2 minute card?!

This was made following the sketch over at Clean and Simple stamping – number 100, well done guys!! Could it get any cleaner or simpler? 🙂 Forget about 10 minute card, this was barely 2 minutes. Well only because my wonderful hubby was on hand to help me tie the bow! Im ashamed to say I would still pick Velcro shoes over shoe laces any day. I tie my laces in a very strange way, so trust me, you never want to see my bows!!



Ok, deep breath, this is a long post. I recently bought a set of Papermania clear stamps and when removing them from the packaging I quite liked the shape of the paper slip in the package (image below). I had an idea for using the shape, but I could not find any paper I was happy with to go ahead and make it.

So nothing happened with the idea – until I received my Crafty Alley July kit!! This kit is so so yummy, the papers are just delicious. So I took the paper slip shape as my idea and came up with the following:

I dont quite know what to call it. Its kind of an envelope pocket card tag holder thing. Suggestions for a more succinct name would be great 🙂

The lace on the outside holds one of the alterables from the kit. I glimmer misted it in my limited edition lemon grass glimmer mist and coloured in some highlights with my gel pens. The white prima flower was misted in silver.

A little tab of Velcro holds the flap closed. Inside is a large tag that follows the shape of the envelope flap. So out comes….

The large tag is glimmer misted in silver. It has a pocket made from some glimmer misted velum (my work table is quite glimmery at the moment), with a bit of a pattern masked on to it. It also has one of the wonderful chipboard stickers from the kit. Inside this pocket is another smaller tag made from a scrap of the paper. I am also planning on putting a gift card into this little pocket.

For the main envelope I used one of my Tim Holtz dies to fancy it up a bit and also so that the other side of the beautiful paper could be revealed a bit….

The flower on the bottom is one I made and glimmer misted (seeing a trend on this project?). So over all the end result is….

I am quite happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it and thanks so much for looking!! 🙂