Monday, March 20, 2023

Celebrate Spring

Hello, everyone! I created this card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. Head on over there to see what the team has been making for spring!

I am hoping to celebrate spring in the warmth of Mexico on this first day of spring! My husband and I are on a cruise to Mexico for a week, soaking up their sunshine until ours makes an appearance! We are so ready for pool weather! It has been strangely rainy and cold where I live. I love the rain, as it is so infrequent, but honestly, we have had more than our fair share! We are close to our yearly rainfall and it is only March 20th! 

In celebration of spring, I chose some soft colors of ribbon and some matching flowers! I used off white cardstock to make a 4.5" x 6" card - which is an odd size, but I like it a bit better than the normal A2 size, and it fits into a 5" x 7" envelope with some padding. Win-win!
The paper is from Graphic 45 Cottage Life Collection, which is a new to me collection. (It is currently 50% off on the G45 site HERE.) I purchased a pack of 12x12 paper in September after taking a class which used the 8x8 version. It is very pretty!  
I used some lovely ribbons and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The pink ribbon is 5/8" Light Coral Delicate Stitched Satin. The lavender dots ribbon is 3/8" Lavender Swiss Dots Grosgrain, which is half off right now! 
The flowers match the ribbon perfectly. I used 15mm Lavender Open Roses with some Mixed Purple Rosebuds, plus Pink Miniature Gardenias
The doily is a die cut using the same off white cardstock as the card base. I also cut out the word "celebrate" from the same cardstock using G45 sentiment dies

Cardstock: ColorMates Smooth and Silky Natural
Printed paper: Graphic 45 Cottage Life Collection
Dies: G45 Folder and Sentiments, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Dioly
Adhesive: Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue, foam squares, hot glue
Chipboard: scrap

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous image and the papers are so pretty with it, pretty design!
    I hope you are enjoying a lovely vacation and that the weather is perfect!