Friday, May 21, 2010

My Handmade Card

In my previous post, I showed you my sweet earrings that I got from Ruth (rhradcliffedesigns) for the Mother's day earring swap that I just did.

Well, I also wanted to share a card that I made for Tammy (earlybird454) who I sent earrings to. Tammy, Ruth and I were a 3 way swap - I sent to Tammy, Tammy sent to Ruth and Ruth sent to me. C0nfused yet? LOL

Anyhoo, I spent 2 days working on this card because I'm not very good at making complicated cards. I mean, I can make little, extremely simple, thank you cards and such but when it comes to the more complicated cards, I usually buy them from some of the great paper crafters on etsy.

But over a year ago, I bought this tablet of paper flowers that you punch out and put together and they make pretty paper flower bouquets. I got it really cheap at Tuesday Morning, mostly just because I thought it was cool and I wanted to play with the paper flowers. LOL Remember paper dolls? I LOVED those when I was a kid.

Well, I finally used it! I seem to have trouble with adhesives and paper. I'm sure all the scrapbookers out there know all kinds of secrets about how to glue this stuff together but for some reason, it escapes me. So, I used my really expensive glue that costs $7 (so it must be good) to make this card. I glued it, then weighted it down for a whole day.

So, here it is. Tammy actually used it in some of the pics in her shop, so I know it hasn't fallen apart yet. Maybe that $7 glue is pretty good after all.
P.S. Tammy makes really cute doggie sun visors. Check out her shop if you have a really cute doggie that needs a visor.

I made a large 3-D flower with a yellow button center and a cut-out butterfly. I used pre-sticky ribbon on the bottom of the card. Then I stamped the back. Pretty simple but it still took me 2 days.
And it was fun playing with those paper flowers. :)

1 comment:

  1. Hahahaha! I'm so happy to know that someone else has trouble with those scrapbook glues & tapes. I feel so stupid when I try to use the tape adhesives....end up sticking myself together more than the paper! Nice card!


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