It's a beautiful day. The sun is shining and the air is crisp. I love days like this. I am not a fan of the hot days of summer. I prefer the slightly cooler days of early fall and that's how the air feels today.
The school year is drawing to a close here in Massachusetts. It's the time of year that many parents and/or PTO groups will be thanking teachers for their hard work. With that in mind I created today's first card. It's a gift card holder. When you open the card up there's a pocket inside for a gift card. The papers I used are from dcwv's Grade School small block. The doggie stamp is from Dandelion Designs and the text is from an A Muse Artstamp. The crayon embellishment is a Favorite Findings button and the epoxy apple sticker was in my stash.
The next card is similar to one I shared with you the other day. I used distress inks to color the Tree Trunk stamp from Hero Arts. I learned the technique from a video that was presented by Shari Carroll on the Hero Arts site.
This time I cut off the birds and flowers and replaced them with some adorable bird brads from Eyelet Outlet. After I stamped the text I free cut some clouds and paper pierced them before I added them to the card.
Today my friends Janet and Diane are riding with me to the Heirloom Designs Stamp Show in West Springfield. We're all very excited because this will be our first stamp show. I've given myself a nice little budget for today so that I can have some fun and come home with new stamps and other goodies.
Have a great day!