The card I’ve made for day four of my challenge is probably my favorite so far. It came together in a snap, and I just love how the greeting fits so perfectly into the frame design. The frame comes from this piece of 12×12 patterned paper made by My Mind’s Eye. The patterned paper in the background comes, again, from the Nostalgia 6×6 paper pad. I guess that just goes to show how far a well designed paper pad can stretch. And the sentiment is part of this great stamp set. I find myself reaching for it over and over again. Oh, and I love the detail of the button. That small bit of texture goes a long way to adding interest to a relatively simple card.
For day five I wanted to use my Silhouette Cameo and try something that I’ve seen all over the internet, but have never done myself. And in honor of friendship day (Aug 5th) I wanted to make something I could send off to some special friends that are living way too far away. I decided to work small and make gift cards, something that can be tied to a small package, around the neck of a bottle of wine or simply sent in an envelope along with a multi-page letter. I cut out the different sized butterflies with my Cameo, layered them all and then stitched them together using my sewing machine. I was really surprised at how quickly it all came together. I know I’m going to be making these for years to come. they are just so darling. I adore how the extra thread looks a bit like the legs and antennae of the butterfly.