Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fabulous Fall

I am seeing some super cute things with the new PTI Framed set!  Mine is still on its way!  SO, I thought I would just make my own while waiting for the real one!  :)

Using Microsoft Word, I clicked on "insert text box" and formatted my very own "frame"!  I took a piece of Stampers Select, loaded it in my printer and hit print!  I love that if I wanted to keep that little blank space for the sentiment, I could have but for this card I just made a solid frame!  And if I wanted to I could have added a sentiment but instead I decided to use a Signature Greeting sentiment!   Doing it this way too, the possiblities are endless as far as frame size and decoration!  I might have to try this again! 

So here is my homemade *frame*...

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After looking at the card, I am wondering if this was too much white space!  You know after you stare at something long enough it looks funny to you?  So let me know what you think!

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So that is all today!  Hope you have a great day!!

OH and what do you think about my new blog header?  I thought it was time for a blog makeover!  :)

26 comments:

Debby said...

Nope, definately not too much white space. I like it very much - really well put together.

Lindsay said...

Love this Laurie! I think it is the perfect amount of white space! That leaf just pops off the page and all the elements work so well together. Great work!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Beautiful card, great design!

Lynn said...

Perfectly balanced...no worries about the white space...clean and gorgeous!

Dana said...

Fabulous girl, not too much white space at all. In fact, it's a perfect balance. Great tip too on making your own framed boxes!
(I'm playing catch-up so I'll be back!)

Sue Ann said...

FABULOUS and SMART!!! Love the WG ....perfect!!! The green and red are perfect for the fall feel and I love your background in the photo!!! So now to other business. Did you use PTI paper for your framed image. I love doing things on the computer but cannot get my PTI paper to work so if you are not using PTI what are you using and if you are then what kind of printer do you have that will pick up the paper??

Sara Mac said...

Love this card Laurie! All the white space is perfect. I like to make frames using Word too. Sooo much easier:)

Catherine Doucette said...

This is lovely!

BonnieRose said...

I LOVE IT... not too much white space at all.. love it.. I"m gonna be ordering that set too!

Keva said...

First, I meant to comment on the new blog header yesterday. I think it looks great. I like the font on it alot,too.

As for the card, I think it's perfect the way it is but I know what you mean about staring at something too long. It's funny how that works. I cannot believe you MADE that frame. It totally is a great idea, but I would have never thought of that. It looks super cute. I might have to try that at some point. Of course, i've been walking around for a week with our dry printer ink cartridges in my purse so first I must stop st Staples to replenish and THEN I can make my own frame..lol.

Amy said...

Love all the white space Laurie! And what a good idea to just print a box off the computer but I'm like Sue Ann what kinda printer do you have? Mine does not come close to even taking PTI cardstock!

Laurie said...

I have a Kodak ESP 5 Printer. It takes PTI cardstock really easily! It's an inkjet so I can't use copics with it but it works for things like this!

Kathy said...

Nope, not too much white space at all. I love the emphasis on the leaf and the sentiment-creates a great "resting spot" for my eyes:) And the new header is quite posh! Love it.

Jen Carter said...

I agree with everyone else! I like the white space too! Really like the woodgrain background with the leaf theme. Very cute!

Jamie Lane said...

I am with them - it is perfection!

Sue McRae said...

Fantastic CAS card! Definitely not too much white space!

Christina said...

You clever girl--love the frame! I love the woodgrain paired with the pretty stamped leaf, and I think the white space is perfect. I do the same thing with my cards, if I look at them too much I become more and more critical!

Jackie Pedro said...

Definitely not too much white space! You are a master of CAS.....gorgeous card, Laurie!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent card! White space is balanced just right.

Sue Kohler said...

Love this clean and simple look, a fabulous idea with the text box!! the new header looks great, so you! :)

Andrea M said...

Girl, you got this one all kinds of right!!! Love the white space - the entire card makes a perfect statement. You rock CAS!!!

Ayana Posadas said...

This is gorgeous. So classy. I love how you made your own frame! :)

Aimes said...

No way! What a clever idea - you make me wonder why I didn't think of that LOL! Definitely not too much white space - it's a fab CAS card!
Oooh and if you want to create the gap in the frame using word, just draw a line (you can specify the measurement) and make it white in colour, then place that over the original black frame! Oh you've inspired me to try this!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lee Anne said...

I love this card. I don't even know where to start. It's perfect!

Emm said...

Love this card-it's so nice and simple and absolutely perfect!

Anonymous said...

That leaf is amazing!

 
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