Friday, August 9, 2013

Believe in Yourself

I made this card to send to a TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) friend. Dear, sweet Mary had reached her weight loss goal and became a KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly). Well, things happened in her life like happens to so many of us and she lost her KOPS status. When you're a KOP, you are allowed a 10 lb up or down leeway. Mary was out of her leeway & things just didn't seem to be going right for her to get back to that dr approved weight goal. I know how difficult that can be because it has happened to me. I gained 40 pounds and have not gotten it off yet. But Mary was working hard on getting it off and at our recent weight in, she succeeded! Mary is back within her KOPS weight range now and determined to stay there. Yea Mary!!

Materials needed:
Old Olive cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Brilliant Blue cardstock 4 x 5 1/4"
Summer Smooches patterned paper (retired) 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" each of 2 different coordinating patterns
Whisper White cardstock 1 7/8 x 2 3/4"
Feel Goods stamp set (#129684)
Raspberry Ripple ink
Sycamore Street Buttons (#130923)
dark blue floss or thread
3 1/16" Corner rounder punch (#119871)
Glue Dots (#103683)

1. Round all four corners on the Brilliant Blue cardstock. Adhere it to the Old Olive so that the Old Olive borders show.
2. Angle a piece of the patterned paper cross ways on the card. Trim the corners that go over the edge of the card.
3. Center the other piece of patterned paper on top of that.
4. Stamp your greeting on the Whisper White cardstock in Raspberry Ripple ink. Round all four corners on the white cardstock. Adhere it to the center of the patterned paper.
5. Thread 2 pieces of floss through the button holes and tie a knot. Place glue dots on the back and press down onto the top right corner.
Add a special note to the inside of the card to congratulate your special friend for whatever her accomplishment was! Encouraging others is one of the best things that you can go for another.

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