Hello stampers and happy Monday! Today I have two great cards for you, both of them happy mail in Holland contest cards. One is fun fold flap card with Perennial Essence, the other is a funny napkin card. These cards did come in the mailbox on Saturday but it was already later in the afternoon and there was no time to do a blog post.
Napkin Card from Letha Kay
The first card that I am going to share with you is a napkin card from Letha Kay. I first met Letha when she came to a training retreat that I hosted in Tennessee. We stayed in a gorgeous cabin and had such a wonderful time together. Letha also introduced me to my favourite magazine, Daphne’s Diary. Needless to say, Letha knows a thing or two about me, hence the fun card. She made it at her friend Susan Owen’s class. Susan was also at my retreat. Lovely ladies, both of them. Thanks for your fun card Letha, I have never made one, so feel free to leave some tips and tricks in the comments section so we can learn more about ti.
I do love pretty napkins but I am often too cheap to indulge. This card has inspired me to do just that the next time I see some that I love. If I can turn a few of them into cards then it will be a business expense and I will get double use out of them as well!
I almost forgot to tell you where Letha comes from! She comes from Liberty, South Carolina, doesn’t that sound patriotic? Liberty is a small town located in the northwest corner of the state. It has a very long history, first having been discovered by the Spanish and located on old Cherokee hunting grounds.
Happy Mail Details
Once again I had to take a picture of the envelopes as they also tell a story. I love the postmarks and I love the stamps. Somehow Letha managed to find some vintage Valentine’s themed stamps. Personally, I don’t mind paying for stamps if they have put in a little extra thought to make them more special, and that is definitely the case here. I also love the name of Faye’s home town, I have a feeling it tells a geographical story. Letha’s hometown also has a memorable name, although its origin is under dispute.
Faye’s Fun Fold Flap Card
Well, isn’t that a fun subtitle for a blog post? All kidding aside, I love your card Faye and it has also inspired me for my next Peaceful Poppies card. I haven’t made one of these cards in years! If fact, I think I should feature this fun fold flap card in my live video tomorrow. I am so thankful for all the inspiration I am receiving from the happy mail in Holland contest. Would you like to see Faye’s card?
Faye’s beautiful card uses three items from the Perennial Essence suite: Floral Essence stamp set, Perrenail Flower punch and Perennial Essence designer series paper. In this next picture you can see how the flap fold works.
Do you see all the lovely details and the product coordination? The softness of the paper is reflected in the highland heather sentiment. Even the back of the flap has a matching flower on it. I have one more picture showing the entire mechanism of the card. There is no picture of the back of the card but the flap part extends to the middle of the card. I will include measurements tomorrow both on my blog post and in my video. If you want to see another card made using this great suite as well as a video showing you how to make dry embossed flowers with the perennial flower punch, then check out this old blog post here.
What do you think of this fun fold flap card? I have to say, I am very much looking forward to making one as well. It is so refreshing making a “different” card once in a while. I am not obsessed with always having to make a different fold, but just like with cooking and baking and lots of other things in life, it’s good to switch things up once in a while. Here is a fun video from Dawn Griffith showing you how to do this fold, then you don’t have to wait for me to do it tomorrow. No worries, mine will be a little different anyways.
Central Butte, Saskatchewan
Now that is an intesting name isn’t it? What exactly is a butte? I wonder if my guess that it is a geographical feature is corect? This is what I found: is an isolated hill with steep, often vertical sides and a small, relatively flat top; buttes are smaller landforms than mesas, plateaus, and tablelands. Central Butte is a very small town in the southern part of the province, about 200 km from the city of Saskatoon. ( I first said that this was the capital, but it isn’t! Thanks Carole Thomas for catching my mistake) Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan. The population of Central Butte as of 2016 was 372 people. That’s a pretty small town isn’t it?
Thanks so much for joining me again today. I thought I would share just a few pictures of my weekend. I will tell you a little bit more about it tomorrow because you already know that there is a story involved here.
Retreat in Feburary
If you would love to have a getaway yourself and be pampered for a weekend, experience the world through my eyes and stamp with me, please consider joining me in Muskoka! I would love to spend time with you. Message me if you want more details.