I got a request from a co-worker to create a nice card for her mother's birthday. While I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do initially, I did know that I wanted to use this nice rich red paper that I had. I coupled it with some designer paper (I forgot the manufacturer- opps!) and decided to create a 6X6 square card.
Since my co-worker had written a really touching note to her mom for the inside of the card, I wanted to keep the design simple. Her mom is very spiritual, so I cut out the cross from the Wedding Solutions Cricut cartridge and embossed it using the Divine Swirls folder on my Cuttlebug. To highlight the swirls, I dragged a metallic silver ink pad across the surface. Then I just popped it up using Pop-Dots. To add a bit of bling, I pulled out my I-rock (for the *first time*) to create a simple arc. The sentiment and the solid red border are computer generated. On the inside, I used the same matting used on the front of the card and computer generated the message to her mom.
To pull everything together, I made a matching envelope in the same rich red. For this, my new Martha Stewart Scoring Board came in handy! I love that it has a guide that gives you the exact dimensions you need to create virtually any size envelope. A couple of scores, a couple of snips, some adhesive and you're done! If you don't have one - you might want to check it out! I got mine from M's with a 50% off coupon for $10!!