Yes, I did it cause Pinterest told me to!
I know what you’re thinking…and if Pinterest told you to jump off a cliff, would you jump? At least, that’s what my mom would have said. 😉
But no, Pinterest told me to spend some time (
hours) researching ( endlessly scrolling through) new ideas for cards and layouts. Sometimes ( always) you just have to heed the call! I was at a retreat in the Spring, and I hadn’t brought along a lot of projects to work on, so I found myself with some time on my hands and needed something to do (can’t always just go and take a nap). I had plenty of cardstock on hand, so I pulled out some of my favorite colors, the In Colors for 2013-2015, and found a card for which I had no instructions. But because Pinterest told me to, I sat down and figured out how to make it. Now, I have to apologize, in full disclosure, that I don’t remember from whom I CASEd the idea. I had the So Very Grateful stamp set on hand for a card class I did so I had pretty much everything I needed. (Okay, now I feel guilty that I didn’t know the original source – so you shamed me into finding it! Connie Babbert is the gal from whom I got the idea).
I know that the So Very Grateful set has been retired, but I just love how pretty it is. I used my blender pens to do the watercolor on the flowers and leaves. I cut the banners out by hand, and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the Thank You in the center. I’m a sucker for the Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock!
I made a couple of other projects that weekend, which I will try to remember to show you next time. One of them was my first (
one and only) attempt at a card-in-a-box.
Here’s what I used – clicking on the images will take you straight to my online store. And don’t forget, if you’re using Whisper White cardstock you definitely want to stamp your images with StazOn, especially if you’re using blender pens. And do it cause I told you to!!