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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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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