Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Made for each other

Remember the movie, Sleepless in Seattle? There was one scene with Meg Ryan is talking to Rosie O'Donnell and they are reading a letter that Tom Hank's character's son wrote pretending to be his dad. In it he said that Meg (as Annie) and Tom (as Sam) were M.F.E.O., "made for each other." That's the first thing I thought of when I saw those words on the Love you Forever stamp set. This was the first set that I bought out of the spring catalog this year, I had to have all the sweet little animals and the "made for each other" sentiment. For today's card you will need that set and some cardstock.

Sorbet cardstock, cut at least three pieces all 4 1/4" by either 1/2" or 1/4"
Same with twilight, bamboo, and sweet leaf
Also cut a piece of colonial white cardstock 2" by 3 1/4" and one 1 1/2" by 1 1/4"
Cut one piece of sorbet cardstock 1" by 3 inches
Bamboo cardstock cut 5 1/2" by 4 1/4"
Colonial white cardstock cut 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" folded in half

Distress everything with chocolate or cocoa ink and start putting the stripes on the card horizontally. I use a straight edge ruler or piece of paper to help me make sure to line up my stripes straight. Here I've used paper flush with the bottom and added the sorbet strip along the pattern paper's edge to make sure it's straight. Glue it down right there then work your way up leaving spaces that are wide or narrow or both like I did.

Keep going all the way up the card making it look almost random in the spacing.

It should look somewhat like this when you are finished. You can trim off the side if the stripes aren't all even.

Round two of the corners on the tag and attach 1/2" down from top, leaving right edge flush with edge of card.

Add sorbet strip as if it's it's holding down the tag, about 1/2" from left hand side of the tag.

Add your embellishments and stamping, using cocoa or chocolate ink. The arrow and brad are colonial white. Poke a hole across from where you stamp the sentiment. Add a little glue under the arrow so that it will stay pointing.

Stamp two little birds on the small square and color in with sorbet and sweet leaf inks and your blending pen.

Add birds to lower left of card 1/2" from the left and 1" from the bottom. Poke holes for three brads to balance the card out on the lower right side. Isn't this a cool color combination. Now go make your own!!


  1. Love the card and the strip effect with the cardstock! Great job!

  2. This is the cutest little card ever!

  3. I love this cute card! The strips are so unique.