Friday, November 13, 2009

Be Yourself and a Birthday

Hi Stamping Friends!

Well today's double challenge card did not turn out the way I had envisioned it, but I still love the message it conveys.  The sketch today is from Karen Giron's blog: the sweetest thing SSC43.  The color challenge comes from the Cards & Things blog (they're the ones with the super cute blog header!).

Here's the card that I created with these two inspirations:

I hope you can see the message I was trying to convey.  I love this sentiment from the Smarty Pants set.  I love to send these kinds of cards to high school students at church.  It helps to remind them to be the person God created them to be, not what everyone else expects them to be. 

This card just kinda left me blah after I created it.  The orange butterflies look too flat.  There's just too many of them clustered together.  Maybe if they were a little more separated I would like it better.  It must be the claustraphobic in me.  Give me some space!!

The card base is Bashful Blue with a layer of retired Hostess Pattern Pack DSP.  The butterflies are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, except for individual gal.  She's stamped in Real Red and her polka dots are stamped with Real Red Craft, then heated up with some Heat and Stick Powder to help adhere all that glittery goodness.  The sentiment is punched out with the Modern Label Punch.

Today is my MIL's birthday.  And since I doubt she reads my blog, I thought I'd post her gift and her card.  She has always told people that she is 40, but she had to up her age a little when her son turned 42 this year!  :)

The perfume box was my inspiration.  I liked the box so much, I didn't even wrap it!  Just tied it with my favorite Stampin' Up! Olive Striped Grosgrain ribbon and added some daisies cut out with my Big Shot.  The card sketch is from the Clean and Simple blog FTL67.  I hope she likes it!

Smarty Pants  #115070  $18.95

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Happy Stamping!


HeathersHobby said...

Happy bday to your MIL. Cute gift! I own Smarty Pants and have never used it (my mother uses it occasionally). I like separating that phrase from the rest of the sentiment. The card is great and I love that you will send it to a high school student. As a teacher, I know how much they struggle. Blessings.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! Great job with those bright, vibrant colors! I love butterflies :) TFS

Cindy said...

What a great idea to use the box as your card inspiration! WTG, Krystal.

Krista Driessen said...

Your card is awesome ! Love all the butterflies ! Thanks for playing along ! (love your blog header as well ;-0)