What’s Red and White and Beautiful All Over?

Is it ridiculous that I am still buzzing from my weekend?  I’ll get over it soon – I promise.  Then we can move on to new projects and new topics.  But not yet.

When I was planning to deliver the 300 handmade Christmas cards to Nancy, my new customer and friend, I knew I needed to make a Thank You card for her and wanted to make it very special.  I looked over the scraps I had left from Nancy’s project, and I decided to use them.  Here’s the card I made:  stampwithbrian.com - Herringbone Thank You.jpg

I decided to just use the Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla pieces to make sure the card doesn’t have a Christmas feel to it.  I was really proud to hand this card to Nancy, and she was overflowing with kind remarks about it.  While I was at it, I made a birthday card for my Aunt Claudette.  This card is perfect for her as she is an avid quilter.  I won’t tell you how old she is, though. stampwithbrian.com - Herringbone Birthday.jpg

These cards are made with a herringbone technique.  If you would like to recreate this look, you can follow my Herringbone Tutorial here.  If you look closely (although it will likely make you dizzy), you will see that I alternated between thick and thin strips to add some interest to these projects.

This is completely gratuitous, but I couldn’t resist showing these two cards side by side:stampwithbrian.com - Herringbone cards in red and white.jpg

Stamp sets:  Curly Cute, Memorable Moments  Inks:  Cherry Cobbler  Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Parker’s Patterns DSP  Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!  I enjoyed it.