Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Welcome To Florida

Hey paper lovers! You know what? I love to give gifts. It's almost hard to explain just how much I enjoy the whole gift giving process {the shopping, the wrapping, the presentation, and the actual giving} I seriously had a blast putting together a cheeky "welcome to Florida" gift bag. I found some touristy things like swampy soda funny right? Coconut patties made right here in central Florida and flip top Tervis tumblers { a gift I may need to buy myself too} They are pretty fantastic!

Lets talk about the card shall we?!!

Okay lets start with the Flamingo!! It was cut with my Silhouette in solid pink, I wanted it to be big, and the very first thing you see when you look at this simple card. 

Lets be honest, Its not quite clean and simple, but for me its pretty close! 

I added stickers and patterned paper from the Echo Park Splash collection, even spelling out "to Florida" in alpha stickers!  I stamped welcome with a tiny Stampin'Up! stamp.

The paper flower was made by stacking flowers punched with the Stampin'Up! flower punch. I shaped them with a stylus in the palm of my hand, and used glue dots to layer them. After the flower was adhered to the card I added a few drops of glossy accents to the center and placed three trimmed down Wilton stamen in the well of the flower and let it dry before moving it. Now they are secure in the hardened glaze.

 The gifty collection of Florida styled "stuff" was well received and put to good use. I try to be a good hostess and ambassador for those visiting our humid and mostly unpredictable state. I do know one thing. Something that I consider a fact, that is: if a card I make brings a smile than I have been successful. That is all I need!
Make something fun today! ~ Shantaie

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