I almost forgot to post my CPS card again this week! After looking at Tami's sketch for a few minutes, I started with some Honey Pie papers, thinking that I could cut my envelope from the reverse side of the Ella paper for contrast. (The green in the name frame is Clementine.)
For the centerpiece, I chose my favorite Just Rite Stamper's font, Brayton, and inked it in SU's Regal Rose ink. Since my sister (who has a birthday coming) recently had a sweet baby girl, I think she'll like this girlie-girl card!
For the envelope feature, I used a Cricut cartridge, Base Camp, and for the scroll work around "sister," I played with a new Cricut cartridge that my CPS friends recommended, Storybook. (I think I like Storybook. Now I just "need" a bigger Cricut! :-D)
I didn't really like the envelope having a solid look, so I folded its flap backward and placed it on my card that way. Then I needed something to emphasize the curve of the flap. What better way than buttons, which I seem to be in love with lately. (These are mostly Autumn Leaves Foof-a-La buttons.) Did you see my "cheat" move on the buttons? I have a hard time putting buttons on a card without first putting twine through their holes. Considering that it was already 4am when I was working on this card, the twine step just wasn't going to happen. I attached them with mini glue dots, then used a fine point white paint pen to draw my thread on. I finished with a length of Stampin' Up's pink taffeta and a couple of Twinkle Stickers. I think I might try that shortcut more often--it surely beats tying all of those little knots.
I hope you have a lovely day; thank you for visiting!
Edited to add: I just saw some sweet blog candy on the CLASSroom blog! Anybody interested in winning a soldering kit?