A Freshly Made Birthday card

10-27-2013aToday's card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch Challange #108 by Narelle Farrugia.  However I realized it was last week's sketch!  Well that is what happens when you are traveling a lot – you lose track of time. Nevertheless, the sketch served me well in my pursuit of a card design for a colleague's birthday.

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Here is another look at today's card, I love the whimsy on the envelope…


Supplies Used:

Paper:    Whisper White note cards and Envelopes, Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizazz

Ink:    Raspberry Ripple

Stamp set:    Chalk Talk, Sketched Birthday (envelope)

Tools:    Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Chalk Talk Framelits

Finishing touches:  Raspberry Ripple 3/8" stitched ribbon

Have a great day!  Come back tomorrow as I will sneak in one last card for Halloween.


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Quick Thank You

I had the opportunity to go to a wonderful ranch on the Southern California coast last week for business.  It was peaceful, beautiful and a lot of fun due to the people I was with.  The host made us all feel at home from the moment we arrived.  I wanted to get a quick thank you card out as I head out of town again this week. 

Using the Stampin' Up! Note Cards & Envelopes (20 for only $5.95!), I created some texture with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Soft Suede and Pear Pizazz inks, then added the Magnificent Maple Stamp in Crushed Curry. The sentiment came from the Lots of Thanks stamp set. Quick and Easy!

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