Friday, March 28, 2014

Greetings Near and Far

I needed to make a card for an upcoming baby shower, and since I don't have an baby or children supplies on hand, I used patterns that coordinate with the nursery theme my girlfriend has chosen. I couldn't decide what sentiment to put on the front, so instead opted to leave it blank. Since it's going with her gift, I think it'll be ok. ;)

I used a sheet of paper from the Best of Basic Grey paper pad, a scrap piece of wood grain paper, and a round label sticker by October Afternoon. I have such a hard time using stickers, yet have plenty, so this was perfect for layering.

Apparently I was in a card making mood, because the next morning I put together another card. I'm thinking I might send it to my sister because it's been a while since I've mailed anything to her. The pretty feather paper came from the February 4"x6" paper pad from Studio Calico, and then I cut a couple of feathers out of some scraps I had.

I sprinkled some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in White on both cards. I don't know if you've tried it, but it's not opaque, it's more transparent, and adds a nice touch of shimmer.

Hope you have a fab weekend!


  1. These are so pretty, Elise! I love that you chose to coordinate the baby card with the decor rather than trying to find a baby collection. Great idea and so creative! Love the feather card too. Such pretty, soft colors!

  2. your cards are beautiful!!!! loving them them both

  3. Great idea for coordinating with decor, love the little butterfly and the stitching you added to it, the second card is so pretty and delicate. I use perfect pearls, radiant pearls and it's just like HW color shine white..just addes a nice bit of glimmer. I am sure your receipents will love these cards!

  4. I love the stitching on these, it makes them look dreamy! x

  5. what cool card, love the feathers one!

  6. Beautiful cards... love the colors in the second one! And the shimmer that the Heidi Swapp Color Shine adds to projects is gorgeous!

  7. Beautiful cards, I LOVE that you used green thread, it's awesome with the pink patterned paper !

  8. Both cards are beautiful.
    I love the second one, I love the matching butterfly :)
    I also love that you are sending your sister a "just because" card…I really need to do more of those.


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