Thursday, June 20, 2013

For a Sweet Friend


It's time! You know... for a new Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! Here's what we're challenging you with this week:

Now get out your crafty goodies and create! Link up your fabulous creation to Pals Paper Arts on Thursday, June 20! Be there or be square (with diagonal stripes behind it)!


A lot of my cards, I make for my stash, but when I sit down and make a specific card for a special someone, I make sure to add a bit more flair, and try to customize it to that person's style.  This card is no exception, it was made especially for my friend Ellen.  We live in the same neighborhood, but really got to know each other when she called me about SU products, she is absolutely fabulous, and makes the prettiest pop up cards.  She presented me with a totally unexpected gift, an envelope punch board that I love, so she needed an extra special thank you card.

I pulled out my brand new Eastern Elegance DSP and went to work.  The new chalk talk bundle fit the bill wonderfully, so it is the focal point on my card.



A simple vertical cut, fold down the sides, add a pearl, and a little peek-a-boo with the DSP beneath is shown.  Of course, don't forget the fun clay flower!


Do you love it yet?  I do, the new chevron ribbon is divine, there are still a few ribbon shares left if you are interested.  A cute whisper white bakers twine bow, ties it all up sweetly.


A special card for a special friend.  I had to make a fun envelope using my great new gift, take a look:


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really hope you are inspired, enjoy!


Stamps:  Chalk Talk, whimsical alphabet
Paper:  Eastern Elegance DSP, coastal cabana, crushed curry, whisper white
Ink:  Coastal cabana, crushed curry
Tools:  Oval punch, simply pressed clay, buttons and blossoms simply pressed clay molds, chalk talk framelits, decorative label punch, crushed curry chevron ribbon, white bakers twine, basic pearls, finishing touches edgelits

12 comments:

Kerry Willard Bray said...

The "peek a boo" is just fabulous! Beautiful card!

Dawn Tidd said...

Beautiful card, Sandie! All those little details are divine and I enjoyed looking at each of them. The envelope is the icing on the cake!

Traci Davis said...

Oh my goodness, this card is beautiful! The envelope is so very lovely, a perfect accompaniment to this card.

Ginger said...

Beautiful card Sandee. This dsp is so elegant.

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous! Love the envelope and I love the peek a boo spots with the pearls on your card!

Happy Little Crafter said...

Your creative talents made me do my happy dance today when I saw your card on the Pals Paper Arts challenge!...then to read more about it on your blog was a treat. Could you post some more info. about that envelope tool/gift from your friend? That is one LOVELY card + envelope combo and she is going to do her happy dance, too, when she receives it!

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Sandie! I know your friend will love it!

Mary Fish said...

you master the little details. a touch of baker's twine, pearls. fabulous!

Robyn Oliver said...

Love your card and colour theme Sandra

Patti MacLeith said...

Loving those peek a boos and how you folded and tied the gorgeous ribbon!!

Cindy Hall said...

This card is so gorgeous, Sandie! I just keep looking at all the details. You have such an eye for coordinating colors and patterns, not to mention your uncanny ability to use just right embellishments. This one is a show-stopper!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Those peek-a-boos are so unique! What a stunning card!

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