Saturday, February 23, 2019

All about circles: Easter, masculine and thank you cards

Hello there!  I've been on a kick, grouping cards by theme.  I happened to notice that most of the cards here in this post have a circle as the main focus (with the exception of the second card, which falls under the Easter category).

I framed a sweet little bunny with a stamped wreath (supplies listed in photo caption), and placed a beautiful pink crocheted circle behind it.  My friend, Jessi Fogan, crocheted this, and she sent me a few of them years ago.  Unfortunately, I just found out that Jessi passed away from a severe illness. 😢  It makes me treasure these little crocheted circles all the more .  What a beautiful reminder of a funny, generous lady.

Inkadinkado 'Baby Bunny' - Papertrey Ink 'Keep It Simple: Easter' sentiment, 'Rustic Wreath'

This cross is from Unity Stamps, from a set called "Praise The Lord."  I love the intricate detail, which may be hard to see in the photo since I stamped it in light gray.  It's exquisite.  I paired it with a 'rejoice' sentiment from Wplus9.

Unity Stamps 'Praise The Lord' cross - Wplus9 'Easter Blessings' sentiment (rejoice) - Colorbok notebook diecut

The masculine card below was a thank-you for my husband's cousin, who is a woodworker.  He made us a really cool Christmas card/ornament/frame (hard to explain it, and I didn't take a picture) for 2018.  He loves handmade things, and even asked his mom to make him a quilt for his bed.  😊  So, I made him a card that reflects his love of woodworking, and reminds him that we are family.

Stampin' Up! 'Hardwood' background stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs 'Workshop Tools' dies - Inspired By Stamping 'Inspiring Sentiments' sentiment (family)

The Papertrey Ink 'Rustic Wreath' die shows up again on this last card, this time in brushed silver cardstock.  It's a super simple thank you card, topped with just two rhinestones and a big 'thank you' stamped sentiment.

Papertrey Ink 'Rustic Wreath' die, 'Think Big Favorites #5' thank you sentiment

Thanks so much for taking a look at the cards today!  I am grateful for the comments that you all have been leaving here on the blog.  You're so kind! 
God bless you!


Lisa Elton said...

You've reminded me I need to bring out my PTI Rustic Wreath to play with again It's more than a Christmas set! Fantastic cards Colleen!

Leslie Miller said...

Your bunny is so adorable encircled by the wreath with the leaf sprigs for accent. It's heartbreaking about Jessie and you honor her with this card. Perfect use of the pretty pink crocheted piece. Since I always click for a close up I can see every bit of detail in all your cards. It helps that they're beautifully photographed. All lovely, Colleen!

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