The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sending My Love

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Happy Friday! And welcome, Friends With Flair hoppers! I'm joining in with FWF (check the Unity blog for a full list of today's participants) a little later than I like to, but I'm here nonetheless! Busy, busy day with work, work, work, but I rewarded myself with a little inky time this afternoon once I got through today's quota ;). Gotta have something to look forward to!
 
Today I've got a clean and simple and summery card to share with you.


I used a digital envelope template to make a little cardstock envelope that I decorated with summery butterflies and flowers from the How YOU Doin' {ippity} kit and A Bit of Burlap, another {ippity} stamp. The sentiment also comes from How You Doin'. I had to add some stitching along the edge of the envelope flap to help set it off from the rest of the {busy} envelope, and then added a machine-stitched border on the card base. I "sealed" the envelope with a square of foam tape for a bit of dimension.

 See those tiny hearts beside the sentiment? Those are bits of Martha Stewart heart-shaped confetti that I picked up on clearance after Valentine's Day. In real life, they are nice and shiny, but they didn't photograph very well. Sorry!

My colors were inspired by the current Get Hippity With Ippity challenge (#22):



My layout was inspired by this cool sketch from Chick Challenges #36:


I'm also playing along with the current Unity challenge (summertime) and the current {ippity} challenge (bright colors).

Well, it's homemade pizza night at our house! My hubby is spinning the dough for his secret-recipe pizza crust right now, so I've got to wrap this up. After supper we're all going to chill with some ice cream in front of the TV and watch Mythbusters with the kids. Fun! After three-straight days of hitting 97F here, we sure are looking forward to cooler temperatures over the weekend.

Have a great weekend, everyone! And thanks for dropping by,
Emily

Stamps: How YOU Doin', A Bit of Burlap from {ippity} by Unity Stamp Co.
Paper: gold CS from The Paper Company, white CS from Taylored Expressions
Ink: SU not quite navy, rose red, melon mambo; Versafine onyx black
Accessories: scoring board, sewing machine, Martha Stewart heart confetti, foam tape

39 comments:

jennifer mitten said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love that envelope....

Pam said...

Just perfect Emily! Love the stitching, especially around the sentiment! And way to go on getting in on all the challenges!! Your such an inspiration! :)

Stacy said...

The envelope is fantastic ~ I love the colors and textures!!

I literally drool over your stitching...

And I have noticed the same thing about shiny and sparkling embellishments; I have been using glitter markers with my rubber stamps but it does not show up well in my photos. It is a bit frustrating because it is such a cool element that is lost in the photo.

Sarah Mailloux said...

Super cute envelope and the stitching is so well done. Just finished reading my July CARDS and saw your name in there quite a bit! :)

Emily H said...

What a fun card! Thanks for the inspiration!

onecraftymama said...

Love it! The burlap pattern totally makes me think of those 'security' envelopes that have the blue pattern inside! And the stitching is awesome - love the bit of zig-zagging :)
I hope you get a bit of the cooler rain we're having right now - it's still a little muggy, but much better than it was the last few days.

Auntie Em said...

Great CAS card with the envelope. Great colours. I would never have thought of using a rooster for imspiration. But it works!
Enjoy your pizza and ice-cream glad the temps are a little cooler. Wacky summer and it's just starting. Enjoy your weekend! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love all things postal, grin.

marilyn said...

This is so cute! I'm planning out in my mind a card for Operation Write Home using a mini vellum envelope, punched hearts, and a Unity mailbox stamp....hmmmmm....

Annette said...

aww that envelope is too cute for words...I love it..

JenMarie said...

LOVE this! AMAZING creativity!
psst...go check the unity opportunity blog for today...

Lisa said...

This just make me smile Emily...so cute! I love the texture you've created with the burlap stamp and the stitching. Have a great weekend ;)

~amy~ said...

super fun card emily...love the colors and the fun stitching!

Scrapper Myra said...

Beautiful card.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Love, love, love it, Emily!! The envelope template is so cool! The sentiment, the colors, everything works so well! I think you have a winner. ;)

Noelle Reese said...

What a darling card Emily! I love it!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful card!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! I just ADORE this card!! Love the envelope and papers you used. The frame stitching is such a Great idea!! LOVE!
Thanks for thinking of me...hope to get all packing done soon ;)
Have a Great weekend! {hugs}

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

What a great design!!

Andrea said...

Love the stitching and working in the sentiment! Great job! Thanks for joining our Chick Challenge this week!

Linda R said...

Your card is so cute. Love how it turned out.. I do hope you enjoyed your pizza last night. We had pizza also.. but ours was bought not homemade.. That sounds yummy!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The previous comments have said it all. This is amazing!

Crystal said...

Adorable card, I love how you stamped the inside and outside of the envelope!

Amy said...

What a neat idea! I may have to try this.

JPScraps said...

Awesome challenge card! I really like the stitching.

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful sketch and wonderful creation Emzi!!! I really wish I could come over for some homemade Pizza. I love mythbusters and some ice cream would make it even more fun. I made some yummy fresh squash for dinner - not as fun as pizza. Hugz!!!

Jen said...

You rocked the sketch! Love the envelope!

Benzi said...

What a fun card, Emily! I do love the colors, too, especially the gold...an eyecatcher.

We are to hit 100 degrees today and I'm sure plenty of humidity, which is the killer.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Emily, I saw this in my email inbox, and forgot that I hadn't come here and actually commented! It's so neat! You are always coming up with things 'outside the box'. I love the envelope,and the patterns of the stamping, and the interactive nature of this.

angie reece said...

what a fantastic card!!

Barb said...

This is so pretty! That color combo is so rich, the bird is just gorgeous :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Emily! I LOVE the stamping on the envelope and of course your lovely stitching to frame the sentiment. I hope you're having a lovely summer so far!

Ruza Rebel said...

Super CUTE card! Love the stitching with the sentiment, and your envelope looks pretty cool! ;o)

Bonnie said...

What a pretty envelope and it makes a great focal point for a card! Your evening sounds like fun. Keep cool!

Julie Odil said...

I cute card for lots of challenges. Good luck!

melissac said...

Love your card Emily!! Great job with the color scheme!! Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity with Ippity!!

Julia said...

Love the card. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining Get Hippity With Ippity.
Hugs,
Julia

Glenda J said...

Love your envelope! Absolutely love the colours too! Fab!

jengd said...

SO cute Emily! Those outlining stitches really finish it up beautifully, especially the zigzags! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Hippity with Ippity!