Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cheerful Spring Card

This cheerful card doesn't take very long to make but it could certainly brighten someone's day!  My friend Mandy at Scrappy-Go-Lucky sent me some cute spring embellishments.  They were sitting on my table along with various other bits and pieces that hadn't been put away as they should have been.  I live in fear that if I get too organized, I will no longer have the "happy accidents" where I discover pleasing combinations of elements just because they have been left sitting around on my cluttered work island!

Last month I shared a tip on punching wide borders - you can click HERE to read the post (scroll down a bit past the Easter eggs).  The punch I used was the Martha Stewart Deep Edge Garden Gate punch.

I picked up one of the sample border punched panels, a card base in New Leaf cardstock from Papertrey Ink, and added the cute gingham bird and daisy from Mandy's package along with three colors of twine.  The stamped sentiment is from Studio G.

I tied a bow at one end of the three lengths of twine (green , white and green/white twist) and trimmed off the end.

 A little fluffing and shaping to round out the loops and a second trim of the ends and my bow was ready to add to the card.  I used glue dots to hold it securely.

I think that the fresh gingham and bright colors are a nice counterpoint to the more formal border punched layer.

Once you have carefully punched the edges of the white cardstock, this card will go together very quickly.

I've been doing some more shopping at Blitsy - three times every week they add new items to the store and the sale lasts for one week or until the item is sold out or "blitsed."  Last week I got some Tim Holtz embossing folders and yesterday I ordered some Scor-Tape and the Scor-Buddy mini score board ($12.95).

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Occasionally they offer a week when you get $1 in credit for anyone who signs up from your link (up to 25 people) whether they order or not.  This offer is on right now and will last until May 1, 2012 at 12 PM Pacific time.  Thanks for using my link to join and helping me keep up with my craft supply addictions!

I hope you are having a great weekend. 

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  1. Great card - reminds me to make use of my punches!

  2. I agree completely with you about getting too organized! I love to putter around and get things organized, but sometime find that when things are "put away" they essentially "go" away! Yiour klittle bird is SO cheerful!


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