Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Very "Sweet" Thank You

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. :)


  1. Oh Ash you and this guy are both soooo sweet! I looove to read this. You worked in library!!! Everybody who work in library adore that job.
    Your card is pretty and pic with flowers is beautiful memory.

  2. That was such a SWEET thing for you to do!!!!Beautiful card!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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  3. Great card! Love the colors, the paint, the pps, the entire design! Love that the boy got you some flowers too, very sweet. It sounds like a owonderful experience for the both of you.

  4. Awesome card, and thanks for sharing that sweet story!

  5. What a super card. Love the story too!


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