Monday, January 18, 2010

How Old Are You???

I have a few family members and friends (older and younger) with birthdays coming in the next couple of months. I even have a couple of co-workers in need of a birthday card or two, so I've been rather busy -- letting myself be inspired by almost any and everything I see or hear and even some of their suggestions and playing with many different ideas for creating birthday cards. This is one of a "bunch" that I've made.

Ok, I know the rule is that you're not supposed to ask once over the age of ... let's say ... 25. But here's a little card that's just cute enough that you may get away with breaking that rule. :-P I apologize that it's a little dark, but I guess being a newbie to all this, my lighting was off a bit in the first place which made it kind of difficult to get the computer to tweak the Black and White with the Red. I'll get better at this the more I do, I suppose. I hope you can make it out and even more, that you like it. Have a great day. And as always, thanks for stopping by.

Side Note: I believe this card was actually inspired by a card I may have seen on the internet. At the present time, however, I cannot remember just where or by whom. As a creative person (and I also work in the legal field) I understand the issues of copyright and truly do not wish to infringe upon anyone's right to credit for their creativity, so I offer that this design was not totally my own brainstorm albeit the execution is all mine.

Again, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Because ...

It's always nice to get something special "Just Because". And what better way to tell that special someone that you feel good about them, about having them around and in your life ... "Just Because".

Sunday, January 3, 2010

This is a card that can be used for most any occasiion. It is crafted of layers of designer cardstock (pink and teal) and designer specialty papers (pink/teal multi check and tone-on-tone teal circles). The background designer paper (circles) has been distressed to add a bit of texture and interest. The checked designer paper has been "popped-up" to give dimension. And lastly, to "wrap-it-up" all nice and neat, I added a matching pink grosgrain ribbon.

There is no sentiment stamped on the outside and the inside has been left blank so you can write your own personalized message for that special someone.

This card measures 5.5" x 4.25 (A2 size) and comes with a crisp white envelope and both are packaged in a resealable cellophane wrapper.

Have a great day! And, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Starting Anew ...

I believe somehow I managed to compromise my origianl card blogspot, so I've decided to create this new blog.

Admittedly, I have always been and still am a "Fabri-holic" especially as it relates to dollmaking and quilting, but I now have to also admit that I have become a "Paper Junkie" - big time, at least as it relates to cardmaking. Hence the name: "Paper as Fabric".

I already have a blog to showcase my dolls, so I will be using this new blog to showcase my cards. Like before, I'm sure this new blog will have my occasional ramblings about what's happening (or not) in my world and there will probably be the occasional criss-cross of information or an occasional picture of a doll I may currently be working on, but this blog is to mainly showcase the cards I've created and "stuff" that's related to cardmaking.

To bring this new blog up to speed, I've already downloaded all the info from the blog-gone-bad onto an external hard drive and will be transferring those postings to here as time permits. It's a tedious task for sure, but I know of no other way than to move "stuff" over kind of piece-by-piece. It may take a little bit of time to recreate mainly because I work a full-time job outside the home and time is somewhat limited, but I'll do the best I can as quickly as I can.

Thanks for stopping by.