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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Make a card - and Envelope to Match

Do you ever stamp a card and then make a matching envelope? I seldom do that, but always like when it turns out. I really LOVE this new Fall set from Stampin' Up! It lends itself so well to doing a collage style. With Fall upon us, you can choose so many colors to mix and match. I think the only thing missing on this card is maybe a button or sparkle or something on the bow. This challenge was posted yesterday on the 365 card blog and when I saw it I immediately thought of this stamp set. So, I dug out all my stuff once again and had fun laying down the colors in the leaves. As I stamped the card, I did the envelope too. I really think that stamping matching envelopes and even doing the inside of a card is something I want to do more of in the future. It doesn't have to be fancy - sometimes just a single image or a strip of cardstock or patterned paper is all it takes to really dress up a card.
Well, that is it for today. I may attempt to do the sketch challenge for today at the 365 Card blog - it is a simple one - but thinking that I need to pack up alot more stuff than I had intended on taking on the road with me. I will probably end up with my baggie full of Sugar Nellie and Magnolia Images and my colored pencils and be happy to color my way across the states! The countdown has started - yesterday was my last day at the spa - and Tuesday the moving truck will be here.
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have enjoyed your visit and I will be back very soon.

~Paula~

4 comments:

Heidi said...

great job on this challenge! love the leaves!

Paula said...

I love leaves too - oh how I wish you were close by - I'd be right along with you with the Stampin Up. Anyhow one day maybe here in the UK I'll find a Stampin Up somebody close by.
Definitely can see the pencils with your Nellies & Maggies nestling in there.
Paula (PEP)

Lorraine said...

oh i do love those leaves they are so beautiful and i am with Pep on the wish we were all close it would be so much fun we would be up all night nattering away well i think we are anyway lol xx

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sentiment and the lace bow.
hugs, Vanja