"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, December 4, 2015

two more cards...

Hey friends!!  Happy weekend!!  Popping in with a couple of cards to share for several challenges:  Sweet Sunday Sketches, CASology (pie), Freshly Made Sketches and Merry Monday.  The first card is for CASology and Sweet Sunday Sketches.  When I saw the cue word pie it made me think of my Simon Says Stamp November card kit and the fun stamp set that it came with that revolves around pie and so I just had to play along.   And since the Sweet Sunday Sketches layout was super simple the two were the perfect fit!  The SSS card kit came with a pack of die cuts and I actually used a couple of those for my card along with a sentiment from the stamp set and some patterned paper from the kit.   I die cut my panel from kraft cardstock and a second from patterned paper.  The patterned paper piece was cut on the diagonal and adhered to the kraft panel.  The little berry sprig and pie were then layered on.  I stamped the banner in kraft ink and added the sentiment in red, trimmed out the banner and adhered it to the card... super simple.




The second card is for the current Merry Monday challenge to use a bird on your Christmas card and uses the current FMS layout.  Don't have a lot of bird images, but I do have this cute little Memory Box bird die so I used that.  The papers and cardstock I used for this card are from the Simon Says Stamp December card kit.  Since I wanted the bird to be perched on the banner I decided to use that strip that runs across the sketch as the place to put my sentiment.   After die cutting everything and layering it on the card base.  I thought the bird looked a little plain just sitting there on the banner so I added some loops of silver metallic thread to give him a place to perch.   The sentiment is from the very old PTI set Merry Little Christmas.  I added a couple of sequins that came with the kit to either side of the sentiment for a bit more finished look.    Another super simple... but at this time of the year simple works really well for me, lol!!  This card fits the current Memory Box challenge so I will be posting this card there, as well.



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Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, Audrey Blue, Lipstick Red; PTI kraft and cream; Stamps:  PTI and Simon Says Stamp; Patterned Paper:  Pink Fresh Studio (card #2) and Pebbles, Inc. (card #1); Dies:  Memory Box, My Favorite Things and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Sequins:  Jillibean Soup; DMC silver metallic thread; Die cuts:  Pebbles, Inc.
 

19 comments:

Deepti said...

Your cards are the always amazing :) love them both !

Tracey McNeely said...

Rosemary your pie is fabulous, such a unique pie. Hmm may need the kit now. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Lisa said...

I agree with Deepti!! Love your design on the first one. the sentiment placement and little cluster behind the pie looks wonderful. Pretty CAS design on the second card too, cute little bird!!

Martha said...

Rosemary, both cards are simply beautiful.

Kristie Goulet said...

Two great cards. Love the colors on your MM card.
Thank you for joining us!

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are really lovely. I think the pie on your first card looks so very delicious and the sentiment is sweet. (see, I have a pun too!) Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Greta said...

Sweet cards, Rosemary! I really like the second one with the beautiful background paper & silver thread nest for the pretty bird!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

What a pair of pretty cards! I adore your pie card with that fabulous Kraft base. Such a pretty palette! Your Christmas card is beautiful too! So glad you could join us at CASology this week!

Maria A. said...

What a fantastic die kit and pie image, I love the recipe under the pie, this is just perfect for your card, how clever and it looks lovely.
The Christmas card is beautiful too , the silver loops behind this little bird really add a lot of dimension.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

walchowDesign said...

You pie card is so cute and love the idea that the recipe is enclosed.

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! The little bird die is adorable and how cute that you made him a wee thread nest :) Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, both cards are so lovely! I love the fun sentiment on the first card (and what a great take on the sketch!), it is such a warm, cozy card! I also love your take on the Merry Monday Challenge this week...such pretty colors you've combined! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Kim S said...

LOVE your bright red bird on the banner - perfectly backed with the stripes and bitty stars! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh that is the cutest sentiment "apple of my pie". Love that. What a sweet birdie Christmas card Rosi.

Barb Ghig said...

Two stunning cards, Rosemary! Your pie is so pretty, and I love how you used the sketch for your design! Love your red bird with the soft diagonal stripes on the background, too...Lovely and perfect, as always!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both wonderful!

Anita in France said...

Delicious pie, Rosemary ... so yummy ... and the fabulous red bird with the aqua stripes and the smidge of silver thread ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Penny Ward said...

Rosemary, your cards are just lovely...as always. I so love that Red, White and Aqua color combo!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Outside the Box. hugs, :)

Laura said...

What a sweet card! Thank you so much for participating in the Memory Box season's greetings challenge.