Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Secretary's Day - Two Cards

I made a couple of cards for the great women you meet when you walk into my son's school. Secretary's Day was last week, but we were on Spring Break, so we celebrated the day this week. I don't have any Happy Secretary's Day stamps, do you? But I wanted to tell them Thank You for all they do. Their job is definitely not easy.

Both cards use one of my favorite Papertrey Ink sets (Everyday Button Bits). I wanted the cards to be similar, so I chose to use Kraft cardstock (my favorite) for both. They also have the new Dotty Biscotti paper from Papertrey Ink.

Half the button are "threaded" with thin strips of Dotty Biscotti paper; the others with linen thread.  The "Soaring by to say" card has the Thank You sentiment stamped on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients (all Papertrey Ink except where noted)
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Big & Bold Wishes
Paper: Kraft (SU!), Dotty Biscotti
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Embossed Curve punch (EK Success), embossing gun, Big Shot with Fillable Frame #3
Other: clear embossing powder, white gel pen (Sakura), Linen Thread (SU!), Zots, Lemon Tart ribbon, buttons, May Arts aqua ribbon (Practicing Creativity), Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, foam tape (3M)

12 comments:

Two Happy Stampers said...

Both of your cards are just lovely, Anthonette! They're sure to get some oohs and aaah from those gals! =)

~amy~ said...

Such fabbie cards...love them both! The colors are magnificent!

Ange Kelly said...

Hi Anthonette, I have this set, and I'm having trouble using it, but you have given me some ideas with these gorgeous cards. Thnx Ange xx

Carly said...

Hi Anthonette! These cards are just fabulous! I love everything on Kraft! Beautiful job!! And thanks so much for popping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Hugs, Carly

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~kelly marie~ said...

Such wonderful cards! I love what you did with the buttons!

Savitri said...

Awwww, LOVE them both!!! The stampin' is just wonderful and the colors delightful!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Brooke S said...

Love you cards girlie... I {heart} kraft paper... What sweet cards. So soft and elegant :)

HUGS
BROOKE

P.S. Hope all is well...

Mariana Grigsby said...

Beautiful cards, Anthonette!!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Both cards are wonderful but I especially like the balloon card and what you did with the frame!! Too cool!!

Mary said...

So cute! I have to come up a Mother's Day card today. I came to your site for some inspiration and found it!

E.T said...

OH MY GOD! I am in love with both these cards! they are AWESOME!!!