Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tango with a Flourish


Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers you've expressed for my daughter and my dad.  Both are not out of the woods yet; Dana is still in the hospital and is having a procedure today that will hopefully help the severe pain she is in.  She hasn't eaten for two days, either, and that would be enough to make anyone crabby!  So I haven't stamped a bit, but I did these cards a week or so ago and never posted them, so I thought today would be good.  These were for my downline top sellers for March--I am all caught up now and just in time for April! 

I like to make these cards using new images and products so they can display them at their own parties and events, and simple enough that they and their customers could easily duplicate them.  I tend to get in a rut, using the same color combinations, so I thought I would try to think a little outside the box, still using one of my fav sets, Friends 24-7, but by using a combo I don't normally use: Kraft and Tangerine Tango:


This has some Apricot Appeal accents as well, and glitter on the flowers.  I also used the eyelet punch on the envelope as well:



Cut the flap of the envelope so that it is straight across.





Using the eyelet scallop punch, punch the flap.  Seal with adhesive if necessary.





I also like to stamp on the front of the envelope as well!


Thanks for visiting--hopefully I can stamp sometime today!

  • Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Oval All
  • Paper:  Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal, WW, Patterns DP
  • Ink:  Stazon, Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal
  • Acc:  Blender Pen, Glitter, Eyelet Scallop Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals


Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

I love how sweet and simple your card is. It's also nice to see someone else that decorates their envelopes too! The eyelet border completely changes the feel of an ordinary envelope.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's and daughters health issues! I hope they're both soon on the mend and back home feeling well again.
This card is just lovely in color and design. Beautifully done, and under the circumstances I don't know how you managed to even think about posting! Best wishes LeAnne {{hugs}}

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I LOVE that color combo!

Shawn said...

Hey Momma! Glad to see you back on the web!! Pls send my hugs & wishes to Dana and your Dad. Hope they recover soon!!

As usual, your card is scrumptious!!

Juanita said...

Glad to hear everybody is on the mend.
What great little details, I love the eyelet border on the envie, how cute

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

LeAnne, my daughter has been suffering severe migraines as well and we finally found a treatment that actually gets rid of her migraines. It is DHE delivered by IV in the hospital. It doesn't prevent migraines but it takes them away when nothing else has worked. We have been seeing a migraine specialist here in San Francisco that developed this protocol. It has been a godsend for us! Just wanted to give you that information. My email is if you want any more information. We had been dealing with these migraines since my daughter was in 4th grade - she is now a freshman in college! Hugs to you. Harriet

Christi said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad and daughter! I hope they are feeling better soon and your card is fantastic!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, LeAnne, you're sure dealing with a lot right now. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. {{hugs}}

Lorraine said...

That's a very pretty color combo. And I really like what you do with your envelopes - great finishing touch. Sayin' a prayer for the family.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh goodness! I'm so sorry about your daughter and dad! Hopefully things are improving now....

A beautiful card LeAnne! I love the colors and classy-ness!

Carol (HB) said...

What beautiful colors! Just gorgeous LeAnne, GORGEOUS!
I'm sorry about the health issues in your family, hopefully all will be right very soon!

chelemom said...

Sorry to hear about your dad and daughter. Hope they feel better soon! Love your card! It is so sweet!

Kim said...

Beautiful Card! I love that stamp set. It is still on my wish list.

Barbara said...

Really, really pretty, LeAnne! I love that Tango with Kraft!