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03 June 2011

Friends with Flair! (and a kitten)

Happy Friday, everyone!

As the school year winds down, I always find myself making a stack of thank you cards for my husband (who is a HS choir director) to give to all those great people who make his job easier. Today, I have one to share with you that uses some Unity goodies!


This is a large-ish card for his fabulous accompanist -- it had to be big so that all his kids (about 100) could sign it, and it had to work on a couple levels -- musically, sure, but she's also expecting her second child, a little boy, and a lot of the kids want to congratulate and thank her at the same time. Thus: a baby-appropriate-musical-butterfly card. Yup.


I stamped the flower frame from Unity's May Kit of the Month, die-cut it with a nestie circle, and watercolored the frame and flower. The butterfly (from the February KOM) is paper pieced and overstamped with a music background from Papertrey Ink (the sentiment is from them as well). His little wings are popped up a bit for dimension that will survive handling by all those teenagers (I hope!).


I stitched in an aqua liner to make more room for signatures, repeating the same frame on the inside to save a bit of space for an "official" thank-you message. (Pardon the yellow nail polish!)

If you didn't already come from there, go check out the official Friends with Flair post at the Unity Blog -- there's lots of good stuff to check out, including some great sales!

Before you go, meet Simon:


He's all of 8 weeks old, and very feisty and sweet, all at once. You'll be seeing more of him, for sure!! Can't wait to start scrapping his cute little face :)

Hope you have a delightful weekend!

other supplies: papers from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist collection, ink from SU, twill from the stash

20 comments:

Jingle said...

Super cute card!

Jen said...

Love it! That cloud background is great!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Very cute!!! Love how you decorated the inside as well!!!

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Rachel B said...

Very cute card. It looks so happy! Great DP and paper piecing.

Meg said...

SIMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're such a sweetie!!! You be good to your mama, now, you hear?

Ang, I am loving how you combined two hard-to-combine occasions in this card, how it made it music-themed with it being MUSIC-themed. I love the idea of stitching the liner to the card--did you also glue the edges down or just leave them free?

NoraAnne said...

WOW, I love this card, the colors are absolutely gorgeous and I love the mix of so much Unity goodness! The stitched lining is amazingly clever and your little Simon is a cutie pie :) :) :)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Hello, Simon, you are adorable! Boy, I would love a kiten, but think my 12- and 13- year old cats would have a different opinion. Very lovely and thoughtful card. I did a brief stint as a jr. high choral director, with no accompanist. I remember all the extra hours, so I bet it's the same for your husband!

Liz Michaud said...

Ahhh Simon!!! He is sooo cute!! I love orange cats. I think the name suits him - he looks like a Simon :)

Love your card as well. Homemade cards are great when you need room for lots of people to sign it. I like how you sewed in the extra layer!!

sharon g said...

Very cute card. But I must say that the kitty and YOU are even cuter. I LOVE your hair. Some people can pull off a very short haircut, and some can't. You, my dear, CAN!

Emily Leiphart said...

Well, you know I already love little Simon! Do what he says, you hear? LOL

What a great card! I love how you incorporated so many details for all the occasions, plus those papers are awesome, as is the stitched-in insert for all the messages.

Kary said...

Lovely card!! I like the combination of stamps you used. And your little pussy - he's adorable!!

Emily Keaton said...

Really pretty! I love the cloud BG paper and all the great colors and images you used. Good thinking to supersize this so all of the kids can leave lots of love on it!!

Noelle Reese said...

I love Simon! He is so cute! Your card is fantastic!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Love the fun card with all the pretty papers!!! Beautiful job. And hello little kitty!

lisa a.

Gwen said...

Such a great card for dual purposes!! Love the musical backgrounding!

Ruby said...

Great card,

jennifer mitten said...

Love that card! Cute kitty too....

Carol said...

Beautiful project, I love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Shelley said...

What a thoughtful card--love that you included 2 occasions in the "theme"!

Lindsey said...

Hi, Simon!
What a perfect musical, summery, pretty card. Love it!