Saturday, June 23, 2012

75th birthday card

My Dad turned 75 this week and I made him this card.

The background paper is from an old  DCWV paper stack. I cut the 75 from kraft cardstock using my Slice and the Basics 3 design card, then sprayed them with Perfect Pearls mists.

I had a lot of fun designing the inside. I'd seen a similar idea for the inside on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try!

I cut the banners from the Dilly Dally design card. The "happy" and "birthday" both came from the Words and Expressions card. I just cut up the "happy" and adhered the letters to the banner. I attached the hemp cord with polka dot washi tape. I know cards for guys typically don't need bling, but I did add just a tiny dot of bling for the "i" of birthday.

I heard that the card safely made it to England intact, and in time for the special day! :)

~ Caroline ~

Friday, June 15, 2012

Craft room wall of pretties

In our new house I am delighted to have a craft room which combines with our home office! It's wonderful to have desk space for projects that are in progress, and not to have to put everything away each time I want to scrap. This fits much better with my working full time, as I can walk by and pick just a small thing to do, and "drip feed" scrap which is sometimes all I have time for.

I was initially thinking of painting this wall, but then I had this quicker, easier idea which I can change if I want. This is my solution for using pretty papers (an absolute weakness of mine) which I might not want to cut up, but which nonetheless I want to have on display! Like the wall art in my last post, I can change the papers to something else whenever I want. I used mini wooden pegs to clip them to the baker's twine which I hung up there. I might also use this to display projects, although I'm making less 12x12 layouts these days, except for Project Life, and preferring smaller projects and mini books. Plenty of options for my wall of pretties. :)

~ Caroline ~