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A Geeky Girl’s 50th Birthday!

A Geeky Girl’s 50th Birthday!
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DAY 21: Hello, and welcome to my blog! This is the 21st day of consecutive blog posts. I have so many cards I made long ago that I haven’t shared here yet.

Today’s card was one I made back in June 2012 for a super cool, geeky friend name Laurie. She is one half of the dynamic real estate duo known as the “Geeky Girls,” and you’d never know by looking at her, but Laurie hit the big 5-0 when I made this card!

blog - Geeky 50th Birthday The Geeky Girls logo is black and hot pink, so I grabbed the DCWV “Rockstar” Mat Stack and pulled out a few shades of pink, grey and black for the card. I used my Cricut Expression and some cartridges to cut “geeky” and “50.” I lined the letters with a hot pink colored Copic marker.

blog - Building the Geeky card Then, I cut strips of cardstock and taped them together once I assembled them in the order I liked. I wanted to make sure the words fit properly on the card before attaching them, so I placed them onto the card before adhering them in place.

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After attaching the layers and letters to the card, I hand wrote some words with a metallic silver pen and used double-sided foam tape to make the “50” pop off the page.

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I added some embellishments to make the card more special. After all, it’s not every day that a girl turns 50! This is something to celebrate!

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For some reason, this came out rather yellow but I wanted to use the picture because it shows the shiny foil paper and metallic ink!blog - Geeky 50th Birthday Card My husband made her some earrings and we mailed her surprise card and gift in late June 2012 to arrive in time for her themed birthday party. She and Lisa are known for looking pretty cool as they wear their Converse All-Stars, or “Chucks” at real estate conferences, so OF COURSE Dale had to make her a pair of “Chucks” earrings! How cute are these?!

Designs By Dale - Geeky Girls EarringsThanks for reading my blog, and have a geeky day!

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