Thank You For Helping Me Grow Cards - Bulk Set

by - October 27, 2017

A very good friend of mine has a super exciting day coming up. Her daughter, who has been in the NICU for three months after a very early preterm labor, is coming home on Monday! Elaina is easily the strongest, most determined little babe I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I can't wait for the three of them to be together in their home.
When Gina asked me to make the Thank You cards for her nurses I was thrilled. For one, I finally had an actual reason to make cards rather than just because it's an addiction of mine, and because it's a really nice feeling when someone is confident enough in your work to ask you to create things for them. Pretty cool.
I knew I needed to keep the card a bit simple. I had to make 6 of them so it needed to be a design that I could create over and over, but also one that was beautiful yet not too time consuming. Gina also wanted the sentiment "Thank You For Helping Me Grow" and asked if I could include some plants or flowers. I thought that was just the cutest idea and I really can't take any credit for it. But i don't own a stamp set with the sentiment "for helping me grow" so I ordered this one from Wplus9, but it didn't get here in time. Processing time really stinks sometimes! No worries! I just created the sentiment on the inside of the card using letter stamps. Work with what ya got.
I cut two stitched rectangles of varying size out of white card stock to create the biggest size 5.25X4". Just slightly smaller than an A2 size card. I stamped the succulents into the smaller rectangle and I colored the succulents and pots in with Copic markers. I then stamped the Thank You from Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day set above the plants and shaded below the pots to give a bit of dimension to the piece. I created a top folding card base in an A2 size, and used a tape roller to adhere the larger rectangle while using foam tape to pop the center rectangle up a bit. To add a little sparkle (of course) I added just a few complimenting green and purple/pink sequins.
I hope that Elaina's nurses will love these cards as much as I loved creating them! Thank you for stopping by. See you soon!

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