This card was made using the colors from Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #71 as inspiration.
I really wasn't sure about those colors — I naturally gravitate toward a brighter palette — but I'm pretty delighted with how this one turned out. The flower was made using various punches on So Saffron cardstock, wrinkling up the shapes, inking them with with More Mustard, stacking them up, piercing the center, and securing them with a brad.
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #3, Mega Mixed Messages, Turning a New Leaf); cardstock is PTI (Kraft, white) and Stampin' Up (Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron); patterned paper is Creative Imaginations; ink is SU (More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake); ribbon is PTI (Harvest Gold satin); button twine is PTI (Rustic Jute); doily is Martha Stewart; rhinestone brad is SU (Square Fire); also used PTI dies (Tag Sale #4, Leaf Prints, Fillable Frames #3), a SU embossing folder (Lattice Square), SU punches (Fancy Flower, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms), and an EK Success border punch (small scallop).
This card will be going to one of our preschool staff members. She has worked at the school for about 30 years. In fact, she was our daughter's 4 year old preschool teacher over 20 years ago. Her current job involves keeping our shared storybooks and resources in order. However, she's been having some health problems of late, so we decided to put together a bunch of goodies to cheer her up while she's basically homebound. Staff members brought in puzzle books, notecards, lotions, plus other fun things, and wrote notes of encouragement to her. Since the sentiment on the outside of this card kind of suggests "birthday" I thought I'd clarify on the inside by writing Psalm 118:24 — "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" — along with my personal note to her.
I also used this week's Curtain Call colors and made a little tag album of Bible verses, using a variety of Papertrey Ink dies and Fillable Frames sets paired with nearly all the Verve scripture Plain Janes that I own along with a few from other Verve sets.
And the reason I ran out of time for taking papercraft pictures is that I was summoned to the toddler room where I saw this...
I just spent a bundle of money on a really nice easel with magnetic surfaces for the toddlers to use (you can see a corner of it in the lower left of the photo) and then guess what was discovered? You got it. The classroom door is magnetic. haha! Oh, well. You can't have too many magnetic surfaces, can you?
Hope you have a great weekend! Mine is pretty busy, but I'm planning to hop back on here both days. I've stuff to show... and tell. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by... see you again tomorrow!