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Monday, January 31, 2011

Laughter is {Heal}thy

Oh my goodness, the first Paper Players blog hop was a resounding success!  I am simply stunned and amazed at how many of you visited this blog 'o' mine yesterday and left such sweet comments!  I treasure each and every one of them.  It was so nice to hear from old friends and new friends and a few that I didn't even know I had ;-).  Big hugs to all of you for stopping by.  If you left your email or blog address, I intend to visit you it just may take me awhile to get through to everyone! :-)

So I have a quick little card to share with you today that needs a little back story.  A dear friend and colleague recently completed a very successful round of chemotherapy.  We were all soooo happy for her and wanted to celebrate this milestone.  She has had the best attitude through everything and I wanted to make her a happy, vibrant, upbeat card to match her personality!  I also need to tell you that her maiden name is....Button.  I know, how cool is that?!  So here is the card I made for her:
So more of the fun and fabulous Sweet Stitches DSP took center stage here with a strip of [retired] Tempting Turquoise DSP and that fun button border!  Now before you go looking for it in the SU catalog, I'll tell you that it's "contraband", that means non-SU!  Shhh.  I don't own it but had to use it while visiting my mom a few weeks ago.  Isn't it perfect?! 
and the punched needle was just crying out for an embellishment so a little bit of embroidery floss tied onto a Daffodil Delight button was the perfect touch!
and a quick peek at the inside with a sentiment from Curly Cute.  I think it did the trick as she squealed with delight when she opened it!  And that's what I love about giving a handmade card--making something uniquely personal that just makes someone's day.

You all certainly made my day yesterday so I hope this has brightened your day just a little--have a great one my friends!

supplies:
stamps: curly cute, word play
ink: early espresso, tempting turquoise
paper: early espresso, whisper white, daffodil delight CS; sweet stitches DSP
xtras: button border punch (EK Success); embroidery floss; designer buttons (brights); corner rounder punch

9 comments:

Marisa said...

Too cute :) I'm sure she will be blessed to receive it. Glad to hear the chemo was a success!

Nancy said...

Nance, I can just hear her squeal with delight, so glad she's over the chemo and I wish her nothing but good progress from here on in.
Of course I really like the button paper, but your use of the button border at the top is just too cute AND to thread the needle, genius!
Isn't the sentiment just perfect too.

Christy Q said...

What a super cute card!!! I love that button border and the threading of the button and needle. So appropriate for your friend! And it's so wonderful to hear that her chemotherapy was a success!

LeAnne said...

What a great card---fun & thoughtful, too! I do love the contraband! :D

Linda Callahan said...

Ooooohhh that contraband is fabulous! Isn''t that always the way! It is perfect with the button paper - this is really adorable!

Christina said...

Oh, how CUTE! I just can't get over the way you threaded the floss through the needle on the punched border. I'm sure your friend was absolutely delighted to receive this. Glad to hear her treatment was successful!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance this is sooooooo clever. Love, love, love the thread in the needle eye. "SEW" cute and I just know you're friend will love it! Especially the reference to "Button". Great Card.

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous, Nance! Shhh...don't let anybody know...but I LOVE the contraband border@

chelsea.daniels said...

I was browsing your blog and you have a lot of wonderful cards here, really creative and amazing. Looking forward on reading more of your blog.
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