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DAY TEN: Here’s the tenth blog post in a row this month! Now if only I could keep this up – then in a few years, you’d have seen all the projects I’ve made!

Recently, my husband was about to fly out of town for three back-to-back business trips, and I wanted to do something to surprise him and show I was thinking of him. On the eve of his trip, he had to leave the house after dinner and attach a perma-board (permanent, weatherproof flyer) to the “For Sale” sign on one of his listings. When he left, I was doing dishes, but as soon as the front door was closed, I raced to my craft studio and made a card for him. Since I’d just come up with the idea while rinsing off dinner plates, the card I made wasn’t very elaborate.

Telephone CardAs I flipped through some of my Cricut cartridge booklets, I came across a phone-shaped cut-out from the Wild Card cartridge and thought it would be fun to make a phone-shaped card.

As a child of the 1980s, I couldn’t escape that overplayed Stevie Wonder song, so I thought I’d use the line from the famous chorus for the inside of my card.

Inside the Phone Card

As soon as I finished the card and took these pictures, I tucked it into an envelope with a thank you card for the friends he was staying with and sealed it. Then, I hid the envelope and raced back to the kitchen to finish cleaning up. When he got home, he asked if I had been there the whole time. I let him know I took a little break. 😉

"Wild Card" Cricut Phone Card

I took it to the post office the next morning, and it’s a good thing I acted quickly because it took 6 days to arrive, and he was leaving on the 7th day to go to another state on his whirlwind tour! Thankfully, it arrived in the NICK of time. Whew! Needless to say, he was happily surprised and my mission was accomplished. Phone Card

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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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