It’s April Fool’s Day! I’m not known as a prankster, but I did grow up in a happy household with loving, funny parents. Anyone who knows my father and I would say I get my odd sense of humor from him. As funny as I like to be, I don’t typically pull April Fool’s pranks. I don’t like making fun of people or embarrassing them… but there was this one time that I pulled quite a prank! I have posted the whole story on my other blog site. So, if you’d like to read about my prank, please click on April Fool’s Joke.
Like many crafters, I don’t have as many opportunities to craft as I’d like. I was happy to make some time last night to make some cards before bedtime. Here are the three cards I created for specific people. Unless I am taking a card class, all the cards I make are custom and tailored to the specific person the card is for. I enjoy thinking about the person as I create a card for them and any card-maker will tell you that the part that takes the longest is coming up with a card design! I should probably spend more time reading blogs to get card layout ideas.
Making masculine cards for men is such a challenge for me! I love floral stamps and for most men, this is not appealing for their cards. I wanted to make a nice “thank you” card for a business partner who treated me to coffee the other day. After some thought, here is what I came up with for his card, below. I used a rubber brayer and rolled it over my giant ink pad in order to create a custom background behind the silhouette stamp. I love my paper piercer, so I used that to poke holes on the sides. I lightly distressed the edges of the teal cardstock with a sanding file.
Rubber Stampede “Winter Woods” stamp / CTMH Alphabets stamp set / Big and Juicy “Waterfall” raised felt pad / JoAnn Craft Essentials black brads / Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black ink / Stampin’ Up! paper piercer / Provo Craft “Cricut Rainbow” textured dual-tone cardstock / Conqueror Diamond White 118.3# cardstock
Next, I made a cheery thank you card for a new friend who took me to lunch yesterday:
CTMH Alphabets stamp set / K & Co. floral stickers / ZIG black marker / Yellow craft buttons from Boxer Scrapbook Productions, LLC / CTMH Tiny Tabs /Dew Drop VersaMagic “Tea Leaves” Chalk Ink / Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black ink / Cosmo Cricket “Material Girl” paper / Conqueror Diamond White 118.3# cardstock
Finally, I ended the card-making evening with a birthday card for a friend who shares the same birthday as my husband. My husband will have you know that he is younger than the woman I made this card for.
Savvy Stamps “Slice of Cake” (probably my favorite stamp!) / Stampin’ Up! Well Scripted “Happy Birthday” stamp / Floral jewel from JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts / Red printer paper from Wal-Mart / COPIC Ciao Markers: BG10, R27, YG11, Y17, E37 / atyou Spica Glitter pens in Gold & Baby Blue / Paper Scraps from Memory Box paper, I think / Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black ink / Conqueror Diamond White 118.3# cardstock