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,