A Little Birdie Notecard

Hello, again!  Today I have for you another card made with papers from the delicious new pad I picked up on my impromptu shopping spree at Michaels a couple weeks ago.  It had to sit untouched on the shelf for several days before I could make enough time to do anything other than admire the pretty colors, poor thing.  But I put it to good use eventually  🙂  I also bought several packs of blank cards in white, cream, and kraft, and I was so excited to create my first card with a kraft base!  Take a look:

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Don’t you just adore that little bird?  He’s so chubby and whimsical, I can hardly stand it!  This card actually started as a much cleaner, simpler design, but I quickly discovered that the floral patterned paper in the background was horribly unrelenting and needed some toning-down.  So, I added a doily!  The doily, the stitching, the bouquet, and the tiny white flowers on the yellow paper all come together and make me think of a country cottage.

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day 🙂

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Let the Good Times Roll

Happy Tuesday, everybody!  Today’s card is brought to you by the letter “F” for Friendship.  I made this card for a friend whom I have known for many many years.  We met in elementary school, rode horses together, were in girl scouts together…for years we were practically inseparable. Well, you know how life goes, recently we haven’t gotten to see much of each other so I thought I’d send her a card.  Here’s what I came up with:

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I started with the “Good Times” chipboard sentiment (I thought it was appropriate because we have had so many good times together 🙂 ) and based the rest of the card off that.  The geometric pattern really caught my eye, so I created a background to match!  It was a little painstaking, but I’m very pleased with the way it turned out.  I found these large brackets in my stash and glued them together to make a sort of border, then made a few flowers that match the rest of the card.  Finally, I stamped and fussy cut the flourish and put it all together.  I say it like it was easy as pie, but truth be told I spent a good while rearranging the flowers (all three of them, sheesh) until they were in what my perfectionist self deemed the “perfect” position.  I left the inside completely blank so I had plenty of space to write my note 🙂  I hope it got to her safe and sound!

Thanks for stopping by!  I just love reading all your comments…makes me smile 🙂  Have a great day!

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A Simple, Classy Note Card

Hey people!  Today I’ve got a short and simple post about a simple card.  Check it out:

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Aside from some fussy cutting and a little Glossy Accents, this card is all about paper layering.  There’s no sentiment and no stamping, just paper, a little ribbon, and a few pearls.  The inside is blank to allow plenty of room for a note.  Sometimes I forget that plain, simple notecards for sending random communications exist.  As amazing and special as the cover of a card might be, often what truly touches the recipient is the note inside.  Granted, an amazing and special cover can certainly help 🙂 That’s why I do what I do, after all.  I guess my point is, sometimes plain and simple is all you need.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Just a Note

Hey everybody!  I don’t know how the weather is wherever you are, but here it’s snowy.  Again.  March, in my mind, means Spring and the arrival of sunny days and warmer weather.  Not in the mountains!  No, the threat of snow can easily last through Easter here.  I thought I was ready for these winters, but honestly you never know until you experience it.  Here’s to hoping for warmer weather sooner rather than later!

The card I have for you today came together really quickly- my mojo must’ve been flowing!  Here it is:

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The striped paper and music paper came from my Lost & Found Madison Avenue stack by My Mind’s Eye.  I added some texture with my sheet music embossing folder from Darice, hit it with tattered roses distress ink, and embossed it with pearlescent embossing powder.  Then I punched the corners, tore the edges, and used vintage photo distress ink to give it an aged look.  I got a little crazy with the vintage photo and added it to the edges of every piece of paper on this card…but it looks nice!  I die cut the label for the sentiment, then hand wrote “just a note,” and added a rhinestone to the eighth note for just a touch of sparkle.  The red, red ribbon added exactly the pop of color that I wanted to finish the look.  Also, I’m very proud of that bow.  Perfect after the first try and a little fluffing 🙂

Let me know what you think!  I left the inside blank (except for some vintage photo along the edges 🙂 ) because it’s a note card and there has to be room for a note 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!