Hope and Butterflies

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Hope and Butterflies

Happy Friday, everyone!  I woke up to about 4 inches of snow this morning…just before Spring Break begins.  So, I thought we could all use a little hope – Spring will get here, sooner or later.  Here’s what I made:

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I started with a piece of white cardstock and embossed the word “Hope” in silver.  Then, I used various blue Distress Inks to make the background, finishing it with a few spritzes of water.  I used a decorative stitch around the edges, looped some thin white yarn around the cardstock, and adhered it to the card base.  The sparkly butterflies came from a sheet of specialty paper, were trimmed and popped onto foam squares.  The other butterflies were in my stash, as was the little flower button.

The inside is very simple:

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And that’s it for today!  Have a great weekend and don’t worry…Spring will come eventually 🙂

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Wedding Wednesday – Floral Spring Program, Matched Set

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Wedding Wednesday – Floral Spring Program to Complete a Matched Set

Hello, everyone!  Even though it’s about dinner time, it’s still Wedding Wednesday here at Paper Melody’s, the place where brides on a budget can find beautiful and affordable handmade wedding stationery.  I have a new design for you today, and it’s another piece of a set I started several weeks ago.  Take a look:

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This lovely, simple springtime wedding program is a sweet addition to your ceremony.  The light, bright design is perfect for a spring, outdoor, or floral themed wedding – plus, it matches the invitation/RSVP set I made a few weeks ago:

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The program measures 8.5 x 5.5″ and is printed onto 80# linen textured cardstock.  The floral images are hand-stamped in colors to match your wedding.  Keep all your ceremony information on one simple card, and use the back if you need more space.   All of the wording and fonts can be customized to your preference.

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Thanks for stopping by for Wedding Wednesday!  If you like this design, please share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest using the buttons below this post.  If you have questions, would like more information, or are interested in placing an order, use the “Contact Me” tab to send me a message.  I look forward to chatting with you!

Have a lovely day 🙂

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Sing for Joy – a Spring Watercolor Birthday Card

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Sing For Joy – Watercolor Card for a Spring Birthday

Happy Monday, everybody!  There’s still plenty of snow on the ground here, but now it’s starting to melt into slush.  Yuck.  It all makes me wish for Spring to arrive!  Fortunately, the temperatures are warming up, but in the meantime I made a card full of Springtime cheer.  I hope you enjoy it:

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I started by stamping those adorable chubby birds from the Crafty Secrets “Sing for Joy” set and embossing them in white.  I went to town with my watercolor paints then gently ran a damp cloth over the images to remove the excess paint from the embossing.  Then, I fussy cut all those flowers and leaves and birds.  Am I crazy, you ask?  Probably.  The rest was pretty simple, I just picked my coordinating papers and cut them to size, layered some script tissue paper and a doily, and added some stitching around the edges.  After stamping and embossing the sentiment, I popped those sweet birds up on foam squares and called it done.

Here’s the inside:

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The same coordinating papers, a smaller bit of doily, and more stitching make the inside match the outside.  The sentiment is simple and there’s plenty of room to write a personal birthday greeting.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that your weather is improving, too.  Have a lovely day!