Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fill This Day With Joy

Does this ever happen to you? You're getting ready for a special occasion and realize that you don't have a card for the gift? I'm not sure how that can happen, considering I'm making cards all the time! But it happened today as we were getting ready to go out with friends to celebrate a birthday. When I find myself in that situation, I have to come up with something quick, so I usually draw on something I've done before. Let's face it, when you're in a hurry you don't have time to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! In this case, I thought of my Christmas card and made a slightly different version:

I wanted to try out my Terracotta Tile cardstock and ink, one of the newer colors from Papertrey Ink. Because I messed up the inside by using the same sentiment as the front (told you I was in a hurry), I added a contrasting piece of cardstock and created my sentiment by combining two stamps from Everyday Button Bits:

I hope you all had a great weekend! I don't have the day off tomorrow, but if you should, do a little extra stamping for me!

Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Turning a New Leaf, Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Terracotta Tile, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Touch Chai & Chamomile (PTI)
Other: Label Eight die (Spellbinders), foam mounting tape (3M), corner rounder (EK Success)


Alice Wertz said...

beautiful simple card! love those colors!

Nadine said...

Yes Jennifer that happens to me all the time! And it's not like we can just go out and BUY one since everyone knows we MAKE cards!! You did a fabulous job with this quickie card and I love the colors. TFS!

Diane Jaquay said...

I need to do this more often (stop trying to always "recreate the wheel" as they say), and go back to my best loved cards when I'm stuck for ideas. This card is really simple but oh so lovely!


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