Well, since I last posted, I've been reading a lot, resting and working on various professional projects. A few of us are going to do some craft fairs this year. I'm going to get involved as an adult mentor for Youth Sticking Together again this year. So proud to be supporting them. I've also got a couple other irons in the fire, but I'm not quite ready to share those yet.
In order to get ready for the craft fairs, and just because I wanted to do it, I got more sorting done this week. The one photo box was set aside for completed cards I'm giving to my church and the other is for unfinished projects. In typical me fashion, I decided the best way to figure out what was what was to start by just putting it all out there in one big schmozzle.
Then I went through it piece by piece. The pile on the left is cards that are almost finished. For example, the top card (you can barely see it, but's one of the hedgie cards I blogged here), needs the sentiment reattached. Some need colouring. Others need a sentiment. All quick fixes.
The next couple of piles are card bases that are decorated with very pretty patterned paper, but there nothing else done - no sentiments, no images, nothing. They're almost as close as the previous pile, but not quite. Then I have 4x5 1/4 card fronts, and then images. Some of the images are ones I've stamped and some are ones I'm recycling. Not shown is a big bag of scraps that I'm taking with me tomorrow for a friend of mine.
I share all that with you as a long winded way of getting to today's card. Over at Just Add Ink they're having a blog hop and challenge featuring the new envelope punch board and/or the Thinlints Card Dies. I've got a fun birthday card featuring the Create a Cupcake set, Washi Tape and the new candy dots. I have tried to make this style card by hand and it was a LOT of work. These dies are just terrific. I made the base at my demo's studio, as I don't own these yet. I'll definitely be getting at least the circle die frame. That said, the label is growing on me, too, so I could well end up getting both.
Card Details - All Products SU!Cardstock: Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Yippee Skippee
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Washi Tape, Candy Dots