Thursday, July 17, 2014

Felt Flowers Never Wilt


I love it when you get to hand someone their birthday card.  Since it doesn't have to be hidden away, and fit all nice and tidy into an envelope, the embellishments can be big and dimensional.  My husband's grandma's birthday was the perfect opportunity for me to create a card that went BIG with a pretty, felt embellishment. I got to use my long neglected Heirloom Rose Die-Namic from My Favorite Things with some of their quality wool felt.  To be sure I got it right, I watched the MFT Youtube video that helps show how to assemble it correctly.   Felt is really rewarding to work with. Here's a close up look...


The leaves were cut from cardstock using Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die, the patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment and other Naturals White and Rose Red card stock are from Stampin' Up!.  

She really loved it (almost as I loved making it for her).  Today is her birthday, so I thought it's a great day to share it with you.
Happy crafting, everyone!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dog Days of Summer...


Summer time heat and humidity are back after what was an amazing, low humidity, breezy holiday weekend.  Outdoor heat makes indoor hobbies even more attractive, so I expect to get a chance to catch up on a few card making needs this week!  

My card above was for an anniversary.  I loved using my Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz dog dies and giving the card a little Lady & the Tramp kind of treatment.  A little Stampin' Up! twine, Lawn Fawn patterned paper and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp made the rest of the card easy to put together.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a Happy Day, too!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!