A Cheerful Hello

A Cheerful Hello
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I was recently given some spare ribbon samples that someone didn’t need, so I made her a thank you card.

Ribbon Spools

Ribbon spool samples!

I often hear “You’re always looking for an excuse to make someone a card,” and that’s totally right!  While all four of the ribbon spools are cute and useable, none of them seemed quite right for my “thank you card.”  I ended up using the wrong side of the red gingham “True Love” ribbon to make a nice thank you card for my sister-in-law.

Red "Hi" Card by Dawson Designs

Red "Hi" Card by Dawson Designs

She loved the cheerful card and asked me how I did the background.  I figured it would be described best with a video, so I made a quick demo with my Flip camcorder:

Supplies used:

“Hi” from Cosmo Cricket – Garden Variety Elements / 4 red brads from Jo-Ann Craft Essentials / 12″ x 12″ white core red cardstock / Sizzix embossing folder / Conqueror Diamond White 118.3# cardstock

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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