They are what started my love of crafting. They are what I make most of the time. I have a few cards pinned on my board, check it out:
Since I've finished sorting through all of my craft stuff (I'll show off my little nook soon - I still need a couple more elements to make it all functional), I have a goal to actually finish using my Studio Calico kits. I have literally a years worth sitting there. Most are only half used & some are even (muffled) unused. I found an old kit back from October 2011 & I've been trying to use it all up. So I sat there. Looking at the kit. Crafter's block. Enter Pinterest.
I found this card on my board & and really loved that stripey, black ribbon! (PS. This pin used to be in cards board, but I moved it to my blog board so it's all together. You can find everything I create or reference in there.)
What do you think? I really like the red, black/grey, white & vanilla blend. They were pretty simple & easy to make, too! I had it all put toegher except for the wood veneers and I knew it needed something. I brought out my Studio Calico wood veneer banners, gave them a spritz with Color Shine & glued them on. I think it ties it all together.
I'm going to box these four cards up & donate them to our Love Whittier table at church. It's a table where someone can use donated cards to send a note to someone, donate items that will help the community & overall just help spread love to those in our church as well as the city of Whittier as a whole. Here's their motto:
"Love Whittier" is the encouragement team at Mosaic Whittier. We exist to encourage our Mosaic Whittier community--and to show love to our Whittier-area neighbors.
A quick run down of how I made the card:
(1) Cut & score the card base to an A2 size. (2) Cut your background paper 4 x 5-1/4". (3) Cut your foreground paper 3-1/2 x 4-1/4". (4) Glue foreground to background & stitch around it. Glue to card base. (5) Cut a piece of wide ribbon as desired, fold top over a 1/4" and stitch. (6) Glue to a small tag. Glue the tag & ribbon to the center of the card. (7) Stamp sentiment on a piece of paper & punch or die cut out. Use dimensionals to adhere to card. (8) Mist a wood veneer as desired and use glue dot and dimensional to adhere to card.
Not too bad right? I didn't want to make them too girly, just in case someone uses it to give to a guy.
Anything on Pinterest inspire you today?