What do you love most about card making? I love to make a card that I think is beautiful, but I REALLY love to make a card that is custom designed for someone else. That makes a card really special. As you know, yesterday was Justin’s birthday. Because of my commitment to The Pals Paper Arts team, I couldn’t post his card yesterday, so I’m sharing it with you a day after his special day. I’m going to share the card and then explain why I designed the card the way I did. 🙂 I’m also going to share some great ideas for packaging a card. Here’s his card:
- Coffee Cups on a Birthday Card? If you have ever met Justin, then you know the boy drinks coffee non-stop. He can hunt down a Starbucks like a hound dog on a mission. “Sniff! Sniff! That way!” During the four or five days I spent with him at Convention, I can’t think of a time when he didn’t have a cup in his hand. I can’t say I’ve seen any other “happy birthday” cards with this coffee cup, but it’s perfect for Justin. I stamped the cups on several pieces of Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake card stock and Whisper White card stock. Snip, snip, snip, glue, glue, glue, done.
- Soho Subway. Justin is a New Yorker. Could there be a more perfect Designer Series Paper for him than Soho Subway? Forget the amazing images and really masculine colors – the page of numbers is a perfect birthday image. Love it!
- Letter it! The five cups are adorned with HAPPY from ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Number and ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers. Look how perfectly they pair with the birthday greeting from Bring on the Cake. I was happy to figure out this combination.
Packaging the Card to Make it Special
The Envelope. Thanks to the Envelope Punch Board, I was able to easily crank out an envelope for Justin’s special card using the paper that’s featured in his card.
- Attaching the Greeting. I hand-scripted Justin’s name on a piece of Very Vanilla and attached it with a couple of strips of Epic Day Washi Tape. I thought it was a unique way to decorate the front of the envelope. I mailed the card and envelope in a post office mailer (I don’t think the USPS would know what to do with a card that just says “Justin”).
Stamp sets: Perfect Blend, ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers, Bring on the Cake Inks: Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Stampin’ Write Marker (Early Espress) Papers: Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soho Subway Designer Series Paper Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Epic Day Washi Tape
It’s not too late to win my Blog Candy Giveaway! I’m giving away a variety of products to honor Justin’s birthday. At noon today, I’ll be announcing the winner! Head over to my post from Wednesday to leave a comment for a chance to win. CLICK HERE and check back this afternoon to see if you are a winner.
CLEARANCE RACK. Yesterday, I shared that the Clearance Rack had been restocked. When I told you about it, I didn’t realize how many great products were included in the clearance, so I put in an order of my own yesterday afternoon. My favrorite items in the Clearance Rack? The full packs of Core’dinations for $2.79! Are you kidding me?!? I’ve been sharing projects with Core’dinations for quite some time – don’t you think it’s time you tried it out? Here are two of my favorites (this one and this one).
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While you are loading up your card with Clearance Rack goodies, go ahead and pick up your Big Shot Magnetic Platform. You really want this, too. CLICK HERE.