15 March 2021

Sugar and Spice


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Sugar and Spice Card with Box

I love creating unique cards for my friends. With each design, I try and tailor them to the recipient's personality or interest. This particular card was designed for a friend who loves all things pink, is an awesome mom, and has just entered the world of being an empty-nester.

When I think back, I remember the day my husband and I sent our only child off to college. It was such a proud moment, and a heartbreaking one, too. It is hard to let go of someone you love with all your heart. So, I know exactly what my friend is going through. She and her husband just dropped off their baby girl to college, and they are all entering new chapters of their lives. I knew I wanted to send her a positive, heartfelt card to bring a smile to her face. 

Front of Card

The adorable image is Valentine Anya by The Greeting Farm, and I used Copic markers to color it in. The digital papers, Soft Roses, was purchased on Etsy. The gold foil frame was cut using a Pinkfresh die. The leaves are from Tim Holtz. The flowers are an assortment from Paper Studio, which I purchased at Hobby Lobby. For a perfect bow, I recommend using the Bow Easy. 

Card sentiment

As a teacher, I knew my friend would appreciate this modified version of an old nursery rhyme for the sentiment. I thought it important to remind her that our children never truly leave our homes, and definitely, not our hearts. They are always with us. 

I didn't have a font in my inventory that fit the mood of my card, so I went online to and found this charming font called, Sweetie Pie

Protective Box

Since the card includes delicate flowers, it was essential to have a matching box to protect the card during mailing. I thought it would be fun to pose a question on the outside of the box and let the card provide the answer to tie it all together. 

I have wanted to try a floral card for quite a while now, and I am delighted with my first attempt. I have to give a big shout-out to my friend Margarita, over at Godiva's Dream, for helping me through this process. Although she assures me, I did it all on my own, I appreciated her feedback as I tried different flower combinations. Sometimes, it is just helpful to have a second eye, especially when attempting something for the first time! That is what I love about belonging to a cardmaking group. You get the opportunity to meet great people and chat about your shared interests. 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed this week's project. I know I loved making it for my friend, and I hope it brings a smile to her face.

Take care, everyone. Happy crafting!     

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