Sunday, August 07, 2011
A card and a layout
I made the following card for this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink: Decreasing Apertures , as well as for Vannessa's Papertrey Princess Challenge: to make either a "hot" or "cold" colour card.
I decided to go with hot. ;)
I decided to make a card for my daughter, just a little something to tell her how delightful and fabulous I think she is, thinking specifically of something that happened yesterday...
Here's the story:
I had gotten a thank you card from my pastor for translating the sermon for a congolese pastor who came to visit our church several weeks ago. When I showed the card to Sage, she exclaimed: “That’s a Christmas card!” because, well, it was, complete with pine bough and gold bow.
Well, last night, I was making a set of thank you cards and showed them to Sage. She asked who they were for and I said “Pastor Konrad.” To which she immediately said: “Because of the Christmas thank you card?”
LOL! We are so in sync, I love it!
Then she topped it off by adding: “If someone gave me a Christmas card for my birthday, I’d kill them!” (Which sounds terribly harsh, but your facial expression and the way you said it was just absolutely priceless!)
So here's the card:
I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (hibiscus burst, stamper's select white and kraft), stamps (Wonderful Words) and dies (Mat Stack #5 & Hanging Out.) I also used Crate patterned paper.
And then, as I was thinking about it, I thought: "Sage now has a card to remember this by..... but I want to remember it, too. I'd better make a layout."
So, I did. :)
I used the left over Mat stack that was punched out of the hisbiscus burst cardstock for the card and the "you are fabulous banner that I messed up on the one side, but it worked to trim it down.
I used all the same product, except I added the PTI Summer Sunrise cardstock.
Thanks for looking!