Happy Saturday…hope you are enjoying a lovely day. I always look forward to a Saturday with nothing on the agenda except crafting. However, that doesn’t happen very often. But today I was able to get my weekend chores done a little early and headed to the craft room. Here is what I came up with…..
I had to go off the beaten path with this card. The materials used are from my stash of miscellaneous materials. This card was created with a very special person in mind. My middle daughter, Lauren has a birthday this week and this card is just perfect for her. Also, the challenge this week at the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is Cardmaker’s Choice. So I chose all of Lauren’s favorite things to create this card….
Lauren has a degree in Fine Arts and is a watercolor artist. We are always in awe of her talents and creativity. You can see some of her work here. So when it comes to making a card for her, I really want it to speak to her personality. She loves butterflies and wears a few on her body (lol), she also adores fairies and fairy gardens (we both share that) and she lives and works in the mushroom capital of the world, Kennett Square, PA!
The card size is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, which is rather large and would need extra postage if mailed. Cardstock is Hello Honey and the background paper is from Bo Bunny, Enchanted Harvest. I cut two labels from the Lot of Labels Framelits for the die cut sentiment which is a Tim Holtz die set. The butterflies were cut from another piece of patterned paper from this set. I used a piece of 5/8″ striped cotton ribbon in Hello Honey behind the sentiment label.
The inside sentiment is from a random set. I don’t know the manufacturer of it.
For the envelope, I used the Envelope Punch Board to make exactly the sized envelope I needed. I used a piece of scrapbook paper I had on hand. Sometimes it comes in handy to be a “little” paper hoarder. You will probably always be able to come up with the perfect paper for your project….that’s my rationalization anyway! Again, I cut the little image in the corner from a piece of the Bo Bunny collection.
I am really pleased with this card as it screams Lauren’s personality. And I must mention that she comes up with absolutely awesome cards for my birthday and other occasions.
Thanks so much for indulging me in this project for my super special and talented daughter.