There’s really a good reason that my card has a tu-tu today. Let me ‘splain :-) I’ve had it on my calendar to see my best friends sweet little girl in her acting debut in a local play, so last night I witnessed the wonder of Peter Pan. Smitten, yes . . . enthralled, yes . . . enchanted, oh yes! Theatre is one of my loves and it was a delightful evening. Sweet friends, inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places. A sweet little Tinkerbell floated out in this little tulle tutu and I melted. So much so that I thought no matter what it looked like, my card would have one. Shhhhh…..don’t tell, this is the thank you card I’m sending to my sweet little friend for inviting me. All in all I’m sure that I had much more fun than she did. Is there a little girl (or big girl) in your world that’s ready for a tutu card? Hang in there and let me tell you how easy this comes together. I have quite a few ideas for this that I’ll be showing in the next couple of weeks.
I started with a card base 5″ x 7″ and layered on a panel of pink cardstock. From a panel of cream paper I cut both ends using Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One and embellished the cross points with pearls – 38 small ones and 2 big ones. On top of that panel I layered a panel using Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Garden Lattice (swoon, first time I’ve used this one and I sure don’t know why). The pattern on this folder is sparse so I embellished with 24 little pink crystals. Before securing the panel, I tucked my tutu trim around the back and finished it off with a pearl embellishment. On striped paper I stamped Thanks and cut it out using Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags. For the inside of the card I reached into my Quietfire Design stash and pulled out a sentiment perfect for the occasion – If I Had a Star. Oh goodness, she was a star. I hope she likes it!!
So folks, if you’re intrigued by the tu-tu and want more instructions on how to make it, let me know and I’ll see if I can work up a tutorial :-)
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Quietfire Design - If I Had a Star, Thanks
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb, EK Success Pink
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One, Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Garden Lattice, Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker
Lots of email came through about the Serenity Prayer and what it means to you. It’s a great verse to hang on to. Thanks for your kind, kind words and most of all, thanks for letting me share!