Baseball Note Cards
My son needed to send a note to someone who works in baseball, and I asked him if he wanted me to make him a card. He said, “Yes, if you can but something simple/basic that can be sent in the next day or two.” (He’s away at college so this included time for me to get it to him!) My initial reaction was OH NO!!! Simple/basic and quick aren’t words that usually describe my crafting process, especially since I don’t really have any baseball related supplies!! Then I calmed down and got to thinking. I ordered a few baseball stamps for which I am anxiously awaiting, although I knew when I ordered them that I wouldn’t have them in time for this project and look forward to using them in the future. Then, I decided to go to a scrapbook supply store that is kind of near me (I wish it were closer!) to see what paper she had. I have to say, her store is amazing! She has a lot of gorgeous stuff that you don’t see in the big box stores near me. I found this amazing sheet of vintage baseball paper by Karen Foster Design called Batter Up Collage, and the cards basically made themselves! Here is the whole sheet of paper, from which I was able to make 6 note cards.
I cut the sheet into panels, inked the edges with Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink, and adhered them to Gina K kraft card bases (which I also inked). Honestly, the cards could have been done at that point! But I felt guilty making something that required so little effort (I need to get over that!!!) and made a banner tag with a greeting from the Gina K Designs “Just A Note” stamp set (retired?) on kraft card stock and stamped with the Gina K charcoal brown ink. I matted the tag on a piece of green cardstock that I distressed with a bit of the charcoal brown ink, inked the edges and added a bit of twine behind it to help it stand out against the busy background. Done!
Here is the whole set of cards:
I’m not sure if I like the twine behind the greeting, but the greeting was lost without it. Now that there is no time pressure, I may go back and try something different with the greeting. We’ll see…
Thanks for checking out my card project!
And if you happen to be in my neck of the woods and are looking for a paper crafting supply store, it is called “Scrap and Beads” and is located in the Burlington Center Mall in Burlington, NJ (right off of Route 295 – exit 47A) . Half her store is set up with tables to work, and half is set up to shop. Check out her great inventory or her crop schedule! (I am not affiliated with this company in any way; I’m just a happy customer! Check it out for yourself, and decide if it would be good for you.)
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