Pink Perfection

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I’ve got a card to show you that I’m really proud of.  A friend asked me to design and make a card for a special occasion.  It appears very simple but it’s quite detailed.  Let me explain.

I began with a 5 1/2″ soft gray card base.  I added textured pink cardstock on top only 1/8″ smaller.  I used a pretty pattern paper with the gray and pink colors and added it to the bottom half of the card, also 1/8″ smaller.  A white satin ribbon was adhered to cover the seam and taped to the back.  Now I was ready to make the flowers.  I used a Stampin’ Up! set called Secret Garden.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the flowers.  I colored them with Copics, put a few layers together and added a pearl to the center.  I die cut leaves from the same set in soft gray.  I used foam dots to pop up the flowers.

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I love the soft and romantic look to the card.

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I then took the project to another level.  I used an envelope liner die and cut some of the pattern paper to make it extra special.

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I then turned over the envelope and made a label.  But no ordinary label.

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I chose a coordinating pattern paper, cut a decorative label shape from white cardstock and added one of the colored flowers with 3 pearls.  So classy!

Even though the card was time consuming, I felt joy knowing the recipient would appreciate the beautiful attention to detail.

Sugar Pea Designs Sugar Sketch Challenge 07

I have the sweetest daughter.  She told me about a special flavor of gum made by Extra.  It’s new and called Cinnamon Roll.  I looked all over my small town for it.  Not to be found.  She said she would send me some.  Sure enough in the mail yesterday came a small package.  All the way from Washington state to Florida.  I couldn’t believe it when I put it in my mouth.  Amazing!  This is not cinnamon, but cinnamon roll.  Quite a difference.  I wanted to let her know how much I appreciated the small gesture that meant a whole lot.  I made her this card and will put it in the mail tomorrow.

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I’m just getting in under the wire to submit this for the Sugar Pea Designs Sketch challenge for this month.  This cute image is part of their Sweet P Collection called, Love you Bunches.  Cheryl, if you see this post before you get the card in the mail, please know how much I love and miss you.  And THANKS A BUNCH!!!

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Oh, did you notice her strawberry blonde hair?

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi everyone.  So glad you stopped by today.  I made this simple card that looks difficult to put together.

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I started with a 5″ square card base.  I then made a panel across the top using various scalloped edge dies.  I like how I inserted a green cardstock layer to coordinate with the card base.  It can be difficult to line up all the scallops but you just have to work at it some.  I used scraps of cardstock and pattern paper and cut pennant or fishtail shapes.  I adhered them under the deco strip.  A stamped sentiment was added and I called it finished.

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Sometimes you get an idea in your head and it comes together just right.  Other times the idea gets changed in the execution of the card.  That’s called creativity!

Miss You Chris

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Hi.  This is a card that I made and sent to my son Chris.  We recently moved and he stayed in Kansas City.  He is a wonderful son and I miss him a lot.  I love this little spin wheel and arrow.

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I also love the combination of papers, including the one in the background that lists all the months.  So Chris, I miss you in July, August, September, October, etc.  Maybe you will come and visit before November.  Love you lots.  Mom.

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May Arts Ribbon Card

It’s hot and sizzling here in Florida and since the official date of summer, June 21, is almost here I decided to show you a card that features HOT colors.

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A few months ago I participated in a blog hop with May Arts Ribbon.  I won a spool of ribbon of my choice.  Wow!!!  Please check out their catalog and see the fantastic selection they carry.  It was a hard decision but I finally chose this beautiful ribbon that I’ve featured on my card.  The ribbon is so pretty that I wanted to make it the star of the show so I decided to use it like long pennants and make the rest of the card simple.

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I cut a pretty strip with a Spellbinders die and layered it with a contrasting piece of cardstock.  The card is 5 x 5.  I wanted to have plenty of room to use several strips of ribbon.  I am in love how this turned out and now my head is spinning with ideas for all my other ribbons.

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So, I’m sending Happy SUMMER Thoughts to  you.  Thanks for visiting me today.

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