I had fun creating this card. Sometimes it's nice to just let the products speak and see what they say and where we go. This one was telling me that I don't always have to leave products just as they come. Here's what I mean.
This journaling card was included in the DT package. It was very nice just as it was. And there's lot's that could be done with it. What I chose to do with it was to die cut it and use it in pieces.
Using a one of the Ribbon Tags Trio 3 dies from Spellbinders I singled out the large "JOY" to be my sentiment focus. I trimmed out "bring" from the rest of the sentiment to create a new phrase, one that fit my style and creative idea better.
A few other things to note about this particular card:
- the little brown bag that some of the smaller pieces of the DT kit came in just seemed to cry out to be used. It was a typical kraft color but had a waxy type surface. I die cut it with more Spellbinders dies. Sooooo perfect for scrunching! Love the shabby, vintage-y, messy look of them.
- there was a little bit of tulle in our package too. I thought it would look really pretty and soften the paper flowers sticking out of the top of my flower pot.
- I stitched the dark brown Core'dinations to my Reminesce patterned paper. And I added a little more stitching in the upper right corner for more texture.
I've been working on building my stash of cards that I can just grab and write a note in when I need one on short notice. Because of the non-specific sentiment this one will be a great addition to my stash.
Speaking of adding to my stash - Paper Vineyard has everything in the store on sale for 25% off!! That's a great deal to help you add to your stash and make it easier for the store to make the move next door.
And speaking of moving - if you're on the West side, another one of my favorite stores, The Creative Quest, and where I often teach, is closing. Get 30% off everything in the store. Look for a new incarnation of this store in Dec in the little house right next door.