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
Part Deux...More cards on the way for you!
I think I'll call it Mini Mania since Mini Monday doesn't seem to be working for me!
Mini Monday at Midnight...almost! These cards are starting to pile up!
A little how-to for a paper folded flower!
A few weeks ago, I made flowers - Bachelor Buttons – out of patterned paper. They were fun and fairly easy. While I had the folding idea fresh in my mind, I tried it on different materials. Can you tell what I used this time? Guess. (This is a re-creation…the first one I experimented with was white, but I think this would work as well for the colors I used, although the finished color might differ slightly!) Anyway, it had been sitting here, buried on my desk, until my cleaning uncovered it. (This is what happens when I start to clean…I get distracted!) I hate to just toss those little "trial and error" pieces, but it had no purpose and trying to find it a home can cause serious delay in my schedule. But then I spied my Glimmer Mist sitting up on my shelf, and a recent trip to the Carlsbad flower fields was fresh on my mind and I thought, "Hmmm…if I spray it with color and don't like it, I can justify tossing it." Guess what? I kind of liked it. I played with it a lot and was happy with the end result. So I kept it…and kept playing with it. So much for cleaning! And on to finding a suitable background for my flower. I have been taught to have great respect for books. I love books, not only for their content, but for their visual