Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Simple Gifts

Here's a simple notecard that features a little surprise when you open it - a little side pocket that holds a seed packet. To make it, cut a 10-1/4 by 4-1/4 inch piece of cardstock and score it at 4-1/4 and 8-1/2 inches. I colored my stamped image with markers, using a blending pen on the flower pot and then, around the entire image with Twilight ink. It's hard to see, but I used a silver metallic gel pen to color the 'metal' garden fork.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Watermelon, and Black cardstock; Memory Box Homespun 6x6-inch cardstock assortment; Black, Autumn Terracotta, and Twilight ink pads; Watermelon, Garden Green, Grey Flannel, Autumn Terracotta, and Brown Bag markers; Silver gel pen; CTMH Ms. Gardener and Impression Obsession Sentiments I stamp sets; Black mini brads; Stampin' Up Word Window punch; Black My Heritage Writer; Terrifically Tacky Tape.

I made my card in the middle of the night, or shall we say the wee hours of morning? After falling asleep early, I was up and down several times, before finally falling asleep at 5, turning the alarm off at 7, and proceeding to oversleep. I ended up calling in and going to work a couple of hours late this morning, which worked out OK.

We skipped the hockey game tonight. It's a regional championship game that does not involve the hometown team. Marv figured there would be filled to capacity, a definite deterrent when there are small children to 'manage.' The boys are so darned sweet tonight. They're changing so fast. Nursery school has done Bjorn a world of good, and Mathias, while he's developing the little 'attitude' that seems to go along with being four (April 11), is so darned funny that one cannot help but laugh at him.

After playing with the boys until bedtime, I'm going to spend what's left of the evening doing some organizing. I decided that CD cases work well for most of my non-CTMH clear stamps, so I picked up 30 of them today. We'll see how far they go ... I hope you're having a great week. I'll catch you again tomorrow night!


Sarah said...

Love the seed packet in the pocket idea! Love the card...I have this set and cannot wait to use it. I love gardening and can't wait till I can get out there and get my hands dirty. Gardening in Iowa is wayyy different from England LOL.

Sylvia said...

That is a cool card. I love everything about it. And like Sarah I can hardly wait to get my hands dirty. Thanks for your kind comments about my Sports card. I thought it turned out really neat and the idea was entirely mine.

Jeanne said...

Oooh...this is super nice! Love the colored image and the pop of color on the front.

Sorry about the restless night! I think you were smart to avoid the game and just enjoy each other.

Kariberry said...

Pretty card, I love the seed packet in the inside! :)