Hello Friends, Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and that those of you on the East Coast are keeping warm and safe through winter storm, Jonas. We were at the bottom tail end of the snow and ice here in North Carolina. Schools are closed, and there’s still ice on the roads and power outages…. but I managed to escape it all. Because this weekend I was in Myrtle Beach with my gang of crafty girlfriends on our annual scrapbooking beach retreat. We got there just before the snow started, and left well after the worst had come through. Almost like we planned it! Now how lucky is that?
I don’t usually get too much done at crops, but I did manage to make a dent in replenishing my depleted stash of thank you and birthday cards, and even took a bite out of my Christmas cards for this year. I don’t think I’ve ever made a Christmas card in January before, nor been this on the ball. They’ll probably be the last cards I accomplish before December, but hey….. I’m already ahead of the game.
Today I have more CHA projects to share. This time, a pair of his and hers birthday cards I made for Simple Stories featuring their adorable new party collection, Let’s Party.
Let’s Party is truly such a fun line, and as a card-maker, I was super happy to see a birthday-themed collection… cause as we all know, everybody needs birthday cards. I made a matching set for both a boy and a girl, using a similar style on both. Works great all on their own, or makes a perfect gift set to give or to keep.
I adore the chipboard frames, so of course I used them on both cards to create a little birthday scene using lots of die cuts pieces and clear photo stickers.
I replaced the bow and added a few enamel dots on the boy card for a more masculine feel.
Used some machine stitching and a bit darker color scheme, too.
I’ve got more details and information on these projects up on the Simple Stories blog, if you’d like to learn more. And on that note, I have a few more Simple Stories CHA projects to share, but this is my last post on the Simple Stories blog. My year term with them has come to a close, and with their new planner line and pocket pages to promote, they’re stepping away from cards for awhile.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep safe, all you East Coasters!