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All images, "Surf" note card by A Muse Art Stamps; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Lime Pastel;  Making Memories Ribbon Slot Punch Tool; Ribbon all from Michael’s; Clear Rhinestones from Michael’s (bead aisle).

I love this paisley ribbon–it’s so feminine.  This color combo is one of my favorites and I never tire of it!  The daisies are part of A Muse’s Spring 07 release.  I love the style of this sentiment, because you  can leave it as is, or color in the letters or apply glitter to them.  In this design, I decided to leave it unembellished.

This layout is from a card I received from my friend Cambria, for my birthday!  To see her original, which is just darling, visit this link:  Joy In Little Things .  I love Cambria’s style–always crisp, and happy!

On her original she used SU!’s Slit Punch, but, I recently purchased the Making Memories Ribbon Slot Punch Tool, and I *love* that thing!  I can reach anywhere, because it functions like an anywhere hole punch.  You can use it with a hammer, like a regular anywhere eyelet hole punch tool, OR, try it with the MM Instant Setter–the magnetic heads are designed to work with the handle of that setter.  Most excellent results and I am soooooo glad my friend Ellenh convinced me to invest in it–she’s such a tool addict!  But, that’s OK–she’s never steered me wrong! (wink!)

I’d thought about getting the Basic Grey Notch Tool, but when Ellen told me the MM Ribbon Slot Tool was designed to work with the MM Instant Setter (which operates on an internal spring mechanism, that doesn’t require pulling–which is nasty bad on my bum arm)–but, pushing downward instead), and I wouldn’t need a mallot, I was sold!  It’s not quiet, like the Silent Setter by Provo Craft, BUT, I didn’t purchase it for silent setting anyway.

The next time you visit your LSS, you should request a demonstration of this gizmo–I was pretty impressed, and the fact that the ribbon slots and notches can be punched anywhere on the surface of your project makes it a very versatile tool.

Hayley is on the mend, and, I’m right there, encouraging her to walk without the crutches, and to bend her knee, which hurts!  But, we’re making progress.  Thank you for your continued good wishes.  {{{{{{{{{{Mondo hugs}}}}}}}}}}

  1. Gorgeous colors! I feel like going to the beach now. :)

  2. You just reminded me that I bought those MM ribbon slot bits for the instant setter too! Now where did I put it? heh-heh… ;)

  3. Awesome card Julie! Love the colors…glad to hear Hayley is doing better. Kids heal quickly.

  4. I just LOVE this Julie! I’ve come back three times to look at it! LOL Absolutely stunning!

  5. This is so pretty! The colors are my favorite, and I love the bling and ribbons (especially the paisley).

  6. Thanks for the link to Cambria’s gallery. I found her blog and subscribed too. I love her use of pp- so fun and happy, just like your cards

  7. This is beautiful. Love the daisies and the sentiment. So simple, but so sophisticated. Love it! TFS!!

  8. OH MY GAWD! I love that ribbon! {GAWK!}

    JULIE! I am so glad to hear that Hayley is on the mend! The quicker she bends the knee – the better she will feel – It took me (and my post pregnancy body) two months to get back to normal – she will do it in a few short weeks – she is young and in shape! Keep chuggin along Hayley – THEY PAIN IS YOUR FRIEND! THE PAIN MEANS YOU ARE ALIVE (Rent GI JANE for her)….

    WOohooo about the new tool too! You GO GIRL!

  9. Wow … gorgeous card, Julie! Really, really lovely!

  10. What a beautiful card! It’s so clean and happy. TFS the card and the information about the MM Ribbon Notcher(?), is that a word?
    I’m also glad to hear that Haley is coming along. I know how she must feel because I just had a total right knee replacement last September, OUCH!! It certainly feels a million times better than it did.

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