Farewell card for wonderful friends

Nova Scotia here we come!

I guess we’ve all had to say goodbye to a close friend or family member who was moving away. It can be so bitter sweet: while we don’t want to see them go, we are happy for those who move away to take on new challenges, start new careers, or follow a life-long dream. The card I’m showing you today was for a couple of empty-nesters who are following their dream of living on the east coast of Canada–from the bustling city of Mississauga to a quiet country retreat in Nova Scotia.  Ah, can’t you just hear the lapping of the waves and chirping of the crickets? Below is the card I made for my customer to give to their best friends at the farewell party.

First off, it’s an “easel card” which, as its name says, stands up like a painting on an easel. I found this awesome textured card stock at Michael’s and it had just the right look and feel for an east coast farewell card. The card is 6″ x 6″ when closed flat.

Card for Chris and Dan Front Open

I can’t remember, offhand, where I bought the lighthouse image, but I coloured it with my Copic markers and added some sparkle on the sun-dazzled waves and along the side of the lighthouse. The sentiment, which is just perfect for the occasion, is a Dr. Seuss quote (he has the best quotes!), which I  bought at the Silhouette online store. I added a compass (also from Silhouette) and a real wood fence. Here’s a side view that shows off the easel effect.

Card - open in easel position

I love to write the verses or sentiments for the inside of my cards so that they are uniquely tailored for the recipients and the occasion.

inside verse

Here is what the card looks like when it’s open all the way–you can see two panels for special messages. It’s a bit blurry, but I think you get the idea.

Card open all the way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As with all Globug Ideas cards, I created a custom envelope, which I always make to look as pretty as the card inside. On this one, I added some baker’s twine, a couple of seashells and a tiny key (to their new home!)

Envelope for Lighthouse card

 

I hope my like my east coast farewell easel card and that it inspires you to create a unique card for someone in your life.

Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you will visit again, soon!

Gloria

Pretty in Pink, Sweet Baby Girl

What could be sweeter than a brand new baby?

My cousin, Sherri, recently asked me to make a card for her nephew and his wife who were just a couple of months away from becoming first-time parents. Well, I am happy to report that they now have a beautiful baby girl, and they couldn’t be happier. Below is the 6″x 6″ tent card I made for Sherri to send to them. Front

Front-standing

The adorable baby girl on this card is one of Mo Manning’s beautiful drawings. You can find it at Mo’s Digital Pencil. I coloured her with my Copic markers and added some sparkle and cotton gingham flowers. I created the delicate lacy border with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine.

Sometimes in my cards I use a well known poem, such an Irish blessing, but I really enjoy writing an original verse or sentiment. Here’s the one I wrote for this card:

Inside verse

Simple, but sweet…and so pretty in pink!

Card-in-a-box for a brand new baby boy!

It’s a boy!

There’s a baby boy who will soon be born to very happy couple in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His grandparents are beyond excited and have been planning for his arrival since they heard the big news in December! In fact, his grandma has already made a beautiful quilt for him and asked me to create a special card for the big event. Here it is, my second card-in-a-box! It was a lot of fun to make and I hope it inspires you to make one for someone special in your life. I coloured all the pieces with my Copic markers and added some matching bakers twine to the balloons. I used my white gel pen to create a shiny spot on each balloon and then, to add some sparkle, I painted the balloons with sparkly nail polish. (One of my favourite ways to add subtle bling). Brad and Michaela baby card open1

The cool thing about this card is that it folds flat and fits into a regular size envelope. Brad and Michaela baby card front

The photo below shows the back of the card when it is folded flat. The long white panel provides lots of space for writing a special message.

Brad and Michaela baby card backI don’t consider my cards finished until I have create a beautiful custom envelope. I think the envelope should be just as pretty as the card inside! Brad and Michaela baby card envelope

Thanks, again, for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit! Come on back, anytime–I love visitors!

A unique wedding card for Dave and Cavelle

A special card for a special couple!

Wedding cards are, typically, white. But, sometimes you just have to colour outside of the lines, right? For Dave and Cavelle, a more mature bride and groom, I decided on a nontraditional card that would suit the style of their wedding.

Dave and Cavelle wedding card front2

With a casual summer ceremony planned for outdoors by a pond, I liked the idea of earth tones and flowers for this card. I used Perfect Pearls to create little seed pearls around the flowers. What do you think of the effect?

 

Dave and Cavelle wedding card front verse cu

 

 

Here is a close-up of the sweet sentiment on the front.

 

 

Although the photo that follows below is a bit blurry, you can see how I finished the inside of the card to be as pretty as the outside–I do this with every card. It’s more work, and more paper, but the finished product is worth the extra effort. My customers really appreciate the attention to details, too!

Dave and Cavelle wedding card inside verse

 

And, of course, no card is complete without a beautiful envelope. Scroll down to see the matching envelope. Notice the two wedding bands tied together with a bow–so romantic!

 

The Envelope

Dave and Cavelle wedding card front cu

I used designer paper with a pattern on both sides so the envelope is pretty, inside and out. The little square of two-sided tape will make it easy to seal.

Dave and Cavelle envelope back

The finally touch on all Globug Ideas cards is my little ladybug tag on the back. (Sorry about the poor quality of the photo…I really must get a light box set up).

Dave and Cavelle wedding card back

Cute little card purse for Ashleigh

So easy to make!

This really cute purse card was so easy to make it’s almost embarrassing!

Purse Card Front

I found the purse shape in the Silhouette online catalogue. You can probably get something very similar for your Cricut. The design is so simple, you could also just make it yourself.

I love the bright floral designer paper I used on this one. I had been hoping to find somewhere to use this gorgeous paper for a long time and it was just perfect for the purse. A little bling and a pearl closure finished it off nicely. I tucked a cash gift inside for my granddaughter, Ashleigh. She loved the purse and the cash! LOL!

Ashleigh always carries a large and heavy purse with a ton of stuff inside. To eliminate the need to dig to the bottom of her bag to find her key chain, she hangs it from the handle. Smart cookie. Well, I just had to hang a key from this little purse, too.

Purse Card CU of Key

Maybe you could make one the next time you give a gift of cash or a gift card. You can get creative, too, and make it look like a wallet or a tool box or the pocket on a pair of jeans. Go crazy and have fun!

Thanks, so much, for stopping by!