PT Cruiser Card

PT Cruiser Card
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Every now and then, I meet someone in person or through Twitter and I find that we become friends right away.  Well, Paul Tran is one such friend, and I joke that he’s my little brother.  Paul is one of the kindest, most generous people I know and if you’ve ever connect with him on Twitter or Facebook, you know what I mean.  His birthday was in early September and I made him this silly birthday card.  I briefly called him “Pauly-T” but quickly learned he didn’t like that name because it’s some character from the Jersey Shore TV show… so I gave him a new nickname: “PT Cruiser”!

So, here’s the card I made him using paper and alphabet stamps from Close to My Heart; Glossy Accents (on the windshield, wheels and headlights); embossing powder; black paper; my favorite heavy-duty white cardstock; double-sided puffy mount tape; a stock photo of a PT Cruiser; and a picture I found of Paul.

PT Cruiser Card

PT Cruiser Card

Paul and I were friends on Twitter before we met in person, and here’s a picture from one of the times I met up with Paul and his “BFF,” Kim Pham.  Kim and I joke that we are “sistas from another mista” – she and I also became fast friends and I am so happy these two Californians are in my life.

Kim, Steph & Paul - October 2010

Kim, Steph & Paul - October 2010

Thanks for reading my blog.  🙂

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. OMG! I’ve got some celebrity status placement on this web site – thank you, dear friend! The card was amazing, unique, had tons of thought and effort, and it’s 1 of the only cards I’ve ever kept in my life =)

    Haven’t talked to you in 2011 started, but know that you’re always close at heart, and I think everybody’s scrambling to do some amazing things for this year. I know you are =)

    This post reminds me of crack bacon!

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