Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!!

Hello friends! I'd like to wish my Dad a Happy, Happy Birthday today! I wanted to make him a clean and simple card, so I started out with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #58, which was perfect for what I had in mind. I used the Papertrey Ink set, Through the Trees. I embossed the tree scene with white detail embossing powder onto Kraft cardstock, then I added the 2 blue birdies. I added some silk ribbon and punched a border. I hope he likes it!

Normally I don't get long-winded on my posts, so feel free to skip this as I am rambling... I thought I'd share the funny story about this card (at least it's funny to me)... So, I made this card for my dad, then I typed up my blog post, added the links, etc. and decided to post it on his actual birthday (today). I left the card on my desk so that I would remember to photograph it. One morning I realize that I must mail the card today so it will get to him in time. So, I fluff up the bow one last time (am I the only one who does this? I think not) and put it in an envelope. After dropping the card in our outgoing mail slot (we have group mailboxes in our neighborhood instead of a mailbox in front of each house), I come inside and start going through my scheduled posts and wonder why this one is just saved as a draft and not scheduled. I take a look at it and... uh oh, there is no photo... no problem, right? I just need to add it from my computer... Then the light goes on... I never photographed it! I peek outside to the mailboxes (I can see them from my craft room) and contemplate trying to retrieve my card from the outgoing box. I decide against it -- hey, even though it isn't in a marked USPS mailbox, it's probably still illegal to take mail out of the box... even if it is yours. I can just see my SIL, Mary, cringing as she is reading this (she is a Postmaster in MN). Can you see the headlines, "Crazy woman arrested for retrieving card from mailbox so that she can photograph it for her blog!!" OK, maybe not headlines, but you get the idea. Being the obsessive (?) person that I am, instead I opted to just re-create it... And, as Sabrina is so fond of saying... THE END!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Through the Trees (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark watermark (Tsukineko), Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pinking Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Round-it-All (Zutter), White embossing powder, Silk ribbon (Creative Impressions), Foam tape.


  1. that card is beatuiful. I have got to have this set.

    And your story is hilarious! That would have been a bummer to not get a picture of this beauty of a card!

  2. Stephanie, your card is so elegant and beautiful, I love the colorcombo and the birds... Happy birthday to your daddy... Big hugs and happy sunday!

  3. I've done all of that a couple of times, lol. Hey, now you have an extra birthday card. :)

    It's a really lovely card. I know your dad will love it!

  4. Very Beautiful card!! Your Dad will treasure it!
    Aloha & Hugs,

  5. Oh my gosh Stephanie! I can see myself trying to retrieve a card out of the group box & getting my arm stuck in that tiny slot! I am glad you didn't do it although it would be fun to see a fellow papercrafters photo on the front page of the Arizona Republic!!! LMBO! Awesome card & I am so glad you recreated it! I do fluff my bows only to get squished I am sure! But hey! It looked good the last time I layed my 2 eyeballs on it! :) TFS

  6. stephanie...this is so gorgeous! love the navy against the striking!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge for last did a beautiful job! :)



Thanks so much for stopping by!