Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thinking of You

Today's card is a variation on the one I shared here.  It's the same size, and fits in a business sized envelope.

The background is a piece of patterned paper I had in my stash, which I cut slightly smaller so I had a border around it with a light purple cardstock.

Using my Cuttlebug, I cut one size from the Nested Lacey Pennants set by Spellbinders five times from white cardstock.  Then, from scraps of patterned paper, I cut five Nested Pennants (Spellbinders) and layered them on top of the Lacey Pennants after rounding the corners.

The small circles were cut using the smallest die from Spellbinders' Standard Circles Small set after I stamped either a flower (Avery Elle Simply Tags Christmas) or heart (Simon Says Stamp Pillow Talk).  I used Color Box ink in either Royal Silk or Sapphire Silk (both discontinued).

I used a piece of natural twine to create a "clothesline" to attach my pennants to.  The tiny birds are from a Memory Box die called Resting Birds.  Aren't they cute?

The sentiment is from Thinking of You Kite by Hero Arts.  The butterflies were punched using a really old punch I have in my collection.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Thinking of You Card

Looks like I ran out of scheduled blog posts!  It has been a crazy month with unexpected appointments and obligations.  We won't, however, talk about the snow or cold.

I started by stamping Stampin' Up's French Flair(retired) with Ash Rose Versacolor ink.  I then cut Thinking of You by Simon Says Stamp four times, stacking them together using Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Note Cards

I needed some generic notecards, so I created several of these.  The background is embossed with Wicker Weave by Cuttlebug.  I love that embossing folder!  The flowers are from an unnamed Hampton Art set.  The ribbon, buttons, embroidery floss, and papers are all from my stash.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Get Well Card

My dad was seriously ill last spring.  My mom and brother told me that I didn't need to hop on a plane, so in addition to lots of prayer, I did what I always do and made a card.

These cards were my inspiration.   I started by looking through my scrap box (which is organized by color, thanks to my awesome daughter) and choosing some that worked well together.  I cut them to the same width and different lengths, cutting a fishtail on one end.  The wheelbarrow is from the Countryside set by Stampin' Up! (retired) and is cut out with Spellbinders Standard Circles Small.

The sentiment is from a really old set that I got before I knew how important it would be to keep my stamps labeled.  <smile>  After stamping it and cutting the cardstock into a rectangle, I cut fishtails into both ends, then I took some grommets from my collection and put them on either end.  Both the wheelbarrow piece and the sentiment were attached to the background with pop dots.  The baker's twine is from Darice.

Dad is doing much better now.  2014 was a rough year for both my parents; we're hoping 2015 proves to be better.