It is the time of graduation parties in my area of the world and we have many, many to go to. My own son's was Memorial Day weekend and before it we (dad, mom and his sister's) coached him on how to interact with a large group of people...how to go up and greet everyone and thank them for coming....how to make small talk for a 6 hour party etc....and he did very well. In fact, people called or came up to either myself or my husband over the next few days to remark on Corm's demeanor and how he talked with everyone. And that makes me very happy as that is how my husband and I were raised. In fact, had he went off and spent the whole time with his friends my mom in heaven would have reached down and thumped me upside the head for not doing a better job of parenting. And, now his ordered thank you cards have arrived....(yes they are ordered after I saw that he will be writing closed to 80 at this point!) But one party that we really had to go to (no way not to) the mother invited everybody with a FB message and now has gone on line to send out a casual "Thanks for coming to anyone who has come and thanks for any gifts" message. Literally, that is it. And has also put out there the question is it okay to send an e-thanks rather than a handwritten one. Because she doesn't want to buy the stamps. This makes me so sad. The idea that thanking people is a burden. I really hope she is an exception and not the new normal. Thoughts?
Now, on to my cards. I have a several people in my life who aren't feeling so great lately and the weather here in SE Wisconsin has not been the cheeriest so I thought that I would send out sunny wishes both in message and in card form! I had this specific window card idea when I saw the CASology challenge....something yellow but now that I am done with the cards I am not sure that they both are completely CAS after all! So, while I won't be submitting both of them as planned I will be submitting the first, non filigreed card. And, of course, I will be sending them out and hoping they bring a smile to the recipients!
The first card that I am showing you and the one that I will be submitting to CASology was done with the scraps of the filigree card. It is smaller by an inch on both top and bottom. For this window, instead of "hanging a curtain" I decided to put in "glass" by way of vellum. I like both details and will def use them again. I am not sure that this will be a complete CAS card but I am going to enter it anyway! I think, even though there are more "elements" to the card the amount of white space along with the fresh colors and clean lines make it CAS to me! So, this one goes to the CASology challenge YEllOW for week 48!
The second one is a "filigree" card and that is a type of card that I have been wanting to try. Basically, it is a card with filigree edges all around it and that also goes for the card's "back" page. I like how this turned out and the filigree assembly wasn't that hard to do at all! The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory....although I will point out that I stamped and embossed the message after I dry embossed the white brick panel and thought it was super easy to do. The card got a little more cluttered than I originally intended in the lower corner due to ablob of GA that fell and threatened to pull apart the filigree when removed. So.....I will make this card again but will be hyper vigilient about drippy GA bottles so I can have a "cleaner" look!