Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gold Foil

Hi everybody! How's your weekend been? I've spent my days inside, crafting. The clouds outside constantly look like a storm is brewing, so I don't dare go out until it passes.

Today's card is a Sympathy card for a friend of mine from church who's mother passed away. It's been a few weeks, but that's when I like to send cards. This is about the time the comments and cards start to dwindle after someone has passed, and it gets harder for the family to get through their grief.

I used gold foiling for this, using my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine. I wish you could see the shine -- I just love it! Gina K included in one of her recent kits some of these sentiments and patterns that have been printed with a Laser Printer, which is required for foiling. Actually, it's the toner that's required, and you get that from the printer or one of the pens they offer for sale.

The ribbon you see if actually two pieces put together. The black and white is from Gina K, and the gold is from Stampin Up! Since this is a card for a man, I thought it worked well on the inside for decoration rather than flowers.

The style of the sentiment on the inside bothers me, but that's all I had for an inside message. Just doesn't work well with the style on the front. Too late to change it now.

Thank you for visiting me today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Monday, July 4, 2016


Hi everybody! Hope you had a good holiday weekend! It's been quiet here, so I've been crafting.

July 2 was my sister's birthday. My card is late getting to her, which is happening too often. July crept up on me!

She likes RED more than anything, so I decided that would be the main color on my card. The supplies are all from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. I enjoy her products and have belonged to a few of her clubs -- Stamp Club, Die Hard Club, and Card Kit Club. Now I'm just a member of the Die Hard Club, which means I get a stamp set with the dies once a month. Love it!

For this card, I used the Circle Flip-It #2 die for the base of the card. Paper is from the Happy Collection, and the stamps & dies are from the Ladybugs2love set.

Here are a few (fuzzy) close-ups to show you the die-cut pieces I added to the circles.

I kept this fairly simple because it will have to go through the mail. I didn't want any bumps to tear up the envelope. I'm taking a chance with that knot in the ribbon. Let's hope it makes it all right!

Before I go, I wanted to share a picture of me with my sister, taken this past year when she came to help me after ankle surgery. What a blessing! Love her!

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~