As you enter into this blog, you will find a collection of unique handmade items that may incorporate a touch of shabby chic, a little rustic country or farmhouse design, perhaps a flair of romance, maybe a little mixed media and usually can be displayed for a treasured home décor keepsake....although I have been known to scrapbook a card or two or even make a mini album! Enjoy!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Shabby Chic Cards!
Soooo, I wondered if I should even post these cards or not, because they are nothing spectacular, but I had to create some cards for a few goodie packages that I wanted to send out in the mail to some very sweet gals, and the packages needed, well--a card! I designed the same card for each package, but mixed up the papers a bit. Cards are not my forte', but hey! I'll give anything a go!!
All 3 cards at a glance!
Here's the card a little close up!
And here's the inside!
I sewed, distressed, and inked everything! I don't mind that my sewing is not straight, in fact, sometimes I sew crooked on purpose 'cuz I think it adds a little character! I used the Kaisercraft (Pretty in Pink) line. Hadn't used it in awhile and wanted to pull it back out and use it...feeling nostalgic I guess--'cuz it's sooooo old. NOT! Didn't it come out last year? I guess in the world of scrapbooking, that's old news--well, I still like it!! Anyhoo, the heart on the inside of the card is up on dimensionals so that it would peek through the front of the card when the card is closed. The sentiment on the inside of the card was printed onto the cardstock through my printer--before I started decorating the card, of course! I also used my sewing machine to sew through the center of the sheer ribbon (the bow on the front of the card), and then pulled on the thread to crinkle it up. Love doing this, 'cuz it just adds that fun touch of whimsy! I topped it off with a flower from I Am Roses!
Thanks for checkin' in and I'll see you again next time!! Hugzzzzzz!