back again a bit sooner than my normal erratic schedule permits - this time with a little well done card - well, actually two of them, for my 2 great-nieces. They both did really well this term and had splendid reports fed back during parent's evening - almost prompting my nephew to enquire were the teachers sure they had the correct children they were all speaking about. !
but yes.. it really was them so couldn't pass up the opportunity to make them a little card and my absolute favourite, 'go to' accessory, Thinlits of the moment - the fabulous mini-treat bag!
I used the aptly named Bravo and Hey Girl stamp sets to make a quick card for them both, complete with a little colouring using my Stampin' Write Markers, (so going to link it to this weeks challenge, no# 182) over at 'Addicted to Stamps and More' where they want to see us 'make a mark' of some kind!'
I also used some toning candy dots, added a bit of background texture, courtesy of one of the stamps from a brand new set in the current Spring and Summer seasonal catalogue - Timeless Textures so thought that would stand me in good stead to link to the challenge for week 264 over at 'Less Is More' where 'Add some texture' is the theme for this week!
Now, not sure about anyone else - but I do buy lots of the gorgeous packs of Designer series papers but then find it really difficult to actually cut into the sheets but needs must and I really thought it was about time I set about trying to reduce my very own paper mountain - well I have to make room for some new packs now, don't I!
so the paper you can see is an attempt at using up some of my last year's scraps!! of retired papers for accents and a mini-treat bag which I used for an envelope, but of course any paper which tones in in with your project would do equally as well.
- Tip here .. Stampin' Up!'s Note cards (you get 20 in a pack, and the card themselves fit perfectly in one of those Mini-Treat bags if you wanted a change from the standard envelopes you get in the pack!)
and inside - another of the sentiments from the 'Bravo set' as their reports were so well earned!.
so, despite my lack of painting skills I think they look sort of cute.. what do you think.?
Am hoping the girls like them - not withstanding the actual pennies we put inside as a treat!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used
well last week found me 'part timing' in the removals business aka - helping my sewing teacher to move.. but this weekend will be far more on trend here - as shall be spending some time with another local demo who is running a 'stamp a stack' session for some of her customers.
Aside from helping me to plan for what would be a first ever workshop, well you never know...
I cannot think of a nicer way to spend a few hours - crafting with friends.
til next time - Happy stampin' everyone