The other day, June posted about several bloggers, so I followed the links and one of them gave me an idea for a card for my upcoming workshops. Woo-hoo! The blog belongs to Sue Hyer, and this is the post in question. I liked this card so much, I
I already have two red cards planned, so I went with a non-red color I have in abundance: Baja Breeze. Fortunately, my customers like it, too. :-) I am sure this will be the color I will hoard in the coming months.
So ANYway, this is the first version of the card I made. I even used 1" strips of the Baja Breeze DS paper I had left over from a prior workshop to punch out the hearts, so no virgin sheets were sacrificed at all!
I like the Baja Breeze ribbon, but it is pretty thick/wide, so I just stuck it on either side of the punched square. An alternative to the ribbon could be pieces of the striped DS paper, but then I'd have a project sans ribbon, and we know that cannot happen! The jury is still out on that.
Then I realized - OMG, this set is retired! Crap. And here I was so proud I'd dug it out of one of my "All My Word Stamps" drawers. Sigh. So I went with version 2, which was my back-up plan, anyway, since I almost always leave out multiple sets of words when I make cards like this, just to give people options:
I think I actually like this one better! And I even got the ribbon on straight(er) this time.
Here is a close-up of the Fluffy Heart. Sue has excellent instructions on her post if you want to make one yourself.
One unfortunate thing about these close-up shots is you can see how badly my punches really need to be sharpened. Please ignore.
Now I need to go work on my project for my Monday UHC (Under-Appreciated Holiday Challenge). I should probably also write and mail my remaining January belated birthday cards so they are at least postmarked in the right month. I am pathetic.
This is SUPER cute!!!! Glad left your link to your blog on your comment on mine - I don't always look but did today and I'm so glad I found yours!! I'm subbing it in my Google Reader. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Glad you liked Sue's card :) I enjoyed making it (one of our two projects at this month's stamp camp.)ReplyDelete
I like yours with the baja breeze! Nice CASE.
OMG, that set is retired????? That sucks...lucky I just buy them for myself and don't do w/s!!!!ReplyDelete
Anyways...I think this card is super cute....might have to go check out that blog now and end up wasting half the day hoping around :)
I LOVE this!! I'm so gonna copy it! And I really like the one with the little greeting too. I'm sad that other one is retired, but I'll never get rid of it!!!ReplyDelete
PS - your abbreviation list rocks..