My kiddos just played together, quietly and nicely, for an hour! Holy smokes! I got last night's dinner dishes washed, the downstairs carpets vacuumed, and two loads of laundry folded with minor interruptions. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me!
I have a couple, little, birthday cards, for you, today. I made, this first one, for my nephew's first birthday last week.
A tip for stitching together strips of paper like this is to adhere them, just how you want them, to printer paper. Then, after doing your stitching, you can adhere them to the card face, and no one will have to see the backside of your stitching or the messy thread ends. I, then, stamped the "CeLeBrAte" sentiment several times, in Tempting Turquoise ink, on the card face, just above the top, glitter paper, and separated each wish with a Paper Studio gemstone. Finally, I wrapped a Certainly Celery, grosgrain ribbon around the bottom of the card face, between the Old Olive cardstock and the bottom, glitter paper (Yep! I covered my stitching, but I, also, got the look I was going for. So, no matter!) and tied it off, against the right edge of the card face, with white string, laced with a rust-colored, Paper Studio button.
I made this second, birthday card for one of Ezekiel's friends' sixth birthday a couple of weeks ago. Ezekiel was so excited to go, but he had a fever; and believe it or not, he didn't even ask to go. He was feeling super rough!
I'll be back, tomorrow, to show you my new, SU goodies and another challenge. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!