21 Feb 2008

With Sympathy.....

This card is for no family in particular, thank goodness, but you never know when you are going to need a sympathy card.

The image is from a box of seconds I bought off of Art Impressions for $40!! You get $100 worth of stamps and the only thing that was wrong was that the image on the wood maybe was brushed off or kind of crappy. I did have one stamp that the rubber was crooked, but I have a BIG star on that one so I know to twist it a little!! Here I am -- learning by messing up!!!

and the sentiment is from Printworks - don't they have the cutest font!!?

The patterned paper is from DCWV Old World Stack. It is a lovely textured paper and the pack is 8 x 8 paper with tons of beautiful old world - I call them wallpaper - designs!

Of course the ribbon is Offray that I buy at Walmart. They have lots of spools of ribbon in the sewing section that sell for about .59 - $1.59 and there is about 5 years on each one. I always buy the chocolate ribbon because I use it up sooooo fast!!

Of course the base of the card uses Papertrey Ink's white cardstock which is such a beautifully heavy paper. It only cost $6 for 40 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 paper! So of course I loaded up this last stamp release.

And I bought their new coloured paper which, according to everyone who already HAS THEIR PAPER (ugh!), is just bee-yoo-ti-ful!!
Oh I can hardly wait!!



  1. Sandy O14:27

    Love the images on this card. To bad they are all out of those $40 seconds! I hope I can catch it next time.

    I just placed my first papertrey paper order and can hardly wait. I am hoping that the white is as fabulous as I hear, and the colors too! Looking forward to seeing your samples.

  2. This is a beautiful card! I love AI...I have almost bought the seconds, well several times, but changed my mind. You got some beautiful trees! And yes, the new PTI is mine yesterday! Hope I get snowed in tomorrow so I can play with it!! I'm dreaming, be lucky if we get an inch.

  3. Such a sophisticated card. I LOVE the trees and the colour. And that ribbon is scrumptious. Can't believe you got such a great deal. You smart cookie you! :0) Mel

  4. this card is awesome, it is so elegant and powerful.


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