Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hug in an envelope

With making my own cards, I tend to mail a lot of them to my family and many of my cards require extra postage so I wasn't happy with the increase that went into effect this weekend.  I feel I pay my fair share since I go to the post office on a regular basis because of my cards.  I also have my daughter and step-kids that I send "care" packages to.  For this card I did use a pop dot on the one letter and I have to say that I thought about it before I did it because I knew it require extra postage.  So since I was at it I also added a Joilee heart.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  From the Heart - Caught Your Heart
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Hug in an envelope
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Pop Dot
Joilee Heart

From the Heart - Sketch 51
From the Heart - January stamp of the Month
Make It Monday - Ch. 176
Crazy for Challenges - C4C220
Sentimental Sundays - Ch. 191 Lovey Dovey
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 305 So Sweet
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch. 178 Bling
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 69 Bling it Up


Andrea W said...

Super cute card! I love the way you colored your kitty and the blue circle really highlights the focal image well. I totally agree with you about the postage rate increase! The only way I justify the increase is that my dad's job is paid by the sales of postage stamps, so every time I mail something I think of him. It makes me feel a little better. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving your sweet comment. We crossed paths at Make It Monday.

Anonymous said...

Cute image and layout!! :)
So sweet!!
:) :) I saw your card at Make It Monday!! :) :)
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Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Lisa! Love the sweet image! I hate when they increase the postage prices! It's already crazy to have to pay extra for square cards, which I make all the time!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute - as a cat lover I am enjoying everyone's cards with that image this month. I hear you about postage costs - it's getting ridiculous in Canada too.

Anonymous said...

Sweet card. Love your coloring on your cat and the texture is wonderful~ Thanks for joining as From the Heart Stamps for the SOTM and weekly sketch challenge!

Rocio De Alba said...

This is such a cute card. I love your image and colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Sentimental Sunday.

Rocio - DT

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful card, I love how you colored the image! Thanks for joining our SOTM challenge at FTHS! Hugs, Karen

Penny said...

Very cute, Lisa! Love the sweet kitty! Love your papers, your embossing, your sentiment, and the red heart! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Holly Hughes said...

Cute! I like the papers you used with this cute image. Really sweet. Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle.

verybellemakes said...

Lovely image, love that red patterned border too! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

lalkygirl said...

what a sweet card ,love the sentiment.....
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Angi MakingMayhem said...

Hug in an envelope...what everyone wants! Cute card, Lisa! Something I try when I add popped up or thicker elements is to close the card so the front is on the inside when I place it in the envelope. Unless it's thick, this helps me avoid the hand-cancelled fee. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Sentimental Sundays Lovey Dovey Challenge.

Inky hugs,
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