Friday, April 27, 2012

Love You Forever

One of my oldest daughter's favorite books that she read to her children when they were young is Robert Munsch's Love You Forever. The stamp set on this card for a young boy has the verse that the mother repeats to her child at each stage of life. When the mother gets old the son goes to her house and repeats it to her, changing the words to indicate "your baby I'll be." It's sort of a tear jerker for those of us who are tender hearted, but it's endearing.

I made this card with Earth Day in mind, using a green leafy pattern, a green and Spring iris striped paper and kraft cardstock. I love the way the color of Kraft cardstock blends with the other two colors. The CPS sketch #262 was perfect for the image and sentiment.



I used paper piecing so that the birds would be Spring Iris color like the sentiment. The ric rac was added instead of ribbon because that seemed appropriate for a young boy.

Challenges:
CPS Card Sketch Challenge #262
The Kraft Journal: Make It Monday, Challenge #68 - Just for Kids
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #99 - Celebrating Earth Day

4.25" x 5.5" Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Emporium" (green),  and stripe (retired), White Daisy and Spring Iris Cardstock; Kraft Cardstock
Stamps - CTMH Love You Forever
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - CTMH markers Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (scalloped circle); Copic marker BV 04; CTMH White Ric Rac; Reminisce white flower

5 comments:

Tracy said...

That is the sweetest sentiment! :-) Perfect for this adorable little mommy and chick. Thank you so much for playing our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal!

Lynn said...

Cute card! I love that book too. Thanks for joining us at the Kraft Journal blog!

Tameko said...

Adorable. Love that sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Angie said...

Awww! congrats on winning the MFT prize! I am jealous!!! :-) Your card is so incredibly sweeeeeett!!! I read that story over and over to my little boy. I came up with a little tune to go with that verse and I would sing it to him and rock him back and forth, back and forth. My little boy grew up and he is 15 now!!! Oh my a teenager!!! LOL I sang a verse to him the other day and he was quite horrified!!!! LOL

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

hola!!
NICE!!
recién presenté mi card "CPS-262"
te dejo el enlace
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se aceptan críticas y consejos!!
acá:
http://carolinamaraboliscrap.blogspot.com/2012/05/retos-de-scrap-tarjeta-vintage-cps-262.html