Neutral gender birthday card.

Neutral gender birthday card

I was able to get two cards out of the papers I used yesterday.  This is the Operation Write Home sketch #53 from April of 2011.  The sketches are on their site for anyone to use at anytime and for anyone – not just for the military.

  • Papers – Club Scrap and Stampin’ Up!
  • Border Punch – Stampin’ Up!
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Sentiment – Club Scrap

I don’t fancy myself a card maker so any help I can get for layout and proportions I take full advantage of.   How long does it take you to make a card?  Me, it seems to take forever with all the fussing I do in getting things aligned and straight, although I don’t manage to do that well sometimes.

Tomorrow is Christmas Day.  Yippy Skippy!  I hope you all are enjoying the holiday so far.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gardenpinks
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 12:01:38

    You are doing well with your card making Leslie and I love the blue and brown combination here. How long it takes me to make a card depends upon the complexity of the fold or stamped image and how inspired I feel with the one I have decided to make!! For example I have some ATCs to make for a swap with the theme of metallic and I have been putting those little cards off for ages because an idea just wouldn’t swim to the surface but suddenly an idea popped into my head and I have got the bits together and they will take a very short time to put together. As you know I rarely use backing papers but rely on stamped images as focal points so I may stamp out various images, colour them in and then suddenly feel inspired to use them in a certain way and before I know it I have made a batch of cards!! I hate making cards to deadlines though and those can take me a long time to do and be totally unsatisfactory to me. There are times when I think heck this isn’t coming together, so I’ll buy a card to take the pressure off myself – life is just too short and crafting is supposed to be enjoyable 🙂
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xxxx


    • Message In A Fold
      Dec 26, 2012 @ 12:19:35

      Thank you, Lynn, for your compliment and your personal experience in making cards. I appreciate you my friend. You inspire me with the work you do and I get a good chuckle from your deadpan wit and “who the heck cares” attitude. One day I will get in and tackle the coloring of images. I’ve pretty much worked myself out of the flower and glitter fears so the coloring will be next 😉

      The one card you made, last year, with the peacock and feather sticks in my brain when I think of you. That piece was, and still is, amazing to me. Maybe it was the year before. No matter, it has had a lasting impact on me and I’m positive whomever you gave it to feels the same way.

      I wish I had more time to craft and get better at the paper arts. Until that time comes I’ll just plug along with the bits of time I do get. Thank you for sharing your creative process with me.

      Love you – Leslie


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