Friday, April 9, 2010

Neopolitan Hi

So, tonight was my first night of work at A.C. Moore, and oh my gosh! My feet are killing me! Since it's Friday, it was pretty busy in there, and it was just going, going, going nonstop the whole time. I also got to assist something like 30 customers, with everything from where the glue guns are located to coming up with a whole concept for wedding favors using little flower pots and wildflower seeds. It was really fun and interesting though, and I think I'm really going to enjoy it there.

Before I left for work, I did get a card made. Check it out.

Somewhere on someone's blog this week, I wish I could remember where, I saw a card challenge using a "neopolitan ice cream theme," in other words, chocolate, vanilla, and light pink for strawberry. A quick look through my supplies told me that I already had everything I needed to make it, so I thought that would be perfect for today's project.

I used some chocolate cardstock from Bazzill and pink polkadotted paper from American crafts. I cut a slopey line through the middle of the patterned paper, and then trimmed a little off either side so the chocolate could peep through. I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen to bring in more of the white. I spelled the word "hi" with some stickers from K&Company, and added a sweet little flower to finish it off.

I've been wanting to make one of these book page flowers ever since I saw a video tutorial over on Dawn McVey's (love her!) blog, Raspberry Suite. Being a book lover, I was very hesitant to cut up a perfectly good one, but in my purging of "stuff" that we don't really need, I came across one that I didn't mind using so much.

It's Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt, and I picked it up at the Library Book Sale this past summer on the last day when everything was a buck a box. It's a pretty beat up copy, but the pages are still smooth and intact. They're yellowed with age, of course, but that actually works for the look I wanted. I just tore out one page and then put the book with my craft supplies so I can use it again next time.

Added a button from Foof-a-la for the center, which I adhered with a glue dot, and that was it.

I think it turned out sweet. A nice, everyday card, which you can never have to many of.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Take care, everybody!


  1. That is adorable. I LOVE this card.

    Jessica Lynn

  2. Love your curvy path through the card! Wonderful!

  3. Love this! Simple, with an excellent accent flower!

  4. love the colors and that flower is fab, I love making those!

  5. Thank you, ladies, for all your sweet comments. :o) You've made my day.

  6. Great card! Love the 'neopolitan' colors and fun polka dot paper!

  7. This is fantastic! Just so very cute - and I love your little flower.

  8. Super simple, clean - fully meets the challenge and just overall wonderful!


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