Monday, December 3, 2012

H2H Challenge - Birthday Card

The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is a sketch - my favourite type of challenge! And when I saw it, I noticed that it was a really L-O-N-G sketch, so I had to dig out my long cards for this one!

I must be one of the very few people who are completely finished with my Christmas cards - and they are actually written and mailed. I spent most of last week making Christmas gifts and those are almost finished, so now I have some time to work on some other things, like hemming pants, catching up on bill payments, cleaning up my craft room - fun stuff like that. I also have a lot of commitments at my church right now - our choir is really busy and I am also playing my clarinet with the Junior Choir, so I actually have to practice since I haven't played for ages! And remarkably, my Christmas shopping is also finished - I am ahead of the game this year and it feels good for a change! 

Anyways, back to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge. I chose to use Stella papers again to work on another birthday card. I got out my sewing machine as I have some work to do with it right after I finish this post! I chose to place my sentiment in the middle of my three elements rather than on the side. I love the Stella colours and I still have a lot of this paper. I am hoping that there will be a paper pack similar to it when the new catalogue is released!


Supplies used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted: 

Paper: Stella Paper Pack, Chocolate Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps: Casual Expressions
Inks: Lagoon
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Stella Canvas Stickers, Bohemian Assortment, Lagoon Embroidery Floss (not CTMH), Lagoon Thread (not CTMH), Hook and Loop Closures


  1. cards are done but nowhere close to being written and MAILED. I'm not sure if I admire you or hate you! LOL!! Great card, thanks for sharing at H2H.

  2. BUT my blog suffered a lot last week - only got in one post! It's that time of year - too much to get done :)

  3. What a wonderful card, Alyson. We missed our email date, too! Thanks for playing with us at H2H.

  4. really nice card , thanks for joining us at H2H

  5. I love the stitching and the die-cut card. :)

  6. Love that paper pack!! And how you changed up the sketch just a bit!! Great job!


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