I used the 9 to 5 collection from October Afternoon to make two scrapbook layouts this weekend (which I'll share as soon as I can take a picture of the pages in daylight) and I figured I could make a card with the paper scraps afterward. The inspiration for which card to make with the papers came when I spotted the boss and secretary die-cut in the kit. My boss' birthday is coming next month and that image is just perfect - the secretary has red hair just like me and the boss has little wings on his back... just like my own boss! LOL! He's seriously the best boss I could hope for and I make sure to let him know that once in a while.
Another great coincidence was that the definition paper I wanted to use for my background had the definition of "esteemed" on it, so I made sure to cut my paper allowing for that definition to be in the top corner and I highlighted the word with a marker to add emphasis to it.
The image die-cut was so big that I knew a regular-sized card wouldn't work. I worked backward, starting with the sticker, then figuring what size of card I needed and then looking at my Envelope Punch Board to see which sizes I could make an envelope for. The end result is a 5" x 6-1/2" card. It's big, even though it doesn't look like it since everything is well-proportioned on it. The inspiration for the design was the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #176 and also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (father's day / for a guy).
Stamps: Voeux nombreux et joyeux (More Merry Messages), Type Strips (Papertrey Ink), Loopy Alphabet (Image Tree)
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Mint Macaron
Patterned Papers: 9 to 5 (October Afternoon)
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, 9 to 5 Die-Cuts (October Afternoon), 5/16" Circle Punch,
9 to 5 Brads (October Afternoon), Stampin' Write Marker, Spiral Punch,
Project Life Corner Punch