April 12, 2012

Enjoy the moments that make you happy!

This is one of my favorite cards that I submitted to Paper Crafts magazine's Stamping Royalty contest but sadly, I didn't win. That's okay because all of the non- winning entries.....all 1,586 of them... were donated to Operation Write Home. This organization sends cards to our awesome military men and women so they can keep in touch with friends and family. What a wonderful idea! I can't wait until the October issue comes out so I can see the winning entries! I hope that You.....enjoy the moments that make you happy ~~~ ((hugs))

1. Premade card and envelope 
2. Stamp "Love" sentiment and heat emboss
3. Print and color flowers then trim with scissors
4. Die cut flower pot and adhere pieces     
5. Tie ribbon around flower pot
6. Adhere flowers to back of flower pot then adhere to card base
7. Stamp facial images on the flower centers and add green glitter to leaves
8. Stamp sentiment to lower right corner
8. Apply flower stickers to rim of pot and butterfly sticker above sentiment
9. Cut one adhesive square in half, apply to each side of card flap
Card Interior:
Cut paper almost the same size as the interior of card, border punch, stamp sentiment/image and adhere
Print and color image; trim and adhere

Card/Envelope: Close to my Heart Die Cut Cards & Envelopes(Z1474)
Paper: (green stripe) The Paper Studio Daydream Doodle (975300)
Hero Arts Stamp - Good Friends (CL578)
Hero Arts Stamp - Live Life (CL493)
Hero Arts Stamp - Enjoy the Moments  (CS372)
Peachy Keen Stamps: Snow Cutie (122856), Everyday (122852)

Cricut - Walk in my Garden Cartridge
Flower Image - dailycoloringpages.com
Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1, CG1, CG2, PP1, PP3, PP5, BT1
Glitter Glue - Studio G - green
Ribbon - Offray
Inkadinkado Dye Ink - Black
Versa Magic Archival Chalk Ink - Aegean Blue
Embossing Powder - Blue glitter
Versa Mark Embossing Pad
Border Punch
Double Sided Adhesive
Darice Heat Tool


  1. Adorable card, I really like the bright colors on the kraft cardstock, it makes the flowers really stand out!


  2. Thank you for stopping by Liz ~ I thought it turned out cute too!

  3. Such a sweet card and a great cause!

  4. Thank you Jan ~ yes it is truly a great cause. Operation Write Home said there is a paper shortage in most base camps. I never thought that would be an issue so I am sure they are thankful to have homemade cards to send home.

  5. sweet card and I love that you have a matching envelope!

  6. Thank you so much Paula! I love when people leave comments! ((hugs))

  7. Wonderful idea and such sweet cards!


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