Sunday, July 31, 2022

Bright Birthday

Good morning!  I have a bright, bold birthday card to share with you today.  Every time I think of this particular friend of mine, I'm filled with happiness and these bright colors seemed to convey the happy feeling inside my heart.  

I started by cutting several of the largest strip in the Simple Strips Dies and creating my background pattern.  Next, I stamped lots and lots of Spring Flowers in a rainbow of colors and cut them out using the Coordinating Dies,
I arranged the flowers around a sentiment from my scrap pile.  Long ago I cut the Happy Birthday Script Dies, mounted them on white, and fussy cut it out.  I'm glad all the cutting didn't go to waste. :) 
The final touch was to add Cherry Red Pearls to the centers of a few flowers to tie all that red in.
I sure hope this card brings a smile to your face today.  I know I can't help but smile every time I see it.  I just love making cards for people!

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Just a Note

Hello, again and happy Saturday!  I have another card made from my scrap pile to share.  

Months and months ago I stenciled this background using Pretty Pink Posh’s Peonies Stencil. (I really do love these flowers.) I liked the white on navy and tried many times to complete the card, but nothing seemed to work.  
Now that so much time has gone by, new products have been released and the larger scale of the new-this-year Just A Note Script Die was just what I needed.  I decided simple was the way to go.
The very first time I attempted to make this card I tried a navy and gold combo.  I’m glad I stuck with it here. 
That's it for me today. :) Believe it or not, I'll be back soon with another card.  Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Happy Thoughts

Good morning!  It’s been a while since I shared a card, but I’ve actually made several this month.  This card came from cleaning out a pile of scraps.  It feels a bit more eclectic than my typical, but I kind of like it. 

I started with a sheet of negative cuts from the Spring Foliage Die  and backed it with navy paper.  Then I framed it with a yellow frame in my scrap pile from the Nature Essentials Die.

Since my background was a bit busy, I wanted a big, bold focal point.  Pretty Pink Posh’s Peonies Stencil worked like a charm. I blended several pinks and corals for the flowers and greens and teals on the leaves, and then cut them out.

I finished off my card with a sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set and got an immense sense of satisfaction for using up some of those bits and pieces that I can’t quite seem to part with (but at the same time drive me crazy because they sometimes sit in a pile for years…not kidding.) I hope you are headed into a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for visiting, friends!