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Monday, May 17, 2010

Popsicle Monday

Hi Everyone!
Last night I decided to use some of my sparkly papers to create cards. This "Happy Bird-day to you" card is backed on a paper from the DCWV "SongBird" block. Instead of centering the images I decided to set them off to the side for a change. I also used a larger card than I do most of the time. This time I used a 5" x 7" one. I used one of my square Nestabilities to cut and emboss the white squares.

The Decorative Bird stamps are part of a set of 4 bird stamps from
Hero Arts. I used Twinkling H20s to color the birds. Those paints are easy to use and dry very quickly. The "Happy Bird-day" stamp is from Stampabilities.

The colors of my sparkly yellow, orange, lime and blue papers reminded me of the colors of the popsicles we used to buy at "Charlie’s" when I was a little girl. I looked through my copy of Paper for All Seasons by Sandra Lounsbury Foose and found the popsicle pattern that I wanted. Don’t these cards look good enough to eat? I think they’d make great party invitations.

When the beige paper I used is folded it has beige on the front and back of the card and white on the inside. The author suggests that you cover the front, back, and insides of the beige base with fruit-colored paper, but I chose to only decorate the front. That means there is white inside of the card for stamping and/or writing.

I recently rearranged my work table and ended up adding my small cupcake holder to it. I'm storing some of my brads and buttons on it in the silicone muffin cups that Toni bought for me. I just pick up the muffin cup that I want and place it near me as I work.
Have a great night.


Riley's mom said...

Hi Carol,

I remember "Charlie's"!! Remember when we would spend an entire day playing at the playground at Hyne's Field (only returning home for lunch)? If it was very hot, Mom would have a pitcher of tea cooling at the pantry window and she would send us to Charlie's before supper to buy popsicles for dessert.

Love those popsicle cards!

Peggy Burns said...

Ditto Jeanne (not about Charlie's) but about the cards. They are so cute. What a great idea for a summer birthday party.