Friday, September 2, 2016

Sweet little scene

This has been a crazy week; I've planned to sit down and write a blog post two or three times, but I just wasn't able to manage it. Now to top it off, I have an end-of-summer cold. Boo! So I have a short post today, and I hope I'll be able to get another one done tomorrow after work. I did have a couple of marathon card-making sessions this week, so I have plenty to share.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Lucky Limeade card stock; 110-lb white card stock (Recollections)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black; Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers
Accessories: Hello Sunshine Lawn Cuts dies (Lawn Fawn), Subtles Candy Dots, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Even though I'm feeling under the weather, this card still makes me happy. I created this card for a special blog reader -- the only one who participated in my #31DaysofHappyMail challenge last month. (And I received an adorable card in return all the way from New Zealand.) I had hoped to send out more cards, but one is better than none, and it's probably a good thing I wasn't inundated with requests. Maybe I'll try it again another time.

Back to the card. This one is pretty self-explanatory: I stamped and die cut the clouds, birds, and balloon and then arranged the pieces, along with a Lucky Limeade "hill," into a sweet little scene on a Coastal Cabana card base. I added a few Candy Dots (I think they look a little like flowers in the grass) and rounded the top two corners of the card (I like how that mimics the curves of the balloon and the clouds). And that's about it, easy peasy.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hey! I recognise that card Andrea! It's the same one that is on display here in my dining room! I love it! Glad you got my card I sent you, and I am sorry - and surprised - you didn't get more replies!!
    Hope your vege garden is doing well?! Enjoy the weekend!
    Hugs from Sunshine,

  2. Absolutely a perfect card for Sunshine!

  3. OOOPS! I live in New Zealand, not Australia! Australia is very close to NZ, just a couple of hours flight away but we are two different countries. I have been to Australia MANY times and would LOVE to live there:-)
    I still have this card on display:-) Too cute and happy to put away!
    Sunshine, New Zealand

    1. Oh good grief! I knew that; I must have had a brain lapse while I was typing this post. :) Anyway, I corrected it. And I still have the card from you sitting on my craft desk. The cats made from banners are too adorable!