In the world we now live in that is full of technology….computers, iPhones, iPads….when we want to get in touch with someone, we reach out by emailing, texting and using facebook and instagram, etc. Rarely do people write letters and send cards anymore and it’s actually quite sad. From someone like me who think it’s thrilling to research family history, I can’t help but think of all the things we’ve found out about our ancestors through letters they wrote to family and friends telling about life’s mundane events. Years from now when people go back to research they won’t find much….no letters tied up in ribbon from a long lost love hidden in an attic trunk. No letters from a deployed husband in the military writing home to his wife and children telling about his adventures. No letters from the military wife to the husband relating all happenings at home, like a child taking a first step or how the washing machine broke. I admit, I’m not the best letter writer, but I do have all the letters and postcards that my Navy husband wrote to me and our two daughters while he was deployed. But now all we get in the mail is “junk mail” and the occasional bill that we don’t get online. No cheery letters or notes. I think we need to change that….so here a quick little card to just say “hello”.
This card was also a challenge and it’s super simple and fast and made from some fun paper called Tutti Frutti. Today is the last day that you can order this paper…so hop on it!
Stamp Set: Fruit Basket (for sentiment)
Card stock: Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Tutti Frutti
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Snail Adhesive, Miniature Stampin’ Dimensionals and any fun embellishment (I used enamel dots)
Base Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” , scored at 4 1/4”, scrap for making a circle.
Tutti Frutti DSP: Cut 4 x 3 1/4” and another coordinating piece cut 5” x 3/4”
Whisper White Cardstock scrap for the scalloped circle
Easy-Peasy….and you can easily make the same card and have it look completely different!
So go play around with all the fun paper you have and lets see what you come up with!
If you need supplies to make your card, click on the link below:
Oh and I forgot to tell you…..put that card you make into an envelope and send it to a friend that you haven’t seen in awhile….it will brighten their day!