Friday, January 13, 2012

Oh, how time flies!

Today, my baby is 4 months old. I thought time went by quickly with the first kiddo, but if it's possible, it seems as it's going even quicker! Now I'm not just watching one beautiful boy grow up, I'm watching two, and I can't keep up.

 My boys when Jackson was only a couple weeks old.


Let's move on before I become weepy ;)

If there is one type of card I always seem to be in need of, it's thank you cards. And I know of a bunch of others who travel in the same boat I do.

This week at the Friday Mashup, they challenged us to make a thank you card, or make a card using designer series paper, or mash it up and make a thank you card with designer series paper!

I really love the Pocketful of Posies DSP. There are sheets like this one, that have large, bold prints on them that can be used as stand-alone pieces, but it also includes perfectly coordinating 'overall' patterns (like the small section used on the bottom). have a look-see:

Sending Many Thanks


I've been looking for the perfect occasion to use this section of the DSP, and I think I found it! Paired with the oh-so-awesome pleated ribbon from the Occasions Mini, I think it's a great way to make use of a very simple layout.

The sentiment is actually a layer behind the rest of the card! First, I punched out a 1 3/8" circle from Rich Razzleberry, then I centred and punched the scallop circle punch over it to make that small frame. After I layered this onto the DSP, I then re-punched the 1 3/8" circle to make a window for the sentiment in behind :)

Materials used for this card:
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Paper: Pocketful of Posies
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Inks: Baja Breeze
Embellishments: Baja Breeze Pleated Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle Punch,

I'm going to leave you with this little gem!! Go ahead, click it. You won't be disappointed! :)

Until next time - Happy stamping!

-Tara

9 comments:

  1. oh my Tara ~ sweetness times 2!!!! And what a fabulous card ~ thanks for sharing and also leaving a bit of love on my blog :-)

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  2. Tara, this is simply gorgeous! Love the DSP you've used and that sentiment treatment adds a really clever element to your card.

    Lovely to see you playing in our challenge this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  3. This is a beautiful choice of DSP for the focus of the card! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

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  4. How is Jackson 4 months old??? Super cute card - looks like we were on the same wavelength in terms of DSP ;)

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  5. Pretty! I like how you used the pattern paper. So glad you joined us at the Friday Mashup!

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  6. Love this! Great way to use those big patterns...and I love how you showcased the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

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  7. Happy 4 month Birthday.. they get big so fast! Your card is stunning, I love how you made use of the great pattern on the DSP. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup!

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  8. Very pretty, Tara. I love that the designer paper was able to do a lot of the work for you. I love those larger patterns for that very reason! Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

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  9. Awww, they do go fast! My "babies" are now 18, 16 and 13...and I dont know how that happened! LOL

    Lovely thank you card, the window and sentiment look wonderful!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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