Here's a card for my baby sister, Janie. Though 7 years my junior, she has so many times been my rock and refuge. We share a very close friendship along with our 'sisterhood.' Even for the many years she lived so far away, we were close in heart and on the phone a lot! : ) I've never had a dearer friend than her.
I am so glad she has lived close; for the last 2 years. She is a faithful support, and is always pointing me to the Lord. Jane, thank you so much for 'watching out for me', especially this last year when things have been so hard on my heart. You are a true friend~
I have followed Connie for a few years now (though I didn't have a blog for most of that time) and she continually amazes me with fresh ideas, techniques and beautiful paper and crafting designs! And though our styles are very different, her work is a source of encouragement and inspiration.
This is a paper bag card. Just take a paper bag and fold it in half : ) Then decorate inside and out. I covered the front with a piece of white frayed cotton fabric ( from a very thin towel) and topped that with Prima (brand) paper (Romance Novel collection) At the time, I am quite determined not to spend any money on crafting supplies! At least as far as possible : ) So most of what I'm using comes from my 'stash'.
The paper flowers and ribbon rosette's are also Prima. I like to make my own paper flowers, but was lately gifted with some pre-made; and I'm not going to argue with that! I will gladly use them up~
I wanted to mention something here about the bird rub-on. Yes, they are still being used today! LOL!
I have to say though, rub-ons can dry out after a few years and will not 'rub-off' from the sheet, onto your paper. ULTRA frustrating. But I've found something that works and wanted to share it with you.
You can coat the paper (where you want the rub-on to go) with a VERY light and thin 'shmear' of glue. ( I used ZIG 2 way glue.) Let it set for a minute and then add the rub-on like you would normally do. works great!
Thank you ever so much!! I appreciate your peeking in today! wishing you a wonderful day of THANKSGIVING! No matter where you are. Peace be with you, Karen