Welcome! Just popping in to share some notecards that I made a couple of days ago. If you been stopping here for very long, you might know that I'm not fond of mass production. I don't have a problem with anyone else doing it; I just get bored easily if I have to do it! I needed a couple of thank you notes--preferably easily mailable ones. But when you're making two, you might as well make three, just to have an extra for the stash, right? The funny part was that after getting three started, I remembered that I needed seven more cards to put on gift bags for an upcoming church event. Hmmmm, might as well just keep going. . .
So two turned into three, and three turned into ten. For someone who isn't fond of mass production, that was an an accomplishment! :-) Unfortunately, I almost used up my remaining Echo Park Sweet Girl 6 x 6 paper pad. (Sounds like a good reason to shop for new paper, doesn't it?)
For the sentiment, I used Papertrey Ink's Simple Sentiments stamp set. It's an oldie, but definitely a versatile goodie! I used plain cotton crochet thread for my little string and bows, dyed with Copic Reinkers after I finished the first card and decided than I needed a pop of color for the lone embellishment. I machine-stitched a couple of lines on either side of my sentiment after using one of my MFT Die-namics Blueprints 15 dies to create faux stitching around the patterned paper panel perimeter. A bit of sanding and a bit of distress ink, and I was finished--ten cards in an evening, and I'm almost caught up!
On an unrelated note, next weekend I'll be in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington area with Copic Color and Ink Workshops. After almost every trip, I hear from someone who says, "I would have been there if I'd known!" That's why I'm letting you know--hope to see you there!