Have you thought about sending a beautiful hand made card but not known how to get started? Here is a lovely card, elegant in it’s simplicity, that is also easy to make.
I don’t send a lot of Valentine’s, but I usually try to get a few cards out to some friends or family to let them know I’m thinking of them and appreciate them in my life. This year, with the wedding and honeymoon, I have been somewhat behind in my ‘general’ card making, so I haven’t had a chance to make many Valentine type cards. Here is one I did make.
The Stampin’ Up! challenge this month for #simplestamping is a birthday card. We can use stamps, ink, paper, and DSP.
I had so much fun preparing for our wedding. It was a very “paper-crafted” wedding, with lots of handmade decor that reflected the joy MSH (My Sweet Husband) and I felt as we shared our vows with family and friends. These were the table favours and name place cards I made for each of our guests.
Dragon Flies are beautiful insects and I love to see them at my cottage. When the dragon flies come out, we know the blackflies are gone, and they eat lots of mosquitos, so they are a wonderful sign of early summer. This card shares a pretty, shiny dragonfly and lets a friend know you are thinking of them.
We all find inspiration in many places. All sorts of people, places, events and activities can inspire and motivate each of us to try something new, work towards a goal, help others, and much more. I am greatful to everyone that inspires me in some way, and sometimes they don’t even know it.
If you have been following my blog, you know by now that I celebrate everything with a card. So I had to have a card for My Sweet Husband (MSH) as we start the next chapter of our lives together.
I have many amazing friends within and beyond the crafting world. Each one is very special to me and makes my life better. I’m grateful to have them in my world. Today my card celebrates all my friends.
They may not be the type of cards we enjoy making most, but sympathy cards are necessary, and can make a big difference to someone who has lost a loved one. Hand made sympathy cards let your love and caring pour through the card, to the recipient.
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I belong to a group of demonstrators that have a weekly business chat. The woman that facilitates these chats is fantastic. She has been a demonstrator for many years and has lots of great experience and ideas. She openly shares these with us, along with research she has done on each topic.
Recently she lost her son, a devasting but very real life event. I wanted to make a sympathy card for her. Something simple that would let her know that at a terrible time there were people that wanted to support her.
If you follow my blog, you know that I am in love with the new In Colour Grapefruit Grove. It is showing up in a lot of my cards these days!! I love how it easily coordinates with so many other colours in our collections, and how bright and cheery it is. Today I have used it with Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz for my card.
If you love today's card, you need to act quick! I have used some items that are only available while supplies last, and only until the end of May. One of those items is the Peek-a-Boo Peach card stock. I really like this soft summery colour and will miss it when it retires.
The Global Design Project this week is a colour challenge, and they are bright colours that make me think of flowers. I decided that in addition the Global Design Project Challenge, I would also challenge myself to use only these 3 colours, and not even add in a neutral.