Poppystamps: Thank You for Your Kindness

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Morning, friends!  I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today, sharing a collection of thank yous I sent out for my birthday gifts last month.  Kansas seems to have completely forgotten how to produce snow, and winter really isn't much fun without such.  So, I'm willing the warm weather back with these springtime beauties.
Let's take a look up close and personal.  Shall we?
I started this card by die-cutting the Floral Stem Collage craft die from Coastal Cabana cardstock and its flower, in three layers thick, from Ballet Slippers cardstock.  I then anchored the center of the layered bloom with a soft yellow button, laced with white string; and embellished the petals with a sequin butterfly.
The "thank you for your kindness" sentiment was white-embossed, vertically, along the right edge of the die-cut window, which was backed with clear cardstock.
I then machine stitched a white-threaded, double, straight-stitch frame around the prepped piece's outside edges, before framing its backside with foam tape to house the shaker elements.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a double or single, machine-stitched frame; and while the stitching does help anchor the clear cardstock to the backside of the window, a single layer is sufficient.  So, a few of the cards have only a single layer of such.
A piece of white cardstock was then adhered to the kraft, cardstock, card face, before adhering the window in place over a healthy dose of heart, Sparkling Clear, and Seaspray sequins, as well as silver seed beads and those sweet, little, white, cardstock, Bunny Hop die cuts.  I just love how cute these tiny die cuts look in a shaker!
Further inspiration for this collection came from Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge 393.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you back here, on Sunday, for a new challenge from The Studio.  Until then, have a wonderful rest of your week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Grateful Heart (Poppystamps) Paper: Coastal Cabana (SU!); Kraft & Ballet Slippers (Wplus9); white (Paper Studio); clear (unknown) Ink: watermark (VersaMark) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); buttons (JoAnn Fabrics); white string, heart sequins, & silver seed beads (Hobby Lobby); white embossing powder (Zing!); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Summer Vibes: Seaspray Sequins (Pretty Little Studio); butterfly sequins (Maggie Holmes); Big Shot (Sizzix); Bunny Hop & Floral Stem Collage craft dies (Poppystamps)

12 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

They're beautiful Jinny!

~amy~ said...

Jinny, what a beautiful set of cards!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous collection of cards, Jinny!! Love those beautiful flowers with the buttons! Awesome color and great touch with the stitching!!

Team Clark said...

Oh Jinny, these make me happy down to my toes! Pure joy on paper, thank you for sharing! Hugs, Autumn

Sandy said...

Your cards are beautiful! Totally love the "spring" feeling of them. Thank you for joining our challenge this week over at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Lisa Elton said...

I LOVE these Jinny!!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Ek Gorman said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. So many things are absolute gorgeous here!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.

Leslie said...

Those are beautiful!! Love!!! I can send some snow your way!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great set of cards! So much dimension and I love all the colors and contents of the shakers!

Tracy said...

These are precious! They make me think of little seed packets. Spring fun!