Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

April 25, 2013

Pink Hinged Card ...

HI Everybody,

This is another of the Hinged cards and this is very simply made.

All I  have used for this is the Grateful Lattice and Mating Basics.

The main reason I use the matting basics is because I am rubbish at cutting a straight line ... no matter what I do it always goes  wonky.

I try to straighten it that much that the card ends postage sized by the time I have finished and is neither use not ornament.

And I bet a lot of you have the same problem .... Yes?

So out come the matting basics and then my card is neat and tidy from the word go ... and all I did was cut the Lattice out and add it to some patterned card that has been embossed.

The sentiment has been stamped and embossed in silver and cut from Labels 20 which is one of my all time favorite shapes.

I added a very large satin bow with a Dazzler in the centre and then added self adhesive pearls to each of the cross sections of the Lattice.

The finished card is 5 x 7" and I have added my "A"Frame to the back to display it.

More tomorrow

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina, I have the same problem with straight lines. No matter what I use I cannot get a line straight. I love your cards and use your designs often, thank you for showing so many different projects to try.

    Wilma x x x

  2. This is so pretty! I can't believe you get such a stunning effect using not very much.
    Best wishes

  3. Hi Christina like this card ,clean simple lines ,must get the matting dies ,will make life easier.also enjoyed the video on matting.
    Marion H

  4. I love pink, this is so pretty Christina.....that bow is so perfect!

  5. I need to stop looking at all your beautiful cards as I keep going out and buying all the dies you uses so I can recreate them :) x

  6. Hi Christina lovely card today as always love the pink.Thank you for all the help you have on your blog, I never knew about hinged cards until I saw it on your blog and it has solved a problem for me wit cards that are not standard size.I also have problems with cutting straight lines,so have now using basics A 5+7 ,I think I need the B
    Ita from Ireland

  7. I love this card, Christina - one of my favorites. TFS - Julie

  8. Fabulous - that lattice is gorgeous. Pat x

  9. Hi Christina,that's a gorgeous card! I know what you mean about cutting straight lines,I have that problem too,along with being 'measurementally challenged'!!


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