Hope everyone is enjoying their long holiday weekend! I thought I would take a break from my "chores", and sit down and do some blogging! When I first started this blog earlier this spring, I didn't realize how addicting it would become! Now that warm weather is here (and gardening and yard sales!), I need to learn how to better balance my "blog time", with all the other stuff that needs to get done! Anyone else have that problem??!!!
I hardly ever buy greeting cards any more. True, it's alot easier to just pick one up at the store, but I have so much fun making them, and I think the recipients appreciate the fact that I took the time to make a card just for them. Anyway, my sister's birthday was Friday (mine was Thursday, yeah!), so I thought I would share with you the card I made for her.
The Graphics Fairy. I just love the pretty pictures that I find there! One of my all time favorites is this sweet robin on a nest. I knew this would make a perfect card for my sister! The card is very easy to make. I just made a card out of heavy card stock, and used a glue stick to add the robin image. Oh, I cut the robin out with decorative edge scissors first, and added tan photo corners. I love that look. Now comes the fun part of embellishing. I used "Zots", to attach two vintage mother of pearl buttons, and a fabric flower. I love zots! They really are strong! I added a bit of craft glue to the center of the flower, then added a little rhinestone. And since you can never have too much glitter, I got out my Martha Stewart clear glitter. I first used Alene's dimensional glaze on the eggs, and a bit on the leaves, then sprinkled on the glitter. As the final touch, I used some vintage seam binding on the left edge, and tied it in a bow. This was the last of my seam binding, that I had found earlier this spring at an estate sale, and I soooo want to find some more! I just love the look! Anyway, I used my craft knife to make a small slit the width of my ribbon at the top left along the fold line. Then I attached the ribbon to the front of the card with a zot or two, and continued it on the inside of the card, then up thru the slit, and made a bow.
I am linking this project to The Graphics Fairy
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!