Sunday, December 29, 2013

Favorite Saying Card

Hi everyone! I hope that you had a good holiday with friends and loved one. I shared mine with a good friend and we had lots of fun including one day of eagle watching.

While my friend was visiting he had to go into the big city so we of course stopped at a craft store while we were in the city. I found on sale a stamp with my favorite saying by Stampabilities. Of course I had to buy it as well as a wood-grain embossing folder which I wanted after I saw a card that my friend Alice Golden had made using a wood-grain embossing folder. While at the store Kraft cardstock was on sale. Believe it or not I did not have one piece of Kraft cardstock. This is the card I made today.

I wish the blank card was heavier. I had to glue another blank card base on the inside to make the card sturdier. I'm trying to use up these blank cards which I accidentally bought a few years ago.

The card base was embossed using an embossing folder by Paper Studio. I used a brown ink on the folder. In person it really does look more like wood grain.

I used my Fiskar edging ruler to tear the edge on the Kraft cardstock. Because the cardstock is so heavy I got a distressed look to the edges. I stamped with my Caterpillar/butterfly saying stamp with black tuxedo ink by Memento. Then I colored the butterflies with some cheap washable fine tip markers I bought at a dollar store.

For those who are interested here is a movie I made while watching eagles with my cheap camera. I lost the eagle while recording when he flew right over me.  It was a thrilling experience to see the Bald Eagles so close. I learned that the area where we saw the eagles also has other birds in the area. I can't wait to go exploring next year.  It is moments like this which brings a richness to life.

Another year is almost over. I wish for you and yours a Happy New Year. May it be filled with all the best that life has to offer. 

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. I love it. The saying is precious and the colors and background you used are gorgeous.
    So glad you had a nice time with your fiend.

  2. Haha yep, that was a typo as I know he is your friend and not your fiend.

  3. Laughing at Myrna's comment--LOL. I love your butterfly saying too and have never heard it before. Your new embossing folder is so nice and deeply etched. The last issue has a Kraft paper technique which you might want to try if you still subscribe. Your video is awesome. Good for you for figuring out how to embed that video. Indeed you were nice and close. Happy New Year my friend. All the best in 2014. Hugs.


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