Stop and Smell the Roses, or . . .

Well. More like, “Stop and see me. Now. Take me in with your senses.” A gladiolus patch called out to me. Not quite audibly or olfactibly, but strongly beckoning nonetheless. Made me reverse course (burned a U-ie) to stop and enjoy their creamy, dreamy pinks & yellows. Many know I’m also green’s biggest fan. Just a few more colors of nature to inspire on this beautiful July morning. Inspiration of good feelings, creativity, viewer’s choice. Thanks, little glad patch & the humans who put you there. Thankful for this day. Enjoy!

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#gladiolus #pinkflowers #yellowflowers #papernummies #natureinspires


Friend, You Mean the World to Me

papernummies_friend-raspberry01aFlip cards are fun. Flip-it style cards pull open from the sides, thus flipping the front sentiment over to reveal the inside sentiment. When flipped open, the inside of the card is flat. Wonder how it’s done? Various ways of cutting range from hand-done to electronic cutting software/machines. I’m in the middle with a few of my most-loved tools — a steel die and hand-cranked cutting machine.

Vertical & dimensional “FRIEND” (HeroArts) banner and inside “you mean the world to me” (Sizzix) sentiments are stamped in raspberry ink to match the “Flowering Fields” flowers, foliage & butterfly. Latter images ©StampinUp! (“Flowering Fields” stamp set.) Raspberry cotton ribbon is tied with a bit of linen thread. Also, did some signature edge-sponging in same dye ink. 🙂

A sweet card! Thanks for stopping by!

PS. Continuing to brave my Etsy shop. — Thanks! Some more!

#handmadecard #friendcard #papernummies

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