The Right Way to Get-away & an Idea for a One Layer Card

2013-08-30 17.30.12Ever have one of those months where you swear you can’t keep up and yet you look back and try to figure out why you were so swamped?  Well, August apparently was that month for me!  Everytime I thought I was about to get caught up, I had something else that was starting to run behind and needless to say I felt like the proverbial headless chicken running around my house.  Thankfully, I got most of my major projects done before the Holiday weekend and my awesome hubby planned the perfect Anniversary getaway!

You see, Sept 1st is our wedding anniversary and this year he planned a secret getaway… I had no idea where we were going until we got there!  Plus he was extra awesome and told me to pack some craft stuff to take with us!  Isn’t he the best!

So we packed up our kids and turned out he had rented a house on the Washington Coast and while the whole family would be there Friday night, Saturday the kids would head off to Grandma’s house and we would have the place to ourselves to relax and enjoy the quiet until Monday.  And relax we did!  Check out my view from the dining room table where I did some crafting: 2013-09-01 15.29.56

Anywhoo – the trip was fantastic and exactly what I needed to relax and get re-energized!  Hopefully, you were able to enjoy your holiday weekend as well and get some “you” time in as well! 

I was going to share one of the cards we’ll be making at my Cute and Classic card class this Friday, but I discovered that the photo quality was pretty bad.  So, that will be my post for tomorrow and in the meantime, I thought I’d share an idea for an almost-one-layer card using the Wildflower Meadow stamp.

Since the Wildflower Meadow stamp is basically a background stamp, it does most of the heavy lifting for you in this card.  I just stamped the front of a Very Vanilla cardbase and then added a couple rhinestones for bling on the flowers, some ribbon around the bottom of the card, and a cut out snippet from the Banner Greetings hostess stamp set for the sentiment in the corner.

If you wanted to step it up a bit, without adding layers, you could use the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder to dry emboss the flowers on the front for a little extra oomph!

Card Supplies Used
Stamps – Wildflower Meadow**, Banner Greetings
Ink – Raspberry Ripple, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper –Very Vanilla
Accessories – Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones

** available in a discounted bundle with the coordinating embossing folder


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