July 23, 2012

Stamped thank you labels on cards...

Hey everyone. I'm just gonna say it....it's too damn hot! The girls have been cleaning closets today to earn a back to school clothes shopping day. So they've had lots of laundry which we've been hanging out on the line. I kid you not, by the time we finish hanging a basket of clothes the first items we hang up are dry. Nothing enjoyable about being outside right now. My yard is crunchy, my veggies are toast and we are watering the flowers just to keep them alive for next year. The AC and iced tea are our friends. The end.

But I do have some cool cards to share with you today. Josey needed a few birthday thank you cards to send to the grandparents so I wanted to make some extra cute ones. My cards were inspired by this pretty piece of patterned paper from Fancy Pants. If you click on the link and scroll down you can see the entire line of Summer Soul. Very pretty colors with a Summer beach theme. I purchased quite a bit of this line so I could scrap some photos of the girls in the pool. A few of my favorites were the 6 x6 pad, the chipboard banners, the rub ons, element stickers and the coconut tree paper.
The cards started with a square of the patterned paper adhered to the card front. Then I layered on 2 types of Washi tape and a strip of the Heyday Aqua Polka Dots Fabrips. I stapled over those layers with my Tiny Attacher then added some aqua baker's twine. For the sentiment I used a few of my Grid Paper Labels that I stamped with a frame from My Mind's Eye (can't locate the link at 2peas) and a thank you sentiment from Studio Calico's Summer School Stamp set. I really love stamping on the labels from my shop. They take ink nicely and it's so easy to stamp a whole sheet of sentiments to use now or later for cards, etc.
On the bottom of my cards I used a Papertrey border die which I cute in half and stitched to my card front.
On the inside of the cards I used more stamps from the sets mentioned above. For the fade away sentiment I just stamped the images 2-3 times without re-inking my stamp.
I hope you enjoy today's cards. I've been getting a lot of comments and emails from you, telling me how much you miss my Papertrey creations and cards in general here on the blog. Thank you all for the nice notes. I have something in the works that I think you'll like. It means you'll be seeing lots more cards on my blog with an added bonus for those of you who like to purchase from my shop. I've got some planning, prepping, shopping, organizing and creating to do so please hang with me as I get my ducks in a row. I'll still be adding in Project Life updates plus lots of packaging ideas so there should be something for everyone. Hey, sometimes it gets a little quiet in the comments section.....is this something you card lovers will be excited about?? Let me know your thoughts. :)

29 comments:

Sari said...

Yes, your card posts are my favorite too:)

Linda said...

Hi Mish, your card posts are my favorite too. Although I do enjoy looking at your PL projects I have missed your cards. You've been a huge inspiration to me...and you always find the best patterned paper. :):)

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Tami McBeain said...

WooHoo Mish you made my day! So fun to see a card post, I've been one of those who's been missing them! Looking forward to seeing what you have in the works!

Tami McBeain said...

WooHoo Mish you made my day! So fun to see a card post, I've been one of those who's been missing them! Looking forward to seeing what you have in the works!

Jennifer said...

I love all of your posts, so keep them coming! My all time favorites posts are when you show us crafters how to make the cute little notebooks, gift sacks, card sets, and bookmarks. I love finding ideas for creating gifts on your blog and check for new posts each day :)

Keep it up Mish, you are truly a crafting inspiration! -Jennifer

Teresa said...

I too love your cards.Your style is so what I'm into right now. By the way it's hot here also.

Kim G said...

Yes, I love your card posts also and miss your Papertrey creations! It is HOT in Illinois also. I also love your junk finds and reading about your girls.

Pam said...

I have been following your blog for quite a while now but have never commented. I love your mishy-mashy style. Your fun creations make me smile. I am a multi-layer, can't -get-enough-embellishments-on-my- cards kind of girl BUT I do love your designs. So fresh and the colors are always so pretty. Can't wait for more!

Julie Boeck said...

You are right! It is way too darn hot! I just love your cards (love all your postings though)! can't wait to see what you've got in the works!

Melanie said...

So glad to see your cards again, Mish - it's why I started reading your blog years ago! I also love reading and seeing some eye candy about your country life, your junkin' and your home :)

Judi R said...

Yes, keep your cards coming!!
Loads of ideas! Thanks for sharing! Always dropping by to see what's cooking with you and your reds!! HA! Seriously love your stuff!!.....Judi

Susan said...

I love your cards. Seems like I post most of them to my Pinterest cards board for future inspiration!

Sheri said...

It was great to catch a glimpse of you at Stamp-A-Faire. Excited to see what you have cooking, well, besides your garden, and yourselves. Wish I could send some cool Portland, OR air. Our gardens are lagging tho.

Helen said...

Yes, I have sorely missed your cards and wondered what happened!! I am so happy to see them again and cant wait til you give us some more!! I love your style too and cant tell you how happy I am to hear there will be more card and gifty projects coming!

Linda said...

Oops sorry Michelle I'm guilty of reading every post and only occasionally making comments. Sorry.
Anything you do I love, whether it's cards, packaging, note books, vintage shopping ..anything I love it all.
Xx

Linda said...

And of course PL, forgot that one.
Xx

KAREN said...

I read your blog all the time and love all of your creative deliciousness. Sorry I don't always leave a comment but olive all your posts. I especially like your use of PTI dies! Keep on craftin' girl!

KAREN said...

I love not olive!

A said...

Yea, more card posts! I also love your posts on how to make other paper items as well. You're so creative and such an inspiration!

Unknown said...

I've really been missing your cards! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve....well, you're probably wearing sleeveless in this heat! :-)

Dana said...

I Love your cards today, so cute! I have really missed your card post too, please bring them back :) I can't wait to see what you create next.

Dana said...

I Love your cards today, so cute! I have really missed your card post too, please bring them back :) I can't wait to see what you create next.

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Unknown said...

Your blog is my favorite and I check it regularly for updates. Yes, I do miss your card creations.

mtscrapgal said...

I'm sure you are experiencing relief from being out from under the challenge of Papertrey's monthly work load. I don't see how all of you met the demands of so many projects every month. Glad you will still be making cards because I'm a cardmaker. I'll stay tuned to see what's up next.

Jennifer Scull said...

I happen to love anything you post, as I can find a way to be inspired by whatever you put on your blog. :)

will you be adding more to your Etsy shop as well? that is where I have my acct. and I soooooo love Etsy! grins! I've used up almost all of the decorative tags I bought from you, so need to grab more soon.

we have the heat here as well, but no benefit of the a/c. blech. bring on the cooler days of autumn please!

Unknown said...

I am so excited for upcoming and future card posts! I was so sad you left the PTI design team, I grieved,I have posted it here many times since you left. Your projects were some of my most favorites along with your stamp sets you helped design. I love everything you present on your blog though and when I was checking out your blog on my lunch hour I could not wait to get home to post in your comment section today. Also, I came home and the milk glass delivery was at my doorstep that I bought from your store, it arrived safe and sound, love it! I am going to put stamping/papercrafting items in them on my desk here in my craft room. Thank you for your inspiration and time that you take out of your busy schedule to blog.

WinterBerry Glen said...

I will hang in there! i love your cards but really i am truly inspired by anything you post. I am excited to hear about your latest adventures, too. I also am waiting to hear about how you organize your alphabet stickers... unless i missed it?! i've been checking but my brain has definitely left on vacation for the summer! ;)
PS you are always a cool chic to me, no matter how hot the summer is!

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