Unexpected Card Embellishment: StrawIf you follow me on Instagram, you know that we recently adopted a horse. We are quite fond of old Olympus. Having a horse is new for all of us and so far we are having a lot of fun getting to know him and how to take care of him.
When I was in the barn one day, I got looking at straw bales. Could I use straw on a card? What about a piece of home decor? Not knowing how I would use it, I brought a few pieces and left them on my desk for a few days. As I was sorting some supplies, I found this cute horse sticker and knew it would pair wonderfully with the straw.
I placed some bits of straw under the horses mouth and used some as an embellishment on the top of the card. I stitched the straw right to the card as I ran it through my sewing machine.
Unexpected Card Embellishment: Food PackagingIn my whole life I have never eaten mackerel, either fresh or canned. I don't even remember where I got this mackerel label (probably in a grocery store parking lot), but when I saw it I was drawn to its bright colors and fun icons. I paired it with a distressed wood background to give the card a rustic seaside feel.
I covered the portion above mackerel with a piece of cardstock and added some alpha stickers to complete the sentiment. I added some bronze star embellishments to compliment the rustic feel of the card.
You know what else I love? Unexpected flavor pairings. I love trying new flavor combinations when I cook so I was really excited when I heard about Crest Be toothpaste in three new flavors: lime spearmint, vanilla mint, and mint chocolate. I recently had the chance to try all three new flavors of Crest Be toothpaste and I was quite impressed. Of the three flavors, the lime spearmint zest was my favorite. Such a fun flavor surprise, yet not too overwhelming.
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May you find joy in the unexpected!
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