Friday, September 17, 2010

Better Than Therapy

That's what my true friends are! And I want them to know it, so I will often send a card for no reason other than to say "I want you to know you are valuable to me." This is why I'm enjoying the creativity I'm learning through the cards I've been making, and I'm loving that I'm able to send a part of myself (blood, sweat, and tears -- LOL!) every time I send a card. I truly hope the people I touch through the mail, will understand how much they each mean to me.

Front/Outside of card
Inside of card with a perforated tear-off bookmark

I found three challenges at the same time this week: a color challenge, a notecard challenge, and a bookmark challenge, and voila! a card was born. To create this card, I cut it (from kraft cardstock) wide enough so that the back/inside could be folded inward 2 inches, and perforated on the fold to create the bookmark. It's something I saw on a commercially-made card decades ago, and I said "I can do that!" I think it's so much fun to get something "extra", don't you?

I've entered into these challenges this week:
Crazy 4 Challenges                               color challenge black, red, kraft
Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog              notecard challenge
Totally Stampalicious                             bookmark challenge
Order of Opus Gluei                              use letters challenge
Daring Cardmakers                               come fly with me (OK, the dragonfly on the bookmark is a stretch)

4 comments:

Lynda said...

The dragonfly is definitely fluttering lol. Your card is beautiful - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Elena said...

Hey Donna, BEAUTIFUL card...I mean it...it really is BEAUTIFUL... Did you get some new stamps and stuff??? Your blog looks great!!!

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Joycelyn Turner said...

What a beautiful and inspirational bookmark!!! Thanks so much for playing in our Stampalicious challenge!!

Jana said...

I LOVE this card. This is one of the most clever creations I have seen in a while. I am going to have to "steal" this one. That bookmark is just too awesome. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.