This is my first entry in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge. For those of you who don't know what this is, it's a fantastic blog (with a very talented design team) which hosts a design challenge each week. This is for everyone to join in and enjoy. The key to this particular challenge is the use of mostly Close To My Heart products, which is great for those of you, like me, who are huge fans of the CTMH product line! Imagine the inspiration you'll get from this great blog. I'm so glad I found it and can share it with you. Be sure to check it out!
The theme of this week's challenge is TAGS. Fortunately for me, I was asked by my friend Christine if I could design a Thank You card for her company (Harris Corp. in Melbourne) to use for their HERO program, to be given to those who contributed an extraordinary amount of their time to make their annual drive so successful. Every year, members of the staff contribute and collect school supplies and backpacks for local needy children. Christine says this year they collected enough to provide "very well-stocked" backpacks to over 800 local kids in need. FANTASTIC!
I was honored to be asked by Christine, and happy to help! Although my design of the backpack is not entirely original (I was inspired by designs I saw on SplitCoastStampers), I did put my own spin on it by adding an insert pocket with a pull-out tag.
You'll have to excuse my pictures a bit since my family is in Orlando with the camera therefore forcing me to do scans instead. The pull-out tag is more of a creamy color and has light blue rules like notebook paper that just wouldn't show up on the scan no matter what I did. (and I'm usually pretty savvy with the scanner and PhotoShop. Oh well.)
The backpack card itself would make a very cute tag all on its own, I think.
Products used for this project:
• Sarsaparilla paper
• Chocolate textured cardstock
• Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
• Barn Red cardstock
• "Simple Stitches" stamp set (C1234)
• "Say It In Style" stamp set (D1283)
• "Star Power" stamp set (D1403) for the stars
• "Comments" stamp set (D1359)
• "In the Month of August" stamp set (C1418)