Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dance As If No One Is Watching

I made this simple but cute little card for Dutch Paper Crafts. Those itty-bitty roses (about the size of a dime) were actually made with my own two hands and a little Joy Crafts die (Joy Craft Small Roses, 6003/0009). The die comes with three rose pieces and the leaves. Two of the die pieces have a slit along one side, and you twist the piece inside of itself at the slit to form the petals. I used white, light weight card for the petals and inked them to match my ribbon. I also cut some extra petals and used them for three of the five roses I made so they would be fuller. Aren't they darling?

My card is white with a strip of green patterned paper and a strip of matching solid green (both from the same paper pad -- my bad, didn't write down the manufacturer). The dotty ribbon is some I got out of the dollar bin at Target a number of years ago. My little image is by Lili of the Valley (just LUV those little images), and the pearls are some that I had left over.

I typed "Dance" on my computer and printed it off. On the inside, I have used a saying that I particularly like (which I also typed and printed from my computer). In fact, my granddaughter gave me a plaque for Christmas (or maybe it was my birthday) -- anyhoo, the saying is on the plaque and it hangs in my craft room. It goes:

Work as if you don't need the money
Love as if you've never been hurt
Dance as if no one is watching

Now I think that pretty much sums up a pretty good life, don't you? You notice it doesn't say anything about singing, right? That's probably a good thing in my case since I can't carry a tune in a hand-bag and am usually asked by my family to stop singing (LOL)! Of course, if no one is around then I'm likely to sing at the top of my lungs -- but then that would be a different saying and a different card, so we'll just stick to the dancing and leave it at that.


  1. This is so lovely! Love your image and those roses are incredible! Love how you matched them with the ribbon!

  2. i truly love this card and want to make one like it!