We've spent the past two weeks in Ohio visiting with our families. It's been an extra special treat this summer because my Grandma from Hawaii came to visit too. We've had so much fun shopping, eating, laughing, and spending time together. On her last day here, I tucked this thank you card in her hand carry for her to discover while on the plane ride home.When I announced my blog candy giveaway a few weeks ago, I started to get nervous when so many of you said you wanted more tutorials. The truth is, I don't have a whole lot up my sleeves to teach you! So if there's something you see me do that you want to learn about, please let me know! In the meantime, I thought I'd share these fun ruffle flowers that I was having fun making earlier this month. (click here for the tutorial, plus scroll down for more!)
I've also been showcasing the new In Colors, which was also a request from many of you. Isn't this Island Indigo divine?! I'm so pleased to find an alternative to Bermuda Bay and Taken with Teal - both colors I was bummed to see retire last year with the color renovation. Island Indigo is kind of this deep teal color, which pairs really nicely with Pool Party, another new In Color - SU! is on a roll with these fabulous new hues! These colors make a perfect thank you note for my Grandma, who loves teals and blues.
For this card, I started with stamping my sentiment from SU!'s Thank You Kindly in Island Indigo on Naturals White card stock. I trimmed the edges with some Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border in Pool Party. Then I added my lovely book page ruffled flowers adorned with some teal buttons from my stash tied up with Linen Thread.
So, I mentioned a treat for you... It's not enough to just give you the tutorial, I'm also doing a mini giveaway. :) Before we left town, I was experimenting with different types of ruffle flowers - book print, crepe paper, bond paper, and possibly my new favorite, book print and crepe paper combo. (Sorry for the blurry photos, I was in a rush to take them before we left!)
Here they are close up:
Are you ready to win?! FOUR winners will win one card of ruffle flowers (three flowers total). To be entered, simply comment on this post and tell me which flowers you like best! You'll have until 12:00AM on July 23rd. Winners will be announced at noon! Good luck!
Special DEElivery: This card was given to my grandmother. The winners of the fabulous ruffle flowers were announced here.