You’re Amazing!

We never understand the impact our words are on another person.  One day I went through my local Starbucks drive through on the way to work.  When I was handed my venti nonfat latte, hand written on the cup was "You're Amazing!".  I had been working a lot, was worn down and felt unappreciated. (You've been there right?)  Those words from a complete stranger written on my cup absolutely touched me, shifted my mood and my day.  This happened over a year ago and I still vividly recall the experience.  I kept the cup for quite some time.

Someone who I think the world of is having a birthday next month.  I created her birthday card to let her know I think she is amazing.  She is a positive influence in others lives.  She is strong, smart, has a great sense of humor and is so giving of herself.  

Using the Pals Paper Arts sketch No 173 as my inspiration I created this card:


Here is the original sketch challenge:


My card base is 5 x 5 in Crumb Cake card stock.  The next layer is Cherry Cobbler which I adhered to the base with stampin dimensionals to create the dimension I wanted. The sentiment is from the Lovely Romance stamp set, which is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I cut out the sentiment using the Chalk Talk Framelits. Then I cut out two more shapes from the crumb cake card stock and layered them to on the back to frame the sentiment.  The flags are 3/4" pieces of crumb cake and whisper white card stock.  I placed the cherry cobbler polka dot washi tape from the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape collection on the center of the whisper white piece before I flagged the end.  And the final touch was the 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon.

 Here is one more view of the card:


So today think about who you need to tell – "You're Amazing"

Make it a great day.  Cheers,




  1. Love your color combo Michelle! Definitely a great card. Thanks for playing with the PPA this week

  2. Clean and simple perfection. Even the bow is clean. Thank you for playing with Pals Paper Arts this week!

  3. Michelle…this is a FABULOUS card! You totally deserved to win with this one! I adore the size, I adore the simplicity and I adore the story…it is the BEST feeling in the world to make someones day in the way that it happened to you….hugs!

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