The DeLovely papers are bright and cheerful in shades of pink, yellow, green and teal blue. As a Cole Porter fan, I enjoyed the clever way each paper has a "De" name.
The papers are all two sided and there is a reminder to look at the other side printed along the bottom of each sheet! It is sometimes difficult to choose between the two sides but if you are making cards you can use both (or just buy more paper...).
I had a lot of fun looking through my Creative Charms stash for items to compliment the papers - it was great to find some near perfect matches. For today's cards I did not use the Cricut - just the papers and embellishments and some solid colored cardstock for the card bases. All of the cards I made are A2 size.
One of the paper in the collection has borders and another has elements that can be cut up for sentiments and titles. "Capture the Moment" works perfectly with these green butterfly brads from the 3D Sparkly Garden Brads set.
The butterfly color matches the brighter green used in many of the papers in the line. They also work with this sentiment particularly well - reminding us to enjoy the special moments in our days (when we see something lovely like a butterfly).
For the next card I used a few more paper elements along with this adorable turtle chipboard sticker. I smile every time I look at the turtle!
The flower element has these cute faces but I didn't want so many faces on the card so I used some Pure Blossom flower gems, along with flowers from the Seasonal Medleys and Gradient Gem Stickers for the centers.
The blinged out flowers add a lot of sparkle to the card.
This simple card combines the stylized rose chipboard stickers with the coordinating paper and a sticker from the collection. A few Gradient Gem Stickers added to the roses and the points of the label add interest and sparkle.
I layered the chipboard stickers to create more dimension and interest.
I added some daisies from the Seasonal Medleys and placed a large gradient gem sticker on the yellow centers for more sparkle.
Clear gem sticker centers on two sparkle buttons that I had left from the September Deal of the Month (girl) highlight the large flowers in the background paper at the top of the card.
For the next card, I cut off a section of three circles from one of the border strips and added a pink flower from the Groovy Petal Medley to the center circle.
For the top and bottom circles I added a flower brad (also left from my September Deal of the Month package).
A small gradient gem sticker in the center of each flower adds more interest.
More small gradient gem stickers in alternating shades of pink balance the sparkle on both sides of the card.
I used the "Bloom" element and added some more flower brads and gem stickers.
Finally, here are two medallion cards that are enhanced with a gem brad and gem stickers. The medallions are punched with the Martha Stewart "Cherish" Punch Around the Page set.
I hope you enjoyed these simple cards. I had a great time just trying different paper and embellishment combinations and I know that I can make many more cards (and some other projects) with this collection. I'll be posting these soon on my personal blog, Capadia Designs.