About the Pear · Card Making

Springtime Hello

Hey guys! I’m so excited for today’s post! I’ve been meaning to take pictures of my pear tree because it looks so beautiful right now, it’s blooming and full of little white flowers. I was going to take pictures of it during the day but we were outside frying dinner (beer battered chicken strips) pretty late and we were right underneath the tree and I can’t even describe how breathtaking it was to see the moon and stars through all these branches. I don’t know about you guys, but I love, love, love being around nature. My mom instilled a love of nature in me at a young age. She would tell me the flowers she planted were my brothers and sisters, and I giggle to myself as I type this because it sounds silly but that’s my mom and now I understand what she meant when she would talk to me about flowers and plants and trees. So of course, that just helps explain why  this pear tree has so much sentimental value to me, that, and because my parents planted it and look at it now.

I like to PRETEND I know what I ‘m doing behind a camera, so just pretend with me. I thought these pictures were so awesome, I actually thought the pictures were going to come out pitch black but I was pleasantly surprised. I just love how these pictures came out with the black background.Pear Tree - Spring 4 Pear Tree - Spring 6 Pear Tree - Spring 7 Pear Tree - Spring 8 Pear Tree - Spring 9

Because I’ve been feeling the springtime love, I wanted to make a quick and simple card, with spring colors. I decided to use my Papertrey Ink products for this card.
Springtime Hello 1

I ended up making a “Y” shape (just wanted to try something different) for the top layer and used the smallest die from the Stitched Rectangle dies to make a pattern behind it.Springtime Hello 2I think the font on this Hello is so pretty and I couldn’t wait to use it (it’s only $3 on their site!!!) I added a couple of Moonshine sequins and voila! I also wanted to mention, Papertrey Ink has my favorite paper, I HIGHLY suggest buying their Perfect Match Cardstock Sampler!

Well that’s it for now, thanks for stopping by today and checking out my card and pictures!

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Additional Supplies:
Cartwright Moonshine 6mm Slightly Cupped Sequins

About the Pear

Why The Lovely Pear?

So I know The Lovely Pear sounds a little funny but when I decided I needed a special little symbol for the back of my cards, I couldn’t think of anything! I thought of ladybugs, cassette tapes, just my initial, even the state of Texas (just a couple of items/shapes I love) when finally I remembered my awesome pear tree in my backyard. My favorite time of year is in the spring when this tree blooms! It is also a reminder of the hard work and dedication of my parents who not only planted this tree, but also gave me my childhood home. So that is why to me, a pear was the perfect symbol! And yes, the picture is of pears from my family’s pear tree, just lovely!