Thursday, May 19, 2016

USCG Thank You Card

This weekend, I will be attending a tea for the spouses of Active Duty Coast Guard members hosted by the Admiral. I wanted to create a classy thank you card for the event.

I used the retired My Anchor stamp set and thin cuts to create the lighthouse and paper sailboat. The "Thanks" stamp set is from the retired Thanksgiving Wreath stamp set. The large anchor is a Spellbinders die. I cut the anchor out on White Daisy cardstock, and then using finger daubers I layered Slate and Outdoor Denim ink.

For the inside of the card, I layered some more retired Outdoor Denim and White Daisy. The small anchor is also from the My Anchor set. I also used the finger dauber here to create another layer of Outdoor Denim.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Curtain Fold Thank You Card

Welcome back, readers! So, Sunday my friends held a Baby Sprinkle for me to celebrate baby boy #2 due next month! Since, I never buy cards anymore, I knew I would have to be creating a thank you card for my guests. I have been seeing a lot of the curtain fold cards online, and really wanted to try one for myself. I watched a view videos on YouTube to get the concept down, and then came up with this card using the FREE paper pack for National Scrapbooking Month:

So, as you can see the basic design of a curtain fold is to fold the paper back and forth to create this ripple. It works really well with double sided paper, because you'll see both patterns! Since, this was a Thank You card for a Baby Sprinkle, I used the onesie from Georgie to accent the card. I marker colored the onesie, and stamped anchor from a retired stamp set to decorate. The anchor is also embossed in silver. My husband is Active Duty in the US Coast Guard, so anchors are big in our family!

As I said before, this paper pack called Happy Times is absolutely FREE this month with a $60 purchase from CTMH. Additionally, there is a stamp set that you can purchase for $17.95. Get both on my website by clicking the icon on the right, or clicking here.

I am entering this card in Between the Folds Fancy Folds Challenge.


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!