Friday, November 2, 2007

Tags, pockets, blessings and happiness

Tonight was a good card making night. I was a little intimidated when I started. I had the daunting task of making a birthday card for my stampin' up demo. Even more daunting is the fact that I will give it to her at a Stamp-A-Stack where others are likely to see it. I did it though. Not only did I make one I liked, I made a second one for my friend that I have made all the get well cards for. He is doing better and this card is a nice way to count those blessings. Here they are.

Here is a closer look at the birthday card. It has two pockets. I cased it off of a card I saw on splitcoast. Mine is pretty different, but the layout is close. I really like it. It is Stampin' up designer paper, always artichoke (I think), bravo burgundy, and Sahara sand. Same inks, some eyelets, and twine. I did some sponging to distress the paper and tie it together. The stamps are stampin up too.

The second card is a set from the winter mini and more of the same papers and inks as above. It is a single pocket. Simple and very pretty. It is a nice way to my friends progress in recovering from surgery. I know they see each set forward as a blessing.

After two pretty cards with muted colors, I went bright, happy, and girlie for the third card. It is a thank you for my friend who sucked me into sewing classes and has loaned me her lovely as a tree set to make a ton of cards. She is the best as the card says. Since it does not have to be mailed, I decided to add some metal to it. I had the binder clips that matched perfectly. A little ribbon, some target dollar paper, cool caribbean paper, a bella, and some stickles and it was pure fun. I think she will like it. She has not see the bellas before so she will likely be borrowing them soon :)

Hope you have a great weekend!


Teresa K. said...

I love your pocket cards! The muted colors are perfect for the season.

Nancy Grant said...

The pocket cards are stunning. I wish I could make out the Bella so I could comment.

I am sure she's gonna like what you made for her.