Last month, I spent an afternoon at Craft City Cafe in Federal Way working on crafts and I made nine cards! I’ve learned I am most productive when I limit myself to just a few different styles of paper, stamps, ink, embellishments and tools. When I’m in my craft room and I have all my supplies at my fingertips, it’s overwhelming and it seems to take ages to pull a card together.
I had this beautiful “Perfect Day” Close to My Heart paper pack with matching My Stickease (card stock stickers) I’d never used and was happy to finally make a card with it! I loved the soft shades of coral (or “Sorbet” in CTMH-speak), the matching ribbon and the coral ink pad – it made this an easy card to pull together.
I don’t get to use this rubber wood-mounted stamp enough. I bought it from Impress Rubber Stamps and I enjoy using it as a background stamp by repeating the image over and over. I thought it echoed the motif of the “Perfect Day” paper pretty nicely. I’m not too sure I like the stickers in the lower corners, but they’re on there for good now! Oh, and I punched paper each layer with a Fiskars scalloped punch. There are so many interesting punches available to us paper-crafters, and Fiskars is one of my favorite brands for punches and scissors.
A special thanks to – and a third shout-out this week – Jayma Malme. I didn’t remember the name of the paper pack I used for this card, so I sent her a picture text of this card and she quickly identified it. What a pro – she knows her Close to My Heart inventory! I love that within minutes, I had an answer. Thanks for checking your phone regularly, Jayma!
…And thank YOU for reading my blog.