Well hello there! I don't know about you but last week was one busy week! It was busy in a good way with invitation orders coming together and also a charity event thrown in there too! Here is a little recap of my week....
Zonta Card Making Extravaganza
The Chatham-Kent Zonta group had their Spring Card Making Extravaganza. I ALWAYS look forward to this event. It is a wonderfully organized event for a good cause. It is the perfect day for a paper crafter with an entire day devoted to learning, creating, shopping and most importantly having fun.
I posted the above photo as a little teaser on The Paper Pickle's facebook page Saturday morning showing the papers I had chosen. I loved BOTH sides of the double sided decorative papers that I had chosen and could not decide which side to use so I used BOTH! Participants walked away from the Pickle's booth with TWO cards and some fun little goodies!
Here is a look at the back side with coordinating card stock!
And here is a look at the completed cards!
I worked with the Memory Box die called Modern Landscape ($8.99). The moment I cranked it through my Big Shot, I knew my design HAD to incorporate this simple outline. It is funny because I told the ladies at the event that both Julia and I "fell in love" with this die! Can't you just see me and my 7 year old swooning over paper and paper products in my basement?!?! Ha.
I also used various edge punches, baker's twine (which is NEW to the store $7.50 for 100 yards!), regular twine ($0.08 per yard and comes in many different colours) and fabulous wood veneers by Studio Calico. These just make me so happy and add that perfect little touch to any project.
This is a card that I think you could mass produce and have on hand for any occasion. I could see these cards being used for a "housewarming" card, "Welcome Baby" card, Christmas card, thinking of you card, thank you card etc. The possibilities are endless. Now my card did not have any serious or complicated techniques, but rather I decided to keep with the theme of my week and remind people that cards DO NOT have to be complicated to be effective. Honestly, these cards make me happy....ahhh!
Speaking of NEW Goodies....
- Buttons - $0.10
- Mini Wooden Clothespins - $0.20
- Wire Heart Clothes Hanger Paperclips - $0.65 (I wish I had a better picture of these. They are awesome!)
- Wood Veneer Tags - $0.50
- Various Embellished Pins including: Small pink, red or cream hearts $0.10, large antique crystal $0.20
- Baubles - $0.02
- Wood Veneer Butterflies - $0.50
All of these items can be purchased individually and are just too fun to pick through...just watch those pins!
I am thrilled with the way the beautiful display has come together and I hope you like all the new goodies! A special thank you to my good friend, Lin for the most perfect tray which she gave me last year. It is the perfect new home for my finds!
Hope to see you this week!