I’m really excited to share this card with you all because I envisioned the concept, but I got all comfy on my sofa while a storm rolled through and we watched Dinner for Schmucks. That movie was strange! It was like watching a train wreck about to happen. I don’t think I’ll be watching that one again! Anyway, I didn’t think I would make it to my craft space to make this card, but I did – really late – and it took me about 20 minutes maybe to create this little number. I needed a thank you card to send to some friends who were very hospitable to us over the weekend!
I’ve been really into buttons and paper strips lately and this was another way I could add them to a new design – something a bit more clean and simple. The patterned paper strips used in this card make me think of a stack of books on a shelf – only with the spine exposed.
Speaking of books, I’ve been reading The Help over the past few days. I’m not usually a book reader, since I read every day for my job and law school just about had me cross eyed by the time I finished! So, I’m usually a skimmer. I can look at it and it seems like words just pop right out for what I want to read. However, my sister sent me this book and after reading the first chapter, I have not been able to put it down. It is definitely a page-turner, especially for this non-book reader.
I can’t wait until the movie comes out in a couple of weeks! Although I’m not finished reading yet, the book has taken me on a journey during a time period I’ll never know first hand. It provides very interesting perspectives from all of the characters’ viewpoints and that is what I appreciate the most. I knew after reading the first chapter when it invoked all of my emotions (tears, laughter, and even disappointment), it was a must read. If you have not read this yet, please do, then see the movie! I’m sure I’ll finish it by this weekend.
Thanks for visiting today! I’ll try to be back tomorrow with a video of some kind of card making process! Have a great Tuesday.
- Trim white cardstock to 3.75″ x 5″.
- Stamp grid pattern.
- Trim patterned paper strips to about .25″ and adhere to cardstock.
- Stamp sentiment in brown ink.
- Die cut two flowers, stamp, add buttons with twine and adhere to cardstock with foam adhesive.
- Punch spiral border and round the upper right corner.
- Add distress ink to the edges, then adhere to an A2 card front with foam adhesive.
- Round upper right corner of card base.