This week on the Lily Bee blog, our focus is on daily routines. And since one of my resolutions was to send more "real" mail (i.e., "snail mail") making simple cards is something I like to slip into my daily routine every now and then. I rarely have more than 10-15 minutes to create a card, so I like to keep it easy, but I also want the recipient to get something with a special handmade touch.
With that in mind, I made this card and matching tag, using thin strips of patterned paper from the new Sweet Shoppe and Pinwheel lines to create a striped pattern:
Lily Bee Supplies: Sweet Shoppe (Lemon Drop paper); Pinwheel (Cartwheels, Lime RIckey, Flip Flops papers); Autumn Spice (Clear Stamps); Handmade (Clear Stamps).
The happy colors and patterns in the new lines make it a breeze to select a few to adorn a card. I cut five papers into thin strips and adhered them diagonally across my card and tag, adding zig zag stitching between the strips.
For the simple sentiment, I used the circle from the Handmade Clear Stamps and the word "hi" from the Autumn Spice Clear Stamps with gray ink. A few tiny rhinestones finish off this card that would be perfect for sending some happy mail.
On the tag, I used the same circle outline stamp with the word "Happy" from the Autumn Spice Clear Stamp set. I added the word "be" with orange pen and few more rhinestones. Tucked inside a card or package, this tag would brighten up someone's day.
Hope you're inspired to add a little creative time to your daily routine - happy scrapping!