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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Flowering Zinnias, Simply Zinnia, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  First, illness update: today I am feeling much better. The muscle is still sore and swollen from coughing so hard and so much but the coughing is more manageable now and I don't hear gurgling when I breathe anymore so that's a great sign. I might be able to sleep better without hearing myself breathe like that. It's been 13 days so it's about time I start feeling better, right? I don't feel well enough to do any housework, that might take months to get over! LOL Okay, that aside, I have a quick and easy card to share with you today. I found it on Pinterest and you can see the original card here. There were no measurements so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how it was made. 

The base of the base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. Once cut on the short side it measures 4-1/4" x 11".  

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Real Red card stock was cut and then textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I had a scrap piece and I trimmed it to 2" x 4-1/2" and I glued it to the left side of the Real Red piece about 1/2" from the left edge. 

A 4" x 1" strip of  DSP from the same package was cut and glued to the bottom of the Real Red piece.

Some twine or linen was wrapped around the left side twice and the ends were taped to the back. If you are good at making a nice knot without clipping and taping the ends then go for it. I am not, so I wrapped my thread and taped the ends to the back. Then I tied a bow around the two strands. This is what works best for me. Plus I can slide the bow up and down to make sure I have it in the best place.

The words came next and they are from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle. I stamped them using black Memento ink on a 5/8" x 4" strip of Basic White card stock.  I snipped the ends and set the piece in place on the front of the card with Dimensionals.

Dimensionals were added to the back of the Real Red piece and it was set in place on the front of the card base.

Three brass butterflies were added and the card was done. 

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make. I think this is a great way to use up scraps of DSP (or sheets). You could make 18 cards with one full sheet.  That's a lot of cards in no time at all!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The Zinnia papers make such happy cards. And I love that embossing folder. So glad that is in my collection.