Although the paper is two sided, I wanted to preserve as much of it as possible for other uses, so I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the card from colonial white card stock and then cut a rectangle and traced the edge to make the cover. Then I glued a small strip of the back side of the paper to the inside:
I used the same cartridge to cut the text box and flowers and embellished with the sparkle flourish, also from CTMH, and some ribbon. My one complaint about the new papers is that some feature colors that are not available as ink. For La Belle Vie, the only colors that are available as ink are black, bamboo, and sweet leaf. Fortunately, vineyard berry, a recently retired color, co-ordinates well. I am pretty happy with this card. It looks like me.
Thank you for stopping by my new blog! Until next time, Hansi