If you've been following my blog for a while, you will remember that each Christmas I make a special 'postal themed' card for our mail carrier and friend. She always gives us the best service all year long and is a super nice lady to have a little chat with too.
This year I selected Sheepski Designs, Christmas Post Box, for my special card. It's also special since I won this design from a challenge blog I had posted on. When I was selecting my free digital file and saw this, I knew it would be perfect for her.
I sized the image to just over 4" and printed it on Neeanh 110# card stock. I used my Copic markers for coloring and then carefully trimmed around the leaves at the bottom.
For the burgundy frame, I selected Spellbinder's Gulded Nested Rectangle die. I selected the berry paper and the blue mat and the white card base.
For the steps to actually put it together, I started by cutting the blue mat to fit the card base, then I secured it. I cut the patterned paper 1/2" smaller than the blue background and attached it. The burgundy frame was way more difficult as it had to allow the longer leaf to hang outside the frame but cover up the edges of the colored image. I really like the way it turned out.
...Rest of the story... I had been missing my mail carrier for a while, but kept thinking she just came when I wasn't home. As the holiday was drawing nearer and I never saw her I finally was able to connect to her via text messaging. I was so sad to hear that she had in fact retired several weeks ago and then her husband had passed unexpectedly. My heart just breaks for her and her family. We are not guaranteed tomorrow, so never hesitate to tell someone you love them or you are thinking of them.
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I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft ~ December
Mirtillamente December 15th Challenge
Sheepski Designs ~ Challenge 69 ~ Tis the Season
Crafting Happiness ~ Challenge 137 ~ Christmas
Cupcake Inspiration ~ Challenge 559
CD Sunday ~ Challenge 100
International Art & Soul ~ Challenge 148 ~ Winter
52 Christmas Card Throwdown ~ Challenge 148 ~ Snowflakes
Bird: B0, BG02, B60, B63, E93, E95, E41, E42, YR27, C6, Post Box: R56, R59, C5, C3, C1, E71, E74, Limbs: E74, Berries: R35, R37, Leaves: YG63, YG95, YG97, Snow: B60, B63, C1
Sheepski Designs, Christmas Post Box
Spellbinder, Gilded Nested Rectangles