crafty brilliance – 1

I needed to send a card to my mother in law for her birthday so I took what I had on hand to make this:

MIL's card


It’s nothing too fancy. My MIL doesn’t really notice or appreciate crafting very much so I wasn’t going to spend a lot of time, but I still wanted to send her something nice.

This was the formula: left + middle = right!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(yeah, I could have added the + and = signs to the photo in photoshop, which would have looked cool, but apparently I’m too lazy!)

I love the flower card. I picked up a pack at a grocery store in Hawaii and I’ve sent it out quite a bit. And so has my sister in law! I laughed the first time I received the same card from her that I had just sent to her. Total coincidence (except of course that it was her local grocery store where I found it). Anyway, that’s why I didn’t just use the flower card to send to MIL. SIL is her daughter, so no doubt she has also received the same card once or twice from each of us.

The aqua and orange card is really neat. It came from Target. The line included stickers so you could add a printed/embellished greeting but Target didn’t have them. So I have been trying to figure out how to add cuteness to the plain cards – luckily my Martha Stewart labels from Staples have a matching orange color. I think the whole thing worked out pretty well. I’ve been soaking up a lot of layering/embellishing inspiration from the internet which has obviously been bubbling away in my brain and waiting to come out in a flash of creative brilliance ;)

I thought you might like to see this really easy project. It would work really well with a card that you got in the mail that you liked – cut elements from the front and add them to a plain/simple card that you have. Cut and paste. The original card was designed by a pro, so if you cut and paste part of it onto your own card it will probably be a good design.




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1 Response to crafty brilliance – 1

  1. twistnpout says:

    gorgeous…love the colors. two of my favorite colors are orange and aqua (I painted my family room aqua and my bathroom is orange) what a nice job on the cards.

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