Friday, February 17, 2012

Graphic 45 - Random Crafts of Kindness

[2/24/12 Update: My card was featured on Graphic 45's blog! Thank you, Graphic 45!!]

Hi! I am really happy because Graphic 45 is celebrating "Random Acts of Kindness" week by hosting their "Random Crafts of Kindness" challenge. To participate, all you need to do is create a handmade craft using Graphic 45 products for someone special this week!

The timing couldn't be more perfect, as I've been meaning to make some lemon bars for the staff at our townhome community. They have been so helpful and responsive as my husband and I have been settling in the past few weeks. Being the sugar fiend that I am, a handmade thank you card will also help in showing our appreciation -- just in case we're missing a lemon bar or two by the time our thank you package is delivered! ;)

Since I'm making lemon bars, I thought I'd create a card using the color yellow. I scoured through my Graphic 45 paper collections and chose Fashionista. I love this paperline because it's so glamorous, and not to mention, it includes a pretty blue and yellow polka dot pattern that I found works perfectly with my idea.

My background was created using a Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder and Distress Ink. I cut out the main image, glued it onto some navy corrugated paper, then attached it using pop dots for dimension. All of the lovely red flowers came from another Fashionista page. I cut them out and alternated gluing them and using pop dots for a layered look. 

I used Graphic 45 Flower Staples to complete the flower bunch in the corner. I can't wait to get my hands on more G45 Staples, especially the ones that were introduced during CHA.  

I stamped my sentiment onto some cardstock, then cut it using one of my Spellbinders dies. 

Now it's time for lemon bars! I really hope the staff likes them, along with their card. :) Thank you for looking, have a great day!


Graphic 45 - Fashionista paper
Graphic 45 Flower Staples
Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Springtime Background folder
Spellbinders - Labels 4 die
Stamping Scrappings - Coordinating Spellbinders Stamp 
Distress Stain


Sandra said...

Wow Maria, this is gorgeous! Love those rich colors! And that clock flower is stunning!

Janna said...

Well, it's just fabulous!!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, gorgeous!!!

Maria said...

Aw, thanks so much, ladies! :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW!!! This is an amazing thank you!!! I love this paper as well! This is very stunning!

Maria said...

Thank you so much, Anita!! :)