Monday, February 14, 2011

Cards for a Blogger Friend

Two and a half years ago, I met Robin of All Things Heart & Home. We both were followers of a woman's blog and that woman had organized a get-together of all those who followed her so that we could get acquainted with each other. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago. Robin and I met again for only the second time face to face, and shared lunch. I love it when friends I make online become IRL (In Real Life) friends too!

I wanted to share a little something with her from my world of paper crafting, since I knew she'd appreciate something handmade. (The woman is crazy talented in home decorating, and I'd love to have her opinion on how to repaint our interior spaces!)

Robin's blog logo (which isn't on her blog right now for some reason) features a birdcage and bird and I thought I could use Aviary and take my lead from her color scheme to craft some cards. I used Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron.

The Scallop Trim Border Punch created a nice complementary border to the scallop circle that contains the focal image. It was super fun to put a little grouping of buttons together, each tied with linen thread. The corduroy Baja Breeze button originally was a brad, but I cut off the brad prongs and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. The rest of the buttons are from the Soft Subtles collection.

The little saying is from You're a Gem, a stamp set in the current Occasions Mini catalog, and it features 8 tiny sized greetings. I used 2 of these and made 4 cards total. She loved them so much she said she'd have to be really moved to actually send them out. I told her I could always make her more.

I hope you're finding ways to incite friendship with those God has placed in your life. Robin and I have slowly nurtured a relationship through exchanged blog comments and emails over the past few years, so feel free to think outside the normal constraints. You may find yourself in possession of a true friend!


paperpotter said...

I love this story Jenn. I, too, have made friends online and after knowing these wonderful ladies for three years through a fitness website, we met IRL Sept 30th last year for a week at Red Mountain Resort. Each night I surprised them with my cards in little packets, like pillow gifts. I'm using the resources God has given me to reach out to kindred spirits, and the internet has put me together with some wonderful women I would never have otherwise known. PTL!

Melanie said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I love this!


Robin said...

Sweetie...I've been so busy I haven't checked my stat page to see a post with a link to are so sweet. I have mailed out 2 cards but I can't bring myself to let go of the others...(Mike got the valentine!)
I love that connection online transfers to face to face life.
I'm reading(one of )your book ...and sewing bedding! :0
love u