Here's hoping that you are off to a wonderful 2012! Ours has started off very well.
I have a wonderful treat for you this morning! Today's card features the Missouri Hawthorne, from Melanie Muenchinger's new release, "Stately Flowers 2". Melanie is an illustrator for Gina K. Designs, and I'm sure that you've seen many of her beautiful sets at the Gina K. Designs Store. If not, it's certainly worth the trip!
In addition to her illustrations for Gina K. Designs, she is a wonderful wife and mother. I'm a long time follower, and it's always fun to check out Melanie's Blog to see what's happening in her family!
I was very pleased and honored when Melanie invited me to guest design with her new set this month. Seeing as I'm a Missouri gal, it made it even more special to be asked to work with this particular set! Thanks Melanie, for asking me!
This card began with a base of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock. A z-fold was created, by scoring in the exact center, then in the center of the card front. Using a Martha Stewart Border Punch, and some Gina K. Designs Digital Paper, a border was created at the bottom of the card, on both the inside and outside of card. The rest is pretty self-explanatory, but if you have questions, please feel free to ask!
I almost forgot to mention - our friend Melanie is also an author!!! Her first book, "A Year of Flowers", was recently published, and is available at Annie's Attic! With this book, you can create 36 beautiful cards for all occasions, and are organized by month and holiday! Detailed, step-by-step instructions and photos make it easy for crafters of all experience levels to enjoy making beautiful homemade cards! If you have Melanie's "A Year of Flowers" Stamp Set, you can easily copy any of the cards in her book. If you don't have the set, you can, of course, use Melanie's designs, and substitute any floral stamps that you have on hand.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week - it's almost Friday! I'll be back next Thursday to showcase another of Melanie's beautiful Stately Flowers 2.
Hugs and blessings,