Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Birthday card for a Co-worker who turned 60

A birthday card for Cpl. Sosnowy...

..."Live and Learn and Pass It On" for today:

I've learned that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.
Age 10

Now if a 10 year old can figure that out, why can't some adults?...

Hello! I was asked to make a card for our Corporal's 60th birthday. I usually require much more than one day's notice (for real!), but I tried my best to accommodate them. I hope this does not become a habit (smile)...anyway...I had to find a design I had already created. Sometimes I will just spend days thinking about the design, and I did not have that kind of time! This is NOT my original design, I found it on the Split Coast Stampers a long time ago, and I apologize for not knowing who originated it. This is my take...(2)

General Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill (creme); Specialty Paper: Me and My Big Ideas (tie), DCWV/The Black Currant Stack (shirt); Accents: Rhinestones/Walmart/Best Occasions, number stickers/Stickopotamus, Brads/JoAnn's Crafts; Other: Papier glass finish; Ink: Distress ink by Tim Holtz, Markers by JoAnn's Crafts, black glaze pen

I almost didn't add the rhinestones, but I just wanted to see how they looked. Well...after I laid down a couple I thought I didn't like it. I tried to pull one up, and the paper started to tear. That's when I knew this design was "set in stone..." lol

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  1. I LOVE shaped shirt cards... this one is GREAT Rae:)

  2. Well, this is a fabulous men's card! Looks much too time consuming to have made it into my latest post! lol! I love the papers you've paired up for this one! The tie paper looks just like it would be used for that purpose and the shirt paper looks like a linen or polyester up close! It's wonderful Rae! Great job on the placement of the rhinestones... see, they do work on a man's card! Thanks for sharing it. Luv & Hugs

  3. What guy wouldn't like a blingy tie....this is a masterpiece, Rae!!! The papers and colors are just perfect...he is really going to love this!!!

  4. Hey Rae, had to come back for another look at these cards! Magnifico! LOL!
    Luv & Hugs,
    Have a Great Day!

  5. Love the shirt and tie card, Rae! This is a very special 'gift' for the Corporal~I'm sure he'll appreciate the bling also :o)
    PS: Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Blog and your prayers are so very much appreciated.

  6. Hi Rachel! Tell Cpl. Snowy Happy Birthday!
    That card is lovely. I had to tell all my blogging buddies about you.

    You've been nominated for a
    Stylish Blogger Award.



  7. Lovely and elegant.
    A great Mens Card
    Dr Sonia S V

  8. OMG I love this card. So super cute for a guy. I don't do well with shaped cards but I just might give this one a try.