Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Friend card for a Friend

I belong to several fab groups of carders and have made good friends from border to border and ocean to ocean! If we ever met in person, whoa! What a party!! We're always setting challenges and conducting swaps with each other. We even make cards for non-profit organizations, but that's a story for another day. Here's a card I did recently for a friend out in the "Wild West". Most of the products are from Stampin' Up, but the patterned paper is actually doll house wallpaper! (See what I mean about shopping "everywhere"?) I just liked the look of the whole thing. Nothing fancy, just a sweet card for a friend.

A side note - we got a phone call from our tax lady this morning - all good news and bad news (well, consider the news itself!). So, I owe, owe, owe the IRS and West Virginia....of course! The good news - we beat the deadline with 4 days to spare and frankly, that just added more gray hair. So, I colored it - the hair I mean! HA!

Tip of the day:
As Norm Abram, guru to the woodworkers, would say: Measure twice, cut once. That's even more important to a carder when she is measuring expensive patterned paper! When you do cut, cut only one sheet at a time, even if you're pressed for time. Nothing more heartbreaking to realize you've made a measuring error and ruined not one, but two pieces of paper! ('Nuff said - voice of experience!)


  1. Mel that is a wonderful tip, I just lived though that measuring nightmare this week on a card. I measured like 40 times and still cut wrong! Oh well some days are just that way! That is a great card and that retired stamp, I can't remember the name of it now was one of my favorites, the others in that set are all good too.

  2. Mel,
    What wonderful followers you have. I love reading their comments and yours, of course.

    By the way, I finally figured out how to receive a notification in my mailbox when you and Kathy post something new.

  3. Lovely! The paper is beautiful.

    Thanks also for the tip, I have many, many scrap folders from oopsing up on measuring.

  4. HA HA... try ruining 4 sheets... Christmas card assembly line nightmare...

  5. Clever use of the paper! Love the card. Very pretty. Congrats on having your taxes done!!

  6. What a great springy card. She will love it, especially in the "wild west". Aren't they still getting cold and snow in some areas?

  7. Beautiful card and very good tip! As I tell my ladies when I teach a class, "I make all the mistakes in advance for you so you don't have to!" It never fails when you're in a hurry, that's when all goes wrong!