Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Card Box #4--God's Gift Birthday

This card reminded me of a trellis in a garden, so you get an outdoor shot of my fourth card in the box set! I wanted to use up a bunch of scraps, and a quilt card is always good for that. Quilts also convey warmth, and remind me of a plaque a friend gave me a long time ago. It had a clothesline with quilts hanging from it with the message, "Old friends are like quilts. They never lose their warmth." True, that.

This stamp is the only one in the set that I cut apart, mounting "Happy Birthday" on the end of the wood block and the rest of it in the center. So much easier than masking, allowing me to easily place the words where I wanted them without worry of getting ink on words I didn't want inked. The HB in the middle is from the It's Your Birthday set, and I was exceedingly pleased that the letters in it were serifed like the greeting. I'm sort of a nut like that about fonts matching. Goes back to my days in journalism.

I really like the sentiment in today's card because it reminds me of the saying, "Today is a gift, that's why we call it the present." The message for this card is, "Today is God's gift to you...each day you are God's gift to me!" That would really make someone feel special.

If you'd like to see a camp with the box and cards in the near future, leave a comment! I could bring it to your house, or we could do it at mine. This is a great gift to have on hand. It would serve as a hostess gift, a birthday gift, a teacher gift, or a housewarming gift for a new neighbor. If you like what you've seen of this set and want to own it, contact me, and I can add it to my next order, which I should be placing Saturday. The cost to place an individual order is now an additional $6.95 for shipping and handling, instead of the 10% of your order charge that it is if you order through a workshop, so it would be in your best interest to tack it on to mine, or plan a class at your house and get it free! I have open dates available.

I've enjoyed being a more regular stamper here of late. I have tomorrow off, but then I'm working a TON Thursday-Saturday. You can hope I get inspired tomorrow, or you may not see anything until Monday! Thanks for your understanding.

4 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Jenn, your quilt card is FANTASTIC! I love the way it looks in Cutie Pie DP!!! WAY TO GO!!!

sandra said...

I love this technique!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a beautiful card! So happy! Love it! Love your new pic too!

Lydia said...

I LOVE this card - it is perfect! And what's up with your sassy new pic?? I love it! You look so hip!!!