My dear friend and fellow blogger Lydia of Understand Blue is celebrating life today, and, to overstate the OBVIOUS, she LOVES blue. So, of course, her card had to be in shades of blue. I chose Pacific Point from last year's InColor collection because I know it's her most favoritest blue ever. I opted for a Flip Flop card, which does this seemingly magical "flip" when you open it. I"m not going to go into detail about how I made it; there's a great tutorial on SCS that I've created a link to. It includes step-by-step pics. Check it out.
Once I had the color scheme and the layout design chosen, I began hunting around for an appropriate stamp set. Along the way, I found these Eastern Blooms rub-ons, and the rest almost happened on its own! The center of the flip flop card has a double mat of Night of Navy and Bashful Blue--the more blue the merrier!--and the images are stamped in those two colors and PP. I used 2 additional sets, both retired Hostess sets Best Yet and Live Like You Mean It, to create my message for my favorite Texan.
Lydia is one of the most generous crafters I know, and she is among the wittiest too! If you don't subscribe to her blog, you should. Her approach to cardmaking is unique, and I always enjoy getting a slice of life along with the card (and cat) pictures. Girlfriend, I hope your day is fantabulous! You're the best and just getting better! Wish I was there to eat sushi at Uchi with you. Thanks for teaching me to embrace life.