Sunday, March 18, 2012

Card-a-Copia: Thanks You's and So On

I'm always amazed at how much I need another break after the holiday break in December.  I guess I just have one of those jobs that sucks the life out of ya.  My weekend crafting moments are few and far between this time of year, so I'm really looking forward to Spring Break.  I've got some housework planned and lots of crafty time.  Until then, though, I'll keep trying to find a time to stamp between loads of laundry and lesson planning!

This weekend, I knocked out two designs.  This digital image, called "girl with thank you bunting" is a fund-raiser from Claire Keay's JellyPark.  I wanted to go with bold and fell back into one of my usual color combos.  Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Stamp:  Girl with Thank You Bunting (JellyPark)
Inks:  Copics
Paper:  black and orange (Stampin' Up!), green (Cored'inations), scraps
Misc.:  plastic flower (unknown), fibers (Making Memories), photo corner punch (Stampin' Up!), brad (American Crafts), computer-generated sentiment 

I also made a super-easy card that features an image from Eat Cake Graphics called Tiny Toby.  The card base with the window opening is pre-made - got them free from a gal on FreeCycle - so the hardest part of the card was making the insert the correct size and moderately interesting.  The window could be created quite easily, though, and adds a nice element to the card.

The sentiment is computer-generated and I created some thank you's, some birthday's, and some general sentiments (seen here) to be able to quickly pull a card together.  After I photographed the card, I went back and added Crystal Effects to the eyeballs for a little extra punch!

Stamps:  Tiny Toby (Eat Cake Graphics)
Inks:  Copics
Paper:  unknown
Misc.:  rhinestones (Recollections), ribbon (May Arts)

This will probably do it for another week.  Sigh.  Hopefully I'll come up with something a bit more complex and a bit more creative next weekend.  (Or we could have a horrible March snowstorm, canceling school for several days, so I can spend a couple extra days relaxing...)


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