Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cards for Friends


I have two new project to share. The first is a set of thank you cards I made for a friend of mine, Jessica,  that got married on April 1st.


We haven’t known each other for a long time – less than a year, but I love her to death. And, apparently, I know her fairly well because she loves the owl.


My second is a card I made for another friend, Sara,  that’s moving this weekend. She’s getting married, so she and her fiancé built a house closer to his job in Huntsville. She’s seen her card, but I’m going to mail it to her after I write a message for her.

Sara and I text each other ALL day. And our conversations are so ridiculous! I’m always making her laugh about something. She’s usually the first person that gets to see my cards. And, I’ve come to find out that she’s a huge fan of glitter, so I made it a point to bling up her card.

I’m also entering this card into the CTO Challenge #9.

Here are all the details:

Thank You Card

  • Card base: Teal open stock cardstock from Hobby Lobby
  • Ivory Mat: Paper Company; cut at  4” x 5.25” and embossed with Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug folder.
  • Purple Layering Strip: Purple open stock from Hobby Lobby cut @ 1.25” x 4”. I then punched it with a Fiskars border punch. The teal layer is from the Paper Studio Basics pad, cut @ .75”.
  • Owl was cut @ 3.25” from Create a Critter. All cardstock is Paper Company. The brown base of the owl is Espresso open stock, the lavender and gray are both found in a value pack.
  • Branch was cut from the same Espresso cardstock @ 1.75”. I used Studio G Glitter Glue for the leaves.
  • I inked the surface of the card with Early Espresso ink from Stampin’ Up! I also used it to stamp the sentiment.
  • TPC Studio Greetings Stamp set

Bunny Friend Card

  • Card base: Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening Cardstock
  • Green Patterned Mat: DCWV cut @ 4” x 5.25”
  • Layering Strips: Core’dinations Blue Diamond cut @ 1.5” and punched with Fiskars border punch. Floral strip is from the DCWV Citrus Stack and was cut @ 1”.
  • Bunny is from Create a Critter and was cut @ 3.75”. The base is Espresso brown from the Paper Company. The yellow and red are open stock at Hobby Lobby.. And his belly was cut in Paper Company ivory.
  • I typed the sentiment in Word @ 18 points, and I looked up the RGB for Papertrey Ink’s Pure Poppy to match the mat.
  • Maize Offray 5/8” Satin Ribbon
  • Studio G Red Glitter Glue

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day!


  1. both cards are so cute! I love that paper you used on the owl card.

  2. So cute! I love the glittered bunnies ears and nose! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  3. Really cute bunny. Love the sparkles! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  4. Oh Trell! These are both adorable! You did a great job on both! Hugs, Leanne

  5. Cute card, thanks for joing us @ CTO!

  6. Love them Trell! Especially the Owl!


  7. Very cute, Love it!! Thanks for playing along at CTO.

  8. Love your sentiment with your card, very cute! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  9. Hi Trell!! OMG so sorry I've missed so many of your beautiful cards and YUMMY desserts!!OMG you totally have to get a button so that I can post on my blog so that I don't miss any of you post:) no pressure only if you want LOL!! Hey have you became a SU Demo? and what about your trip? I also wanted to make sure that you stop by my blog for a blog hop tomorrow that I'm a part of with lots of great giveaway!! DOn't miss out:) See you then:)

  10. Great job!! I love the subtle colors & a RED that just POPS!! Great job!! :) Thank you for joining us @ CTO this week!! :)
    Linda :)

  11. Both of them are so cute! Sorry to hear your friend is moving. That is a bummer. I'm sure she loved the card! That sentiment is so cute! Thanks for celebrating the occasion with us this week!

  12. Love BOTH your cards!!! Create a Critter is my absolute favorite!! Thanks for joining us at CTO!!


  13. Both adorable cards. Love the carrot sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  14. Both cards are so awesome!! I am sure your friends will be pleased to received these cards!! Love the colors, papers and especially the bling!

    Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

    Nicole T.

  15. "Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often.
    **Lots of Hugs**
    P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!

  16. Very cute cards, and your ribbon on the bunny card is tied so perfect, great job! Thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

  17. This are so cute. your friends are going to love them ....

    thanks for playing with us at CTO..


  18. Trell I CAN'T WAIT to see the LO! Please post soon!


  19. This is such a beautiful card .
    What a great friend I'm sure she will love them

  20. Both of your cards are SUPER cute!! I love owls too, but I'm a BIG fan of GLITTER, so the bunny card gets an extra vote!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!!

    A new challenge starts on Tuesday -- I sure hope you'll join us again!! :)

    Amy :) at

  21. Such cute cards! I love the sentiment on the bunny card! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CTO! :o)



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