Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thoughtful thanks

I am being drawn to the vintage style lately. I went shopping for old fabric today for some crafting projects and found some neat stuff. I'm not sure what I will end up with, mind is racing! I'll be sure to share what I make. Being in this kind of mood pulled me towards my HUGE stash of patterned paper. I have loads of yummy paper. The paper I used for this card is from ScrapWorks and BasicGrey. I love the textured look and the aged feel these papers have. I can't wait to get my next Stampin' Up! order because the new patterned paper in the Occasions mini is just like this! Totally yummy!

I started with a 5-1/2 square card base in Creamy Caramel. I cut a piece of the floral Basicgrey paper to fit and then put the strip of Scrapworks over that. I used my Stampin' Up! crafters kit to pierce a faux stitch line along the edge of the red to compliment the fabric look of the papers. The yellow ribbon is from a little packet of samples that came with a kit from JoAnns. The scallop oval is from a Nestabilities die. I actually punched out a bunch of different scallop shapes the other day while I had my Cuttlebug out. Now I have a stack on my desk that I can just grab from. Saves me loads of time! I pulled out the retired Thankful Thoughts stamp set from Stampin' Up! I always liked this set. It reminds me of the silhouette pictures my grandma used to have up on her wall. Perfect for a vintage type card, don't you think? I stamped the image with close to cocoa ink and rubbed the edges with my sponge dauber and some rust chalk.

Yesterday was a great day. My boys played outside all together. It is one of my favorite things! The big boys used cardboard boxes to make a 'working' airplane and gocart for the little boys. It was the coolest thing! There is not much that is better than your kids getting along!!

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