I have been working on a design for a while and I think I have finally come up with something that I think will work pretty well. It is always nice to have a card that does double duty and I think that a wedding card should do that. In the time when most wedding gifts have been reduced to a nice 2.5 x 3 gift card I wanted to be able to give the gift card but also write a quick note of congratulations! I used some great wedding paper and used my new Sizzix die little bag-love this die! You are going to see lots of little things coming up made from this die.... I also made a couple of birthday cards. I am admitedly a plain jane kind of card maker. I really like fun folds but I like my cards to fit in 4.25x 5.5 A2 envelopes so there isn't an extra postage cost. Plus I don't like to waste paper.
So for this birthday card I made a belly band which holds the card shut because it opens from the bottom and has a surprise inside (ok peeking out) I have seen all this fun cards with floating parts and thought balloons would work well. I embossed the front and added the belly band just for embellishment. My next birthday card used this darling girl from Pure Innocence holding the giant cupcake. I guess I may never "grow up" when it comes to cupcakes. I enjoy making them and especially using them in fun cards. I fussy cut her dress and colored the rest of her with copic markers adding the sentiment wish big. I embossed the front of the card with a tiny dot and cut the pink and orange papers out of spellbinders dies.
I know that we are in to zucchini season not strawberries but a zucchini thank you card just didn't work for what I wanted here... So the sweet strawberries it was. You can never have enough thank you cards on hand. I seem to have this love affair with embossing folders, don't I? I just like the dimension and finished look that it gives to cards. I guess it is like those fancy edged scissors that we all used to by-only now it is embossing folders. I guess once you make cards you really start to collect items. Copic colors, stamps, dies, paper, the list is long and probably varies for each of us! My last card is also a thank you card and uses a sunny watermelon on a wait for it-black embossed panel. The black makes the watermelon just pop. Yes I considered my other favorite polka dot... I am already obsessing about fall and Halloween cards and working on a whole slew of gift card holders. I just love the packaging that finishes the gift.