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5.22.2009

Hugs & Kisses


Happy Friday to ya! It's a holiday weekend, which means fun in the sun. Here's a fast card for you today. I decided to make a rustic-love card. Did it work? I worked backwards when creating this card. I stamped the owl, cut it out, then adhered it. Next, I added the stamped tree limb and the sentiment. Most people would have stamped the tree limb first, then adhered the owl. I wanted to share this with you so you can get an idea of how my cards transform into the product. Most of the time (even if I have a sketch), I work a little backwards, sometimes removing elements to add something here or there. How do you work? Do you work backwards too?

Well, I have a great weekend planned with family coming over from out-of-town. So, you know that means...I need to get off of this computer and go straighten, well...clean up! Why do I do this to myself (that is, wait to the last minute)?! Are you a procrastinator? I am, but I try to work on that when I have paper crafting deadlines. We all have a shortfalls, but it's whether we are aware of them and actually try to tackle them one day at a time, right?!

Anyway, thank you so much for all of your comments you left me this week. I ended up liking this card way more than I did when I finished it because of your encouraging words. They lift me up and help me to continue crafting, so I thank you! Have a great weekend, be safe, and I'll be back on Monday or Tuesday! Hugs & Kisses XOXO

Card Instructions
  1. Make an A2 card with white cardstock.
  2. Trim core'dinations cardstock, emboss, cut into shape, sand, distress, and adhere.
  3. Apply stickers and rhinestones.
  4. Stamp sentiment.
  5. Corner round bottom edge.
:: My Goodies {Hugs & Kisses}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - handwritten notes; October Afternoon - Night Owl; ColorBok - friendly forest
Ink: ColorBox - chestnut; Papertrey Ink - hibiscus burst
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - kraft + hibiscus burst; Core'dinations - chocolate box collection
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - spring moss ribbon; EK Success - corner rounder

8 comments:

Anthonette said...

Cute!!! I love that core'dinations paper. I've never had any of that paper. Have a good long weekend!

Lynnette said...

This card is so fun! I am with you on procrastinating, especially when it comes to cleaning. There are about a million things I'd rather do!

Enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday weekend.

Blessings to you!

Paula Pascual said...

Such a lovely card! love the stricking colors and the use of thecolor core card.

Regan said...

just perfection!!

sarahmartina said...

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a procrastinator. :-)

Lord help us all!

Lovely card! Did you just tear a little strip of the green paper or is that the color of the backside of the brown cs?

I really like that color combo!

Stamping Cafe said...

Super duper adorable card, love it!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! Love that little owl!

Mary said...

Fantastic card! I love everything about it!

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