Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to you! Time is certainly flying by this month...I wish a had a few more hours in the day, lately. *sigh* I am officially finished making holiday cards, though...phew! Now to get them all addressed and sent out, oh boy...
I created this bright and happy congrats card for a friend who just got some exciting news. Funny thing is, this card was not planned to look anything like it turned out. Don't you love when that happens? Haha! I knew as soon as I saw the "pennant-themed"sketch posted over at the Just Us Girls blog, I remembered the fun patterned paper I had sitting in my stash. Here is the awesome JUGS sketch:
I have never made little pennants before and I'm sure there is some fabulous technique to cutting them or punching them out, but I don't knew what it is. I just cut them by hand, so hopefully they are mostly even. I initially wanted to spell out c-o-n-g-r-a-t-s but didn't have enough room for 8 pennants, so that's how "yippee" came into play. Still works, right? Then after getting them all lined up I reached into the "chipboard drawer" (yes, I have a drawer filled with chipboard...) and guess what? I didn't have chipboard letters that were small enough for the pennants. Ugh, now what? I decided to "kick it a little, old-school style" and dig out some of the alphabet stickers (yes, stickers) that I stockpiled in my early scrap-booking days. Aww yeah! :)
To dress up the pennants, I tried border punches and they were just too overpowering so that's when I thought to bust out another "old school" supply...decorative scissors! Really! I have not used them in a long, long time but they actually did the trick. Ha! I added some embroidery floss bows with silver brads in the center to tack up the tiny banner and there ya have it. Sure I dusted off some "retro" supplies and It's not really how I envisioned it to come out in the beginning...but it is a happy, little card for the occasion! What do you think? Have you recently dug out any of those "forgotten supplies" yourself? :)
(Here is the inside of the card, too!)
I thought I would also share a recent photo of Emmitt Rowley von Bismark in a pose you can pretty much find him in, any given afternoon! What a mess, right? I think it goes without saying that he is fairly comfortable in his new home...
Have a happy day! :)
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