Friday, March 28, 2014

Just a Simple Hello...or Two...

Happy Friday, all! After I finished a couple card projects (that you'll see here soon), I found my crafty-mojo had taken a bit of "unauthorized" vacation time! So when I started to craft the other night, I found myself sitting there with no ideas...not a happy feeling to a paper crafter who finds herself with time for crafting and no crafty ideas to fill it with! So, I decided to try my hand again at a couple clean-and-simple "hello" cards and hope for the best.

They're not my usual style at all, but they were fun to make...and went together a lot faster than my cards usually do...that part was fun, too! :)

First up is a square card made with kraft and bright white, with black accents...the kraft envelope with the polka dots was my inspiration for this color combo...

You'll notice, however, that I couldn't resist adding the lace and a small flower to the card...(baby steps, of these days I'll be able to make a "true" clean and simple card and resist the temptation to add layers...)

Maya Road Kraft Note Envelope
Decorative edge punch:   Martha Stewart Vintage Doily PATP
Stamps:   Winnie & Walter, "The Big The Bold The Happy" (hello);   BoBunny EtCetera (first class mail)
Lace:   local craft store          Flower:   Wild Orchid Crafts          Black rhinestones:   Kaisercraft

Next, I turned to my LOTV design-teammate Jen's bright and sassy card that was my inspiration to purchase the "hello" stamp set from Winnie & Walter in the first place. I used Jen's card as inspiration, and starting playing around with watercolors to give me the same bright, springtime feel, and here's how my "C.A.S.E." of Jen's card turned out...

No lace and flowers on this one...but a twine wrap and bow held by a black brad...

and a few golden yellow clear raindrops for accent...I'm getting closer to true clean-and-simple here...

Stamp:   Winnie & Walter "The Big The Bad The Happy"
Rain dots:   Fiskars          Miscellaneous:   watercolors, twine, brad

Thanks so much for visiting today...have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oh, they're both fabulous! I find I seem to get a little "stuck" about once a month or so, and need to do something completely different from my usual to get the creative juices flowing again. It seems to have done the trick for you too if these are anything to go by!
    I have to admit I'm loving the colours of the second one at the moment... Need all the bright and cheerfulness we can get with the weather as miserable as it is here in the UK! lol. x

  2. thanks Kathy .. and I love your CAS card!!!!

  3. These cards look lovely, the kraft and white look great together!,

  4. Great CAS card, but whose taken over Kathy's body!!!!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  5. It certainly looks as though your mojo returned full force:-)) Both cards are so fresh and lovely! You got out of your comfort zone and created two treasures!!


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