Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Avonlea Sympathy Card

I can hardly believe we are already on the second week of school.  The first week is always spent being a wee bit mopey for me.  I have a good cry when all my kids are out the door on the first day of school and I always feel a bit blue until we settle back into the routine of school.  I like that our school district does a three day week for the first week and a four day week for the second week of school because of Labor Day - it gives me a chance to ease back into having them gone so much.  We spent our Labor Day laboring together staining our fence (not a fun job but one that was a couple of years overdue so very necessary) and we drained our pool.  Summer is officially over for us when we drain the pool - LOL!

I'm still missing them terribly today but having them gone did allow me to finally finish a photo shoot of the rest of the creations I made for the Summer Customer Carnival I held last month.  Here is a sympathy card I made with our beautiful Avonlea paper pack.  The warm rich tones and peaceful gray, blue and green color scheme worked well for this type of card.  Really this one could be any kind of card if you changed the sentiment but I wanted to have a sympathy card or two ready in my stash.

Close up of the circle detail - I scored the edges of 1" punched circles and folded them in for this border.  A bitty pearl at the center of each intersection gives it a bit more finesse.
I echoed the bitty pearls on the border with a line of bitty pearls under the sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend - whether you labored like we did or just enjoyed the sunshine and the last bit of summer!




Casandra Bennett said...

I like how you created the circle border. Pretty clever!

Linda Norman said...

I love the circle border, simple and elegant!

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