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!


  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!

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

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

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