Friday, April 10, 2015


I was asked to create a thank you card by the director of the food pantry that I volunteer at.  One of the local banks recently did a peanut butter and jelly food drive and gave part of what they collected to our food pantry.  So I created this card as a thank you from those who run and volunteer at the food pantry. 

To create my card I used the week 1 sketch at Viva La Verve.


I started with a light purple card base and added a piece of white card stock that I embossed using a dot embossing folder.  Then I added a piece of lavender floral patterned paper.  Across the top I punched a piece of light purple card stock using an eyelet lace border punch and added it to a piece of the lavender floral patterned paper.  The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of white card stock that I punched out using a real estate border punch and then backed it in light purple card stock.  I layered a purple fabric mini flower to a white glitter fabric flower.  I added a pearl to the center of the flower and leaves and branches that I punched out of sage green and light purple card stock.  I also punched butterflies out of light purple card stock.  I added snowflake pearls and star dust stickles to the larger butterfly and star dust stickles to the smaller butterflies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Viva La Verve: Sketch Week #1

Deep Ocean Challenge: Things With Wings

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Add A Sentiment

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant: Pastel Colors

Clear It Out: Theme: Anything Goes     Stash: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

City Crafter: Case One (butterflies, pearls, light purple, flowers)

Pile It On: Die Cuts and/or Punches

Eureka Stamps: Spring Flowers

Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Simon Wednesday Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring Flowers

Little Red Wagon: Spring Is In The Air

Try It On Tuesday: They Who Have Wings

Moving Along With The Times: Photo Inspiration (Butterflies)

Thanks Rubber Stamp

Recollections Light Purple Card Stock
White Card Stock
Lavender Floral Patterned Paper
Bazzill Basics Lily Pond Card Stock

Petaloo White Glitter Fabric Flower
Purple Fabric Mini Flower
Queen & Co Snowflake Pearls
Stardust Stickles

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart 3 Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
EK Success Leaf Punch
EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch
Cuttlebug Dot Embossing Folder



Samra Leshinski said...

What a beautiful card :) Thank you for joining the CCCB this week and CASE-ing my card :)
Samra DT

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a stunning card, Mary. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your art with us. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and play along with us. Have a great week and please join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Such delicate colors, image and the border. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you back next week.
Blessings, Carole

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Beautiful and elegant!
Thanks for playing with us at TIOT challenge.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, I love the soft colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Spring Flowers Challenge. Karal DT

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely card! A wonderful take on the challenge ... So glad you played along with us at CCCB this week!!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

cheiron said...

Such a pretty card! I love the textured panel. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Monika Korjat said...

Love Love the colours. Simple but so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore 'Make a card for April' challenge.

Claire Grantham said...

Cool card, love the details. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week. Cx DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Super Creation, Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week, Hazel (Didos) xx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Helen said...

Great creation - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x