Hi Everyone! Before I get started I want to apologize for the watermark. It’s huge and I have not figured out what I have done to it. It used to be small. Photoshop 6 is great but I do not really know how to use it very well. But I will not give up.
If you don’t recognize the pink paper, it is from the retired Petals & Paisleys DSP. I warned you that it would be appearing again. I just hope you don’t get sick of it. It won’t all be used for cards though. I plan to use some of it on scrapbook pages.
This card was super duper easy. I mean really easy. I cut a card base out of Whisper White card stock. This card opens on the side. I don’t make a lot of cards this way but it was going to be easier to just tie the ribbon around the card. I cut the printed paper the same size as the card base. The strip at the bottom is not a separate piece, it’s part of the paper. I adhered it to the card base. Then I cut the window sheet with the leaves on it the same size as the card front. Which was a fourth of the Clearly Thanks window sheet. Then I adhered that to the card front.
The butterfly die cut was left over from the teachers gifts the other day. I put the half pearls and the white thingys on it. I’m absolutely sure the thingys have a technical name but I am positively sure I don’t know what it is. OK now that I have cleared that up. Next I adhered the butterfly with a dimensional, attached the small flower over one of the leaves and put a jewel in the center. Then I attached the brads, tied the ribbon and it was done.
Now for a regular person that probably would have taken about 15 minutes. But for a creativity impaired person like myself it might take a little longer. And I confess it did take a little longer. I had to get the idea first. That is the part that takes a really long time for me. Then I had to start making the card. Then I had to make lunch, convince my son that he didn’t have to scream every time he gets in the pool with his dad, get the screamer ice cream after he swam, remove a splinter from the swimmer, soothe the splinter patient, get the patient ice for his toe, throw the ice away because it was cold and THEN I finished the card. So I would say it came in a little under 3 hours. Thank goodness because I had a dead line. If you are laughing, you should be ashamed of yourself. I wouldn’t laugh at you if it took you a little longer to make a card.
A lot of energy was involved in making this card. I hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps Sets: None
Paper: Whisper White card stock, Petals & Paisleys DSP (ret)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Clearly Thanks Window Sheets, Pretties Kit, White organdy ribbon (ret), Square Ice Rhinestone brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I told you I would be back soon and I bet you didn’t believe me, either.
Man, oh, man. I am glad school is out. School is just so stressful for me. And I’m not even the one that’s going everyday. I won’t bore you with all the reasons why I’m glad in this post. I’m trying my best to get out of this funk I’ve been in so nothing but happy thoughts!
So moving forward…these are the gifts that I got for my son’s teachers and aides. And yes I got them the night before the end of the year party. I admit it. I procrastinated. BUT it didn’t matter. I whipped out my Big Shot and my Beautiful Butterflies die cut and ta da it was done. The hardest part was picking the colors. I could have put some embellishments on them and kicked it up a notch but it was late and I got to thinking they were going to rip the paper off and throw it in the trash in just a short time so I stopped with the ribbon. The tags on the fronts are book marks. I took the maroon ribbon that was on each one and replaced it with coordinating ribbon.
What’s in them you ask. Well, I never know what to get the teachers and aides so this time I let my son pick them out. I was scared, too. No tellin’ what he was going to come up with. He’s five. But to my amazement he saw the glass globes that you fill with water and stick in your potted plants and insisted on getting them. I was happy. The bookmarks were my idea. How boring, huh.
Well, I hope that from my desperation, you might find something here that will be easy and help you out when your in a time crunch.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Petals & Paisleys DSP (ret), Print Pack DSP Hostess (ret), plaid printed paper (unknown) and purple pressed flower paper (unknown)
Accessories: Assorted Stampin’ Up! ribbon
Hi, Everyone! Long time no post.
And that’s not the worst of it, either. Long time no card making. I don’t know what to make of it but I just couldn’t do it. I see ladies that make a card every day no matter what but I just could not make it happen. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. And when I did have time, I didn’t have the energy. But what ever that gray cloud was, I think it’s gone. And look what I’ve made! For those of you that remember me, you know I have such a hard time letting go of the past. And once again, this card proves it. It is made from very, very retired DSP. But I just love this paper.
I’ve got so much paper, if I don’t start using some of it, I’m going to have to move. So I decided, I was going to take some of the oldest paper I have, set it on the table and make cards from it (or the scrapbook pages that I bought for in the first place) until it’s gone. So this probably won’t be the last thing you see made from this paper.
And you know, I actually felt better after I made this card. So much better that I was able to make a couple of more cards. Anyway, I hope you like this one. And thanks so much to those of you that keep checking back even though I’ve been gone for so long.
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon!
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Petals & Paisleys DSP and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Little Reminders Die Cut stickers (ret), Pink Duo beads, liquid glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cricut Machine, George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge