Today I have two quick cards for those last minute attachments to gifts before heading to the party. The first one is super simple:
Punch one large and two small circles from scrap paper; edge them with ink.
Stamp a rocket on another scrap and cut out.
Attach circles and rocket to card front. Add some stamped or Dymo text and you're done!
The second card uses one of my favorite techniques - faux stitching.
Attach a piece of patterned paper to a cardstock blank. Using a paper piercer (or a thick needle), poke holes around the perimeter. I just eyeball it, but you can mark even spaces with a ruler first, if you like to be precise.
Using a fine tipped black pen, draw lines from hole to hole, allowing the tip to dip into each hole.
Cut out an image from your patterned paper (or use a stamp, collage piece, scrapbooking embellishment, etc.).
Punch a contrasting circle from scrap paper and attach your image. Glue both to the face of the card.
Attach stamped or computer generated text and you're done! Now you're ready to party!
I started out as a performing arts major and ended up as a special ed/social studies sixth grade teacher. Now after many years of teaching and two children, I've decided to live my art, no excuses. Working in education for many years has opened my eyes to the lack of creativity that children have today (let's give a big thanks to No Child Left Behind for that one!), and how important it is to nuture all forms of creativity in our children and ourselves. I encourage my kids to make art during the day, and I make my own at night. As Ali Edwards said, "living a creative life is a choice." I've made the choice to live my art, and I invite all mommies (and everyone else, for that matter) to do the same.