Saturday, January 26, 2019

Two Needed Cards

Hello Again~

Here are a couple of cards made in the last week or so. Needed both a sympathy and a get well card. This week I have been reorganizing my craft space (again) so have been busy, but not making cards.

First up is a card made for my brother in Florida who had surgery recently.

Really a simple and easy card!. Making a masculine card wasn't a struggle this time. The blue plaid designer paper was a part of several freebie papers enclosed with an order from Concord & 9th. I stamped the bowl of soup and sentiment and embossed it with white embossing powder. This great stamp is a wooden one by Stampin' Up! called Get Well Soup. Love it. Did you hear SU isn't going to make and sell stamps in wood any longer? I, for one, am not happy about that. Someone suggested checking out the annual catalog from last June to snap up any wood stamps needed wanted.

Next is a card that I made for the daughters of my good friend Carol who passed away unexpectedly. I've been so sad about this. Carol was just my age...way to young to go. Sigh.

This card was made with my NBUS goodie from Concord & 9th.  I purchased the new complete Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit  and this is the second try making a card. The leafy turnabout stamp was inked up in Altenew Cool Summer Night  blue inks. There are four inks in nice blue colors and I used them all. I like doing the turnabout technique and can see doing it over and over. The stamping was done on a top folding A2 card of Papertrey Ink white cardstock that I use often. After it was done, I dry embossed just the card front with my trusty Swiss Dot folder by Cuttlebug. That was one of the first embossing folders I bought after getting the Cuttlebug machine. The centered white flower is made with a die that was a part of the kit too. I cut out several to add dimension. For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in the deepest blue shade. This wooden stamp is by Hero Arts from 2012. It is discontinued, but I did see it on eBay. I colored the flowers with my water pen dipped in the same blue inks from above.

Looking back at this post, I sure see a lot of the color blue. It really IS my favorite color!

Thanks for visiting. I sure appreciate all of you.


  1. These are just beautiful! The white embossing on the blue plaid is such a great idea--gotta remember that! I bought the new C&9 kit, too, but haven't opened it yet. You've inspired me!

  2. Love all that beautiful blue...both are so sweet.

  3. Yes I have been re-organising my craft room too and it seems I am not getting anywhere with it. A very classy get well card for your brother and love the plaid. The sympathy card is so beautiful, love the stamping and the pretty flowers. So sorry to hear the sad unexpected news of your friend x

  4. Your get well bowl of soup is so warm and cosy against the plaid, Jeanne ... it puts me in mind of being wrapped up in a blanket ... fabulous! Love your blue bouquet ... it's a lovely way to show your friend's daughters how much you care. I'm so sorry for your unexpected, sad loss. Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Two super cards here Jeanne. Sorry that one of them is for a sad occasion.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx