I just got home from the BEST sale I have ever been to at a scrapbook/stamp store. All the Quickutz were 50% off! A lot were picked over but there was still plenty to choose from. Also many of the newer alphabet sets were there and those babies are normally 200.00 a set. Since I don't use the cutsie ones normally, I made sure the ones I got had multiple uses. But I did get a penguin. Simply 'cause penguins are cute.
This card used one of the other die cuts I have from many companies. I have Sizzix, Sizzlets, Ellison and a few from Cuttlebug (before I started the boycott) and some from ZipeMate in addition to the Quickutz. I use all of them in the same machine-the Sizzix machine. I just recently got a Revolution machine free but haven't used it and probably will sell it. I also emboss with the Sizzix using rubber sheets. It was demonstrated at a stamp show and there are multiple sites on the Internet telling how to use all dies in various machines. You don't need one of each so practice with what you have.
I started with a white basic card and layered dark brown on it. Then the floral layer was inked on the edges with distress ink (I think I may have used a bit too much now). I stamped on a piece of vellum and place it behind the frame and pop dotted it off center and added some Prima flowers using gem brads from Making Memories for the centers. I had a scrap of red ribbon that was too small for a bow but it seemed to bring out the red more in the floral paper, so I tucked it behind the flowers.This is a fast, quick card using lots of remnants from my stash.
I think this reminds me of a gramma card-those wonderful ones from the 50's or 60's that were maybe a nickle or dime or so. I have a bag full of them that I gave to my gramma that I found years later after she died and it was wonderful to see them so loved.