New Friends - New Creations

I started a new job in January and I'm slowly introducing these new chicks (also known as co-workers) to my cards. I'm a sly one ya know!!

One of our main chickadees is selling her house; she and her hubby have worked so hard to get it ready for market (gosh, sounds like we're taking farm animals to market - ewwwww)...anyway, I digress... They have officially listed their house and each time they have a showing, she bakes fresh cookies for the stalkers, I mean lookers, to eat. Isn't that the sweetest thing?

She wanted a little card to welcome them, tell them to have a cookie AND let them know if they have children, they are welcome to play with the toys. Hmph...she's nicer than me; I'd leave them a note asking them to haul off some of the toys!

Anyway, I wanted to make an easel card cuz everyone I know has already made one...but me! Alas, I have conquered the easel card...I think it's cute! This one is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"; lots of chocolate, a touch of red and some cream. Those are the main colors throughout her house and I love working with them so this was a really fun creation! Nothing fancy, lots of paper, layering, and sponging. The 1st picture shows the card open; the 2nd picture shows it closed.

Now see that beautiful Pure Poppy saddle stitch ribbon? You KNOW those stitches on the ribbon are pure white right? Not mine, I colored those white stitches with a light cream Copic and voila it matches perfectly - oh how I love my Copics.

I typed the sentiment on my computer and printed it in brown ink; then cut and matted with nestabilities. For the inside, I used the same papers and a punch by EK Success - the strip across the bottom looked so empty, but I didn't want to take away from the message the guests should be reading, so I added 3 Lush brown gems - simple, yet striking. BUT in looking at the card as I write the post, I think I should have moved the gems to the left side for the triangle effect - yes?

Thanks for stopping by; hope you're having a GREAT week! The weekend is almost here; our Saturday is PACKED with baseball and a basketball tournament, but Sunday is wide open (that means momma gets a nap - WHEE!).

See you soon; hugs, ~M.

Fun Fact: Licking a stamp leads to the consumption of 1/10 of a calorie.

Stamps: NONE
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Remix DP, GKD Cream
Ink: SU! Close to Cocoa for sponging
Accessories: Lush brown gems, Pure Poppy saddle stitch ribbon, Copics, nestabilities


  1. What a great welcoming card! And how fun to have new people to introduce to stamping:)

  2. Such a pretty card, Michele!
    Great job on the easel card.
    Great design and your bow came out perfect!! :)

  3. Ohhhh this is lovely!! The easel card is so perfect for the house showing. I love it!!


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