Thursday, February 6, 2014

Say It with Tags -- or Hexagons

Hi, everyone!

Hope everybody is plowed out by now. Wow, what a winter!

I have two cards to share. But, before I do that, a quick reminder that Bobbi's Olympic-sized challenge is going on at W2SB. You have until the 21st to link up a wonderfully "colourful" card.

Card #1: Say It with Tags... and Flowers

American Crafts (peachy keen); Distress Ink core paper (scattered straw)
Paper Smooches scalloped tag die; Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon
computer-generated sentiment (Lucida Handwriting)
Marvy punch; EK hole punch; Recollections foam adhesive
I first came up with this layout for a thank you card a month or so ago. I really like the triple tag effect. And, I also like that the flowers have the same top layer of paper as the background paper. It is a nice way to fill space without taking away from the focal point.

I came across a pack of this 2-sided paper at Big Lots -- twenty-five 12 x12 American Craft sheets for $3.00! When I saw it, I immediately thought Mother's Day cards. But, in keeping with Sandy's request to make cards with longer shelf lives, I went with the "For Mom, With Love" sentiment.
Card #2: Say It with Hexagons.. and a Banner

MME Breeze; Bazzill black
Stampin' Up! 6-Sided Sampler stamp set and punch
hand-crafted banner with TPC Studio sentiment

(sentiment heat embossed with Distress Ink (lack soot)
Paper Studio brad; Recollections foam adhesives
The card above was inspired by the OWH Midweek Throwdown to make a card featuring hexagons. This is one of those rare occasions when hubby likes a card more than I do. I'm struggling with this not having a strong focal point -- feeling like the hexagons and banner are pulling at each other. But, I like the arrangement of the hexagons, and the palette. A gray, yellow, black, and white palette is an atypical choice for me. I need to keep in mind how much I like the papers in this collection. :)

Parting Thoughts

Can't believe February is only 6 days old. What I wouldn't give for a spring day... Thank heaven for this menopause room and this card-making addiction hobby of mine.  :)

As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. I like both of your cards, they are very nice!

  2. Pretty tags for the Mom card, and I just love those hexes too! NJ on both!