Saturday, May 19, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures of life..taking a walk around the block with the kids or family dog. Sitting outside on the porch and playing jaxs. The days when friends came over and we would have fun jumping rope and try doing double-dutch jumps at no success but it was a blast.  We would sit on the porch and count our pick of color cars that would pass by.  Who could win in hopscotch? Fun childhood memory days. As i put this card together.

I am not even sure if I want to put a sentiment. I find it so simple yet pretty. Thinking of making it a blank card for someone to fill there own sentiments.

Guess what? ME..I have a couple of craft tips I want to share as I made this card.
 1) if you want to get a knot out of thin/small ribbon use a toothpick to wiggle and loosen it.

Something about the wood. I remember this from my Mom telling me that is what she used to get knots out of her necklaces so thought I would try it on the ribbon..and it worked so easily. Of course, after I struggled on my own and remembered.
2) the stripped ribbon is a paper ribbon. This particular strip of paper is cut about 3/4inch wide, 10 inches long. I scored it every 3/8 and 4/8 inch  until I got to the end of the paper. I did fold the scored areas to crease but flattened/straightened again  before I  put through a Xyron  2inch adhesive machine. THen it at your beginning spot and fold in scored area as you lay across your card. It really is so pretty in person.

Example of creased scored  strip

Placed ribbon left to right creasing& folding scored sections as moving towards end

I did something different with the cover. I placed a double sided paper as the inside of the card. The outside is the biege hand-diecut punch with the smaller paper design on the outside. I also folded this to be 1/2 inch wider in the back closure with a different diecut. I still need a little more work on perfecting but i love the final design of this card.  Wait until you see the inside it gives such a sweet pop of tenderness.

I hope to make many of these. I will keep working on perfecting. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.

The final look of my Simple Pleasures Card

Hugs..until next time..leave a comment. Thanks for visiting me.


Anonymous said...

Lovely Antoinette! Thanks for the link to your blog from the fb cuttlebug group, I'm enjoying looking at your lovely inspirational work! xSam W

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome card, love the way you made it. Great paper and love the cute key charm too!!


Marisa Job said...

Great card! Love the way you did the border!! Hugs and blessings!

ScrapDiva4Ever said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. Love your blog! God bless you!


ScrapDiva4Ever said... Love, love, love your projects! Teresa

Rae Cooper said...

Gorgeous my kind of colours :-) Thanks for stopping by Helmar today and leaving me such gorgeous comments xxx