Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Card Full of Dreams

Today's card represents a "Card Full of Dreams".  A friend of mine has always dreamed of owning his own business. When I found this package of stickers that I had purchased back in my "scrapbooking days", I figured now was a good time to send him a little encouragement about his "field of Dreams."

To start with, I took a sheet of 12 X 12 scrap book paper from the PinkPaislee Portfolio line of papers, and cut a 4 1/2" X 11" strip of paper for my A2 (4 1/2X 5 1/2) size card background. After folding it in half, lengthwise, as I mentioned before, found this package of Vintage Peel & Stick Labels that I had purchased back in the days when I was making scrapbooks. The label was from the vintage Country Company Collection from Melissa Frances, and was a picture of a storefront named the Porter Bakery.  I hunted through my pages of printed vintage photos and came across a piece of a photo, a small boy standing in a doorway, that fit perfectly in the doorway of the bakery. After gluing the photo into the doorway, I cut out three numbers from a scrap of scrapbook paper and adhered them to the awning of the bakery.

To finish off the front of the card, I added a strip of polka dot ribbon with a scrap tied in a knot, and then added a key tag to the knot with the word  "Dream" punched out of paper and attached to the tag.

I hope you have enjoyed this very simple and quick card that can be used to remind a friend to "Follow their Dreams". Without dreams there would be nothing to look forward to in our lives. Have a Great Day!


  1. This is beautiful, Mindy!! I love the vintage image!! And the papers are gorgeous!! Your friend will love this - it's fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. I love whatyou did this with vintage materials to send to a longtime friend! Putting the little boy in the door is adorable and putting the dream tag nearby works as a great reminder of childhood, or even grown-up, dreams we may have forgotten or packed away. What a great reminder to go after your dreams. Very clever to put an address on the store front. :)

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  4. What a thoughtful card! I love the positive sentiments from both the patterned paper and the embellishments you chose. The pop of color from the key tag is fantastic! =)