A dear friend of mine requested some help with cards for her friends and family. I had to tease about her request. She gave me tidbits about each person that would be receiving the cards and why. I felt like I had been given my college graduation assignment. I love assignments where paper crafting is involved! Since this wasn’t a Stampin’ Up project, I decided to use an assortment of products. I have collected so many wonderful things over the years before Stampin’ Up that it was nice to have a purpose to use them!
First off a baby card. I was told it was for a baby boy. I’ve had this one in my stash for a while and I think it is just sweet. This one is made all from Stampin’ Up products and even a part of a former Paper Pumpkin kit.
Then there was a birthday card for a “best friend”…actually she said her “oldest friend” which means she’s known her for the longest….so I’m assuming a really good friend :-). She specifically remembered a sentiment from the Painted Petals set so again this card is using just Stampin’ Up supplies. I went with a simple one layer card which is contradictory to the request for something with texture….I tried to add some other texture but I don’t think it needs it with those fabulous colors!
Then a birthday card for her big brother who she seems to adore. She suggested something punny so this is what came to mind. I love this set from Paper Trey Ink. The sentiment says “You Mean the World to Me”. Inside I stamped “Happy Birthday Brother”. I think that will do the trick.
Next a birthday card for her niece who she adores. The card request was pretty open except that she noted that the color green is her nieces favorite. Apparently I had color block with that request because I spent way too much time trying to go green for this card. This printed background paper just caught my eye and no matter how hard I tried to make the dominate color green…I just couldn’t do it. So I settled for aqua…..Somewhere between green and blue. Butterflies just seemed to be in order here too. I have kind of a butterfly fetish these days.
This card made me smile the biggest. I purchased this Seattle stamp set probably a year ago and it hasn’t seen ink yet. The card request was for a friend who lives in France. She described him as “loved his time in Seattle” so this set was the perfect touch. I had to add a little glitter to those raindrops too.
Next up was a birthday card for her nieces husband. Nothing too specific here…just masculine. That led me to another Paper Trey Ink set called Simple Circles. Of course now I could go green…..not sure what was wrong with me on the card for her niece but I had no problem going with green here….and a lot of it!
Lastly a card for the new mom of the new baby mentioned above. She was described as “totally fun and full of life”. So a card with bright and happy balloons seemed to be the right answer. Plus a little bling too! This one, I admit, I copied from Pinterest.
I hope you enjoyed those little beauties that I’ve been working on the past couple of days. I hope my friend does too. If not I’ll have some great cards for my stash and another reason to play with my supplies some more!