Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A couple cards


A couple cards to share tonight. The first one was by request for my Grandmother whose Nephew just became a grandfather again. He likes birds. My mother was over and was going to be leaving soon and she said "Oh your grandmother needs a Congratulations Grandpa card". Which means I made this card in about 10 minutes (sewing and all!). That is a record for me. The new grandpa likes birds, so I covered a chipboard bird from Scenic Route with paper from Basic Grey and trimmed with an exacto knife and then sanded the edges. The sentiment is a combo of a Hero Arts stamps and a stamp from the $1 bin at Michaels (there were all sorts of family words, it's from awhile back so don't get excited and go out looking for it). Stiched around the edges and wa-la! A manly card that has a bird! I did also use Kraft as the base. I took a kraft hiatus, but it is back with a bang!


Card number two was another quickie. It was for my Mom's birthday. Sometimes I just don't know what kind of a card to make for her. So I used some of the Amy Butler papers from the mat stack (the Sola line) and added a simple ribbon treatment and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink that I stamped inside the Border Basics Rectangle.
So that's that. Two nice and simple cards. Have a great night!

6 comments:

~amy~ said...

basic grey and amy butler in 1 post? life IS good :)

Jill W. said...

Can't believe you cranked out that card in 10 minutes....great job!

Amy said...

That Amy Butler paper is fantastic - what a beautiful card!

Karen said...

You put the first card together in ten minutes?! With sewing?! WOw! I'm a slow crafter, but even just a cut and paste card takes me quite a bit longer. Bet it felt great to put something together that you were happy with so quickly! I love your second card. Yes, its simple, but the beautiful colors really shine!! :>

Thanks for your nice comments about my painting! To answer your question, right now its on my mantle as I haven't decided where to hang it. The colors I used, the orange and gold, are not in my house, so I need to find a way to make it work. :>

Rochelle said...

I bet both of the recipients will love theses cards!

Randee E said...

Aww! Cute card for Grandpa and your Mom is going to LOVE her b-day card! Very pretty color combo.