I was nervous about giving her a humorous card because I know some women can be sensitive about their age, so I added "Hello Sweetie" on top so she would know it was all in love.
The vintage images are from Crafty Secrets. I stamped them on separate paper, colored, cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals.
The tea cup printed ribbon was from my stash; purchased at a craft store years ago.
I added a piece of hemp to make the tea bag more realistic and interesting.
This is the first card I've made in a long time where I didn't copy someone else's design, but I'm embarrassed to say how long it took me to make it. It's so much quicker and easier just to case someone else's card. I struggled so long with the layout of this card. Initially I did try to use someone else's layout, but it wasn't working with my images. I find that small images are the hardest to make cards with.
I also gave my friend a gag gift. I was sharing a story with my hair dresser that my friend came over to my home recently and was freaked out by my cat. It seemed the more my friend was freaked out, the more my cat freaked out. She really is not a cat person. We cat lovers are a special breed of people. We know how to handle cats because we understand them. I find that people that don't like cats, just don't understand them.
When my hairdresser heard the story, she laughed and laughed and said, "Oh, you have to buy her a gag gift! Get her some kitty socks from Old Navy! Better yet, say it's "From Jackson".
I thought it was the cutest idea so I made this tag and attached it to a separate gift:
I cut all the images out with my Cricut Expression machine. I hand drew some details onto the cat cut out so it would look more like Jackson.
I used a stamp for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment and then hand wrote "from Jackson" on the tag. The butterfly was stamped onto a separate piece of card stock, colored, cut out, and then glued onto the tag.
And these are the cute slipper socks I gave my friend. They look just like Jackson don't they?
|Old Navy Chenille Cozy Socks|
And if you're wondering who the trouble maker was that scared my friend to death, here is the old meanie cuddling with mommy in bed as she watches TV. He just looks so vicious doesn't he? 😊
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