Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Playing Cards with Michele - June 2022

Hello friends.  Had another play date with my sweet friend Michele a couple of weeks ago, although I think we did more talking than playing this time around!  Sometimes friends just need to talk and catch up and listen, and if there's one thing I've learned from the past 2 years, it's not to take any friendship for granted, and the value of an in person hug!  So talk we did, but never fear, we did do some stamping too!  And eating!  I've mentioned before that Michele used to be a caterer and is a FABULOUS cook!  We met at her house this time and she prepared egg drop soup, egg rolls, and Chinese Almond cookies...all homemade and absolutely delicious!!  Loved it all and HAD to have the cookie recipe...I think it's going to be one of my all time favorites!!

I brought to Michele's one of my new items from The Greetery called It's A Wrap: Posy Pocket die, and we decided this would be the item we both made cards with to share with you all.  My first two cards are kind of mirror images using the positive and negative from the Frosted Frames die set (The Greetery) with the posy pocket wrap.  Take a look:

I'm loving how "vintage looking" these both came out!

This first card uses the Seed Catalog Background stamp with the Frosted Frames dies and then decorated with the posy wrap filled with the Plucked Dies (the Dandelions) and the BotaniCuts: Pussy Willow Dies.  The posy wrap was stamped with the Windowpane Plaid Background stamp before I die cut it.  All my coloring on the dandelions and pussy willows were done with DOX inks and splattered with dark brown ink.  The little tag is from PTI's Tiny Tags stamp and die set.  Everything else on this card is from The Greetery.  

My 2nd card uses all the same stamps and dies, but just the reverse of the first card.  I did add a bit of glitter to the dandelions in this card for a bit of sparkle and shine.

My next card is pretty busy and BRIGHT, but I think it's my favorite!!  Michele and I both have a love of pink & orange together, and she gifted me with a pad of dsp from PTI that's all pinks and oranges...I absolutely LOVE it!!  Thanks so much Michele!!  Anyway, I used one of the dsp's to cut my posy wrap from and filled it with blooms and oranges from PFS's Citrus Blooms stamp and die and stencil set.  

 My oranges all have Glossy Accents added to them, and the leaves have WOS on them, so this whole wrap is filled with shimmer and shine!  My background is also from PFS (Lemon Lush) and I also used The Greetery's Postal Frame Die behind the stamped background.  My sentiment is from The Greetery's Lemon Blossom stamp set and I heat embossed it on black and fussy cut around it.  I finished this card with a few Disco Ball sequins from Gina K.

My last card, I promise!!  Another sweet friend (Lisa) had recently gifted me with a few die cut wraps from Simply Graphic (Flower Wrap) because I was falling in love with her cards using this die cut wrap (this was before I had The Greetery one!) and was feeling a little left out!  Aren't stamping friends the greatest?!!  (Thank you again Lisa!!)  Anyway, Lisa had made a card HERE that I just had to CASE since I also had the Impression Obsession Hollyhocks dies.  I used an Altenew Basic Plaid 3D embossing folder for my background and then added the wrap filled with my pink & purple Hollyhocks (Copic colored).  Hard to see in my photo but I used WOS on my flowers, so they really sparkle IRL!  My die cut sentiment is from MB's Just A Note Posh Script die, and I added a few of the Trinity Stamps Crystal Ball Dewdrop Baubles to finish off my card.

If you've stuck with me this long, thank you, thank you!!  I know it was a long post, but...  I'm so excited to see what Michele did with these posy wraps, so join me in hopping over to her site right HERE and check it out...I am never disappointed and you won't be either!  Thank you again Michele for hosting our get together, and most of all for your sweet friendship...I am blessed!! 

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


I Card Everyone said...

As much as I love the vintage look of your first two cards [OH, that seed catalog background! and why in the world didn't I borrow those pussy willows?] you knew when you pulled out the pink and orange I was going to flip! LOve the shiny lemons and polka dots, too!
Your little Posey Wrap was so much fun to play with, Marcia. Wasn't it fun looking for just the right florals to fill that wrap?
BTW Cooking all those things I love that Tom won't eat is an added blessing of our friendship! xx

Bonnie said...

I'm envious that you could get together with Michele, Marcia! What awesome bouquets and so different from each other! Love them all, especially the hollyhocks which I need to CASE!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow what glorious bouquets! Love that wrap die you brought along!

Lisa Elton said...

I don't mind the long post one little bit! Each one of these is as pretty as the next, Marcia! My goodness is that seed catalog stamp fabulous or what! I love the two different way you used it. Love what you've done with the wrap I sent and your hollyhocks... it was my pleasure and if you want more just whistle!

Birgit said...

I didn't want this post to end, my friend! So many gorgeous makes!! Each card left me thinking it was my favorite until I saw the next beautiful card in the line-up. Oh be still my vintage heart.... I'm in love with that seed catalog background. All the flower wraps are beautiful Marcia. The pink and orange card is so fun! They're all my faves! Sounds like it was a wonderful and much needed day together.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Sounds like you and Michele had another fun play date, Marcia! Just reading your blog makes my mouth watering! ;-)
These are a fabulous collection of the bouquets! Love the vintage-look of the first two cards! The shiny bright bouquet makes any receiver happy, and the last one is a super-pretty CASE of Lisa's card!
Hideko xx

Loll said...

It's so special to get together with stamps friends for a fun day of stamping and eating! :) You and Michele made good use of your time making these fabulous cards, Marcia. LOVE the first and second vintage-look designs. The Seed Catalog background makes a gorgeous backdrop for your bouquet of flowers ... might have to go shopping to get it for myself! :) Of course, you would know that I LOVE the bright and bold orange and pink card (my fav colour combo too!). It's so bright, summery fun with these colours. The glossy oranges really make me smile! And what a lovely hollyhock bouquet to finish off your amazing selection of cards. Stamping friends are so generous and you've made a lovely tribute to Lisa. Lots of eye candy on this post! xx

TK said...

Vintage, pretty and wonderful - each and every one!