Closed card with band

I made this petal card for my sister’s birthday after watching a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. I cut my circles using Spellbinders Lacey Circles and plain circles. The paper was Four Seasons by DCWV. The band holding the card in place has another Spellbinders die and the flower is from Papertray Ink.

open card

It was the perfect card to tuck in a small gift.

Young Reader

The pin is an image transfer onto a bamboo tile. I used a color laser transparency and Omni gel as my transfer medium. A small dragonfly adhered to the top of the pin completed the piece. Wrapped in tissue paper, the pin fit nicely into the petal card. I allowed some extra room on the band holding the card in place to accommodate the pin.


Last week end I spent time getting instruction in two diverse ,but dear to my heart, topics. Saturday I learned to make jewelry patterns out of jump rings with Barbara at Absolutely Everything. It was sort of like knitting with metal and pliers. I made a bracelet out of base metal.

On Sunday I went to a cooking class with Chef Didi Emmons that covered everything with to do with corn, now at peak season. There was corn soup, corn pudding and corn stew complimented with a tomato basil salad and chocolate zucchini cake.

I ordered sterlingĀ silver jump rings online and bought fresh corn at the Farmers Market. This Labor Day I labored at making a necklace, bracelet and earrings. There will be corn stew for dinner tonight. Sweet!

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