March 1! Wow!! Hard to believe that the Occasions Mini has been in full swing for two months, and that Sale-A-Bration is a month old. Time to start thinking about your cards for Easter and Mother's Day. The Occasions Mini features a nice selection of stamps and accessories for both. Two of my favorites are Blessed Mother and Easter Blossoms which I've shown here several times as all occasion cards, but the mini also features sets that are perfect for Father's Day, birthday, graduation, sympathy, and congratulations for weddings, babies or just plain job well done! Today I'm featuring Thanks For Caring, a set of six that contains four sentiments you can use to say thanks, or to encourage, or to express your sympathies as well as a floral image and a gorgeous butterfly. I've combined it with Happiness Shared and believe it or not, the little purple posie from my last post.
You could call this card an extreme make-over, because I "made-over" or re-worked the little purple posie. I've never tried to rearrange ink that had been on paper for several days, but I discovered it is possible. I wish I could provide a better picture, but I'm not able to use my own PC. The one I'm using doesn't have photo editing software, which results in the photos you see here, downloaded straight from my camera.
This card is a gate fold, made by scoring your 4 1/4 by 11 cardstock at 2 3/4 and at 7 1/4. The colors are Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Very Vanilla, and watercolor paper. I used shimmer mist to add glitz and Gold Lame' Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink for the center of the flower. Crochet Trim, Rose Red Satin Seam Binding and Basic Pearls complete the card front. The inside sentiment is from Thanks for Caring, and is accented with the butterfly in the upper right corner. Once again, a very simple card.
If you haven't had a chance to sit down for a leisurely look at both the Occasions Mini and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, now's the time. Every item in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure is FREE, but only until March 31, 2011. You can find all of the details by selecting the link on the column to the left. Don't miss out on your chance for FREE products! Shop my Stampin'Up! Store 24/7.
Until Next Time..Happy Stampin'!