I mailed out the Spring One-for-One cards last weekend. Woo hoo! I didn’t announce the mailing so that the participants could be surprised when their card arrived. Yippee! Now that you’ve received them, I’m going to start sharing them.
Before we get started – if you received a card, please wait until your card is posted here to leave comments about how much you loved it. I know you are anxious, and I want you to leave comments on all the cards, but I also want the creator of the card to see what you have to say. I will be rolling out all of the cards over the next couple of weeks, so be on the lookout.
Today, I’m kicking off the Spring One-for-One share-a-thon with a card that knocked me off my feet (that doesn’t happen a lot – I’m 6’5″ and pretty steady on my feet). This card is from Kate who lives in Santa Cruz, California.
From the letter that accompanied this card, I learned that Kate checks out my blog every day and loves to stamp with her mother. Kate can’t read my blog posts, though, so her mom reads it to her. Why? Because Kate is only 6 years old. How super-cool is that?!? Setting aside the fact that she’s 6 years old (did you catch that when I said it a couple of seconds ago?), this is a great card. Here are three things I love about Kate’s card:
- Color. Kate’s color choices are adorable. I wouldn’t normally pair bright pink and soft blue (I think she chose Pool Party and Strawberry Slush), but they work really well here. I tend to think that any combination of red and blue can work well. I guess Kate thinks the same thing.
- Candy Dot Brad Base. I was super-excited when the candy dots were released last year. I knew I’d use the bases all the time to create a nice frame around the dots. I ordered a bunch of them but never used the first one. The candy dots (for me) have almost always been an after-thought. Kate used the base like a pro to showcase the center of this flower.
- A Floral Background. Every stamp might not be precise on the background of this card, but I love that Kate created an entire card front made of this large flower. She then steals our attention away from the background with a burst of flower power secured to band across the front. Lots of flowers, lots of places to look and smile.
So, what do you think? Don’t you agree that Kate deserves accolades for this card? I’m happy to have Kate kickoff the whole parade. Please leave a comment below to let Kate know how much you loved her card – I already know she’ll be checking out my blog post today. 🙂
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