Friday, April 10, 2015

Yesterday was a great mail day!

Most of the time I don't get too terribly excited about the mail.  But yesterday was an exception.  First I opened an envelope containing the summer collection of skittles that I had ordered.  The colors are just fabulous!  Thanks, Corri!   Next, there was a card from a very dear friend in her 90's whom I hadn't heard from at Christmas, which never happens.  So, I was happy to hear she just had a bad patch and is doing much better.  And on the bottom of the mail pile was a familiar gray plastic envelope.... my April issue of Quick Cards magazine with a sweet pack of Lily of the Valley designer paper.

I wasted no time and headed straight for the dining/craft table to make this card:

 I used a Spellbinders die to cut the picture from the front of the notecard I had just received from my friend.  Next I cut the same aperture from a piece of the Lily of the Valley paper and inserted the picture.  The sentiment is an unidentified rubber stamp from my stash.  Using a sheet of white CS 10.0 x 6.25, I scored it at 4.25 and 8.5 inches.  That left a 2 inch flap on the inside of the card into which I can safely tuck a few photos.  Just to dress it up a bit, I used a scalloped border punch on the edge and added a strip of the dp to match the front.  The little rose was salvaged from the back of my friend's card, too.  A similar scalloped edge and dp strip was added to the top of the inside with a simple sentiment - Enjoy!  The card front was attached and a bow, charm, and skittles added to finish the card.

(inside of card with photo pocket at the bottom)

Finding time to write long notes in Christmas cards each year seems to get harder and harder, perhaps, because I procrastinate more and more.  Maybe 10 years ago I simply wrote in my friend's Christmas card that I'd send a letter and photos after the holidays and have continued doing just that for years.  I'll be sending this recycled card and several photos back to her.  I think she'll be tickled to see how I reused her note card and to see how big all the grandkids are getting to be. 

The challenges I am entering today include:
Simply Create Too Challenge #83 - No digis or stamped images (This image was recycled from a store bought card I received in the mail.)
Scrapy Land Challenge #15 - Anything Goes (I used Spellbinders dies)
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes + Stash Item -AG (skittles, ribbon, charm all from my stash)
Pile It On Challenge #63 - Die Cuts/Punches (I've used a die cut, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, scalloped border punch and corner punch.)
Scrapbook Blessings Club April Challenge - Anything Goes with Pink, White and Green


  1. Wonderful card and thanks for joining us for our Pink and Pretty Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  2. I love the teacups image and the background paper is gorgeous! Love that sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #15!

  3. I can see why you made your card immediately, Debi! And it is beautiful! Love every detail, especially how you carried the theme to the interior. Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  4. Thank you for entering our 'die cuts / punches' challenge at Pile It On with this fantastic card. Lovely layout and a beautiful theme. I hope you will visit us again soon.
    Anna xxx

  5. How beautiful and soft.

    Thanks for joining our Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

    /Lisa -DT

  6. Polkadoodles
    Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Pink & Pretty challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (Senior DT)

  7. Wonderful card, love the die cuts that you used. The colors are so soft and pretty. Thanks for playing our Die Cuts Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT

  8. Wonderful way to recycle that spectacular image from a note card, Debi! This is gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful card - I love how you dressed up the inside as well!! So soft and sweet!! Lovely work!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler

  10. Cute and pretty card which fits in beautifully with our "Pretty in Pink" challenge over at Polka Doodle Challenges.


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