Before Christmas I asked some of my crafty pals if they would be interested in having a little "shoebox" get together from time to time. If you are familiar with the idea of a "shoebox" get together it goes something like this - everyone makes a sample card and brings enough supplies for everyone else who is attending to make the same card. Since I've never done this before, I suggested we keep it fairly simple since we are all of different skill levels and experience when it comes to making cards. Then there's me -- "Miss slower than cold molasses running uphill" when it comes to CERTAIN aspects of card-making (seriously, I am the slowest person I know when it comes to colouring) and not everyone likes to colour or has the supplies for colouring.
Anyways, taking all of that into consideration, I came up with this fairly clean and simple card.
As you can see, I did two versions of it so the gals can choose for themselves which version they prefer. The papers are double-sided so it makes it easy to pick one or the other. The only thing I had to cut extras of were the hearts since the die is not symmetrical and has a different orientation if you flip over the die cut. I'm also going to leave it up to the gals to decide which sentiment they want to put on their cards - I do have a LOT at my disposal so.....
I've even got the bows already tied and ready to be attached to the cards -thank goodness for my Bow Easy!
I'll share with you tomorrow what the other gals had for us to create - the other three cards were just fantastic and VERY creative. Mine was definitely the simplest of the lot. I'm going to have to up my game for the next gathering!
- finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
- patterned papers: Martha Stewart Mat Stack
- stamps: Verve Love Notes
- die cut: Verve Jotted Heart
- rhinestones: Stampin' Up
- brown satin ribbon from my stash (Fabricland). I finally used it ALL up for the shoebox supplies (I've had it for a year or so at least, so now I get to buy more!)