Saturday, November 22, 2008

Simple Embossed Card

Yesterday as I was getting a chemo angel package ready to send I realized I had no cards.  Sometimes when you are any sort of crafter there is a lot of pressure you put on yourself.  I almost feel bad putting on a sweater or gloves from the store because "surely I could knit that."  The same is true of papercrafting.  Before I started doing this I would take a piece of paper, fold it in half and use it as a card.  But that internal pressure keeps me from doing that now.  I have all these fabulous tools and should put them to use!

Since time was a factor - the package was ready to go to the post office and I like to do that before it gets dark - I reached for my embossing tools again.  This card literally took all of about 5 minutes to make and I'm quite pleased with it.  I'm thinking about doing a set of them just to have on hand.

(card recipe:  Lasting Impressions embossing template, Score-It for the outer square.)

I'll be leaving in just a couple of hours to pick up Miss B.  My heart just sings with happiness when I get to be with that little girl.  :)

"...Is any one of you happy?  Let him sing songs of praise." - James 5:13

5 comments:

Renna said...

I really don't have the space or finances to take on another crafting project, but I do love sending out cards, and I hate paying the high price that they cost. I think purchasing an embossing tool might be a wise investment for me! :-)

The card is lovely by the way. It's simple and elegant.

Renna said...

Where do you buy embossing tools?

Renna said...

Ack! I'll get it all said eventually. ;-Þ

I forgot to say, have fun with Miss B, which I KNOW you will! ;-)

Suzanne said...

I love this idea; card making is one way I relax on a Saturday night when my kids are asleep. Thanks for stopping by my blog; hope to see you back soon!

scrapbdazzled said...

I love the card, it's cheery and elegant with the embossing on white. I am sure the receiver was delighted to find such thoughtfulness with the angel gift.

Bernadette