Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
It has been a beautiful day here in my neck of the woods. I woke up early enough to watch the sunrise. In Florida, sunrise is probably the most beautiful thing. It always makes me happy to see one.
I love working with paper! As I talked about in a previous post, every year, I make a couple of cards for my church. The first card goes to my dad. The second card, goes to another person that has gone above and beyond. This woman has stood by the pastor of our church for over thirty years. When Daddy was put in a different position at work, he began having to work every other Sunday. This meant he was missing services and someone would have to step up and take over delivering lessons. This woman did that. She never asks for recognition and always puts others before herself. She always works hard to make the church feel like a home. She is always there for everyone. This woman is a true woman of God. Her passion and love for God radiates from her. This woman that I am talking about, is my mom.
Every year, the church gives her a card and a little gift at Homecoming to show their appreciation for all that she does. That’s what I have worked on in this card. I wanted something that was pretty, fun, and had enough rooms for everyone to sign and write a note for her. So, with all of that being said, let’s talk making this bad boy.
Base, Black measuring, 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches
(3) Lavender Designer Card stock measuring 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches
(3) Black measuring 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches
(3) White measuring 3 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches
StaZOn Jet Black
Thank you stamp Set from Micheal’s
Retired Stampin’ Up Flowers of Gratitude
This card is very simple. I didn’t want to make something that was overly complicated and hard to open. I did this because the church members would be opening and closing this card a lot, and I didn’t want to risk any issues with torn paper.
The first step was to do some stamping. I used one of the flowers from my retired Stampin’ Up set and I stamped three flowers along the top and bottom of the white piece (3 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches). I then stamped the first sentiment, “For all you do” in the center of that piece. For the first inside piece of white (3 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches) I stamped just a flower in the bottom right corner. On the other inside piece, I stamped a flower in the bottom right corner. I also stamped my sentiment, “Thank You,” in the center of that piece.
I layered each white piece on to each of the black pieces. Followed by layering that on to each of the lavender designer pieces. Finishing off, by adding those pieces to the card.
This card was so nice to work on. I truly enjoyed putting all of those pieces together and I had a great time stamping. I made a point to also stamp the flowers on to the flap and four corners of the envelope. I love taking the time to do that because, it ties the card to the envelope. I am so happy that I was able to work on this card for my mom. I cannot wait to see her open this card and see all of the kind words the church members have written. She is going to love it.
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Thank you and God Bless!
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