Friday, February 11, 2011


I made a happy discovery this afternoon when I decided to make a card for this week's Just Add Ink challenge.  The theme this week is to "just add love" to a papercraft project.  Well, since I've already made a Valentine's Day card for my beloved, and have decided not to make one each for the other two littler loves of my life (since previous efforts have not been appreciated), I chose to make a card for one of my very special girlfriends.  I am blessed to have a number of loving, supportive friends who help to make my life a truly happy one.  For this reason, I like to make 'friendship' cards.

The 'happy discovery' I mentioned, was some Martha Stewart eyelet cards (with adorable matching, lined, pink eyelet envelopes) I bought in the States a few years ago, and had put away because I thought they were too pretty to use .... I'm sure I'm not the only one who's done that!  Life's too short to not use our special things every day, don't you agree?  The cards are single layer, and - how's this for serendipity? - the perfect size to fit on top of Stampin' Up! note cards!!  Yippee!!  Not only that, but check out how close in colour the card is to Stampin' Up!'s Blushing Bride ribbon and paper.  I found a brad, in my extensive stash (my Mum commented the other day that walking into my craft room is like walking into a shop, LOL), that was the perfect colour to use.  I whipped up this card in about 10 minutes, which is SUPER quick for me ... my cardmaking endeavours often stretch to an hour or more!

Stamps: Bella Toile, Picture This (hostess set, retired)
Card: Whisper White note card and cardstock, Martha Stewart eyelet card
DSP: Greenhouse Gala and Blushing Bride Patterns Designer Series Papers
Ink: Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz stampin' pads
Other: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Fleurette II, Birds and Blooms sizzlits die, Basic Rhinestones, sponge daubers, Blushing Bride stitched-poly ribbon, pink brad, mini glue dots


  1. Beautiful card - love the eyelet card -perfect match too.

  2. Very sweet! The colours do match perfectly and I really like the crochet flower :)

  3. Sweet card Christine & you do have such a lovely place to go "shopping"!

  4. Beautiful card Christine. I to was guilty of saving stuff cause it was just too good to use, until last year. It's good to share it with those special people i our lives. TFS Cheers Donna zammit

  5. The cards you are making for your friends are so sweet. It is so delicate and I really love how you used the brad in the crochet flower.

  6. Really Pretty card Christine.

    I remember reading an email suposedly from Erma Bombeck (not sure that's spelt correctly) who I believe was battling cancer. She basically said the same thing, Use the good diner set and the expensive sheets, don't let them sit in the cupboard waiting for that special occasion, EVERY DAY is a special occasion and a gift we should celebrate. I'm glad you chose to get them out of your stash and use them.

  7. Very pretty, what a great match and I love the look with the little crochet flower, and I agree live for today!! life is to short...

  8. Pretty in pink card Christine, I do horde stuff away thinking that once i use it is gone and then forget that i have it . your eyelet card is a perfect fit for a love challenge

  9. This is so pretty Christine! Just love that border punch - what a gorgeous effect it has!

    You're friends are lucky to have you in their lives too!:)


  10. a delicious card with a wonderful tender and romantic look!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. So pretty! Soft and feminine...yep I stash stuff too because it's too pretty to use, oh my the amount of 'stuff' I'm storing is just silly.

    Such a lovely excuse to make a card - for a dear friend!


  12. Gorgeously soft and feminine card Christine!

  13. I can only say that this card is even more delightful IRL and will be added to my gallery of 'special' cards. Thank you dear friend for your thoughtfulness, it is much appreciated.

  14. What a beautiful card Cristine and a lovely gesture for your friends. I just know they will appreciate YOU!!