Make a lemon card!
It's been a bit of a lemon of a week. There has been a cold passing between members of my family for weeks, and this week I finally succumbed. It's not so bad though, as far as colds go it has been pretty mild and I am already starting to feel better.
I have been wanting to make a card of a "citrusy" theme ever since I saw an episode of the Martha Stewart Show this week that was all things citrus. They taste good, they're bright and happy colors, they're full of vitamin C (especially attractive right now) - what's not to like? Then I found this adorable ribbon, which matched perfectly with this cute paper I had...
Have you been noticing that this cute ruffly ribbon is appearing everywhere? I have been wanting to get some ever since I watched Robyn's (a.k.a. My Pink Stamper) DVD, "Cricut Layouts - Throughout the Year", and she used some adorable pink ruffly ribbon. Not the easiest stuff to find, but as it happens, totally easy to make. I don't know why I didn't think of it before! You just have to run a straight stitch (set at the longest setting) down the middle of your ribbon, then pull one of the threads to gather it. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of this from me in the coming weeks - it's really fun!
Cricut Cartridge - Simply Charmed
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Fruit & Veggie Puns
Paper: Me & My Big Ideas (stripes), AC Cardstock, Archivers
Border Punch: Fiskars
Embellishments: Offray (ribbon), Doodlebug Design (flower brad), Stickles, misc. gems and buttons