Friday, April 24, 2009

An Oldie but a Goodie ...

This week's Stamp Simply #84 challenge on the No Time to Stamp? blog is "Let's Pipe Up!" Using a sewing term, what Sharon is talking about is a narrow strip of paper that separates two other pieces of paper. While I've never called it piping, I frequently separate papers (especially patterned papers) with a thin strip of coordinating paper, usually in a solid color.

In addition to being inspired by the challenge, I drew inspiration from Sharon's card. In need of a quick gift, I deemed her sketch perfect for a set of six simple monogram cards.

To make the cards a bit more fun, I covered the flaps of the envelopes with matching paper and then made a matching folder to hold them. The folder is the "oldie" I noted in my title. This simple stationary holder has been around for years. It's constructed from an 8-1/2 by 11-inch sheet of cardstock (I used textured paper). If you right click on the photo of the directions (from CTMH's 2000 Extravaganza book), and they are large enough to see.

Materials & Tools (card): Colonial White and Desert Sand cardstock; Silhouette Creative Basics (retired); Black ink pad; JustRite Harmony Classic 1-5/8 inch Circle Stamper w/Damask Borders and Trompe Script Font; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

Materials & Tools (stationary holder): Desert Sand Textured cardstock; Colonial White cardstock; Silhouette Creative Basics; Hole punch.

Friends, I think I'm doomed when it comes to Fridays and that the day should be renamed "Feel Bad Friday." Yes, once again, this old bird spent (wasted) the majority of the day in bed with what I believed to be a sinus headache. Still in my pajamas, I feel somewhat better this evening after taking the Sudafed PE Marv went out and got for me. While I didn't have any definite plans for the day, spending the day in bed was not on my list of options, so I'll have to say I'm a little disappointed. I'm grateful, however, that I've never been a person frequently plagued by headaches. They're quite debilitating. Those who suffer from migraines have my sympathy. Tonight, I'm going to do what I can. I've seen some fun sketch challenges I'd like to try, so maybe ... How was your day? A good one, I hope. Signing off, I'd just like to tell you how much I appreciate your visits. You're awesome!


judy anderson said...

Kathi, Someone sent me this remedy this week. Don't know if it works. Just and idea.

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?

Sarah said...

I love this paper!!! It is so easy to make such beautiful cards with it! Your cards and envelopes in the holder are perfect.
Sorry you feel bad again on your Friday off.
Feel better soon!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What an absolutely wonderful gift set you've made -- I love it!!! Monogrammed gifts are ALWAYS a big hit -- I'm sure it will be well received!!! And I love your holder -- I remember making something very similar so many years ago -- how perfect for your gift set -- thanks so much for playing!!!

Sharli said...

I LOVE this project - how beautiful and rich looking! Maybe even simple enough I could pull it off (tee, hee)

I'm sorry about your headache. I can relate as I've been battling a headache every day for 4 days now. I'm very tired of it. I think I'll try Judy's suggestion! It can't hurt!?!

Hope you're better soon!

Laurel said...

What a beautiful gift!

Jeanne said...

Dang...and here I thought you were off to Grand Forks getting all kinds of new goodies. I am SO sorry to hear you had a not so fun day instead.

I love the project you shared. Those papers are so classy. The whole project is wonderful.

Hope you feel better soon! Let's ALL wish it, so it WILL be so! Hugs...

nonapearl said...

Thank you for the template for this card holder! I'm going to use it for my card class this weekend. :) I think it will make a great mother's day card set.