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Nov 16, 2010

Annabelle Sneak Peek - Borders By Design 1

Hello and welcome to the last of the November previews for Annabelle Stamps.  Today we are introducing you to a great border set, (Borders by Design 1) - Yes, there will be more to come in the coming months.

Now there will be a Blog Hop again for a chance to win this set.  You will start at the Annabelle Blog and proceed from there to the next stop on the Blog Hop.  Below is the order of the Hop so if you get lost along the way you can always click on the DT links to find your way back.

Annabelle Blog

                                              AnnaBelle Stamps Blog - Answer the Question in the comments section.

You should have arrived on my blog from Sue's Blog and your next stop will be,
Rene's Blog - Leave comments on ALL the DT members blogs and the Annabelle Blog for your chance to win this set.

So now here are my cards:

For my first card I used the Polka Dot border to create the pink dotted background.  I also paired this up with the set we just previewed (Christmas Wish).  Background paper, Basic Grey     Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy and Pink Pirouette, Whisper White.  Blue Gems, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and Encore Metallic Blue ink (on the star).  Nestabilitie Dies.

Card #2 - For this card I just used one of the borders on the bottom of my tag image but it looks really great and adds a fun touch to the tag.   Card Stock and Ink used: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Designer Paper from http://www.thegirlspaperie.com/ .  Other: Photo Corner Punch (SU), paper piercing tool, circle punch, tag punch, Stamps from (Christmas Scene Baubles-Annabelle Stamps). Clear EP, Gold EP, Cream Grosgrain Ribbon.
Card #3 - I just couldn't seem to stop using this set!  For this card I started by stamping the "Awesome" border stamp with Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cs.  Then I added the greeting (Christmas Wish) in Always Artichoke ink.  I stamped the trees from (Hooo Loves Christmas) with Versamark and Embossed them with Silver EP.  I just watercolored the baubles on the tree with (Cool Caribbean and Cherry Cobble ink. 
The Card Base is Always Artichoke layered with some old Basic Grey dp and tied with Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon.  As an added detail I used the Silver Sprinkles to highlight some of the border design.

So there you have it 3 very different and fun holiday cards all using this fantastic border set that you could design more then just holiday cards with. 

Now get hopping and enjoy the trip.


  1. Ida...gorgeous...love all those border stamps and the variety of cards shows how versatile they are...love them all!

  2. Lovely work once again Ida! Eash card is special! Love the softness of the first - Love how you too incorporated a tag on the second and the third ...love that you used the polka dots in the image the stamped border and the pretty dp!!! Fabulous!

  3. Wow Ida!!! You really have outdone yourself with this release. What STUNNING projects!! :)

  4. Wow!! Your projects are all AMAZING! You have really inspired me today!!

  5. Three beautiful cards, Ida - especially like the last one. That border is so sweet.

  6. these are grat border stamps ida-really like all 3 cards-set seems so versatile with lots of possibilities for cards

  7. Wow! Great set....Love your creations especially the tree one with that gorgeous border along the bottom!

  8. Brilliant choice of colors! Loved everything!

  9. You girls are really rocking with your stunning creations. My mojo's been on holiday for a while now and I'm having doubts whether he's coming back, but after visiting you all, I'm feeling totally inspired to get back to my craft desk. Well done! hugs Sharon x

  10. These cards are beautiful and the set is just stunning!

  11. They're all beautiful cards Ida! I really love the border on the last card, it really looks festive!

  12. OH WOW Ida,
    All three of your cards are STUNNING, I can't choose a favourite, love them all! You so rocked this stamp set lol!

    Take Care,
    Hugs, Kylie X

  13. Great cards as always. Love them all. Especially like that border with the Figgy Pudding DP from Basic Grey....perfect pairing.

  14. gorgeous card! LOVE the music sheet!

  15. Wow three cards and all so different but pretty TFS.

  16. wow - I am beginning to love that dot background - everyone I have seen that has used it has produced my fav cards so far!!! beautiful work

  17. All three of the cards are absoultely beautiful!

  18. Fabulous work with these borders! Love your use of the designer paper, too. What cute stamps!

  19. Your cards and the use of the new stamps is totally awesome xx