Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thank You Cards

I have been very busy since I last blogged more than a week ago. I've had no time to blog or to be creative this week. Work is very busy now that I'm the only secretary at work for a few weeks, and I'm quite tired when I get home. A few days ago I received the July kit from My Scrapbook Nook. This is my favorite kit since I've been on the DT. Why?'s filled with goodies from October Afternoon. It's no secret that I {heart} October Afternoon so this kit is totally up my alley.

For the first card I chose one of my favorite color, cream and black. The black star print is one of my favorite patterned sheets from the 5 & Dime collection. I added a Zva Creative crystal flourish to the card. The flourish is a lot larger, but I used only one third of it. When I first used Zva Creative crystals I didn't want to cut them smaller, but now I often do it with the larger flourishes to make them fit on a card. The red felt flower comes from my store.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Raven) | Patterned paper, alphabet stickers: October Afternoon (5 & Dime) | Button: Buttons Galore & More | Twine: May Arts | Ribbon: local haberdashery | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo) | Felt flower: Cards & Wishes | Flourish, adhesive dots: Zva Creative (CRB03CB116, AD01CB101) | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection, Double-Ended Banners Die), MFT Stamps (Die-namics Mini Film Strip), sewing machine

The second card has a more softer color scheme and a simple design.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Straw) | Patterned paper: October Afternoon (5 & Dime) | Button: Papertrey Ink (White & Cream Mix) | Twine: May Arts | Ribbon: American Crafts | Rub-ons: Melissa Frances | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo) | Tools: MFT Stamps (Die-namics Open Bracket Border), sewing machine

And here's a collage of the July kit. October Afternoon 5 & Dime papers, shape stickers, rubber charms and mini market stickers, Maya Road canvas tags, American Crafts thickers and trim.

This past week I also did a lot of work for my store Cards & Wishes. I added new products and mini kits to my store. All kits sold out pretty quickly and as soon as I restocked them they sold out again. I added new mini kits in Vintage Brown and Vintage Black yesterday, but availability is limited. I now also have wooden embellishments such as spools and clothes pins.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time.


  1. Ingrid je kaarten zijn weer top.
    Het papier van je 2de kaart heb ik ook al liggen ern zelfs al wat mee gedaan, vind die rozen zo mooi.
    Werk niet te hard zodat je wel knutseltijd verhoud hoor!

    Gr. Anita

  2. Adorable cards - I love OA too! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

  3. wat een leuke kaarten en je kitjes zien er super uit.

    groetjes de twins

  4. Ooh, ze zijn echt prachtig! Je kunt wel zien dat dit echt jouw papier is:)

  5. I love both your cards Ingrid. I'm a big fan of October Afternoon as well, but I think this line is the only I haven't purchased. Love the items in your store as well. xox

  6. Thanks for putting a smile on my face(: Prachtige kaarten weer Ingrid. Wat ik mij al een tijdje afvraag is het erg duur om de Scrapbook Nook kit te laten verzenden naar NL?