I was asked by a friend to make a new house card. Is there a better combination for this theme than the In Good Taste DSP (filled with home textile patterns), Home Together Dies (I bought these for exactly this theme) and Playful Alphabet Dies (for making the sentiment perfectly customised!).
This card is very neutral in it’s tones and makes me thing of a display home with a fabulously neutral colour scheme ready to add some pops of colour and a personal touch!
The little home & heart die is my favourite in the set and just so cute!!
Although I almost always make standard A6 size cards (half an A4 sheet folded), I wanted the long space of a DL sized card (8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ folded in half).
Seeing all the earthy tones of this card makes me want to make another one in glorious bright colours! That might be a good project for today!
Although I’d love to hang out at the craft table all day (and night) I have two other jobs that keep me busy. They are both equally as fun and interesting with very different pay rates and job descriptions. My job as a Mumma to the three Mini Papercrafts pays in love and kisses. My job as a Speech Pathologist pays in gratitude and the satisfaction of being able to help children communicate.
Last week was Speech Pathology Week – a week of celebrating Speech Pathologists and the workplaces in which they help others. The theme for 2020 was Communicating with Confidence. This is me with my fabulous work colleagues in our Speech Pathology Week shirts.
Approximately 5% of the population have communication difficulties. Communicating with confidence is vital to enable everyone to participate fully in the social, educational, economic and sporting aspects of community life. We believe that families have the right to access the support and opportunities they need to help their children develop, learn, participate and thrive. It’s a pleasure to be part of the complex journey a family takes when their child has a communication difficulty.
A couple of weeks ago my love of paper and being a Speech Pathologist collided when a friend needed a card to thank the Speech Pathologist her son had been seeing. Speech Pathologists, affectionately known as “Speechies” love a good play on words, so gnome pun seemed like the perfect card for the occasion.
This card started with the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set – specifically the ‘like gnome other’ phrase. The base of the card uses the Peek-A-Hoot Dies to create some structure for the other parts of the card – and a window for the cute little gnome house to peek out. The DSP for this card is from the In Good Taste DSP.
The gnome has undergone a transition from Christmas gnome to garden themed gnome with some paper piecing on her hat and coordinating colouring with Stampin’ Blends.
The “Speechie” letters are cut from the Playful Alphabet Dies in Misty Moonlight cardstock with Foam Adhesive Sheets for extra impact and lots of Wink of Stella for the sparkle she deserves!
If you’re looking for a thank you stamp set for your collection to cover all types of thankful occasions, I really love the Massive Thanks stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.
Thank you to all the Speech Pathologists across the world – you are awesome! If you know a “Speechie”, let them know what a fantastic job they are doing!
As the weather chills down here in the south west of Australia, weather seemed like a great theme for the July 2020 Paper Adventures team hop. I’m never more aware of the weather than when it’s cold. I spend my time both enjoying the lashing of rain (I love a good storm) and wishing it away as I wait for warmer days. My favourite season is definitely summer!
We welcome Leonie Stuart today as our guest designer. I love Leonie’s elegant style and beautiful nature and was so happy she was able to join us for this hop. If you’re a blog subscriber of Leonie’s and have joined us via her blog, thank you!
Weather is such an powerful topic. We talk about it, we enjoy it, we hate and we often base our activities around the weather that Mother Nature has delivered. There’s nothing better than having an excuse to stay inside and craft all day because the weather is awful outside!!!
With the cold weather making life a little chilly, I bought a gorgeous little heat pack buddy for a friend who is turning two this weekend. I couldn’t resist making a card that matched the design….
I love using inspiration from around me to make cards! Like all good punch art creations, this is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Lots of it is hand cut. The In Good Taste DSP provided excellent texture for the bottom part of the card and the top is Sahara Sand with Tasteful Textile embossing.
My current favourite way to finish a card is to add the Playful Alphabet letter dies with foam adhesive sheet. The effect is awesome!
This card just makes me smile! The heat bag monster is such a happy little character – it’ll be great for cold night snuggles!
Stay warm and keep hopping with our guest designer Leonie Stuart.
Have a great weekend! I hope the weather plays nice for whatever activity you have planned!