Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thank You Mojo

Happy Tuesday, I hope this post finds you well, and able to craft today {smile}.  I made a card today, for a very special new friend.  I met her over the weekend, and let's just say we are 'birds of a feather' {smile}.  These folks are very rare and very special.  
Anyways, I wanted to make a special card for this lady.  She opened her home to a few of us, to sell our 'not recently used' craft supplies.  She didn't ask for contributions or a fee.  Just out of the goodness of her heart.  That is really awesome!  I don't know too many folks who would do that.  In reality, I only know a very few who would.  So, my hat is off to you!
I headed right to an old favorite sketch challenge site:  Mojo Monday.  Mojo Monday has some very creative sketches, and they don't have restrictions of products.  This makes it 10 times easier to use what you have on hand.  Here is this weeks' sketch:

and here is my whole card:

And here is what I did!  
I started with kraft card stock from Paper Trey Ink.  Love the heavy weight of it.  I used pattern papers from Prima Marketing: Madeline 6" x 6" stack.  yeah, it is probably 3years retired.  But, I just love the colors and graphics.  Also, I don't typically buy 6" x 6" stacks.  [I only have about 7, that is in comparison to having 4 (yeah, 4) 12" x 12" paper towers.]
I did a simple machine stitching all away around the first layer.  I purposefully did the 'not so straight' stitching.  I think it adds a 'homemade' feel to the card.  I then layered different but coordinating pattern papers (from the same paper stack) to the card front.  I used my Tasteful Trims die from Stampin' Up! to create the scallop border.  
The sentiment banner is made from very vanilla card stock by Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip classic ink, by Stampin' Up!.  The stamp set is Water Color Trio.  Yeah, it is probably 5 years retired.  Some crafting supplies are just too fabulous to get rid of.  
All of the edges of each cardstock/paper was sponged with crumb cake classic ink, by Stampin' Up! to help define their borders.
The seam binding is Pool Party, by Stampin' Up!.  The blossom is from Prima Marketing, I believe.  I took off the center of the blossom and added a pale green half pearl.  [I kept the center of the blossom incase I need a tiny flower.]
As with 98% of my cards, I have left the inside blank.  I add a handwritten note to the inside.  That way, if the recipient needs a card, they have one on hand.  {smile}
Thank you for stopping by and having a look.  I hope that you find some time today (or at least this week) to craft something: paper crafts, baking, sewing, knitting, painting, whatever lets your inner artist a chance to emerge and create!

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