Krista of Sahlin Studio is one of my favorite designers ever, and I am so happy to announce that I recently joined her team!! 😉
She sells at The Lilypad and you can find her blog here. Make sure to subscribe to her newsletter on the blog, because she sends out beautiful inspiration. Every month, she picks one of her kits to be featured in Memory Lane: if you make a page with the featured kit and post it to Krista’s gallery at The Lilypad, you have a chance to win a $10 GC to her store! And the best news is that you can also just use her blog freebie. This month’s featured kit is Make a Wish, a collab with the oh-so-talented Valorie Wibbens:
With my mom’s birthday coming up at the end of the month, it was just the perfect timing to get her card done with this gorgeous kit:
I had so much fun adding all the dimension to this card! After I finished putting it together, I was left with too much open space between the “happy birthday” word art and the music strip, so I added in some wrapping ribbon. It was just the perfect touch!
I’m thinking I’ll probably take it off though, since I have to mail this card and the ribbon would get squashed. 🙁 I had lots of fun cutting out all the pieces with my Silhouette and inking them all up with distress inks. I glued three layers together to make the letters and the round bits, so they have a nice thickness. There’s glossy accents on the round bits too, though you can’t tell very well from the pictures.
So I was all proud of my card until I showed it to DH. The only thing he said was: “I really don’t like the staples”. Yes, that’s all he had to say! 🙁 Ugh!
ETA: Since I got a comment that agrees with my husband’s criticism, for full disclosure let me specify that I added the staples for decorative purposes only, since the paper is glued down with Mod Podge. I thought they were cool and added some variety. And I still do! 🙂