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6.11.2009

Always There


I'm so glad the weekend is fast approaching! My studio is coming along pretty well. Remember, to stay up-to-date on my progress, check out my tweets, which include sneak peek pictures as well! McArthur played electrician last night and added a sweet number to the room! Please note, it could be a month before I get everything as I want it to photograph it for you all to see the details!

I was having a difficult time organizing the room because I'm not sure where I wanted things to go. So, since I did not feel comfortable in the new space, I did what makes me comfortable and that's make something! So, I placed supplies where I thought I'd like them and made a card to see if it worked. I think it's going to work for the most part. I'm definitely going to tweak a few things here and there, but my main items, like adhesive, baby wipes, stamps, ink, and scissors are right where they need to be...close by! I think I can adjust to everything else later.

I made this card really quick. I pulled out my stack of SEI Dill Blossom patterned paper and selected a couple of coordinating pieces. You can pick up the stack of 12x12 patterned paper at Michaels. Make sure you use a coupon! The only other tip I have to offer is when pulling the twill tape/ribbon through button holes, make sure the holes are not too small in comparison to your ribbon size. Next, use a sharp edge to get it started through the button hole until you can use your fingers to pull it through. I used my Cutterbee Tweezers! The twill tape frayed at the ends, but I trimmed it, only to re-fray the ends again!

By the way, I hope to feature my eco-friendly post soon. I plan to use limited supplies to make a variety of cards. After I get settled in, I will pull a few items out of my stash, then figure out ways to use them all. How many times do you buy something, then never use it again? Join me in my soon-to-be adventure to use scraps and limited supplies!

One more item of interest. If you are looking to purchase cost-effective paper crafting supplies, I will be selling some soon. After going through my supplies, I will be collecting items that deserve a better home! Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim dark chocolate cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Trim patterned paper and adhere to card front.
  3. Tie twill tape around card front, then fit through button, and tie a knot.
  4. Stamp sentiment on spring moss cardstock, add buttons, and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
:: My Goodies {Always There} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - heartfelt basics
Ink: Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip; Papertrey Ink - melon berry
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - spring moss + dark chocolate
Patterned Paper: SEI - Dill Blossom collection
Accessories: Technique Tuesday - twill tape; Craft Supply - buttons
Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

7 comments:

Rae said...

I love the color combinations you consistently come up with. This is another nice one.

Wendy said...

Seriously girl!! I got that paper at Michaels and brought it home and thought 'I don't know if I like it' and here you are making it look outstanding! I am going to pull out that pack again and use it now! Thanks!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous Ashley! I used the same stamp last night on my father's card!

Ann said...

Great colors, and I love the buttons!

travelingmama said...

This is so pretty! Good luck with the room! I love organizing! It's like having Christmas as you discover all the things you forgot!

Savitri said...

This is super cute!!! Love the buttons and how you put the sentiment to the side!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute! Love those buttons and twill tape!

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