Fern Birthday with Snippets

Good afternoon. Remember this card? Had to scrap #1 effort but I salvaged the fern die cut from the sprayed background. There was a cut out snippet from removing the center part of another sprayed background and finally had a chance to put the two pieces together. So this one is really made up of snippets!

- Hero Arts Palm die, from Dylusions sprayed background. (Yes I think it could be called a snippet - well a leftover anyway)

- S/B Adorning Labels 25 (I think!) from another Dylusions created background. (snippet)

- back ground was cut from the same 6x6 pack as this card - so not really a snippet. Used DI Wild Honey & Spiced Marmalade to sponge over the dp, to change the brightness to work better with the tones of the fern and green piece -  then embossed with a leafy fern EF.

- sentiment stamped from a small white snippet, in Wild Honey, punched with an SU oval punch.

Once I found all the elements - this one came together fast. Another August birthday card done, except for the inside. May decide to add some rhinestones or pearls below the stamped sentiment.

Have a grand evening, and as always thanks so much for stopping in to visit, hope you liked the card, and come again when you can 'set a spell'. Hugs

PM Edit: Since this was a scheduled post for 7-17 afternoon, and since the Snippet Playground for Week 133 is still open, and since I can submit 3 cards and I _have_ done a lot of visiting to 'play nicely' - I'm going to jump over the pond and say Hey to Parsnip with this snippety card! There's some nice prizes and you can submit up to 3 cards for a chance to win. So you still have time to hunt up those snippets and play along. Not to mention seeing some very inspirational cards too.

As a chuckle to those of you who said you showed the In Process craft project to your hubbies: I'm lucky that DH doesn't say too much - only when I get after him about his 'schtuff'. I've been very blessed with every hobby I've tried, that he's been encouraging - not to mention enabling too.For anyone who wants to come play, you will certainly be most welcome, and I would absolutely LOVE it. It's exciting to meet someone you've known in Blogland. It's happened to me a couple of times and it was just grand. So come ahead. Our Upstate city has a very nice airport, so far still small enough to get around easily, but {sigh} it is being enlarged.  I expect it won't be quite so convenient once all that gets done...we're told the project will take at least 5 years.


  1. This is a lovely bright summery card and I adore the palm die Mary. Such a pretty embossed background and use of inks too, and a wonderful way of reusing some bits instead of just throwing them away. x

  2. Mary is this the beautiful card that was sitting in your light box?. Hazel xx

  3. Very, very pretty! I LOVE the background on this and that bright and beautiful color. Fantastic card!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! What a beautiful use of your snippets!! Love the colors, texture and design!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a great save and resulting fantastic card! Those ferns are just stunning on the green background, and I love the embossing which perfectly coordinates with your ferns! Lovely card!

  6. This looks great. I think it has a bit of a masculine feel so I am envisioning it for a fella!

    The colours are wonderful...Such a nice summery feel!

    Wish I could come and play in your room. Would be so nice to live next door! To think I was so close to where you live just 2 years ago! We should have had a coffee date!

  7. Isn't it wonderful when our snippets and off cuts and 'oops' pieces all come together for a wonderful card, as yours have. Love the bright and cheerful card this has made up to be.

  8. Great card Mary. Love how you manage to put snippets together so easily and every card looks totally accomplished!

  9. Super colourful the details here...have a good day...aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

  10. Love the simple but striking way all your snippits have come together to make this lovely card, Mary.

  11. I would never have guessed this was made with snippets Mary, it looks as though you worked hard to draw all those wonderful elements together to make this beautiful card! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Fabulous card Mary - I do love the vibrant colours you used.

    Hugs, Di xx

  13. So bright and pretty - great snippet use :)

  14. What a great save Momma Mary! I love that palm/fern leaves and I love the bright colors you have used on this card. The embossing looks great and I love that SB mat! Hugs, Brenda

  15. So nice when a card just 'happens' like this, hey!! I love your ferns and the green and red look great together!!! Lovely card, Mary!!!


  16. Hi Mary this is really lovely hun loving the complimentary colours simple but really effective - thanks for visiting my blog hugs Judith x

  17. I love the fern die that you salvaged and love the colour combo
    Carol x

  18. Gorgeous card Mary it looks so colourful, vibrant and joyous, love the embossing and die cut frame a super, super card.
    lorraine x

  19. Fantastic striking colours Mary, the embossing is a perfect addition.

    Your crafty space is amazing, I've been admiring the photos in the post below.

    Warm hugs

  20. The two "snippets" go together perfectly, Mary! So bright and pretty!

  21. Beautiful Mary love those bright colours!!


    Vic x

  22. Sorry to be so far behind in commenting. This is just beautiful, love your sweet style.