This is not an original, but I just had to share! One of my dear crafting friend's son is getting married today so I had to whip up a very special card. I found an entire set of free cut files on Bird's Cards blog, along with tutorial and I just have to spread the word. The only tricky part was finding different textures of white card stock in the same shade. Who knew that white comes in different shades? I finally gave it up and it still turned out nicely! You will find the cut files and tutorial HERE. Have fun!
My aunt in Germany (on my mother's side) passed away a week before my dad and I'm just now getting around to a card for the cousins. This is the English version, of course, - theirs has the German "Aufrichtige Anteilnahme" on it. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest by Monica's Passions Blog. Hers had some green on it, but I stuck with plain black and white. I think it's all pretty self explanatory- I had never thought of using the two step bird punch on a sympathy card - genius! The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the buckle is from Amazon.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes Crafty Ribbons Challenge #50 - Anything Goes with Ribbon Crafts and Me #138- Anything Goes Creative Inspirations #220 - Anything Goes + Option of Ribbon Lia Stamps #43- Anything Goes
I had a request for a set of note cards like I had made pre-blog days and thought I would post these because they are so quick and easy. The cut out is made with the Silhouette and then scored around the edges. They are layered on various colors of cardstock with dimensionals and decorated with pearls and Martha Stewart punched butterflies. Super easy and a great gift!
I also made a gift box out of heavy duty designer paper, complete with acetate opening:
As you can see, I'm back and have requests on order already! Dad's service in Florida was just what he would have wanted. We will miss him sorely.
Dear blogger friends!
In case you are wondering where I've been since April, I'm afraid I'm taking a little break from crafting as I mourn the loss of my dear, sweet father. He passed away on Mother's Day at the age of 88 in Sarasota, Fla. We are fortunate that he did not have a long hospital stay and he lived a year longer than the doctors predicted. His heart simply finally gave out. He lived a long, full life and we are grateful for that.
I will be going back to Sarasota next week for the memorial service on the beach at Siesta Key and so will probably not be back until end of June.
May you rest in peace, my dear "Vati".