It's a crafty Memorandum Monday! Having been away so much, I needed to make a lot of cards for a busy month of May. In addition, I had a couple new stamp sets I hadn't played with yet, so I spent most of yesterday making cards. So far I have eight made, and still need 5 more before the beginning of June. That doesn't include any unexpected events, or the thank you notes I know I'll need in the middle of the month.
I also have a new storage container for my embossing powders. I've seen it several times on different card-making videos, but hesitated to invest in it. I finally broke down last week, and it was definitely worth the investment. It holds all my most used embossing powders, and is so much easier to apply to the cards.
It's the shaker top that makes it so efficient. This is meant for spice storage, but works great for embossing powders.
I have two cards to share today. Both of them will be hand-delivered tomorrow when I get together with the recipients. The first is for a friend who recently had a stroke. She's in rehab now, and doing really well. I used Alt&New's "Magnolias for Her" stamp, inspired by this video I watched Saturday night. I've had this set for awhile, but haven't had much success with it until yesterday. Later, you'll see two more cards made with the same set. I'm linking this card up to a challenge at The Card Concept, choosing Clean and Layered for the style.
The flower and leaves were embossed in gold and then watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors, and hand cut. The tag was cut with the "Stitched Dress-up Tags" by Simon Says. It's a new die that's never been used, even though it was a Christmas gift!
The second card is for a mutual friend of my friend in rehab. We'll be going to visit Peg tomorrow, and it's Jean's birthday on Wednesday. I have a cake to take along to celebrate. I purchased "Tulip Time" from Papertrey Ink two months ago, but this was my first opportunity to pull it out. I was pretty sure I'd like it, and I do!
The stamped piece is layered onto Raspberry Fizz cardstock cut with Simon Says "Stitched Rectangles." It makes a perfect frame.
I'm linking up with Sian and waving to all the other Memorandum Monday folks who found something new to do this weekend! I'm also linking up with The Card Concept challenge of "Spring Flowers."
I have finally figured out how to upload images with a full-size pop-up window, so if you'd like a closer look, it's now possible.