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Friday, July 4, 2014

Kite Encouragement Card

Happy Friday! And Happy Independence Day to my American crafty friends! I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, but of course am sharing it here, too! :o) This card is part of my contribution for this month's I Feel the Love Project recipients, where we are creating for Friendship Home: an agency that supports victims of domestic violence and their children.

This encouragement card was a joint effort! As I continue to slowly recover from a shoulder and arm injury, my sweetheart is helping me with the parts that involve a lot of arm movement so I can return to crafting. He is an expert with my Big Shot! :o)
I used a few goodies from Kimberly's newest release! The sentiment is one of my favorites, which is from the beautiful Clock Time stamp set. The pretty floral border is part of the Fancy Edges 2 metal die set, which I've trimmed with Light Denim crinkle ribbon.
The kite is an adorable cut file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, which I accented with pearls. The center one is a pretty heart, as I loved how the pearl design looks like a love-centered cross. :o) I made Traditional Twine bows for extra textural and fluttery fun.
My card base was made with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and my Lily Rose papers came with a magazine. (Such gorgeous freebie papers!) Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day, friends!

Challenges entered:
 *Craft Your Passion~ Ribbon
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes 
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Anything Goes with Ribbon
 *Divas by Design~ Ribbons and Flowers
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ July Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Love to Create~ 3 or More Design Papers
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


  1. Love your beautiful kite Especially Karen.Oh so sad to hear about your shoulder and isnt your hubby the sweetest helping you to craft!!
    Get well soon
    Dr Sonia

  2. Such a lovely card. Love the colors and the kite with pearls.
    Thanks for joining Challenge #122 at Love to Create.

    LTC DT

  3. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The papers are so pretty!! The kite is just beautiful!! How sweet of your honey to help you out!! You two make a fabulous team - this is so pretty!! The colors and design are awesome!! And what an inspiring sentiment - I love it!!

    I hope you are feeling better each day. You are in my thoughts and always in my prayers. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I am so pleased that your sweetheart was able to help you to create this gorgeous card Karen. I adore the kite with the added pearl cross, such pretty papers and delicate detailing too.
    I hope that you are continuing to recover and that at pain is easing with each day.
    Thinking of you and sending you hugs.
    Sue xx

  5. Cute card, gorgeous design. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

  6. Hi Karen, l'm wishing you a speedy recovery and your creation is absolutley beautiful as always take care x

  7. Hi Karen, Your card here is so lovely! I love the papers and the center heart on the kite is just genius! Thank you for participating with us over at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again really soon! Melanie, DT

  8. What a GORGEOUS card Karen! I love the pretty, soft pallet of colors:) The kite is so beautiful and I absolutely LOVE the sentiment! How sweet of your sweetheart to help you~I hope you are healing quickly my friend! Take care and have a great wknd!
    Happy 4th!
    Sherrie K

  9. Such a very pretty card, love the kite and the blings on it and the twine on the tail... The papers are gorgeous Karen... Hope your holiday was super awesome.... Cheers my friend!

  10. Oh this is just gorgeous, love the colours and those papers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us in our current challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
    Dawn Crafty Ribbons DT xxx

  11. What a delightful card.The colours are so soft and dreamy.You've embellished it so prettily too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  12. Karen, your card is gorgeous!! Your color combo, design and papers are all simply perfect! Thank you so much for joining Love to Create Challenges and sharing your creation!!
    Jackie LTC owner/designer

  13. Hi Karen,
    The card is just Precious!! I adore the lovely pearls on the kite.
    I love when you sue the fancy edges die...Beautiful! And I am so in love with the special and sweet sentiment....Such a beautiful card my friend!! One that the recipient will LOVE!
    Your sweetheart knows the Big Shot as my other half, William shops at Michaels for my paper...and he buys the most prettiest if it is me buying it. LOL
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and as ALAWYS leaving me love!
    But I need for you to rest and take care of yourself. you are in my prayer as well as in my heart.
    Always believe that......
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs, & smiles

  14. I hope you're healing and resting like you should! :O) And happy to know your sweetheart can craft along side of you to create such an amazing card! The pearls are wonderful on that kite... and the elegant border is just that simply elegant! Someone is sure to appreciate this lovely card! :O)

  15. What a beautiful card and a beautiful sentiment. This card is so full of joy and so will the person be who receives it. Thank you so much Karen for all that you do to bless others. You are such a gem!! Have a fabulous weekend.
    ~Madison and Cindy

  16. This is such a gorgeous card, Karen! Such a beautiful sentiment and I love the shape of the base! The background paper and the floral border is so pretty and adding the twine bows to the kite was a great idea! Love the pearls too! :)


  17. Gorgeous creation - I love the shape and die cut and what a beautiful kite. That is so good of your DH to help you!


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