A Card for a Sweet Friend

This is a card for a sweet friend.  You know the type.  The one who is there for you through thick and thin.   Who listens nonjudgmentally.  Who loves you unconditionally.  Who bakes you cherry pies, simply because you said you missed your Mom’s homemade cherry pies.  Yep.  Those are the sweetest of friends. It’s Friday, and time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

card for a sweet friend
For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by International Friendship Day. Remember, at Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I used friendship sentiment, hearts, ribbon, and rhinestones on my card this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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When I first saw the Measure of Love stamp set which was used to create this card,  it brought  back a flood of memories of my Grandma Nellie’s house.  A crock bowl,  usually filled with apples,  sat on top of the kitchen table.  Now for sure, the crockery owned by Grandma certainly did not have hearts on them like the cute bowl in this stamp set.  I am lucky to have two of her large crock bowls – one in gray and one in brown. One adorns the corner above my kitchen cabinets, and the other one sits atop my refrigerator.   Don’t you just love it when a stamp set evokes great memories?

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Grandma Nellie’s Old Crock

If you like to fussy cut, you’ll love today’s card.  The cherries, bowls, and scales were stamped and fussy cut out. The flowers were cut from Sweet Symmetry designer series paper, which happens to be on sale right now for 15% off.   I love the retro look of this paper.  The patterns I selected reminded me of vintage kitchen wall paper.

card for a sweet friend

Bumblebee gingham ribbon adds texture, while rhinestones add a delightful touch of bling!  To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s  Card for a Sweet Friend, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used,  please click on the button below.  For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

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  1. Great card Ann, you had me right at the start when you mentioned the cherry pie!

  2. That is the cutest card, just love it. You make such wonderful cards and so kind to share. Thank you.

  3. This card just warms my heart, Ann. The papers are very reminiscent of vintage wallpaper. I love the scale, and the measure of love in your card. I also love to hear people’s stories, and it’s nice to hear about Grandma Nellie! This one is a real gem.

  4. what a sweet card. I’m sure your sweet, dear friend will love it.
    I love homemade cherry hand pies.
    Enjoyed ready about your grandmother’s bowl. What fond memories. I have a couple of crock bowls, but as I have gotten older, I quit using them due to their weight . They are really heavy.
    Take care, stay safe & keep cool.

  5. Love it! What a fun and sweet card. The bowl with the cherries made me buy the set. I love the story about your grandmother’s bowls.

  6. What a fun card! Love it!

  7. OMGoodness! There is SO MUCH to LOVE about your card! Your friend will cherish her card. 🙂

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