Happy Saturday – I hope that you’re getting ready for a fun weekend! We’re busily cutting and winding and sorting beautiful new designer papers and ribbon and twine and various fun embellishments to fill my Catalog Shares. I say “we” because…well….
Please ignore my messy kitchen, okay? The housekeeper has the decade off! The point of the pictures is that my wonderful husband helped me cut paper and wind twine! He needed to be the paper cutter cuz when I cut it – well, it wasn’t quite right….please check his laser focus on getting the measurements exactly right! 😉 But I did do the twine cutting – or we’d still be doing it – while he measured it to a nano-meter!! Just in case NASA were to call and need exactly, precisely, 3 yards of Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine.
One just never knows, does one?
And yet – even with his help…we’ve still got a lot to cut and wind! I’m still behind. How is that possible, does anyone know? I sure don’t!
But, I did have some time to make a card for y’all. This is a request-card. A couple weeks ago, I made a Get Well card for my friend to give. She wanted a card with a little white dog on it – but I didn’t have that stamp set yet. So we decided on a two-parter. The first card – you can see it here – was a pretty, vintage-y card using the Basket For You Host stamp set. This one uses Sitting Here – she’d asked for the swing – and the new Bella & Friends for the little dog image. And I pulled some images and sentiments from the new Flourishing Phrases, too. Take a look-see:
I started by stamping a Dapper Denim card stock panel with the large flourish image in Flourishing Phrases, in Dapper Denim ink, and lightly sponged the edges in Dapper Denim. That became my card front. For the Very Vanilla art panel, I used masking to create my vignette. So I stamped the cat image from Sitting Here in Soft Suede, then covered him with a mask that I’d made from a sticky note (just stamp the image on a sticky note and fussy cut it). Over that I stamped the Sitting Here basket of flowers in Always Artichoke. Then I covered that with a sticky note mask as well. Finally, I stamped the swing image in Crumb Cake ink. Continue reading →