Create Joy Card

Create Joy Card

Create Joy Card

Every time you begin a project, it begins with a seed of creative inspiration.

Something inside of you ignites the creative spark.

What inspired you to create the project that’s on your workspace today?

For me, it was the paper.

Today, while digging through my paper cabinets, I came across a few leftover scraps of paper from a project I worked on many moons ago.

The cool grassy greens and the soothing blues of sky and water refreshed me on this scorching hot August day. I had a sudden urge to take a barefoot stroll in the garden!

Instead, I opted to to create a clean and simple card that playfully incorporates splashes of stripes, flowers and polka dots into its designs, along with a sentiment that’s near and dear to my heart!

I lightly distressed the card with Close To My Heart’s Crystal Blue Ink to define the edges while leaving lots of white space to keep the mood of the card light and airy.

I incorporated baby blue buttons into this card – an embellishment I haven’t used in quite some time – along with flowers and a gem!

In need of more inspiration? Check out the fabulous Challenges and Challenge Blogs listed at the end of this post!

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Now, those of you who regularly visit might be surprised that I was able to complete this card without interruption from my Distract-a-cats – but then again, maybe that honor is only reserved for when I am trying to write!

To see what my enterprising Maine Coons are up to this week, don’t miss Cats & Keyboards at this week’s Wordless Wednesday party!

Have a wonderful week and – if you’d like to share your artistic talents with our creative community – please join us for our weekly Inspire Me Monday party!

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  1. Distract-a-cats! That had me giggling! Love your card. #21

  2. Jackie says:

    What a great list of art challenges …. Thanks for sharing I may have a little look around!
    Love cat picture this week oh and nice card, everyone is using patterned paper up this week!!!
    Jackie 16

  3. Diane H says:

    Pretty card…great use of the paper scraps……I can relate to the cat “interruptions/help…..thank you for joining us at “Classy Cards “n Such” for our 1 2 3 challenge…how to see you back next week for our “heart and home” challenge!!
    Diane CCNS DT

  4. sandra says:

    Beautiful card, the papers are beautiful and I like the layout!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  5. michele says:

    Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  6. Gabriele says:

    I like your card! It is a clear and cool design. Your cats are adorable!
    Gabriele 29

  7. Those greens and blues are so bright and happy! Beautiful. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #54

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Distract-a-cats! Brilliant! Describes our feline friends to a t 🙂 Your card is lovely – like the colour combination and the sentiment, of course! Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #45

  9. Julia says:

    Gosh, I wish my scraps would inspire me. Like the idea of a nearly eponymous greeting!

  10. Such a beautiful and refreshing card. I love the blues and greens, and the simple style. Thank you for participating in our weekly challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such. Please join us again.

  11. Rachel Taylor says:

    lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

  12. Dionne says:

    Fab card, great layout and I love the papers you have chosen. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  13. Ohhh Snap says:

    Love your card! It’s such a bonus to have a little un-interupted crafting time. #4

  14. PennyRae says:

    Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Mema’s Craft’s. PennyRae DT

  15. A great design and I love that you used your scraps to create it. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  16. laurigami says:

    Beautiful creation.Thanks for joining us at Time4Scrap.

  17. NGCARDS says:

    This is a lovely card! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  18. Jenny Alia says:

    Beautiful card with lovely details! Thanks for joining us at CCNS and congrats on your Classiest Card Badge from! -Jenny, CCNS DT

  19. ~DEANNE~ says:

    Pretty card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O’ Paper

  20. Karen L says:

    This is a wonderful and really pretty card. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us, and please stop by to share again soon. I hope you’re having an awesome week, and I grateful for your willingness to bless us with your art.
    Word Art Wednesday

  21. Gill M says:

    Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  22. Hazel says:

    Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting – hope to see you again soon x

  23. Bettyirene says:

    Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calender challenge

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