A few days ago, my mom mentioned that she had been working at her new job for 6 weeks now. I thought that was a pretty momentous occasion. I wanted to get her a couple of things, including a card.
When I was at the grocery store, I went down the card aisle to see what I could find. I found two congratulatory cards that I liked. One had cartoons of different cute critters, the other was more elegant. It looked a bit Victorian and had that "shabby chic" style my mom likes. I ended up picking the card pictured here because it seemed more appropriate for her age. I also bought it because it has lovely gold shimmer on the roses, their leaves and stems.
The outside message reads: Heartfelt Congratulations. Inside the text says: Good things should come to good people like you. Both printed messages are in the same light blue color. I think the inner message is decent, but I thought it needed some "flava." So I took my pen and wrote my own words to replace the ones I found boring. After I was done, the message read: Great things should come to outstanding people like you, always! Then I was pleased.
The beautiful rose design is allover this card: the front, the back and on the inner left side. I love the wavy, scalloped edge on the right border. The paper is thick and textured. I really like how it feels. The measurements of it are: 7.25" high by 4.75" wide.
My complaints with this card are as follows: The message inside was okay, but definitely needed some jazzing up. Another was there is paper on the inside that should have been properly pasted down to the heavyweight paper of the card. This inner piece of paper is glued well only on the left side. The right side is left flapping in the wind. It doesn't seem like that side was secured at all with adhesive.