Can't wait to see my friends at my "Last Thursdays" class tonight! We always have a great group and lots of fun!
Unfortunately, I'm running behind today and I have a little bit of work left to do.
Somehow, in the next few hours, I need to get my three tables of mess cleaned up and ready for my guests. How in the world does it get this way so quickly?!
I can tell you the main reason…I craft in one area until I run out of room, and then I just move down to a cleaner spot rather than put stuff away. It's a horrible sickness. Typically, my work space is only about a 12" x 12" area where I keep pushing crap out of the way. And, I have three 6' tables to work on. I only seem to do a whirlwind cleaning of all of the tables when I, a) officailly run out of room, b) can't find something that I need, or c) have guests coming over. Embarrassing, but true. Does anyone else have this problem? <sigh>
Anyway, my friends will have plenty of space to create by 6:30pm, I promise! 😀
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Today, I'm sharing a beautiful card created by Peggy Tassler for her daughter's birthday. She added so many lovely details to make this card extra fancy!
Background Basics—The 3-3/4" x 5" Very Vanilla background was stamped with the splatter and lines elements from the Gorgeous Grunge set in Elegant Eggplant and Marina Mist. It creates a pretty foundation on which to attach the flowers.
Flower Fun—Peggy stamped the Petite Petals images in Marina Mist and Strawberry Slush (I think. Correct me if I'm wrong, Peggy), then punched them out with coordinating Petite Petals Punch. Notice that she sponged the edges of every single bloom! Very nice!
Then, she filled in some of the spaces with Marina Mist and Elegant Eggplant punch-outs using the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
Each of the flowers has a tiny Pearl Jewels in the center. Love those details! I wish I would have taken a close-up photo of those amazing flowers!
Baker's Twine Accent—Peggy added just a bit of glitz and texture with the Silver Baker's Twine loops…so sweet!
Sweet Sentiment—The birthday greeting from the Label Love set was also stamped in Marina Mist, then punched with the Artisan Label Punch. It's framed with an Elegant Eggplant punch in the same shape, cut in half and repositioned on the top and bottom.
Front Cover—The stamped layer is mounted on a 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Marina Mist, then adhered to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Elegant Eggplant card front. It's actually the cover to a fancy-folded accordion card.
Check out the awesome inside of this accordion-folded card! I don't have the exact measurements, but I'm taking a guess that here is how she did it…
Accordion Fold Card How-To:
Start with a 5-1/2" x 12" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
Score along the 12" side at 3", 6" and 9".
Fold it so the opposite ends are flush, then cut both layers into a curvy, diagonal edge.
Adhere those end panels to the front and back covers, which measure 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
Peggy outdid herself with the inside décor! There are more Gorgeous Grunge splatter along the diagonal edge. Then, tons more of those blooms! The middle 2-1/2" x 5" Very Vanilla panels leave plenty of room for writing, and they are mounted on 2-3/4" x 5-1/4" Marina Mist layers. If those center panels look odd in the photo, it's because I attempted to "photoshop" out Peggy's note to her daughter. Don't look too close! LOL!