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5.29.2009

Fast Friday Card :: Wishing You Well


TGIF! Here's a fast card for you. If you have ever made a 5.5"square card, then you will have a piece of paper this size leftover. Don't waste it...make it a card. It measures about 3" x 5.5" and fits in an A2 envelope. It may not fill the envelope, but it fits in there!

Have you all read Paper Crafts magazine new issue for July/August? It's full of great ideas. You have to read the section on how to make cards in $5 and use what you have to make cards. Although we love to buy new supplies, given this day and time, that is not always possible. The great thing about this issue is that it encourages you to continue to create with what you already have or purchase limited supplies for $5 and create something from that. I plan to do a post in the near future featuring limited supplies that I already have in my stash.

Oh yeah, in the magazine, there is an advertisement for Card Creations 7 and one of my cards is highlighted in the ad!!! How cool is that?! I recognized my card and wondered how they got it until I remembered it will be published there! HA Can you guess which card is mine? Go check it out!

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Card Instructions
  1. Make an 3" x5.5" card with dark chocolate cardstock.
  2. Trim patterned paper to fit the center.
  3. Stamp floral spray.
  4. Punch scallop edge on lemon tart cardstock, then adhere to patterned paper.
  5. Tie ribbon into a bow and adhere to card front.
  6. Stamp sentiment and add to card front.
:: My Goodies {Wishing You Well}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - everyday classics + with sympathy
Ink: Stampin' Up!-chocolate chip
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - lemon tart + dark chocolate
Patterned Paper: Papertrey Ink - bitty dot basics
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - lemon tart ribbon; Stampin' Up! - scallop edge punch

16 comments:

Joan B said...

beautiful job and congrats on the ad! very cool.

Loni said...

It might just be my tired eyes this morning, but at first glance the sentiment looked like wishing someone something else.. and I was thinking, hmmm, such a pretty card to wish somebody that.. and then my brain kicked in and said "Well" you big dummy....Wishing you Well. Beautiful card.

care-in said...

I love this size! I definitely need to branch out on my sizes. It doesn't bother me if a size doesn't fill up the envelope.

Heather P. said...

Love the unusual card size, it's so cool! Fabulous card and awesome color combo!

reeree62 said...

Ashley, I love this, and I'm glad for ideas on ways to use the sets I own, like these 2! Beautiful!

Savitri said...

Just so so elegant!!! Love it!

Jennifer Schaerer said...

We're looking forward to your ideas for using your stash -- something we all need to do more often, right? This card is fantastic, and I love your tip for using an odd-sized scrap to make a card base!

Jennifer Schaerer
Editor in chief
Paper Crafts magazine

whoistracy said...

What a great idea! I just save those scraps to use as layers and other bits. Neat idea to make an odd-sized card with it.

Congrats on the pub, too.

Deanna said...

Stunning girl and can't wait to see more of your stuff in print!

Charlene Austin said...

LOL....Lola's comment is hilarious cause I thought the same thing. It's late. I need to go to sleep.

Yay! I can't wait to see the CC7 issue. It will be so fun to see our cards in the issue. And you already have seen July August issue? Wow....we won't get that much later here in Canada I am sure. Great card...LOVE the yellow!!

Anya said...

Very pretty Ashley, love the stamping on patterned paper. Congratulations on the publication as well :)

Stamping Cafe said...

Simply gorgeous and elegant!

Michele Boyer said...

Gorgeous! And what a great idea to use that thin piece for a card! I have lots of pieces that size!

Deb Rymer said...

So clean, simple and elegant! I love the colors and the way you used the flourish. Great tip for using those scraps, too - TFS!

Savitri said...

Super super pretty! I love the color combo!!

Wendy said...

This one is stunning too!

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