I don't usually send many "hello" cards. It seems like most of my crafting time is filled up with birthday and holiday cards. But this is the perfect time to be creating "hello" or "hugs" or any encouraging card for those who are going a bit stir-crazy. I had this long die (I didn't even try to use the coordinating stamp!) I thought it would be a great wire for this charming little bird. For pops of color, I added some greenery and a sun, then gave it some texture with the clouds.
I had so much fun making this!! I'm surprised at myself for not popping out more cards right now. I am blessed to still be employed but obviously there's little else going on in life. I spent yesterday evening watching my 20-year old son learn to juggle. OK, that was actually fun. But I've spent many, many other evenings with the TV and an iPad. It seems like as life slowed down so did my motivation. Of course, I do have a stash of cards but after I send this week's cards of hugs and encouragement to my friends and my family, my stash is starting to dwindle.
Hopefully you are doing a better job of filling your time with this craft! Be sure to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.
Dies: My Favorite Things Birds of a Feather, Sunshine; Papertrey Ink Swoosh
Paper: Doodlebug Design Inc Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints (blue), Echo Park Magical Adventure Dots & Stripes (yellow), Taylored Expressions Cardstock: Pineapple,
Other: Taylored Expressions Pineapple and Candy Corn, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, My Favorite Things Limelight