I'm in a bit of a slump today. I'm experiencing what seems to be vacationing and wedding planning withdrawals and I have thought about going to Hobby Lobby EVERYDAY since our wedding. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. That place was like my second home - really. The managers of 3 different stores began recognizing my face every time I walked in.
Mom has been calling me everyday asking "have you finished the thank you cards so I can mail them out?" So, in my quest to find some much needed happy inspiration, I browsed oh, hello friend's site and stumbled across Nora Griffin's super cute DIY card project and her work instantly put a smile on my face! She also has a twitter account so follow her! She's awesome!
Since I didn't post a DIY yesterday, this will served as a double goodie for both days. I've noticed a growing trend using stitching, recycled products, and/or doilies on cards and I LOVE them all!!!
I started with an old, falling apart dictionary, tearing out a few pages for the card background.
Next up is picking just the right stamp. I used kraft
colored cardstock for the card base, cut down and adhered the dictionary paper.
I used a paper distresser dragged along the edges to give the card a worn look.
I stamped a tree image right on top of the dictionary text.
Then I took a minute to dig through my ribbon jars to add a little more embellishment.
First though I stamped a greeting and mounted it on the card with foam tape to give it dimension.
The card is all done!
After making three matching cards…I did a little more stamping to tie together the set.
Here’s the set ready to be given as a little gift.
1. Tree Stamp: Stamper’s Anonymous
2. Thank You Stamp: Catslife Press
3. Ribbon: The Ribbon Jar
4. Ink Pads: Clearsnap
5. Paper Distresser: Amazon