Saturday, November 28, 2015

CCMC383 Thanks


Happy Saturday, all!  I had a few minutes of free time yesterday and played with the Create with Connie & Mary sketch:


I needed several thank you cards this week, and I was feeling a wee bit frugal with my favorite pad of paper, Pretty Petals, and wondered how I could make two cards from one sheet of paper!  I trimmed one edge to 5 1/4”, then cut it in half and mounted it on a 5 1/2” x 3 1/4” Mint Macaron card .  Since I needed several, I wanted to make them simple, so I embossed a circle of Very Vanilla; stamped the dragonfly from Awesomely Artistic on vellum and cut it out; the diecut the word “thanks” from Basic Black using the Greetings thinlets.  Here’s the finished product:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Thanks Awesomely Artistic

Here’s another one using a different pattern:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Thanks Awesomely Artistic 2

They fit in a standard-sized envelope too, and no extra postage!  Love it!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge, and enjoy your day!

Our Thanksgiving day was really warm and nice, and the highlight of Cassidy’s day was playing with my SIL’s dog, Jack.  He is an Australian Cattle Dog, and is a rescue dog of sorts…his owners were moving and couldn’t take him, and my SIL’s dog had just died, so she agreed to take him in.  He is as sweet as can be, but full of energy.  Cassidy was afraid of him at first, but she quickly learned how fun it was to throw a tennis ball and watch him leap in the air and catch it.  She had to figure out how to hold his collar and take the ball out of his mouth, though…he hasn’t learned how to “Drop it!” yet!  I am not sure who was more worn out at the end of the day, Cassidy or Jack!




Thanks for visiting!


Jenny Engelke said...

I love the simplicity of your card! The vellum, embossing and DSP all combine to make it super interesting! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

mudmaven said...

These are lovely - I commend you for being a great "fussy" cutter though, I am terrible at it! I am surprised the dog didn't try to "herd" Cassidy! These are wonderful dogs but they like to keep things in their control. She looks like she has mastered this art of throwing and retrieving the ball though. My aunt and uncle have one of this type of dog and it is so great to watch it with all the grandkids - "herding" them all around - too funny! ~chris

Lisa said...

Pretty cards, great design to let the DP show!! Bet they both had fun and were both worn out!!

Joanne James said...

These are so pretty LeAnne! I love the slimmer shape and the bold paper patterns with the fussy cut dragonfly. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Alison Barclay said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you used a busy pattern and made it the focus of the card.....the cute dragonfly is a lovely touch too. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

Chris Slogar said...

Love how that dragonfly is just hanging out in the fields of flowers! Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Bridgette J said...

I completely understand your wanting to be frugal with your favorite paper, I do the same thing but it sure looks beautiful on your card! Great job on the sketch this week! Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie and Mary! :)

Mary Brown said...

These are absolutely DELIGHTFUL LeAnne! I just love the pretty paper and the single dragonfly and sentiment are perfect! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

LOVE that your DSP is doing all the work to make these gorgeous cards! The dragonfly is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!