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Monday, April 5, 2010

Local Card Store? I don't think so!!!

A couple weeks ago, one of DH's co-workers and his wife had a baby boy. DH tasked me with the purchasing of the gift card. Did he want me to make a card, I asked? One had already been purchased. HMPH!!! And if that wasn't bad enough, it came from the DOLLAR STORE! I kid you not. Talk about offensive!

An argument ensued and was worked out, at which point DH said he would be pleased if I made a card for the new family from he and I. This appeased my broken some extent anyway.

Here is the card I made:
I borrowed the set "Nursery Necessities" from my wonderful upline and really enjoyed playing with it!!!

The card base is a piece of 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Barely Banana Cardstock, folded in half to form an A2 card. I stamped on the background using both Barely Banana and Apricot Appeal inks and just love the way it turned out! I cut a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and used the Scallop Border Punch to embellish the edges. On that, I matted a piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock and attached a Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon and Bow for the finishing touch.

For the main image panel, I used the direct to rubber technique using Barely Banana, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery markers. The image was stamped on Whisper White and the sentiment was added using Bashful Blue Ink.

Not to be outdone by certain local card companies (and that darn dollar store!), I also finished the inside of the card:
HAH! Top that you mass produced card company people!!! YIKES! Bitter much? OK, maybe just a little...but would think it would have occurred to someone to say, "Let's ask his wife to make us a card. She always makes such wonderful Christmas cards." *SIGH* Don't worry...I'll get over it...eventually.

So, what do you think?

STAMPS: Nursery Necessities and Short & Sweet
INK: Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery
PAPER: Whisper White, Barely Banana and Bashful Blue
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Punches and Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Love the card and the story to go with it. Arnt DH's fun

  2. Wonderful card. Far superior I'm sure.

  3. Why on earth would anyone who knows you for more than a minute consider buying a cheap, inferior card when your cards are always so wonderful? HMPH!

    You just need to train DH to immediately volunteer to take care of the card for any occasion!

    Your card is far better than the cheap dollar store card!! Beautiful card. I love the barely banana and apricot appeal together!

  4. :) lovely card! far better than anything else the couple will receive!

  5. too cute (and shame shame!on dh :-))

  6. Offensive...totally offensive...he would have been in the dog house for a bit, I can tell you!

    I have not bought a card in nearly 15 years...I wouldn't DARE!

    Anyways....pretty baby card has ensued...hubby has learned a good lesson....and Shell IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!


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