Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Mail!




This is a quick little number I made for Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop.  I haven't hopped for a big bit and despite my best (albeit rather unsuccessful) efforts to move away from my color crush on all things yellow, I thought this card might be a semi-suitable candidate to post.  In making this card, I used two Papertrey Ink dies (among others) rather deliberately that I think are rather sweet, but not often used by me.  In fact, more than anything, the inspiration picture conjured up thoughts of the wee envelope die and the fancy schmancy doily die.  Don't ask why, because I don't really know how I managed to arrive at those two dies specifically from the inspiration photo supplied.  But I did.  The mind boggles, ay? And to satisfy the ruffle requirement, I stuck on that fun little pearl centered ruffled flower.  Not sure what this card, with its Tiny Tag, would be in aid of, but I wonder if it wouldn't be a different sort of birth announcement, with a picture of the precious new arrival in the envelope perhaps?  

Well, that's me done for this Blog Hop.  Here's hoping it won't be so long between drinks before I participate in another.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a glorious day!

20 comments:

Michelle said...

So pretty, Jen! I love your idea of using this design as a birth announcement, very clever!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely beautiful, every elements of this is amazing. Love the vellum embossed note in the envie and the tiny tag.

Jacquie Southas said...

sweet card - love that there is just a touch of aqua & green

Joyce said...

Absolutely love this card. You always pay attention to every detail. I'll bet your cards are even more stunning in person, where all the layers can be touched. I think my fave part is that tiny envelope with the pattern on it.

Kim said...

Beautiful card...love all of the yellow, so bright and cheery.

Gayatri Murali said...

Beautiful card, Jen! Love the pattern paper and that gorgeous ribbon. Love that you have stamped on the envelope. Adds to the texture. great work as always:)

Trell Doxie said...

I LOVE this!! You got me with the doily and the patterned paper.

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. i love all the elements you included: the doily, dotted ribbon, tag, flower.

Jill Norwood said...

This is so beautiful! Love all of the details - so pretty!

Tonya Jastad said...

Beautiful card! I love all the details you added. Great job!

Cammie said...

Jen, happy mail indeed! This sweetly pretty card would make the day for its recipient.

Leigh said...

This is gorgeous, Jen! I love the strips of patterned paper and that envelope is darling!

Karen C. said...

Such a bright and sunny card, Jen. I love the way you've used the envelope as the focal point .... and the polka dotty ribbon is so sweet. This really is 'happy mail'!!

Luanne said...

*wee-ly* cute!! I love the little envie!!!

Cathy Weber said...

You had a great idea to use the little envelope and a doily for this challenge Jen...that wa super smart and it is so pretty with that great patterned paper and the special delivery sentiment. Totally reminds me of the inspiration pic!

Cindy said...

I just love that teeny envelope. And the yellow is just so summer! Great card Jen.

Marybeth said...

Your card is gorgeous and so sunny! Love , love the way you used the little envelope .

Anne B said...

I think this would make a lovely birth announcement! Love your take on the challenge :)

cbuswell said...

Fabulous card, love all the details! Loving yellow too right now!! : )

Jani Lewis said...

Great card and wonderful concept from the inspiration photo. Your colors compliment each other perfectly. Lots of fun texture too..

Jani
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