Sunday, October 5, 2014

Birthday Card Made on World Card Making Day


Life keeps me hopping, like I'm sure it does you. For me the new twist is I just started a part time job working in an elementary school kitchen. Yep, I've become "the lunch lady." :) This past week was my first week of working, but there have been a lot of hoops for me to jump through to get to actually working. That has kept me busy "behind the scenes." Prior to that, I was busily working on going through the tons of boxes we have had stored in the shed  out back by our garage. Most of the boxes contained teacher supplies from when I taught elementary school. I have no desire to head back to the classroom in that capacity, that stuff needed to go. I've taken quite a few trips to the Goodwill recently. Thank goodness it's only about a 5 minute drive from my house. :)

All that to say, that's why I've not been posting on the blog. I'm hoping that once I get the hang of this working thing (I've been a sahm for the past 13 years, so it's an adjustment for sure), I'm hoping to get back to more consistent creating, and then posting. I've been doing some creative stuff, but nothing that's share-able just yet. Fingers crossed that I will have something finished soon.

We had a birthday party to go to yesterday for my friend's son. I came across this card and thought it would be neat for this friend. Amy was eager to help with the card-making, too. Yay!

Amy says, you'd better watch out!
I showed her how to paper piece and how to mask. Although, it turned out the masking wasn't necessary since we paper pieced. 

Here's the card without the gift card we added.
Here's how it looked all put together. 
Amy stamped everything. I cut the file and added the twine/floss. 

We used this file from the Silhouette shop. I had to follow the tutorial to remember how to manipulate files with the Cameo. 
The stamp set is Lawn Fawn's So Much To Say.
The paper is Echo Park's boy set from a few years ago. 

We sure had fun putting this together! How neat that it was made on WCMD, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Hope you have a great day. 


Laura said...

This is so colorful and fun! I love the vellum peek-a-boo pocket! Good luck adjusting to the new job... hope to see you creating more soon! :)

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love how the part pulls out to reveal the gift. And how fun that you and Amy could make it together.

Congrats on the new job. I hope you are able to adjust to everything.

The Broncos are looking pretty good. Here's hoping they can hang onto the lead.

KayM said...

Wow! You and Amy did a fantastic job on this super cute card! It looks very detailed! I love the pocket with the vellum! That is so neat! I'm sure the best part of all was getting to spend time with Amy on a project that you both enjoyed. That's the best :) So happy you're adjusting to your new job. I had to laugh at your comment about being "the lunch lady" haha! Have a great week my sweet friend! :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Great creativity and I'm so glad you're sharing it with young people! The kids at school are SO lucky to have you - someone so good with kids, understanding of their needs (and management) and with a heart of gold.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun x

Kelly Latevola said...

Congratulations on the new job. It sounds like quite the adjustment but I bet you'll be awesome at it :) The card is adorable! Amy did a marvelous job!!

Barb said...

How fun! This is GREAT! I love that you and your daughter were crafting together. You two are quite a dynamic duo.