Friday, October 28, 2011

Hello My Friend

Here's a last-minute card I threw together. A crafty group I'm in does a swap box/secret Santa thing. We draw names and then shop for our partner off of a wish list they've provided. We give ourselves a couple months to shop and set a budget of roughly $20. Many people go way over the budget and many stick very close to it. But it's fun to keep an eye out for sales on things she wants and try to get as much in there as possible. We have a deadline but you can mail your box any time before that once you're done. The current swap session ends October 31st. And I just mailed my box yesterday. It's only got to go from Colorado to the west coast so it won't take too long. It's super fun!

Any way, as I was getting ready to head to the post office I decided I should make a card for my swap box buddy. So I used Unity's KOM October Sketch Challenge and made this in a snap:


I'm also posting this as my Friends with Flair blog hop post for Unity too.
Go hop on the FWF blog and you can win some free Unity stamps. Also, the prize for the KOM sketch challenge is 100 random stamps and any past kit of the month of your choice!
The sentiment is from the April 2011 kit small things Matter Most.


 And this is one of my favorite dies:
It's the Fun Flowers Bigz die from Stampin' Up.

Supplies:
MME Stella & Rose paper
Unity April 2011 KOM stamp
Sizzix Fun Flowers die
Sizzix Little Leaves die
SU Early Espresso ink

19 comments:

Kary said...

Amber,your card is lovely, the flower is gorgeous!! Your swap group sounds fun ;)

Glenda J said...

Love that paper. Beautiful card!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

chickadee3357 said...

Pretty. Love the giant flower and the leaves! So colorful!

sharon g said...

I'm really into strips these days. I made my Christmas cards with strips in the background. LOVE IT.

Linda said...

Wow that flower just Beautiful!

Ruby said...

Love this colourful card.

Noelle Reese said...

I love your card! The swap sounds fun!

Amy C said...

Very pretty!! I love the paper.

Danie May said...

That background paper is so pretty and your gorgeous flower pops beautifully off it. Just fabulous!

JPScraps said...

Nice card. The colors are gorgeous

jennifer mitten said...

This is gorgeous. I love the idea of the swap!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful! That flower is wonderful!!!

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Roslyn said...

Nice take on the sketch. I love how you pulled in colours from the patterned paper for the flower!

Pattie said...

Very cute!!!!

Joni Kix said...

I love how you used the sketch! Great Card!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this turned out so pretty! I really love your design for this, as well as your big layered flower. The patterned paper is one of my favorites!

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card with fabulous colors!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness...I love your card!! The big flower against the awesome paper looks amazing!