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Long and Short


Hello fellow stampers or scrappers, ( this post is rather long but worth reading)

Over at the Casual Fridays they asked us to Create a CAS card that has one long side and one short side. For example a 3 x 6, 4 x 8, etc. Not a standard A2 card.  I have been wanting to do this size for a while now!  My card actually measures out to be a 2 3/4 x 5 1/2…but I think it will do!  I am also going to head on over to the Friday Mashup and enter this in their challenge to incorporate brads on your card!  The stamps I used are from Verve…Love them!

I have a wonderful person in this fabulous world of card making that I absolutely am blown away by…not only is she the most talented designer I have ever seen, she is a genuine beautiful person inside and out.   Although, I have never met her or even spoken to her outside this wonderful venue of the internet….I can honestly say that I am certain that I am correct in this statement, by the way she puts text to her thoughts and the way she speaks of her family and to her friends and admirers.  I feel very blessed to have been following her talents, troubles and triumphs for almost 3 years now.  Why am I saying all of this?  Well, it is my admiration of her spectacular work that I someday hope to grow up and be as talented as she is! (lol)  She is my inspiration behind my card for today and I have posted hers along with mine.  Mind you, this is a very basic card and the word basic should not be in the same sentence with Laurie Schmidlin….. but, I had to start with a simple card and work my way up!  Please if you have never stumbled upon her blog before, go and have a look, you will be as blown away as I am.  She also is on the Design Team over at Stamp TV and you can check her out there as well!

Laurie’s Card

Valentine's day card

My take on it!


Card details:

Cardstock-Kraft -SU

Paper: SU and Scraps

Ink: Stazon

Stamps: Verve-You and I


Acc: button, brads,and twine

Sorry this post is so long…thanks for sticking with me!

I will be back tomorrow with an EXCITING Announcement!!



8 thoughts on “Long and Short

  1. Nancy, I just have to tell you, your card is gorgeous. I don’t want to take away from Laurie’s card, because hers is pretty nice too, but you’ve blown me away with your CASE of her card. I think you’ve already achieved what you are looking for. Your cards are outstanding.

  2. Wow Nancy, this is really gorgeous!! Such a beautiful take on the CASE!! 🙂 HUGS

  3. oooh!! Nancy! I LOVE this! Beautiful job on your interpretation. 🙂

  4. Nancy, I SO agree with Susan! Your card blew me away as well! I LOVE the two red panels that is broken up with the white…it’s so eye catching! And the textured hearts and brads add so much…it’s just all gorgeous!!

    I can’t even tell you how much your kind words touched me! I am so humbled by your kindness! Thank you so much, my friend!


  5. Beautiful way to fold the card! Great ideas!

  6. Gorgeous card! Love the color scheme, and the details. Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  7. Adorable card! I love the panels and the hearts. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  8. What wonderful cards, Nancy!! Love the tri panels…they are both so different and both so cool and sweet…love them:)!! So happy you were a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays and shared your creativity with us:)!!

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