Happy Saturday! It is absolutely beautiful here and I'm so enjoying my weekend off work. Last night I attended a Teresa Collins workshop (more on that later this week!) and had an absolute blast. After this post I'm going to finish working on the project we made so that I can share it with you later this week!
The card I'm sharing today is for this week's Use What You Have Challenge at Sweet Stamp Shop, and I want to share a little story behind it.
For the past three years I've worked at my local library, and it's seriously been one of the most amazing workplaces a girl can ask for. Everyone there is so sweet, and there's honestly never been a day where I haven't wanted to go to work. My last day at the library is this week, because I'm moving in less than two weeks to attend a university to finish up coursework to earn my Bachelor's degree. It's bittersweet. :/
The past month I've been working with an eleven-year-old volunteer to help him earn his reading badge for Boy Scouts by completing four hours of community service at a library. He's the coolest kid! He's been such a huge help, and as a thank you for helping me, I made him this card and stuck a gift card to a local ice cream place inside. :)
The sentiment is from Sweet Stamp Shop's "Packaged Pretty" stamp set - one of my favorites!
I pulled out a few bottles of acrylic paint from my stash and spattered the colors onto plain white cardstock (I had chosen the paper first so that I could find paint colors to match). Then, I pulled out my stash of chipboard banner pieces...
...and adhered patterned papers from Echo Park's "A Boy's Life collection" to the banner pieces using my tape runner. I cut off the excess paper, and distressed each piece. Super fun technique! Added some twine to hold the banner together, and ta da!
I'm really glad I made the card and the gift certificate because when I went to give it to him, his mom had just arrived to pick him, and he had brought me flowers to say thank you! I was SO touched. Like, so touched I could have cried. It was super sweet. :)
Have a lovely weekend. :)