It was a weekend of gardening and spring cleaning here but, for a bit of a break, I made a couple of cards using Stampin' Up's gorgeous Patio Party designer paper. Come and have a look:
I do love working with designer paper, looking for patterns within the design which might work well for a card. I cut out the banners on this design with my frequently-used 2 1/2" circle punch, sponged the edges, added a scored sentiment strip and embellished with some pretty embossed die cut butterflies.
This card is made from paper in the same range and looks as if I've used washi tape or gone to a lot of trouble finding coordinating papers! In fact it's just one square of a brilliant design which features strips of patterns running across it. Again, I added a scored sentiment strip and another of those gorgeous butterflies.
It was great fun making these two quick cards from my designer paper snippets...
... and will be taking them along to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground where there's normally some excellent skipping to be had!
Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze for sponging
Card stock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Other: Simply Scored, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, stamp-a-majig
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While we were visiting my in-laws last weekend, my husband offered to change a spotlight that had blown in their kitchen. The radio was on in the kitchen where I was finishing breakfast and just as he mounted the step ladders, some keystone cops-style music started playing. I dissolved into giggles, imagining him dropping things and picking up the stepladders and inadvertently walloping someone over the head with them as he turned round. He managed to ignore me of course and maintained his dignity!
I'll be back tomorrow so do join me again!