. And these Fabriano cards are my absolute favorite too. Great minds!!!

  3. Agree with your comments re cs for CAS cards but PTI's shipping costs to the UK sadly make it too expensive for me to buy :-(
    But we have some decent suppliers here!!!!!!
    Great cards ......

  4. Stunning. good point on the white cardstock.

  5. Susan, these are wonderful! Such a great idea, since the verses really stand out. TFS!


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