Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Hello Friends! Today is February 29, 2012, so Happy Leap Day to you! I often wondered do the people born on Leap Day only celebrate their birthday every four years? Hmmm...something to ponder...or not! Anywho...I have a card to share with you. I needed another sympathy card. It had to be quick, but nice. And as I have stated in previous posts, I struggle with sympathy cards. This is what I made.

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stamp set: Mailbox Greetings(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Vintage Cream(Papertrey Ink)
patterned paper: The Mariposa Matstack(DCWV)
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa(Tsukineko)
die: Fancy Tags(Spellbinders)
embossing folder: Textile(Provo Craft)
punch: Single Butterfly(Martha Stewart Crafts)
ribbon: Spring Moss(Offray)

 Even though the patterned paper is busy, the card is pretty simple. After adhering the paper onto the card front, I ran a scrap of card stock thru the Cuttlebug, using the Textile embossing folder, I punched out a few butterflies and glued them on. I stamped the greeting and die cut it, threaded it with ribbon, taped that all down, gave the whole thing a very light spritz of shimmer spray and I was finished. It really helps to create quick and easy cards when you have such gorgeous papers to work with.

Thank you for dropping in! I appreciate the visit.



Jeanne said...

You know, looking at the cards you come up with, Barb, I'm hard pressed to believe that you struggle with sympathy cards. They are always beautiful and just right for the occasion. I do know how hard I struggle, so I know it's true that you do as well. It just doesn't look like you do!

Ms Qadirah said...

Lovely card... I took find is a bit of a struggle to create a symphathy card because, however, if I had to get one, I would love it to look like yours.. Good job...

Sheila H said...

Your choice of paper and embellishments is exquisite.

Kim Burmeister said...

This card is so soft and peaceful. Perfect for a sympathy card. I love the 3D butterflies.