One thing I treasure is the friends that I have made throughout my life. Some have lasted a short time and others have lasted for decades. All have left, or continue to leave, a mark on my heart. I think one of the things that I need to do more of is letting my friends know how very much I appreciate their love and support. These are the people who are there for me in good times and in bad, who listen when I need to vent or to cheer, and who commiserate with me on my failures and congratulate me on my accomplishments. I certainly don't want them to think that I take them for granted. I was thinking about all of the friends I've had through my lifetime while I was making this card.
This card begins with a piece of Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper adhered to a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock leaving 1/16" between the edges of the Designer Series Paper and the top, right, and bottom edges of the cardstock panel. A thin strip of Basic White cardstock was adhered behind the edge of a narrow strip of Designer Series Paper. The narrow strip of Designer Series Paper was adhered to the cardstock panel leaving 1/16" between the edges of the Designer Series Paper and the top, left, and bottom edges of the cardstock panel. Two pieces of Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim were folded in half and the loops interlocked. A Mini Glue Dot was placed behind the interlocking loops and then adhered to the narrow Designer Series Paper strip with the interlocking loops 1-3/4" below the top edge of the narrow strip of Designer Series Paper. The ends of the trim were folded to the back of the cardstock panel and adhered in place. The cardstock panel was adhered at the center of the Bumblebee card front.
A piece of Vellum cardstock was die cut using the rectangular six-sided label die (1-1/4" x 2-3/4") from the Tasteful Labels dies and adhered near the lower right corner of the card front with the bottom point of the label 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper. The "For A True Friend" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the large circle die (1-5/8") with the greeting near the bottom center of the die cut. The circle die cut was adhered at the center of the Vellum die cut. Three bees were fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper and adhered to the circle die cut and to one of the flowers on the Designer Series Paper using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
A grouping of flowers and leaves were fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper and adhered along the lower right side of a panel of Basic White cardstock. A thin strip of Bumblebee cardstock was adhered behind a strip of Designer Series Paper and the Designer Series Paper adhered along the bottom edge of the Basic White cardstock. The "You Are An Inspiration" sentiment was stamped near the upper center of the Basic White cardstock. The Basic White cardstock was adhered at the inside sentiment area of the Bumblebee card base. A bee was fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper and adhered among the leaves and flowers.
A piece of Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope. Paper Snips were used to trim the Designer Series Paper along the edge of the envelope flap.
Think about the friends in your life and let them know how special they are by sending them a card expressing your love and appreciation.
Basic White: 2" x 2", 3/8" x 5-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Bumblebee: 4-1/4" x 11", 3/8" x 4"; Mossy Meadow: 4" x 5-1/4"; Vellum: 2" x 3-1/8"; Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim: 6", 9"; Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper: 3-1/4" x 5-1/8", 7/8" x 5-1/8", 2 @ 2" x 3", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: Dragonfly Garden; Inks: Mossy Meadow: Cardstock: Basic White, Bumblebee, Mossy Meadow, Vellum; Designer Series Paper: Dandy Garden 6" x 6"; Embellishments: Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim; Tools: Tasteful Labels dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope