July 23, 2010

Welcome Card

Happy Friday!
Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am! 
Today's card was a special request. A good friend of mine, has new neighbors moving into the house next door. She wanted them to have a special welcome and so she made up a HUGE beautiful gift basket. That's were my card comes in!

Did you know that the Pineapple is a considered the symbol of hospitality? Well it is! There are a long list of stories and reasons why, but the story below is by far my most favorite.

fancy dish number 2 In larger, well-to-do homes, the dining room doors were kept closed to heighten visitors' suspense about the table being readied on the other side. At the appointed moment, and with the maximum amount of pomp and drama, the doors were flung open to reveal the evening's main event. Visitors confronted with pineapple-topped food displays felt particularly honored by a hostess who obviously spared no expense to ensure her guests' dining pleasure

In this manner, the fruit which was the visual keystone of the feast naturally came to symbolize the high spirits of the social events themselves; the image of the pineapple coming to express the sense of welcome, good cheer, human warmth and family affection inherent to such gracious home gatherings.

So on to the card! 
The card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The paper is from Cosmo Cricket's, Garden Variety and Material Girl stacks. The solid card stock is DCWV. The Pineapple was cut from the Block Party cart at 4 1/2". The "Welcome" was printed on white card stock and cut to 1 5/8" x 1/2". It was tied on with green and white twine that I purchased from here.

The inside sentiment pieces measure 3 3/4" x 5", 4 1/4" x 1", and 4 1/4" x 3/4".

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy Scrap'n!
Ruthie :)