My niece Amy and her husband, Tim, are expecting their first baby together. This was such exciting and hopeful news to receive and I wanted to send love and congratulations to the parents- and grandparents-to-be. To Tom and Mary Ellen, my brother and sister-in-law, I sent the card that I had made for the PTI July blog hop. I love that card (Are you allowed to admit that?) and thought it would be perfect for this occasion. I made a new card for Amy and Tim.
Back in May 2011, Melissa Philips wrote a post on love mail and shared some photo inspiration, including this envelope:
After visiting HensTeeth, I knew that I wanted to try adding some stitched flowers to a card. A year plus later, I’ve actually done so, though in a much different color palette than those I had remembered since the card needed to be gender neutral. The flowers are very sweet and work well with the Summer Fresh papers, but I do want to try this in the girlie colors that Viv uses in her Etsy shop.
For the stitched details, I am entering this into the Moxie Fab World stitching and sewing challenge.
paper: rustic cream c/s (PTI); Summer Fresh (Simple Stories)
stamps: Mat Stack 2 Collection (PTI)
ink: onyx black (VersaFine)
dies and punches: classic hearts (Spellbinders)
extras: muslin (Jo-Ann Fabric); Nordic Holiday and Oxford glazed brads (Basic Grey); floss 304, 744, 800, 930, 963, and 3052 (DMC)