Friday, March 18, 2011

Tuesday Throw down Challenge #40

The Challenge was to use lace somewhere on your card. Well let me tell you about this $80.00 card. So will some one explain to me how going into JoAnn Fabrics for $2.00 worth lace cost $80.00. I was doing so good at Keeping the Habit in check. But now I have 5 new paper pallets. cause anyone that knows me knows I have NO paper.... :) I think I am going to become that girl that Freezes her credit card in a block of ice to keep from using it. I got some great buys thou. 97c yes 97 cents for some stamp sets on close out. How can you say no to that? times 5.

So I kept this card simple. Used the cut out from the DCWV paper pallet ( forget which one something to with birds I think) This is a 6 x 6 card so I will have to make the corresponding matching envelope. I loved this lace cause you could add color by threading a color ribbon through it. ( I should have taken some more photos) This yard of lace was $1.49 a yard ( full price ) and I bought one yard. This card has about 8 inches or so on it. The paper that was in the Pallet would have baffled me were it not for all the time I spend blog hoping. Left on my own I would have never cut this paper up and used it on cards or as embellishments on scrapbook pages and yet that is exactly what it was designed for.

I have somewhat simplified my card making so that some of them can be sent off to Operation Write home ( essentially they collect hand made "blank" cards to send to service persons overseas for them to write/send back home to loved ones. See site for full details.

1 comment:

  1. Love that 80.00 card!! :) :) I know how that goes! It really is very pretty with the ribbon threaded thru the lace and the sweet images. I have two deployed son in laws and am so happy to hear you make cards for Operation Write Home!