Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"mahalo" card

i think you should prepare yourself for quite a few projects with a "hawaiian theme"... starting, ummmmmmmmmm... now! :)

(transparency: hambly; patterned paper: k&co; hibiscus sticker: creative imaginaions; chipboard letters: heidi swapp; other: cotton fabric, beach mat, vintage silk flower petals, oriental trading co lei flowers; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

"mahalo" means thank you in hawaiian. this card is for my (non blogging) friend cheryl, who went slightly wild in michaels recently, on my behalf. not only was this an incredibly sweet thing to do, she also managed to choose realllllllllllly awesome "tropical" products that i totally love!

mysteriously, none of that stuff made it on to this card!!! instead, i've got a palm-tree-festooned scrap of fabric from a packet of off-cuts i got from a shirt vendor at the aloha stadium flea market; a bit of the free beach mat* we were given at hawaiian village; some verrrrry vintage silk flower blossoms... and some regular scrappy bits & bobs. go figure. in retrospect, i wish i had placed the green leafy patterned paper on the outside of the card instead of the inside; because i think the white grid of the transparency "dilutes" the color and pattern too much. but other than that, i really like this one, and i hope cheryl will too.

aloha, darlings!

*xyroned onto some plain old index stock, to keep it from falling apart into a zillion bits of loose sea grass when cut to size, the way my first attempt did. live & learn, darlings, live & learn. :)


  1. Mahalo to you Missus Clever clogs. I now know how to prevent seagrass collapse when I do finally one day get brave enough to take up papercraft. Until then, as always, I bask in the glory and wonder that is you.

  2. shoulda, coulda, woulda, didn't. It's a terrific card! lol I like everything about it!

  3. such a wonderfully fabulous tropical card...

    Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i!!!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving in Hawaiian....gotta love the internet.

  4. This is amazing! I'm so glad you became inspired from your trip. I can't wait to see more Hawaiian inspired lovelies!! :)


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