Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Thank You Cards

As I mentioned previously, I am taking part in a card swap that Danielle is doing on the Fiskateers web site. I am supposed to make 10 thank you cards for the swap. Here are two more that I have made this week.


I have been wanting to do something with a patchwork look so last night I started cutting and laying out pieces of patterned paper until I got a look that I liked. After I had everything affixed, I did zigzag stitching where the papers meet on the sewing machine. The paper is from Debbie Mumm Baby Boy 4.5 x 6.5 premium pack with glitter. The sentiment was done on the computer on cardstock. I used my Cricut to cut the squares -- love the center point feature on my Cricut. Then I topped it off with a Prima flower stack, a K & Company button brad and Sheer Creations ribbon that I got at Michaels.

Robin was cleaning out magazines and books recently and I appropriated a stack of old Paper Crafts magazines because they have lots of ideas for cards in them. I scrap lifted the idea for this card from the August/September 2006 issue (the designer was Susan Neal). I raided my stash of paper scraps for the paper (waste not, want not) and then did a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine where the two papers meet. The sentiment was stamped with a Kathy Davis Inkadinkado stamp and I cut the squares on my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I finished it off with a Prima flower stack and a rhinestone brad from Gina K.

I am going to browse through some more magazine issues tonight for new ideas after I do a little blogging. The heat wave we are having just saps every bit of energy that I have so I plan to crawl in bed with a book pretty early tonight. But cooler weather is in the forecast for later in the week -- hooray!

Luck, love and laughter,

Judy

10 comments:

Lisa said...

They're beautiful, I love the stitching!

Curt in Carmel said...

You are just a card making machine these past few days! You go girl! Great stuff! Best, Curt

Barb said...

OOOh. I really love the pink and black one! Very eye-catching!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Awesome cards! They're both fantastic! I love the stitching!!

Crayola58 said...

Love this card, Judy. The colors are great and the flower, and anything with black and white polka dots is a winner with me.

Kylie in Warsaw said...

These are so beautiful! Your cards are just getting better and better.

Glee said...

Judy, my goodness, you are making some really wonderful cards; I so love the stitching! It is perfection to go along with these "perfectly beautiful" cards!

Michelle said...

all of your cards are looking great! I especially love the stitching. I bought a little Janome in hope of stitching more on my cards and have only done it twice :(

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Judy -- I just wanted to let you know that Tamara posted her Card Design Team call today! I'm not sure if you're interested or not, but I thought I would let you know!

Deb said...

These are both fabulous, love the stitching! Makes me wish I was part of the swap!