It’s time for a little game of “imagine this with me.” I’ll give you a completely fictional scenario, and you’ll imagine yourself in this situation. Let’s get started. Let’s say you have been invited to a joint birthday celebration on Saturday night – two really awesome friends are planning a party to celebrate their 40th and 50th birthdays – together they are turning 90. The invitation said “no gifts, please” but that doesn’t feel right to you. This is completely hypothetical, but let’s also say it’s now Saturday afternoon and that the clock is ticking more loudly as the party time gets closer. You have only made a card for the birthday girls but you haven’t bought a gift (remember – it’s not expected, but you just don’t feel right). Just for the sake of it, let’s also say it’s rainy out and that you really don’t feel like leaving the Fungeon to head to the mall. Doh! Did I just blow my cover? OK, this is my story.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Quick card. The Whisper White notecards (available in the Annual Catalog) are the perfect foundation for a quick and easy card. I simply stamped the streaks from Gorgeous Grunge on top of each other, staggered a little over the card. I added the slanted stripes in Jet Black StazOn.
- Keepin’ it Distressed. I really like the distressed look of this sentiment from Lots of Thanks. It looks slightly weathered – perfect to pair with Gorgeous Grunge. Yippee! The boxy sentiment is also perfect to pair with some circles to add a little interest to the card front.
- A Little Bit of Random. This card is a little “collage-y”. Not totally, but it’s moving in that direction, don’t you think? In my “clean and classy” world, everything has a set place – three brads go in this corner or the circle is perfectly matted and centered. My good friend, Justin Krieger, has been sharing a lot of cards where things are randomly placed. I’ve become quite fond of some randomly placed rhinestones – so, here’s to you, Justin!
Are you wondering why I made one thank you card for the girls? Well, I didn’t. I made an entire pack (20) and wrapped them with Cellophane Bags (page 160 of the Annual Catalog). I searched the Fungeon for a small box to put them in. Guess what I used – an old Paper Pumpkin box. Perfection!
I think Stefanie and Laura will be able to make good use of these cards. There were a lot of people at the party who didn’t listen to the request for no gifts…
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Lots of Thanks Inks: Smoky Slate, Jet Black StazOn Papers: Whisper White Notecard Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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