Okay, maybe not. I know. It was LAST week. And my post day is this week.
These trays were released from Lettering Delights last week and I knew I wanted to make one. Before I get into it, check out that Mother’s Day title. I got that free. I’m not affiliated with anyone except KNK USA and all I do for them is pester you once a month with crap, er, stuff, I make with my KNK machines. And yes, I have two.
So if you go to this site every day, she will give you something free! Otherwise, you pay 50 cents for it, which is not a bad thing. I’ve been collecting her freebies for awhile and when this one came out, I knew I had to give it a try! Guess what? They cut really nice, especially on that worldwin cut mates card stock. You also get a .png and a .jpg of the graphic if you want to do a print and cut. Her style reminds me of Lettering Delights and you know how I love their stuff.
This flower vase file came from Nancy at this site. Again, no affiliation. But her files only cost 99 cents. I do wish these included score lines, but for under a buck, I’m not complaining, especially since I know how to draw them pretty easily in MTC.
In her directions (which are written quite well and include pictures! Which is how I like it!), Nancy says to paint a dowel the color you want the stem to be. I just used that green floral tape on a skewer and that worked just as good.
I couldn’t find my glue to put the tulips together, so I used glue dots. I shy away from the glue gun. I still have the huge burn scar on my hand from the advent calendar I made for my Christmas post awhile back.
I thought that this set needed a set of shaped cards, so I took the flower from the Mother’s Day title and made it into a set of 4.25 x 5.5″ cards. I think that is close to A4 size cards, but I don’t really know.
You know me and my foam tape. I like my cards to have dimension. And texture as I used my embossing folders for the leaves and the center of the flower. I tend to not stamp anything inside until I need the card. Which is a shame because I’m pretty sure I have a million rubber stamps. Okay, maybe not, but who really needs an entire drawer with different stamps saying THANKS? Apparently I do because I have one. I have a drawer of Happy Birthday stamps too.
Now I’m just goofing around. I put lemons in the tray. I don’t think the tray could have withstood the weight if I picked it up, but while I was taking pictures, I noticed a few lemons falling off our tree, so there ya go. We have a lemon tree that produces lemons year around. We give them away by the bagful. Or throw them in the neighbor’s yard. Yes, we do this and they like it. Except one neighbor’s four year old thinks it’s a game and throws them back into our yard.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure I have undiagnosed adult ADHD. I have about a twenty minute attention span. I think that’s why I like putting together this stuff, even though it gets monotonous putting together the same cards (I always cut multiple of a card I’m making to save paper and save my brain from coming up with ideas). I call it my therapy. I’m pretty sure that without my KNK hobby, there’s a good chance I’d have to be locked up.
Well, before I get this off track any more, I hope you found some Spring ideas or birthday ideas with this post. At least lie to me and say you did.