Thursday, March 30, 2017

Casting all your care

My (non-cardmaking) sister-in-law sent me the coolest one-layer long card for my birthday last year, which (of course) I used for inspiration in my handmade cardmaking! I gently undid the envelope and traced it off for a pattern which I'm sharing below.

I use a 8.5 x 11 stack of thin designer paper I bought a long time ago for making my envelopes. The paper isn't really my style anymore, so rather than throw it away, I turn it into envelopes for my odd shaped cards.  I usually add a little something to them to make them coordinate with the card.

Supplies and Tools: 
Kraft/Teal/White/Red Cardstock, Teacup Stamp (PSX), Paper Doily, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stamp and Cut Handmade Tags (Hero Arts), Choose Happiness (Stampin' Up), Different Strokes Stamp Set (Basic Grey), Washi Tape, Biblical Impressions, Sequins, Fired Brick , Mermaid Lagoon, & Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)


This post linked to:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkles (I used sequins)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy Egg/Anything Goes


~amy~ said...

I love your long card and all the elements including the washi!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Esther. Your cards for the coffee hop have all been amazing. I hope you win a prize. I've played along in this challenge for years now, and I've never once won anything. I always say "I'm finished", and then I do it again. I'm not sure why...guess it's cuz I really do LOVE coffee and love making coffee cards for my coffee-loving friends and relatives. I honestly have had fun commenting on all the entries (yup, every single one) even though I won't be in the running for that prize either (just a personal decision). There have been some AMAZING cards. Anyway...good luck to you. Your cards have been gorgeous.

Also, thanks for having me again as a GDT for CropStop. I appreciate you thinking of me. It's nice to see the participation growing a bit in the challenge, and all the great tutorials you share. I hope Haylie-Jo is getting more traffic in the store because of all your efforts.

I appreciate you!
Have a blessed day,
Karen Letchworth

Shelly said...

Oh how sweet!

Arianna Barbara said...

Such a nice card!!! So pretty!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great idea, as I have loads of that type of paper, also. Pretty card, and thanks for the pattern.

New Creations said...

Love the use of Washi, great card!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is just gorgeous and such a beautiful design. Love how you did the washi papers and also stamped the sprig of leaves - perfection.

laurie said...

I love that verse, what a beautiful card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and I love the use of the doily and washi tape.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the design of the card, pretty combo of washi tape and sequins! I do the same thing with my paper that I don't think I would use on my cards I use them for envelopes :)

Fikreta said...

this is very beautiful card

Debi said...

Beautifully done with just the perfect bit of sparkle. Thanks for the template. Great idea for using up some of that older paper, too. Wonderful to have you joining in the fun at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi DT

Leanne said...

Great job, and thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC

Ginny Maxam said...

lovely card! I love the verse and thank you for the template! Thank you for Joining in our Anything Goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M DT

Hetty said...

This is a beautiful card.

Debi said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

I made a long card for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
You can see it here:

I gave you a plug and linked to your post.