Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just Because

Have you ever received pretty flowers – just because?  My favorite flowers are pink peonies and ranunculus.   Mike, are you reading?  

What about a card?   Have you ever received one in the mail – just because?   Have you ever received a handmade card in the mail, for absolutely no reason at all?  Getting a beautiful card nestled in the clutter of all the junk mail and bills feels fantastic.   Here are some ideas to try by our newest design team member, Vera Yates.   

The best part about these designs is the simplicity.   Just like a simple bouquet of flowers, you don't need to do much to brighten someone's day.  Here Vera stamped the dog from Skelanimals Thomas and Friends.   She matched it with a "Woof" stamp and "You are simply the best" stamp.  The three work well together and set against the white background, they are plain and simple but pack a punch. 

Up next, Vera created a "Thinking of You today" card using the penguin stamp from Skellanimals Chip & Friends.    I am happy to see a designer use Skelanimals stamps that aren't Halloween related.  These cards prove the stamps are versatile for other occassions, too!

Supply spotlight:

  • Thinking of You.  Cardstock: (White) Office Max, Patterned paer: (Quadrants from Mr. Boy collection) Bella Blvd, Clear stamp: (Bird from Skelanimals set) PSA Essentials, (sentiment & dots from Faux Ribbon) Papertrey Ink, Dye ink: (Pear Tart) Memento, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up!, Enamel accents: (Black) Rangers
  • Woof You Are The Best. Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Lagoon) Bazzill Basics, Clear stamp: (Dog from Skelanimals set) PSA Essentials, (alphabets from  Alphadot set) Paper Smooches, (sentiment from Simply You set ) Technique Tuesday. Dye ink: (Tuxedo) Memento, (Teal) Kaiserkraft.  Markers: Copic
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  1. Awww, these are so sweet! Nope, no flowers or cards just because sadly. :( I do send just because cards though ;)

  2. These are so very sweet:) Sandra H

  3. Gorgeous flowers! I think I'm inspired to make a card in that colour palette now... :D

  4. Those flowers are gorgeous & so are these cards! Love the CAS style....TFS!!!

  5. These cards are so simple yet perfect 'happy mail'.

  6. These are so cute! I love sending/receiving unexpected mail!