Friday, June 29, 2012

After a week off

After a week off I couldn't wait to get crafting. Today I made 3 cards, this brilliant daisy birthday card was rescued from a blob of ink. Oops. I love the bright red and as I was making the tiny dots, I smeared  a glop of ink. The daisies are big enough to cover it and they won't tell.

It was suppose to have the "Happy Birthday" down on the corner with a die cut lady bug angled at the top of the sentiment. Red and black where to be the colors. Simple and fun. Oh well I'll do that another time. 

 Now here's a simple quick "hello" card. I started with a brown paper bag cut and spray glued to card stock. I attached the "Tim Holtz big sizzix vintage telephone die" with dimensional dots. I did apply Glossy accents to add a shine, stamped the "hello!" with the individual letter stamps I bought at Micheal's for $1.00...all done!  

Next up is a step card. I had all the elements cut from last year so it was just a matter of assembling them. Featured is the light house, a cloud and the sun with an anchor on the rocky shore. A pair of flip-flops a scallop sea shell and a tiny crab completer the first step. Behind that is another sandy step with a bucket and shovel beside a sand castle. The umbrella is glued on the back of that step. The last step has a sail boat on the ocean as the dolphins jump and play. Behind the last step has a pull out card with a big thank you and a personal note.

  This is a thank you card for my Aunt. She has a nice vacation trailer down in Sea Isle City, NJ. 
I have an open invitation to come and stay over anytime I want. How gracious! I try not to take advantage.

I often cut multiples of these tiny elements to have on hand. It helps cut down on the time it takes to create a unique card. I use watercolor paper and cutting with Cricut - and the SCAL program, I cut all the elements on one sheet, then I color them with  pencils or markers. This saves me time with the layout and using different colored paper.

"There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude."  ~Robert Brault

 Thanks for visiting. Comments are appreciated. Be well ~ Carole

1 comment:

  1. WOW - you surely made up for a week off, didn't you. The simple hello telephone is sweet. Keep on craftin'!


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