September 17, 2010

Criss Cross Cards with Label Wraps

Hi friends, I've been having fun in my Artsy Studio this week. I just got a big order of Crate Paper's new papers and I'm in love with the Restoration line. I found my papers at Emma's Paperie, link at left. For my projects today I took a full sheet of one of the papers with borders on it and cut it strips.
Using the strips I created a simple card layout using some doilies patterned paper (really love) and two strips layered in criss cross formation. Small Manila Parcel Tags make for some easy sentiment tags. I used lots of small greetings that would fit onto my tags including Up and Away, Say It With Style set and Flutterby Friend.
My cards were so simple to assemble that I had extra time to make some fun label wraps. I cut apart my Label Wraps and brayered them with distress ink to give them a more vintage feel.
Next, I used a frame from Fillable Frames #5 to create to/from address boxes. You simply wrap the Label Wraps around your sealed card then write the addresses in the boxes. Just a fun way to dress up a card. You can see samples of an envelope with a Label Wrap on it in the photos in my Etsy shop link HERE.
Next I used a corner round to round all the corners of the Label Wraps. Just adds some softness.
Then I used the cute little envelope image and snail mail sentiment from Mailbox Greetings to stamp a few images on my Label Wraps.
And now I put it all together and I have a fun stash of cards with Label Wraps. I love how the manila tags made such easy focal points for my simple cards.
Want a fun idea for the upcoming holidays? We all seem to have extra visitors this time of year so why not greet them with a little welcome gift? Here, I tied some Cotton Twine to some mirror hooks to create a simple garland in my entry way.
Then using my Marigold Rustic Clothespins, I hung some card sets. I love how the buttery yellow color adds a nice shade of Fall to my decor and who doesn't love to get cards as gifts? The cards are packaged in my Large Cello Gusset Bags in sets of two. Being able to see the gift inside is sure to get you some compliments when guests are greeted at the door. I'm sure you'll get a few *For meee?* comments too.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by today!

11 comments:

Sue Ann said...

The inspiration you make me feel when I read a post from you is amazing!!! Fantastic post today~~ and now I am going read it again!!

Shelly K said...

Great cards today!! LOVE em! Love the cute brown bags from the last post too! YOU ARE SO CLEVER AND CREATIVE...you are my idol!
Thanks for sharing!

JeanFB said...

Fabulous idea for the cards, Mish! I have that paper, too, and I can't stop using it - in loooooove! Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

Kristie said...

I can not tell you how much I LOVE your blog! Its always the first one I check daily! How organized and creative you are blows me away. I bet there is not a thing out of place and not organized in your home. I love how you come up with all these cards and crafts. I would SO love to live next to you and become your best buddie I just know you could teach me a thing or two! Thank you for letting me have a little view into your world. You are very inspireing and creative! Please never stop I don't think my heart could take it.

Rhonda said...

So glad you explained the label wraps. I just didn't get it. I needed the visual. Love it ALL!

Cindy said...

I love these cards! Thanks for sharing!

Sally said...

I am a newbie to your blog and I LOVE IT! (popped over via LillyBean's Paperie). Love your style- colours and choice of elements....love sets of cards. Very inspiring. Thank you.

Anne said...

Love those papers! The criss cross idea is so perfect for them!! Your artistic ideas just get my mojo going! Thanks!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

You are so full of fun ideas, and I love how you can whip up a few cards so quickly. Your little label wraps add a fun element to a boring envelope. I just bought a few sheets of that paper too, love it.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Michelle, I am just LOVING all of the envelope wrappers you have been sharing lately! You inspired me to create my own. I hope you will stop by my blog and check it out (you even have a shout out and link). :)
http://callmecraftyal.blogspot.com/2010/09/hybrid-card-and-envelope-wrapper.html

Rose said...

Soo cute! Love your cards! They are simply fabulous.

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