My sister and I attended a Christian concert with a couple of friends last month where Casting Crowns was the headliner band. It was amazing!
Casting Crowns' lead singer, Mark Hall, wrote a book called The Well, and also Casting Crowns' latest CD is called Come to the Well. It seemed fitting for me to assemble a birthday gift for my sister with these great bucket fillers! Jesus definitely invites us to come to the well and replenish.
And for the first time ever, I used a card sketch to design my card. I knew I wanted to use the bucket from the Country Life Cricut cartridge, but CardPatterns' current sketch challenge # 143 helped me put the card together. I stayed with the colors of the book, the CD, and the Bath & Body Works festive "VanillaTini" products that I also bought my sister. I love when a color scheme emerges out of a gift- it just pulls it all together!
Here is the card:
And . . . The goods!
Chocolate definitely fills a bucket-
Chocolate Twizzlers and Charleston Chews
are 2 of my sister's faves!
A different angle to see the rest of the bible verse,
"The JOY of the LORD is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10
Now it's all assembled in the bucket . . .
And wrapped up for giving!
- Cricut Country Life cartridge for bucket cut from silver cardstock scrap
- Stampin' Up Sage Shadow (retired) cardstock for card base - cut to fit a business sized envelope
- Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cardstock
- Stampin' Up scallop edge punch
- Hero Arts alphabet set for "Fill up." on front
- Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip ink
- Graphite Light ATT font
- Ribbon from Fall Fun spool found in Target's dollar section last year
- Crystal blue skittles for raindrops
- Cricut Stone Script cartridge for bible verse welded on my Gypsy
- Cricut transfer paper (the letters were pretty little and frail, so this was VERY helpful)
- Brown vinyl purchased from Expressionsvinyl.com
- Ivory metal bucket/pail from Joann in planter section
- Cellophane basket wrap
Next, I will do a post of Christmas cards past, and then I will post this year's card. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderfully crafty week!