Tag Archives: Heidi Swapp

Freshly Made Sketches #147 – Hello

fm-147-hello

  • Patterned paper – Heidi Swapp “Favorite Things” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Emobssing folder – Cuttlebug – Anna Griffin “Pirouette”
  • Die – Lil’ Inker Designs “Hello Word”
  • Felt Flower – Hero Arts “Buttons Galore”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Paper String – Tim Holtz Idea-ology

For this card, I used Freshly Made Sketches #147 as a guide. I thought the sequins helped tie the pattern in the floral paper to the background by repeating the round motif and colors a little bit. I dug deeply in my stash for the felt button. I think I’ve had those for years and still have a few more. Such treasure! Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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Happy Birthday, Rebel Style

Rebel-Birthday

  • Stamp – Hero Arts – “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Patterned papers – Heidi Swapp “Favorite Things” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Stickers – Heidi Swapp
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous Detail White

So it is yet another National Scrapbook Weekend. I have a great interest in making lovely scrapbook pages; I take many photos that fill up my computer hard drive, Dropbox, Snapfish, etc. But there is always something especially daunting to me about creating scrapbooks. I want a really large block of time to do it, and I just don’t have that in my life right now! So cardmaking is really for me! I like the small format of a card, I like the fact that I can give them to friends and family, and I really like to donate as many cards as I can to Operation Write Home.

There are a few of us who make cards for Operation Write Home who call ourselves “Rebels with a Cause” during National Scrapbooking Day. We rebel and make cards instead of scrapbook pages. Yep, that’s pretty serious stuff! So this year, my rebel card is this birthday card. I absolutely love the simplicity of this sketch: Sketch 291 from Clean & Simple Stamping. I’d like to use this one some more! I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder so that it stood out a bit more. ¬†Thanks for visiting today and observing my rebellious side!