Sunday, 19 January 2014

A Productive Saturday and a Special Birthday Card

Good morning! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! My Saturday was quite productive! As I mentioned in my "New Year, New Goals" post, I'm taking on a project of organization in our apartment and in life, in general. So far, I've tackled our laundry room and entry way. On yesterday's list was the kitchen. We have one of those not-so-handy corner cupboards and I simply re-organized the cupboards and put the items that I don't use as much in the corner cupboard so I don't have reach in there as often - things like serving platters and large dishes/pots. I think it's a big improvement! Another project I tackled was the pantry. After removing all items from the pantry, I lined each shelf with a fun patterned adhesive liner and I love how it turned out!

And voila! An organized pantry with pretty shelves! 
I spent my evening crafting, making a custom birthday card for a friend. I love the challenges she gives me! Really gets my creativity going! For this request she asked for a red birthday card with an angel on it, making it somewhat discreet. The angel was in memory of a little baby that had recently passed and the initials of her name spelled out A-N-G-E-L - how special and unique!

I started off with a sketch from Deconstructed Sketch and chose the colour Crisp Cantaloupe to go along with Real Red.  

Here's the sketch:

And here's how the card turned out:

I love the layers in this sketch! I first embossed the white background with a diagonal stripes pattern and then layered pieces of Real Red designer paper and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock. As an added embellishment, I bordered one side of the polka dot DSP with Crisp Cantaloupe ruffled ribbon. The angel was creating using punches and I put a little 'a' on it to represent the baby's name.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a relaxing Sunday!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP, Brights DSP
Ink: Real Red
Tools: Chevron Border punch, Large Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Spiral Border punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Diagonal Stripes embossing folder
Tools used for Angel: Pennant Builder punch, Butterfly punch (ret), Elegant Lines embossing folder, 1" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Cricut for the letter 'a'
Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim, Rhinestones (Michael's)

1 comment:

  1. Productive indeed! LOVE your card :) Thanks for playing along with Deconstructed Sketches!