In keeping with my 2013 goal of random acts of kindness, I decided Tu B’Shevat was a perfect occasion to send an unexpected surprise to an old friend. For those of you who have never been to Seattle, there is an awesome sculpture under a bridge known as the Fremont Troll. It’s a local landmark. So, I was totally amused to find a Fremont Troll Chia Pet in my wanderings and just knew I had to get it for someone. It struck me as especially fun to send to a friend who used to live in Seattle but is now halfway across the country. I thought she’d get a real kick out of it and come on, a Chia Pet for Tu B’Shevat, how awesome is that?
Of course, I had to make a cute card to go along with it and decided this would be the perfect opportunity to challenge myself yet again and enter Moxie Fab’s Make An Itty Bitty Card Challenge . I downloaded this cute tree card from Silhouette, sized it to just under 3 inches, added a Happy Tu B’Shevat and cut it out of Kraft cardstock on my Cameo. I cut the tree trunk out of wood grain cardstock and adhered it to the top of the card. Then I lined the card with a scrap (cut in the same rounded square of the card) of Paper Source Chartreuse green cardstock to show through the leaves. Instead of an apostrophe for B’Shevat, I attached a sparkly green Swarovski crystal. Finally, for a little extra sparkle, I outlined several leaves using my glue pen and some lime green ultra fine glitter. Teeny Tiny Tu B’Shevat cuteness at just 2.8″ square!
It was a total surprise and she loved it! Have you ever had a chia pet? What was it?