Friday, June 08, 2012

final two cards from May's class

Life is crazy around here! This week is VBS at church and it's demanding most of my time, since I work there.
Just a quick post to share a couple more cards.

Here's a little gift card. I found this "just for you" card in the Silhouette store.
Here's the link to it in the Silhouette Store.

I found some great text paper by My Mind's Eye and popped it up over it. Super easy!
I got some adorable kraft gift enclosure card envelopes at Hobby Lobby and made this to fit.
It has a kraft insert for easy writing, in case my students didn't have a white pen.
It's tiny - only 2.5" wide by 3.5" tall.

The other card is a little different for me.
I wanted something elegant that would work well for a Sympathy Card, Thinking of You, etc.
I found this great damask paper by My Mind's Eye and the polka dot that backed it, also the stripe.

I cut the butterfly out with my Silhouette and then dry embossed it with my Cuttlebug.
I found the pearls at Hobby Lobby and to add a little something, I inked the edges on all, which is rare for me.
Sometimes you just need a little ink on your edges.
I envisioned the middle area as being notched on the edges so I was going to cut it out with my Silhouette.
Then I realized, I could take a round punch and barely punch the corners off.
I love how it turned out and plan to do this again often!

Hope you enjoyed these!

I just listened to the Paperclipping Roundtable from last week. It was all about cards so if you missed it, be sure to check it out!
Here's a link..... "How to Mail a Coconut" (That title will make sense once you listen!)

See you soon!


Jennifer said...

Both cards are awesome, but your last one is absolutely beautiful!

Arlene said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love how you incorporated the Silhouette into making both cards. :)

Margie Higuchi said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful cards! I love the butterfly!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a fun, mini card and stunning butterfly card. So elegant!

Pam W. said...

Gorgeous. I really enjoy your blog and your work! Thanks for sharing.

Jess Forster said...

Love the colours!

Cori in W. Texas said...

Both cards are fantastic. Nicely done!

Erica said...

I love that first card!! Its so simple but elegant and perfect.

Ange said...

Those are both super cute, but I really love the butterfly one!

NC Peach said...

I've served as a teacher for VBS, so I understand how hectic things can be during that week! Great cards! I love that butterfly one too!