Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hip to be square (cards!)

I've been on a square card kick lately. Here are two that I created for the busy week last week.

This was the thank you for the kid's teachers. On the inside it said "Thanks for helping me grow" and had a pocket filled with seed packets. It was a pretty simple card, using only embellies and one stamp set from CTMH. The flowers were off of a silk flower set from Wal-Mart (a great way to get tons of inexpensive flowers for cards & such!), a layered button and brad for the center and a little rickrack for the stem - all from Making Memories.

This card was inspired by, of all things, a plate I saw as a wall hanging in someone's photo on Facebook. Kind of strange, I know, but inspiration can come from many different areas, so why not? =)
This was going to be for a graduation card, but I think it turned out more frou frou than I expected, so I'll be using this as a wedding card instead. All stamps are CTMH, papers and inks are Stampin' Up, but only because I made this at the Girl's Night Crop and had to borrow all of Candice's stuff. Since they are Stampin' Up colors, I couldn't tell you what they are, but I do know that the closest CTMH colors would be Buttercup, Breeze and Sweet Leaf. I also used the Stampin' Up Scallop Border punch and added little holes with their stitch guide-thingy. I added double-sided satin ribbon from A Touch of Ribbon, and a Petaloo flower with a little bling brad.
Thanks for looking!


Jamie Harder said...

Love both your cards!! What a perfect sentiment "thanks for helping me grow" for your card!! And your other one has such pretty colours!!

Juanita said...

Cute cards!! I love the teacher one with the seed pack, great idea!

SamieVt said...

Both cards are so beautiful. I love what you did with the butterflies and flower. I've never done square cards before. Can you tell me the dimensions!

Thanks for sharing your creativity!!