Friday, September 14, 2012

Hubbie's birthday card ...

After being awake for 24 hours and then sleeping for 4 hours, I spent about 2.5 hours in The Paper Room making a birthday card for hubbie a couple of weeks ago ... the morning of his birthday.  Thankfully, I finished his card before he woke up ... well, just barely ... 10 minutes before he woke up :)  I ended up using quite a few dies ... the first 3 are from Memory Box (Blank Ticket, Crisp Bows, Cherish Border) and the last from Quickutz (Slide).

982139819798282QuicKutz Die, Metal, Slide, Frame, Great for Scrapbooking or Cards

I used the Memory Box ticket die to make the card, so that it was in the shape of a ticket and the Quickutz Slide die to create a rectangular frame around the heart.

I trimmed the bow, so it would not be too long and look more like a bow on a gift.  As you can see the pieces were small and the bow is quite delicate.

I typed up the text for the coupon in Microsoft Word and printed it.  I folded the cardstock and die cut it with the ticket die.  The middle piece is where I wrote my message to hubbie.

I used the Cherish border on the back of the coupon and actually decided to use one of the hearts in the front of the card, which match better than the inital one I had.

It's been a while since I "played" like this in The Paper Room.  I actually had no idea what I wanted to do and then things just fell into place ... I love it when that happens!  It actually felt quite good ... I guess with how busy things have been at work; this was just what I needed and it served a purpose :)

BTW, Happy Belated Birthday Aunt T from hubbie and me.  Hope you had a great day.