Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday Fun Day: Birds and Blooms and Thinking of You

Welcome to Monday!  The sun came out and suddenly all activity turned to spring things such as gardening and preparing our trailer for a season of camping and travel.  I'm surprised I stamped at all, but I can't seem to stay away from it entirely.  I recently finished up a batch of two dozen cards for a friend, so now I'm back to playing with my new or not-yet-used goodies.

Today I'm using a new-to-me stamp set, recently received as a gift, and I adore it.  Perfect for fair weather stamping when I don't have much time.  The stamp set is Inkadinkado "Pattern Play Inchie".  Nine different inchie stamps to mix and match, three of which I used here.  That little tag stamp is going to come in handy!




Also new to me is the Memory Box Pinpoint Double Frame die and the gingham paper.  I know... sales... what're you gonna do?  I have to stop looking.  I bought a whole 12 x 12 pad of the gingham paper at Wal-Mart.  What was I even doing in the craft section?  I went there for dog towels, sheesh.  Well, since I now have so much gingham paper I made the whole card with it.  I lined the inside with white to make it more sturdy.  Worked like a charm and turned out pretty cute!




I added a little more designer paper with the borders and flags, plus a linen thread bow.  It all worked out to make a cheerful get well card.

Thanks for sharing time with me today.  I hope you're enjoying some pretty spring weather.  It sure is uplifting!


18 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your gonna have such fun using all that gingham paper! Love your card...those sweet little birds and that banner is awesome! I always wind up in the craft section at Walmart. I just love to poke around in there!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh! So that's where our sun went.. Can we have it back please? Lol!

Beautiful card and the lovely gingham looks so fresh and pretty, perfect for those stamps and the banner! Enjoy your week Leslie...

Diane said...

Well geez, you had me with the word 'gingham'..a favorite of mine for sure! A pretty pretty card and how clever to use the designer paper for the card base, you have me storing that idea away for future use!! We are to have 70 degrees weather here today though Mr. Rain is moving in about the time it turns 70, I hope to get outside around noontime and to start cutting down the dead. The daffys are starting to bloom (I have about 34 different kinds) though the frost did a few in..sigh!! Have a great day, I know I sure am going to enjoy it!

Sherri said...

This is just adorable! The stamps are darling and I love gingham! Who knew Walmart carried gingham paper! I get my groceries there but have never walked through the craft section before but I certainly will now! The Walmart store is just 5 minutes from my house and their prices are so much cheaper than the grocery store they are next to! Plus the other store doesn't carry anything but their store brand cat food so I don't shop there. You can never have too much gingham paper! Thanks for the heads up and for posting such a cheerful card to start my day!

Yogi said...

pretty. have a great day

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fantastic card and I love your little inchie images used on it. Great layout and design for your card. This is certainly a very Spring like look too!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a nice layout. These inchie stamps are great. I don't have any and I love the tag one. While Joe is looking at the auto section in Walmart, I steal away to the craft section as well. I love the gingham paper. What a bright cheerful card to start the week. We were outside all weekend having fun as well. Have a great week!

pam said...

Love the stamping and gorgeous colour theme on your card Leslie, what a wonderful layout.
Hugs Pam x

Pauline said...

EEK!!! Love the gingham paper and love your card! I would of never thought those images were Inkadinkado inchies - I have a few sets myself and haven't used them in years! I love how you placed them inside the MB double frame die, they fit perfectly, and the tag is so cute as well! Great layout and love the colours. Another wonderful card Leslie, your cards are always so unique. Yes, I'm enjoying the spring weather - finally! It's so nice to see the sun and a bit warmer temperatures.

Margaret said...

Wow! Leslie this is so adorable! I'm in love with the stamp set and the gingham paper is so pretty. I love how you framed the image panel with some other pretty pattern paper.
Glad you are enjoying some Spring weather. Do you have a destination in mind for your first road trip?

Lynette said...

So, so cute, Leslie! Love the gingham - how clever to use it for the whole card. Love the die cut, too. Have fun with camping! I'm jealous. We had a gorgeous day today - 69 degrees or so! Hard to believe just a week ago we had 22 inches of snow!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute way to use the inchie stamps, I have a few sets that I just have a hard time thinking of how to use them, you have have given me great inspiration, cute coloring and use of the tag stamp. Love your added banner! I always look in the craft section at walmart, great find with the paper.
I bet your garden is really looking good.

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, this is such a sweet card with the little inchie birds, I also love the inlaid frame.

Cindy Beach said...

WOW, Leslie, this is adorable! I can just see myself wandering into the craft section at Walmart - and falling in love with that gingham paper! SO glad you put it into your cart so we will get to see how you use it! The inchies look perfect tucked in to the double stitched frame. Pretty cute all around and I love the cheerfulness of this card, and the gender neutral aspect too. Way to go!

Darlene said...

OMG I missed this ... busy busy here! What a fabulous put together and such happy colors & design! Love that floral banner! Now why don't I think of things like that??? Awesome inspiration with all the piercing too. LOVE IT! Happy day my friend!

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card love the little inches stamps and floral banners
Carol x

laurie said...

Oh this is cute! I love that banner and gingham!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

New to you and a great job with it, super cute. I do like the pennant banner you added as well. New stuff is always fun.

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