I made a birthday card this week for my beautiful friend Pam who celebrated her birthday at the beginning of May. Pam was kind enough to give me a ride to my doctors appointment on Tuesday. We had hoped to schedule some time to go to lunch and celebrate but with all of the unexpected circumstances that came up in my life, I just wanted to make sure she got her card and gift before the month was over!
Let me show you the gift I got her first because it was the gift that inspired the card.
Pam is very creative and she loves food. Pam often comes to class and brings a creative and fun snacks for all of us to try. When I saw these adorable placemats with cute sayings in such pretty colors, I thought of her. So I purchased a set of them for Pam and her family to enjoy. I also added some yummy snack mix for them to eat and packaged it in a nice container with a matching lid.
It was the Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray color of the placemats that inspired the colors I choose for this card.
I had some new catalog products that I was anxious to use so I incorporated several of them here too. First, the images both on the inside and outside of this card came from a new stamp set called Happy Birthday, Gorgeous. The leaves were stamped in one of our new In Colors called Lemon Lime Twist. I love embossing folders and punches and this card displays two of our newest ones. The new punch Ticket Tear border was used on the bottom of the Basic Gray card stock. The Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Oh My Stars was used to add a fun texture to the front of this card. All of these products will be available in our new catalog which will be released on June 1, 2017, which just happens to be exactly one week from today. How exciting!
I used the set Me = Grateful to stamp on the envelope because it coordinated so well with the gift and tied everything together.
Pam was so kind to not only drop me off at the doctors office but to also get out of her car and walk with me to meet my husband who was waiting for me there.
Someone asked me today, so how are you doing today? My response was, "I'm doing great probably because I feel so loved and covered in so much prayer."
I just want to end this post by saying Thank You so much to everyone who has been praying for me. I can feel it. I am so blessed by your kind words and I am thankful for so many of you like my friend Pam who are going the extra mile to make sure I am continuing to stay positive and strong!