Let’s take a cross country trip from here in PA to Karen Hallam in CA for another CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) crafting adventure. This is a fun collaboration between Karen and I that we both enjoy each month. I hope you’ll join us and enjoy it, as well.
This month was my turn to choose our direction. Our theme is “You should frame that”. And here’s what I came up with…
By this time of year in the Mid-Atlantic, most are over the winter and so ready to move on to Spring. And I’m right with them. So for this card, I pulled out SU’s Two-Tone Floral stamps and dies to create a pretty Thinking of You card. I also used my favorite color combination which is light orange or peach and blue. The specific inks here are Pale Papaya (ret), Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue and Night of Navy. The two step stamping process was precise and easy using the Stamparatus. The frame is MFT’s Rectangle Frames and the sentiment is from SU’s Climbing Roses (ret) stamp set.
I’m trying to be more intentional in my card making this year. By this I mean that I want to have a reason to send the cards that I make. I’ll be sending this to a friend that I reconnected with after many years who suddenly lost her husband several months ago. I think it’s nice to send these cards periodically to let friends know that they’re on your mind. Hopefully, it will brighten her day!
If you haven’t already, please head West to see Karen’s “framed” artwork HERE
Thanks for traveling with us today and have a wonderful Wednesday.
|Stamps: Two Tone Floral (Stampin’ Up!), Climbing Roses (ret. Stampin’ Up!)
|Dies: Rectangle Frames (My Favorite Things), Two Tone Floral (Stampin’ Up!)
|Card Stock: Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy
|Patterned Paper: 2021-2023 In-Color 6×6
My card share today is a sweet friendship card. Besides card making, my other hobbies include cross-stitching and reading. I always have a book in progress and sometimes more than one at a time. Presently, I’m reading two books and listening to another. I guess it may be a borderline obsession…but I’m ok with that. And having worked a lot of years in libraries, it’s needless to say that I also have a lot of like-minded “bookish” friends to send cards to.
I pulled out two favorite book themed sets for my card. The images are from My Favorite Things: Our Story stamp and die set and the sentiments (both outside and inside) are from Mama Elephant’s: Good Reads. The pattern paper is from a 6 x 6 Craft Consortium pad: Bloom and Wild. I also used this paper to “upholster” the comfy arm chair.
Here’s a look inside…
I’m playing along with the Paper Players theme challenge HERE…
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a nice day! Our weather here in PA is cold but bright and sunny. And here’s Olive after a long brisk walk soaking up the sun and surrounded always by her toys.
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, I’m so ready to create some Spring/Easter cards. I’ll start off with this cute Easter Card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge HERE. I chose the first row across: Sparkle, Die Cut/Punch, Bunny
Once I chose the layout, I combed my paper stash for a Spring collection with coordinating patterns and colors. The paper I’m using is Echo Park’s Hello Easter 6 x 6 paper pad. Choosing this paper allowed me to create three slightly different cards.
Each card uses the same SU products: Easter Bunny stamp and punch, Scalloped Contours die for the scalloped mat, Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes. The coordinating glitter paper came from Michaels.
These were really fun to make and now I have three Easter cards ready to go!
Please head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see the beautiful projects my Team O teammates created. I hope you’ll be inspired to join us with your own creation. The challenge is now open for two weeks, so you’ll have plenty of time…can’t wait to see what you create!
Thanks very much for stopping by today.
Who doesn’t love a piñata? I never had one as a child but each of my girls had a few of them for their birthdays. It was always fun to choose one and stuff it with candy galore!
When I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week, this idea immediately came to mind. I dug out Lawn Fawn’s Year 7 stamp and die set from my stash to create this festive birthday card. The patterned paper is a very old and long retired pattern from Stampin’ Up! I don’t recall the name but the colors and pattern worked so well. For the fringe I used a die from SU’s Birthday Balloons bundle.
Here’s a look at the inside…
And HERE’S the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I download their sketches each week with the intention of entering the challenge and somehow time slips away from me. So I’m very happy to get this one in under the wire!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.