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!!