Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hi Sweetie!

Edited to add:  In re-reading my post this morning 7-10-13, I discovered that a paragraph regarding PTI's Make it Monday challenge was missing for some reason.  I am adding it back in.
Hello Friends,
My little one has been down with a horrible flu or possibly sick from something he ate for the past 48 hours.  He is finally feeling a bit better tonight and I whipped up this little card and envelope for a couple of challenges while trying to tackle the mountain of towels and sheets in my laundry room that have accumulated the last two days.

I needed something bright and cheerful and easy and decided to play along with The Shabby Tea Room's Week #174 - Cherry Pie challenge. Here is the inspiration photo:

 This week Tracey is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Cherry Pie' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and Tracey asks that we who choose to play along create a card or project inspired by the photo using RED, WHITE (or CREAM), AQUA AND TWINE and/or BURLAP!

 I used some hemp twine to sew the cherry stems on my focal point.  And I made the cherries out of coaster board from PTI with a layer of red gingham die cuts so they would stand up more.  The stamps are Fruit Fusion: Cherries by Melissa Bickford for Papertrey Ink.  I just love this sweet little set and was so happy to have the Tea Room inspiration to cause me to pull them out!

I chose to stamp my sentiment on a piece of velvet ribbon from Michael's.  The ribbon is photographing darker than in real life for some reason. It actually matches the aqua gingham paper quite nicely in reality.  I tried adjusting the photo and re-taking it but could not get it to show differently.  Perhaps the brown ink of the sentiment is making it show differently.

I am also linking up to Nichole Heady's blog Capture the Moment for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday #124.  This week Melissa Phillips posted a lovely video about decorating our envelopes.  I decided to try it with this card using some dry embossing and some leftover die cuts created while making my card design: 
 I also created a little gift label for the person I am giving this card to.

Thanks for taking a look at my card and envelope.

Stamps:  PTI: Fruit Fusion: Cherries with matching die
Cardstock:  PTI - white
Paper:  Digital gingham pastels - pink and aqua; Digital gingham brights - red.  Digital Floral paper
Ink: Memento Lady Bug, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Chalk ink - brown
Other:  Lil Inker stitched circle dies; coaster board - PTI; small doily dies; oval die: PTI; edge punch - EK success?; embossing folder: Anna Griffin; pop dots; tombow glue; hemp twine - Michael's. trendy twine; and pin.


  1. so gorgeous jill.i love the sweet cherries and gorgeous vintage papers :D

    xx coops xx

  2. So sorryTim is not feeling well, our grandsons seem to have the same bug it last about two days.
    Your card and envelope are about as cheery as can be! Gorgeous embossed envelope! I need to get busy. Hugs!
    Oh everyone is well now.

  3. So, so sweet and darling, Jill! I'm smitten with your yummy cherries! Thanks for sharing your projects with us in the Tea Room :)

  4. Jill these are so shabby chic adorable, love them to pits! (pits) You're style is just like the photo, so 40's vintage, just love every detail! So sorry about your grandson, he's so fortunate to have his grandma near! Wish we could carry all the pain, but glad these things last only a short while. Blessings to all!

  5. Jill - these cards speak right to my shabby vintage heart! I adore them so much!! I have been contemplating over that beautiful cherry stamp + die, and I think your cards today finally convinced me that I must add these two to my collection. Gorgeous, gorgeous work as always!!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Tim. I hope he's feeling better now. Your card and envelope are so sweet! I love the red gingham cherries and the colors with it are perfect! Beautiful embossing on the envelope too!

  7. Absolutely beautiful set, Jill!!! Love your colors and patterns! So sorry to hear about Tim...we've had a little stomach thing going around here, too...odd time of year for it, but I've heard from several families it's going around. Hope he's better soon!

  8. Love your sweet projects. Those gingham cherries are my favorite! All the paper and embossing are just gorgeous. Hope you son feels better soon.

  9. CUTE CUTE CUTE, Jill! LOVE the cherries in red gingham and the stitched stems! WOW! FAB colors and design! So sorry to read about your son. Hope he feels better soon!

  10. Jill, such sweet cards - both cards are darling, and I especially like the texture in your checkerboard cherries, and carrying the checkerboard theme throughout. Looks like a homey, pretty, country kitchen, and I can smell the cherry cobbler in the oven. hugs, de

  11. Jill, this card and envelope are adorable. Love the ginghams and the tiny flower prints ~ the cherry stems are perfect too!
    Hope Tim is feeling better soon~the poor little guy :(

  12. Hi Jill, wonderful cards. The embossing in the second one is beautiful and I LOVE the ginghams too!

    Poor little Tim, hope he is on the road to recovery. Will keep him in my prayers.

    Thanks so much for dropping by to say hello. It's always so lovely to see you visit.

  13. Beautiful cards! Love the homespun feel to them! Hope your little guy is feeling much better now! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

  14. beautiful card - love all your added textures

  15. Love them..simply Beautiful! Thankyou for joining us again in the Tea Room!

  16. Wow... i just love everything about your card and envelope set.I never would have thought to emboss the envelope, but the effect is stunning. thanks for the inspiration!!

  17. Such a pretty set of cards Jill! The cherries look darling! Cheers to cherry season!

  18. Cute card. I love cherries on anything and your card is so cheerful. Love the blue and red combo.

  19. What a lovely card and envelope combo. Love all your layers and those cherries are too cute.

  20. Such lovely cards Jill! I love your use of the various gingham papers. Such soft country look! (I am drooling over that inspiration kitchen shot!.

  21. Hi Jill! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment this morning! I love your little cherry card and matching envelope set. All the gingham makes me happy, happy and I love the layers of die cuts. Great stitching for the stems, too!


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: ) Jill