My "outlaw" of a sister-in-law, June, celebrates her birthday one day after mine on September 1st. I wanted to honor her birthday by making a special card with her in mind. This past year she has "housed" many out-of-town family members for various family necessities, as well as fun visits too. She is always so very gracious and welcoming. . . and my husband and I thank her for that. A thought comes to mind when thinking about those visits during the past several years. . .June always has a pitcher of ice tea ready and welcoming when you visit. A very cool and refreshing drink for those warm spring and summer days!
With this in mind, I remembered a "tea" card kit that my sister (Heidi Gonzales: My Lil' Scrap Corner blog) had given me several months ago. I thought it would be perfect for June. In creating it, I tweaked Heidi's design just a bit to enlarge the size by adding a vanilla cardbase and a watermelon-colored mat layer. As I traditionally do, I decorated the inside and added a verse that I composed. This is the card I chose to make June for her birthday and I hope she really likes it.
Recipe: PTI pattern papers, SU cardstock: very vanilla, blushing bride; Bazzil cardstock: watermelon. PTI dies: Tea for Two die/stamp set, Fillable Frames #11, Edger #2, Tremendous Tags Dies, Leaf Prints dies. Martha Stewart: Vintage Floral Around the Page punches. Memento Coca Brown. Colorbox Chestnut Roan (distressing)Hug Snug Vivid Pink seam binding ribbon. Stash: Lime green felt, pink flower, rose cut-out, pink/white scalloped lace.