Monday, April 7, 2008

In case you thought I was slackin'.....

.....I really wasn't. I decided to get on this spring cleaning kick and well, I'm REALLY bad at it. I get really motivated for about 10 minutes and then I get interrupted or decide that something else should be done instead. Needless to normal procrastination level (high) has zoomed up to exorbanant levels as of late. Sadly, this is the reason you are now seeing my easter card sample. I hope you can modify it for another occassion...but I really liked the way it came out, so I opted to share it with you. I always manage to take my photos at the most inopportune times, so sorry they colors are a little goofy. Someday, I will figure out my Photoshop program (volunteers?). This uses the PTI set Everyday Blessings. I know I always say this....but I is the greatest set. I love all the sayings and the crosses are beautiful. I am not really a "religious" person per se - spiritual is a better description - anyway I nearly always find an occasion (sympathy, first communion, weddings, easter, etc.) when a nice cross comes in handy - this is the set. TRUST ME!!!! =) The first picture is the card closed. The paper is the new PTI Aqua Mist. It is lighter than cool carribean but darker than soft sky. If you haven't tried the cs yet....I highly recommend you treat yourself to the white. Then you will become addicted and have to have every color like some other people that I know. hee hee.
I forgot to order the PTI patterned paper so I used the soft sky polka dot paper and it worked well enough. There was a slight color difference, but non stampers and most stampers aren't going to give you a bad report card or anything. So I used my scor-pal (heard of this yet? You will want one - sorry - enabler!) to make the tri-fold card. It helps you with multiple and accurate scoring. Anyway, it scored this little baby in a flash. I then took my scalloped marvy punch and punched one side of the flap halfway, made a little mark on the other side, lined it up and punched it half way as well - it made a pretty little oval. Then I embossed my cross right in the middle. No worries about missing the mark, that's the beauty of clear stamps. I wrapped the ribbon (white grosgrain SU) around and met it at the edges of the two flaps. Added a prima flower and hardware to attach the two flaps and then found these little beads (that I had used on a Christmas Tree skirt that I made for my grandma about 10 years ago-told you I needed to clean) and added them to the flower and the hardware. The saying is from Just Hatched and is stamped in the coordinating PTI ink. The card is held closed with a half a glue dot on the ribbon and attaches to the hardware so you can open and close it.
This shot shows the inside of the card. I also embossed the saying in gold. Simple as that it was why didn't it get mailed until yesterday? Procrastination - is an ugly disease my friends. So is momnesia.
I just received in my hot little hand (20 minutes ish ago) the Anniversary set for PTI. I can't wait to play. Fun stuff. I will try to stamp something with it so that I can share. I also got Out On A Limb right before Easter and it hasn't met any ink yet either. Soon....soon....I hope.
That's all for today....Happy stamping.....I hope to have more goodies for you tomorrow. Depends on the rugrats ability to far....not so good. Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!

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