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Congrats Card for New Parents

Congrats Card for New Parents

congrats card

It seems like I’m often in need of baby cards these days and I just don’t have much of a stash for this all-important event, so when Cards in Envy posted their cheers challenge for the week I decided to create a congrats card just for some lucky parent to be. I decided to make the card gender neutral by using some tangerine pink, blues and yellows, because I don’t have a looking glass for this sort of thing (if I did, I’m sure I would be rich).

All the papers for this card, except the yellow balloon, came from the DCWV Sky’s the Limit paper pack and I inked all the edges in brown to create definition. The elephant die came from a cute set I purchased at The Scrapbook Expo in July and the balloons are simply a circle punch. I popped up the heart and yellow balloon just a bit for some interest and glued on twine for strings.

It’s a very simple card, but I think it turned out pretty cute. I can’t wait to see who turns up pregnant next!!

Saying So Long to Summer

Saying So Long to Summer

so long summer

so long to summerI wrapped up my week fittingly with this so long to summer card that I created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I immediately thought pocket, but when I couldn’t locate denim paper in my stash I switched to a bandana feel. The stitching around the edge gives it a bit more finished look and some added texture.

The papers came from different collections, but I was able to combine everything for a fun summer look, and of course I inked all my edges. I found the big yellow flower in my little drawer of floral and was delighted that it was the perfect size and color for my card. I know I made that thing years ago and it’s probably as old as my child (I guess it pays not to throw anything away).

With the quick addition of a wonky sentiment, this card was finished. Now I just have to write a note and send it to a friend.

Extra Oomph for the Color Throwdown

Extra Oomph for the Color Throwdown

color throwdown

color throwdownI planned to clean my house today, but my craft room beckoned to me and I finally gave into my creative compulsion. So instead of cleaning toilets and doing laundry, I decided to create a cute little card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge. The basic combination of kraft, green and white led me to a super basic card, but I jazzed it up with a few extra touches. I created the flower out of a brown paper bag and added the button stitched in green to create a simple focal piece. I also added some bulky stitching with cross-stitch floss and inked every little edge. The combination of two simple polka dot papers was a fun little twist on the greens. Although the colors are minimal, I think all the techniques and textures give this basic card a little extra oomph.


Shared at Color Throwdown Challenge


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