June 8, 2008

Knit Happens!

This summer has brought on many *knit happens* moments for my family. I won't go into the boring details, but don't you have those days where it all just falls apart? I'm sure we all know of friends who are in the same boat....or basket, shall we say? That is when it's the perfect time to send them a card just because you care. My most favorite types of cards are the ones I receive from friends and family out of the blue. No special occasion needed.


That's what I wanted to create with Karen Lockhart's Yarn in a Basket stamp. I also have wanting to use some more of this great patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Honey Pie line. I pulled out a bunch of Copic Sketch markers that matched my patterned paper and colored my image to match. I then cut and embossed it with Spellbinder's Square Nestabilities Die Templates. I sponged up all the edges of my card to give it a soft, vintage feel. Also added a little snippet of PapertreyRibbon, a brad and some Papertrey Polka Dots to the background and horizontal strip that runs across the card front. Sentiment is from A Muse. And here's my finished card along with a matching envelope. Be sure to add this layout to your sketch book. I forgot to add the photo of the sketch but it's a great one that I'm sure I'll reach for time and again.
I also added a piece of the polka dot stamped paper to the inside of the card. I thought that would make the perfect place to add a line of whimsical inspiration to a friend. And here's the back flap of the envelope. I went all out and stamped it with Papertrey's Polkadot stamp set. Gotta love the polka dots!

Note: I have removed the email subscription from my blog until I get the wacky widgets fixed! And also, I am in the process of straightening up my craft room....I've had lots of requests for photos so I will oblige. And I'll also take photos of the girls' rooms once they are re-decorated. We're picking out paint colors this week. Hope you're having a great weekend!!

19 comments:

Stefanie Staniak said...

This is such a beautiful card Mish. I love the colors, the details and the image is perfect! Another marvelous creation! :)

Karen said...

This is a great sketch, I will add it to my book. The ribbon and brad are an extra nice touch. Sometimes, it is the little things like that which bring the card to the next level. You are definately at the top level! As always, thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Nessie said...

Mish, this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. The colours match so well, your colouring is beautiful as always. I would love to get a card like that out of the blue! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Ours is nearly over, I am going to bed now. So GOOD NIGHT!

Barb W said...

Your card is beautiful. I am very excited to see the yarn basket, as I just purchased this stamp yesterday from my LSS! I love the colors you've used. Thanks so much for the sketch idea and also for sharing your artwork with me.

Anonymous said...

Just when I think I've seen your best card you show another one!! I love the soft color palettes you use and your paper choices are so pretty. I look forward to seeing snippets of your craft room and your daughters redecorated rooms. TFS! Sheila

Rene' Sharp said...

Another gorgeous card Mish! Yes, it will be great to see some photos of your stamp room. Look forward to it. Have a great week!

Robyn said...

I have missed popping in here! What a lovely post! Come by and visit when you can! Lot's of hugs!
Robyn

MichelleY said...

GORGEOUS! I love the polka dots...no surprise there...but I adore how the green stripe of polka dots continues on the inside of the card! WAY COOL!

Raquites said...

another great card. love the layout of this one.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh now how can you just "KNIT" feel better after receiving this card???!!! LOL Sorry for the silly pun!! ;) It sure is a pick me up.......and gorgeous dp and matching envie!!!

Linda said...

I love the card -- especially the papers and all the lovely details you added.

Marie Cramp said...

You have fantastic stuff! I have never seen your blog before, I am so glad I found it.

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Gail S. said...

I don't knit but I would love to get this card in the mail! Thanks for the wonderful sketch! Can't wait to see the "creativity room" and the girl's rooms.

Dottie K. said...

This is just so adorable. I love that paper and the little touches you add to your cards. :)

MEL said...

Very nice! I love visiting your blog , you creat the neatest cards and things. Thanks for sharing!

Julia Aston said...

I love all the details on this card - the dotted bg and envelope - the yarn on the envelope - the panel inside the card - and the Cosmo Cricket paper is just yummy!

Michelle said...

This is so cute. Perfect for a friend that knits!

Lynn said...

This is such a great card and layout! I love the Cosmo paper with this stamp and the little piece of twill is the perfect touch!

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, you're such an inspiration! Love the way you attached the ribbon here--such a sweet, warm, homespun look!

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