There's a special birthday coming up! It's my daughter, Kristen's birthday in a week and I was so excited to put this card together, because it is the perfect design for her! In fact, when I first saw the Market Fresh Stamp Set and the Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper, I knew I would be using them for her cards! Here's why: Kristen loves the colour green (she has green eyes)
and she adores gingham.
She is an avid food gardener AND one of her favourite things to do in her small Northern town, is to go to the Farmer's Market every Friday and meet her friends and buy her weekly bread supply. She would buy other things as well, but she grows almost everything she needs in her own garden, and raises chickens for the eggs.
She writes a blog about life in the north and you can read more here:
Let's take a closer look at the card:
- I love the homey look of the Old Olive Gingham design on the Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper. Seriously, there's nothing like gingham to create a cozy, old fashioned look. The series also has some Blackberry Bliss Gingham, and several veggie patterns as well as more generic polka dots, hardwood and stripes.
- Yay for the Corrugated Paper! Do you know what I love so much about it, besides the great texture that it adds? It's got a very low profile corrugation, so it doesn't take up a ton of vertical space (great for mailing your card)! You have the texture without the height, and that also insures that it's not going to get crushed easily in the mail.
- I love the plays on words in the Market Fresh stamp set. I have a sense of humour that loves word play anyway and these images are great to go along with the fun, so that they look awesome on a card! The set also has a bunch of grapes with the caption, "Thanks a Bunch!" and some strawberries with the wording, "Just Ripe for You!" Cute, huh? To get the different colour for the wording in the stamp, I inked it up with Old Olive ink and removed the green from the letters using a Qtip. I then coloured in the letters using the side of the brush end of the Early Espresso. I gave it a "huff" before stamping to remoisten any ink that may have dried during the process. I gave it a finished look using a frame die cut using two consecutive Oval Framelits.
- I used the Birthday Blossoms set for the sentiment. That set is a sleeper! I really overlooked it in my first few times threw the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue, but now that I have it, there is so much I like about it, including the font on this happy birthday! I die cut the sentiment with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits.
I'm heavily into completing swap cards and roomie gifts for Convention next week! I leave a week today and I'm SOOO excited for it! If you've never been to a Stampin' Up! Event, you must make plans to be at the next one! It's like nothing I've ever experienced before! How do you get there? First step is to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator by buying the Starter Kit for only $125. In the kit, you get $155 worth of your choice of any current Stampin' Up! products, plus a business pak. I would love to be your upline and mentor and welcome you to my Papercraft Cat team. To join, just click on "Join My Team" in the top menu and follow the links, or send me an email and I can help you through the process.
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!