Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Been Way Too Long!

My last post was November 25, 2010. No way that I can "catch up". Just have to start anew with the blog.

I seem to have more time now for making greeting cards. This is not really true - usually events happen which require me to make a card. So more events are happening thus more cards getting made.

Thought that a new slant I could take with the blog is to showcase my cards - that way I would have a record of them and maybe someone would enjoy seeing them.

So, I start today with the card made for Sophia, my granddaughter who will be 14 on June 2. Here is her card with a coordinated gift card holder:

I used GCD Studios paper for the quilted effect both on the card and gift card holder. My trusty Cricut helped out with the "Birthday Girl" on the card and the tag on the gift card holder. Her name was embossed on the tag.

While the inside of the card is not shown, I always try to carry the theme from the front of the card on to the inside. In this case, the quilting affect was also on the inside, but just with strips of the paper at the top. The card is in the mail otherwise I would snap a picture of the inside.

After the 4.5 by 6.5 quilting was completed, it was mounted on black cardstock and then attached to the front of the card. The gift card holder was black cardstock and the quilting was done on the front.

The card itself was patterned paper on the outside and solid on the inside. This paper was not GCD Studios (my favorite) but matched the color theme of the quilting.

Future blog posts will highlight cards as they are made. This weekend I've signed up for a "make & take" class at Scrapbook Territory. So look for a post on Sunday!