Sunday, January 20, 2013

Best Wishes Card & Glassine Bag

Well, after my rather depressing blog post yesterday, I figured I'd better post something bright and cheerful today.  So, last night after the kids went to sleep, I made a card and a matching glassine bag.  This idea came from this week's tutorial at Nicole Heady's Blog/Papertrey Ink Make it Monday video by Dawn McVey.  It was a great idea because SO MANY TIMES my cards are too "lumpy", thick and heavily embellished to fit in a regular envelope.  Glassine bags are adorable, and this idea works perfectly.  So, I got to work.......and this is what I came up with.

Just the decorated glassine bag (since it's too lumpy for an envelope):
Card placed inside decorted glassine bag:
These projects were made using October Afternoon's 5 & Dime patterned papers, a few Papertrey Ink products, a Rusty Pickle rub-on sentiment, washi tape, scrunched seam binding, a Freckled Fawn tag, paint on the edges, DMC floss, machine stitching, and a little green straight pin.
 
I'm entering it in the following challenges:
 
Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge - Challenge #100 - See Description Above Regarding Tutorial.  The Papertrey Ink products I used on this card and matching glassine envelope include PTI jute, the Heart Print Die Collection (3 sizes), Hanging By a Thread Stamp Set, Thread Card Die-Cut Collection, and PTI wool felt.
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says Use Washi Tape.  I just love washi tape, and I used three different styles of it on this card (pink polka dot, black/white polka dot, and yellow floral).  A girl can NEVER own enough washi tape!
 
Simon Says Stamp & Show Vintage Challenge Blog - Lace Love Challenge.  I just LOVE using lace on my projects!  For this project, I used a sweet yellow lace on the glassine envelope.
 
Great Impressions Stamps Challenge Blog - January Challenge - Follow The Sketch.  Here is the sketch I followed for my card.  Isn't it cute?  And.....I would LOVE to Guest Design there!


My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
 
Well, that's it for today.  I hope you will stop back by tomorrow for a super fun Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss out on all the fun.  Hope to see you then!
 
Have a blessed day!
Karen

9 comments:

  1. 2 lovely projects, Karen!
    I love the look of your card created by the rough stitching and bold colors! You've arranged all the elements in such a beautiful way!

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  2. WOW! That card is GORGEOUS, and I love the combination of pink, yellow andc black. Hope you win a challenge this week...you deserve it.
    Hugs,
    Sierra

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  3. I just love these papers, Karen... and your fabulous glassine envelope. Wonderful!
    Could you get back with me here... lindab312@frontier.com
    I'm having trouble replying to your email about the win. Sorry for the bother!

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  4. Karen, I just love what you create! This has such a wonderful combo of tags and layers! Love the little spool! I've never decorated up one of these bags, perhaps I'll have to give it a go sometime!

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  5. Another great card Karen. I noticed that you entered several entries, did you know that you can only enter once? I just didn't want you to be uneligible for the prize.
    Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  6. OH so PRETTY! LOVE the pretty colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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  7. This looks so great! I love the tapes you used! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  8. Love the chic feel to this card, great use of Washi.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  9. Your card is simply stunning! LOVE the colors and beautiful ribbon you used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

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