Chunky hand-made Valentine's Day cards are a fun way to share your talents with those you love!
Yesterday’s post was full of fun with My Mind’s Eye, Miss Caroline, the Howdy Doody line, a link to the Matilde free font download, along with a Matilde Sentiments and Bubbles pdf for you to print and use. But there are lots more ideas for this fun line! On this card I combined a little stitching with a flower made out of a sheet of vintage graph paper. Did you notice? The center brad is out of my favorite paper design from the line. Love the crumpled flower and it is so easy! The flower (scalloped circle) punch is from EK Success. Speaking of flowers… The punches are: Scalloped flower/round – EK Success; Sunburst – Martha Stewart; twine – The Twinery. The buttons are from my big old random button jars…I’ll have to share a picture of those with you someday. I had a bunch of scraps of ribbon that go perfectly with the projects – I love using up scraps! The ribbon is from May Arts, with a little Glimmer Mist Spray. The alphabet stamp is from Limited Edition Rubberstamps and the label stamp is from PaperTrey Ink; the ink is Fluid Chalk from ColorBox. Here is the last card for today - There it is…my favorite paper from the show! I can hardly wait until I find just the right pictures to use the full 12″ X 12″ sheets of patterned paper for some layouts – but
I brought home some of My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline, the Howdy Doody collection, from CHA a couple of months ago. I have been dying to play with the line, but have been distracted by other projects that, once completed, served another purpose…like the Technicolor Deviled Eggs (for the boy’s Risk party), Jello Cookies (for a fireside) and the Cake Batter Krispie Treats (for a school bake sale). I can always use cards, but I’ve gotten quite a stash right now, so I was putting it off. Cards are about the only thing that I have room to make right now. But when I realized that I had found one of the fonts that My Mind’s Eye used on the packaging and for the embellishments, I couldn’t resist playing any longer! Don’t worry…I’ll share! Again, I am revisiting the 6″ X 6″ patterned paper pad…my favorite for making cards! I really loved the Howdy Doody line, partly because of the warm color, but mostly because of this… I do believe that this was my favorite patterned paper at the whole show! Please, don’t anyone take offense – there were dozens of collections that I will be more than happy to play with. But this one was especially appealing. Who can explain what makes you love a design? I don’t know for sure. Maybe it’s the flowers, maybe it’s the colors…whatever it is, this is so
Part Deux...More cards on the way for you!
So…I suppose any time you try to do something new, there is going to be a learning curve. I have had my iPad for a year now. This year, for Christmas, Tom and Mike gave me a keyboard. It makes composing sooooo much easier! But then I was trying to figure out an easier way to post. Going directly to Typepad would only let me do html…not rich text. Then I found a Typepad app in the Apple store. Let’s see if I’m okay with how this works. Right now, all the pictures seem to end up at the bottom of the post, but for now…that will have to do. Maybe I can go to my desktop to re-arrange. A couple of posts ago, when I was crocheting hearts, I used a piece from the My Mind’s Eye “Love Me” 6″X6″ pad. Well, one project was definitely not enough. I love the whole pad. Since I’m not sure that I can separate the pictures, I will just list them! The first card was made with vertical strips of the patterned paper, and I pulled out one of my paper arts flowers out of my stash, added the K&Co. brad and a bit of ribbon and vintage lace. I left it blank so that I can choose the sentiment for the receiver. The second card is pretty simple, but I like
Love is in the air...and has me "hooked"!
October is here and it time to prepare...the end (of the month) is near...er than you think. Don't be caught in the "web" unaware and out of luck.
If you know me, one of these may be coming your way:)
A little how-to for a paper folded flower!
I fell asleep to Fox News last night…woke up to the gentle sound of rain around 3am! It wasn’t hard rain, with thunder and lightening…the kind that makes you worry that you, your house or hill will wash away. Just a pleasant, rhythmic pitter patter that reminds me of the song from Bambi, Little April Shower. I love that movie and whenever it starts to rain, I’m humming this song – April or not! I have the second selections of cards that I made from the My Mind’s Eye, Stella and Rose, Mabel collection 6″X6″ pad of double-sided papers and yes, I still have about half the pad left to work with. Card Six - This was going back to the idea of using every bit of paper. It is amazing how many cards you can get from a 6″X6″ pad of paper, especially when it’s double-sided! Card Seven - I copied the flower (sort of) in the background paper to make my own element. Card Eight - I love using baker’s twine. I need more colors! Not really…I don’t need any more stuff. I do like to make some cards WITHOUT sentiments, but print (or stamp) random sentiments for adding when needed. Besides, sometimes you need a cute blank card. Card Nine - I punched a circle and traced it on the ledger paper. Then I punched