Card Share: You Are Simply Wonderful

I recently ventured into the land of cardmaking for a charity event raising funds to cover the medical expenses of a young woman with cancer.  The event is called “Scrapbook for Rindsay” and is sponsored by Studio Calico and Wishes of the Heart.  The host, Lindsay McMurray, specifically asked for donations of premade scrapbook layouts and/or cards.  I decided on the card route because I have VERY limited experience with cardmaking and love a good challenge 🙂

I don’t have a lot of cardmaking supplies…I couldn’t find a single stamp in my tiny stash with a sentiment worth putting on a card.  I don’t have any embossing powders.  There are no die-cutters, electronic or otherwise, in my home.  Sewing machine?  Nope!  But, I worked with what I had on hand and was able to churn out a few simple cards and envelopes using just paper, die cuts, stickers, and hand-stitching.

You Are Simply WonderfulThe “You Are Simply Wonderful” sentiment is from the Amy Tangerine “Yes, Please” Sticker Book.  I hand-stitched around the sticker with pink embroidery floss from one of Amy Tangerine’s embroidery kits.  I’ve had the WRMK Envelope Punch Board for a few months now and was able to finally use it for the first time on this project.  The punch board works great and is really fun to use.  It’s definitely on my favorite tools list now!  I believe the patterned paper used to make the envelope is from My Mind’s Eye, but I could be wrong…There’s also hand-stitching across the bottom of the front side of the envelope (not pictured).

I’m so glad I chose to challenge myself and test out cardmaking for a change.  I had a lot of fun thinking outside my normal “scrapbook” box for the last few days.  I have a few more cards to share over the course of the next couple of days, so stay tuned if you’re interested 🙂  Also, you can find more information on “Scrapbook for Rindsay” here.  The event is not until March 23rd, so there’s still plenty of time to donate some of your own handmade projects.


Mini Books: Part Two

I managed to finish a few more pages in the mini album today.  I’m about a quarter of the way done with just a couple of more days to finish everything…

Page 4

Sorry about the angle of the photo!  I didn’t realize my iPhone wasn’t directly over the pages until I went to crop/edit the photos.  It’s too dark to retake the pictures now, but I think you get the gist.  There’s a combination of DIY and Glitter Thickers on the left page.  I used aqua metallic Gelatos (Faber-Castell) mixed with water to add color to the white DIY Thickers (Studio Calico).  The same Gelatos were used to paint over the wood veneer flowers (Citrus Twist Kit exclusive) on the right-hand page.

Page 5

Unfortunately, my StazOn ink pad is still more than a bit dry and I used it to stamp on the hexagon-shaped wood veneers anyways.  These wood veneers are also a Citrus Twist Kit exclusive.  The images are legible but definitely faded.  I really need to buy a re-inker!  I hand-stitched a frame around the photo with baker’s twine to add texture.

LPS Top 3 Badge

On a side note, I just discovered my layout was chosen as a Top 3 for the Life. Paper. Scrapbook. December Sketch Challenge 🙂  You can find the layout here.  Thanks for looking!  And now back to hustling more mini book pages!