Despite having a perennial 'Birth Dates' book, it's only useful if I remember to check it regularly. Suddenly realised Len's Great Nephew had a Birthday looming and I needed a card for him 'toot sweet'.
A quick scamper around the internet turned up a few ideas and this is my take on one of them:
- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening
- snippet of black card stock, trimmed to very slightly smaller than the card fron and glued in place
- snippet of white card stock, trimmed to leave a bit of a bigger black border this time (3.75" x 4") - not glued onto the card front just yet
- snippets of paper which were tucked into the back of LOTV's 'Country Gent' paper pad
- trimmed three different patterns down to 2" wide then trimmed them crosswise keeping the plainer brown piece a bit narrower
- glued the pieces in place, using a Zig glue pen, working from the top and bottom towards just below the middle of the card, where I wanted to place the sentiment
- the sentiment is from Barbara Gray's everyday Word Sticker Collection - just eyeballed sticking that in place
- then dug out my trusty very dinky 'office hole punch' which
accidentally fell into my handbag the day I retired and punched three circles from the plainer brown snippet
- stuck those in place - again working from left, right and finally the centre one - finished!
It's always so much easier to place the likes of slips of paper and punched dots by working from the outside towards the centre - lesson I learned the hard way a long time ago.
Typing this post and taking then editing the photo has taken much longer than it took to make the card - luckily everything just fell into place for once. Bit like the hole punch falling into my handbag really ☺
Ha, Len had a close call when he commented 'oh, it's just like fabric/wallpaper samples'. Soon held his hands up in surrender when he saw my face - a mix of 'gosh, you could be right' and 'gotta death wish honey?'