Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My friend Erica's birthday was last month and between our schedules we'd gone WAY too long with out seeing each other!! Thankfully she came over yesterday afternoon and stayed for the evening!! It was SO fabulous to have her here, playing with the kids, chatting away, and hanging out. Erica and I have been friends since the first grade. We've both been to hell and back together and in our own lives but we've both come out on the other side and now we laugh about it all.

So I wanted to do something extra special for her card. I had this cute little die cut box out of a pack that I picked up at Target. It measures 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. I decided rather than put something like candy inside that I'd make the box the actual envelope. I love doing small cards because well...a) they dont take too long and b) they are not as intimidating as larger cards can be and c) they are SO cute!!!

So I pulled my color pallette mainly from the inside and outside of the box. I started cutting and then was looking around at my embellishment collection and found a small ring binder so I decided to do a multi-page card to keep it interesting.

I don't have time to go into the brand details but I had SO much fun doing this and it only took me about...40 min or so. And I was thrilled with how it came out. And my friend Erica loved it too!!!