Sorry for the unexpected hiatus from blogging. We took a cruise to Bermuda the first week of August. Upon my return, I had one week to finish packing up the kitchen for the remodel. We are completely gutting the room and raising two headers so the dust and dirt have gotten in the way of all things paper. Another thing that has gotten in the way of crafting is a temporary lack of space. Right now, the dining room table and chairs are in the living room under drop cloths; the kitchen table and refrigerator are in the dining room and we are "cooking" in the basement in a toaster oven and microwave or, when we can walk through the kitchen, on the BBQ out back. With all this mess, scrapping and card making have taken a back seat.
When, I needed to make a birthday card for my niece over Labor Day weekend, I had to make space. So, I pulled out the keyboard tray on my desk and basically made this card on my lap. Since my space was limited, I let the pattern paper do the work. Here's my card:
To create it I pulled cut strips of pattern paper in a variety of widths. Since I didn't have much desk space to work on, I used just one 6x6 pad of coordinating papers. For the sentiment, I used a combination of Thickers and stamping. (Did I ever confess to my Thickers addiction. I seem to buy them in every color -- especially pink and green -- and then only use the black and brown ones on my projects. I thought this card was the perfect time to start using up my pink Thickers!) To finish off the card, I added a piece of ribbon, chipboard embellishment and button, and rounded the corners.
Patterned Paper/Chipboard: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan);
Stickers: American Crafts Thickers (Honey puffy letters);
Stamp: Papertrey Ink(Tag Its #10);
Ink: Ranger (Coffee);
Embellishments: ribbon (My Mind's Eye Lost & Found); button (Melissa Frances).