JustRite Friday Challenge #43 – With Sympathy

I am glad JustRite issued a challenge that includes sympathy cards. Sympathy cards can be so hard to make, and I appreciate all of the entries I’ve seen so far. There are so many good ideas for elegant and subdued cards. Well done, everyone!

For my card I used something that I just received in the mail yesterday: my first JustRite font set! Some of them are 50% off right now (in the Super Sale section of the JustRite store) since they are reconfiguring how they bundle the sets. I had a lot of fun with my mom yesterday (we both ordered some fonts and Christmas stamps that are also on sale) trying out our new letters. We both had a few mistaken identities with letters: there were “Happy Dirthbay” and “symgathy” sentiments.

I decided to make a 4×4 card, which I’ve discovered is the perfect size for a gift card and a little note. I used some DP I bought around Mother’s Day, and a “Natural” colored cardstock base instead of the “Kraft” that I have been using a lot lately. Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Natural); Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White)
DP: My Mind’s Eye: Life Stories (Lavender Plaid, Roses)
Stamps: JustRite (Trompe Lowercase 25pt)
Inks: VersaFine (Onyx Black); Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye); Memento (Timber Brown); Hero Arts Chalk Ink (Iris)
Punches: EK Success (Scalloped Circle, Circle); Martha Stewart All Over the Page (Rose Window)
Misc: Recollections (Pearls); Martha Stewart (Ribbon); ScorTape, Pop Dots


Birthday Bounty!

Last weekend was my birthday, and boy did I get loads of awesomeness! Here is what my wonderful husband bought for me:

Pumpkin Nestabilities

Labels 9

Copic Refills

And a huge Papertrey Ink order

(Sorry for the low quality photos, I was in a hurry this morning)

Here are details of the PTI order:

Two packages of White Adhesive Sheets and 1/8″ Scor-Tape

Spiral Notebook Page Die

Fillable Frames #1 Stamps and Die

Fillable Frames #4 Stamps and Die

Quilter’s Sampler, Quilter’s Sampler Additions, EK Success 3/4″ Square Punch

All Booked Up Stamp Set, Mat Stack 3 Die, Bookmark Die

I am so excited! I can’t wait to start using all of this. I am especially thrilled with the All Booked Up stamps and coordinating dies. I have so many projects in mind for these!

Card Box

This is a quick project I made to hold cards. I used two layers of cardstock (plain white for the inside, and patterned on the outside) for strength. It measures 6″ wide, 2.5″ tall, and 1.25″ deep. I used the Martha Stewart Score Board to score the fold lines for the box. I will post more detailed instructions at a later point; but for now, here is my card box:

Supplies (all American Crafts):
Cardstock: White, Blue Skies
Chipboard: Townhouse
Stamps: Thanks
Ink: Pigment Dye Ink (wave)
Ribbon: Leafy
Crochet Flower: Spring


I decided to catch up on some scrapbooking tonight. Here is one of the pages I made. And yes, the photos are from 4 years ago. I have been going through old photos lately and these were too cute not to put on a page! (click all photos for a larger image)

Here are some closeups:

The title:

The Fla!r on my oldest daughter’s photo:

Supplies (all are American Crafts):
Cardstock: Blue Skies, Brights
Fla!r: Springy
Ribbon: Leafy
Townhouse: Chipboard
MiniMarks Rub-ons: Purkey
Thickers: Emerald Flocked

Happy 4th of July!

"Let Freedom Ring"I figure a holiday is as good a day as any to start my blog!

This is a card I made last week. The photo was uploaded from my phone, so the quality isn’t the best. I am currently into coloring white buttons with my Copics to match my other embellishments and color scheme.