Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CALYPSO CORAL STRIPES

Have you ever given a gift to someone that consists of a set of handmade generic greeting cards?

I've done just that for my mom on a few occasions. She loves receiving a batch of cards that she can personalize for any special event or to thank someone. She does hesitate to use them though.

This set of eight cards was a lot of fun to make. The layering just continued and continued. An easy card to create assembly line-style, it utilizes punches and the Big Shot to make short work of the variety of shapes.

The card base of Naturals Ivory cardstock partners well with the other colors: Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Crushed Curry. No stamping was involved in the creation of these cards.


The scalloped center of the flowers was simply punched from a Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. Kinda cute, eh?

After the flowers were completed, they were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals atop a label using the Chalk Talk Framelits, which was layered on top of an oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits.


My original intent was to make a box to house the cards. But, then I ran across a darling cloth-covered box with a plaid ribbon tie in which the cards fit beautifully. So that is where they will be stored for when Mom needs one.

A side note here: My life is in quite a state of upheaval these past few weeks and for the two weeks yet to come. You see, we had put our house up for sale in mid-May. Thinking it would take a year or so to sell it, we were astounded when the second party to view it gave us a very reasonable offer for it. 

But the timing is horrible. Only a few weeks to purge and pack up our stuffed-full nearly 4,000 square foot house. We needed to find and make an offer on another residence in only a matter of a few days once everything was rolling. We will be moving to a house that is 1,500 square feet smaller than the one we're in currently. 

Needless to say, I feel like an overwhelmed chicken with her head cut off. Still not sure I will make it through this and remain sane. Thus, until things are more settled, I will still post on my scheduled Sundays and Wednesdays. But, the posts probably won't be as in depth as you are accustomed to. I don't have any time for  Creative Therapy -- at a time when I need it more than ever. 

Head 
Cut
Off 
Smiles.

5 comments:

  1. I love the card! I know about moving, it's always a strain. I'm looking forward to seeing the new home.

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  2. Great card. We are currently looking for a new home so understand the stress, especially since you're moving fairly quickly. I hope it goes smoothly x

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  3. Simple, but cute! Love it! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  4. Those paper punches are so handy. I need to get a few in my office! Darling project. Thanks again for linking up with us and I hope you'll come back again Saturday!

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