Friday, 13 July 2012

Home from home

OK, so I'll try not to rub it in today. I'm currently in San Diego on our annual family vacation. Actually vacation is not really the right word to describe it. It is a vacation for the kids but more like home from home for my husband and me. He gets to go to work and I get to run around after the kids, do the house work and stuff like that.

Anyway, because we have a home from home I get to bring some of my SU supplies with me and I am building up a small stash of bits and pieces over here. I am sure that whenever my suitcase gets put through a scanner at Heathrow or San Diego that the customs guys have fun trying to figure out what is in there. This time around it was a pair of used brake callipers for my husband's car (long story) and also a heat embossing tool. When we moved back to the UK I took all my craft tools with me, forgetting that I would not be able to use the heat embossing tool unless I had a transformer for it. Any way I am glad that I brought it back with me as it means that I will be able to make a project or two using this month's technique - Cracked Glass. The only issue is that I am not sure if I brought a suitable stamp set with me to show the technique to it's full effect. Watch out for more posts about this later in the month.

In the meantime, I wanted to share some simple thank you cards that I made using 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper, card stock and ink and also the Curly Cute stamp set. My plan is to make a few boxes of these cards for craft fairs that I am doing later in the year.

I made all of the cards using Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade DSP but changed out the colour of the base card and the greeting.

Here are the three colours together. As you can see, I also put an insert in each of the cards along with some DSP to tie the whole thing together. Apologies for the poor lighting. I actually had to use my flash on the camera as it was dark outside. Despite what most people think, it's not all sunshine in California all the time.

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