Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thinking of You, Grandmom...

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MYSTERY GIVEAWAY EXTENDED! As I will be too busy this weekend to choose a winner of my Mystery Giveaway, I thought I would extend the deadline to enter. If you haven't entered yet, please visit this post HERE. You have until 3pm Pacific on Sunday, December 5. Good luck!

My husband's grandmother, Rachel, is feeling poorly, and I thought I would make her a little card to cheer her up. She's a plucky gal and we hope she feels better very soon. I was inspired by two challenges for this card, the sweet sketch from Simon Says Stamp and the fun inspiration photo challenge at Jay Gee's Nook.
I loved the red gingham ribbon from the photo, but alas, I didn't have any! Lucky for me, I had this gingham patterned paper, which I paired with a doily, something I've never used before. I die-cut some pretty blooms and added some buttons and hemp twine to my cute lady bug, all to let Grandmom know that we are thinking of her.

  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Trim patterned paper and adhere.
  3. Adhere doily.
  4. Punch holes, thread and tie twine.
  5. Stamp ladybug, color with marker and apply Glossy Accents. Stamp sentiment. Trim, mat, and adhere with foam tape.
  6. Die-cut flowers and adhere buttons. Adhere.
  • Stamps: Garden Party Critters and A Year of Sweet Sentiments (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Real Red Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Patterned Paper: Pawsitively Prints (SU!)
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White (SU!)
  • Accents: Buttons (generic); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Doily Transparency (TE)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Fibers: Hemp Twine (generic)


Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Regina :-) I am sure Rachel will love and really appreciate this ,, i love the ladybug and gingham , and the doily ,,, everything is perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Beth said...

This card is soooo yummy (not something you'd think of when talking about a get-well card!). It's just upbeat and happy ~ the perfect thing to cheer someone up!

Ann Schach said...

Love the gingham and the doily together! Too cute!

Mary Fish said...

lovely job with the sketch. the little ladybug is adorable! hugs, m

Jay Gee said...

Regina this card is sure to cheer your Grandmom up and it is perfect for our challenge with that yummy gingham paper and doily! Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Regina, love the colours and papers, That is a really cute ladybug and your details are stunning.
So glad you joined us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous card.

Carla said...

I love it, it reminds me of my Mom Mom. I miss her so. Your grandmom will love it and I hope she feels better quickly!!! Hugs,

Unknown said...

Love your card Regina. That ladybird is very cute! Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange