My card for Gina K.'s illustrator blog hop challenge was inspired by this lovely little book. When I got the new Stamp TV Kit "Spring Mix" I knew that the mailbox with the chipmunk in it reminded me of something and when I saw Gina's challenge to use a favorite childhood book for a card inspiration, it clicked! The stamp reminded me of this favorite book from my long ago childhood. Here is the card I made using "The Little Mailman of Bayberry Lane" as my inspiration.
This gatefold card is made with Stampin' Up Groovy Guava as the base and the scalloped circle. The green panels and scalloped circle are Pure Luxury Creme de Menthe and the dp is from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper pack. All stamps are from the Stamp TV Kit Spring Mix. I colored the images with Copics, including the background, which I colored in with Copic B32 and then went over with the colorless blender to remove some of the color because it was too much blue.
Thanks, Gina, for bringing back such warm, childhood memories for me! I had many, many books as a child (and still do! So do my kids!). My mother was an elementary school librarian so reading was a huge part of our lives and home. It was really fun to take a quick stroll down memory lane to recall this book and a sweet little piece of my childhood!
Thanks for stopping by and for sharing this memory with me!