Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Big Card
Outside of card above
Inside of card above
I woke up this morning and suddenly remembered it was my parent's anniversary and I had not prepared anything. Nothing. Nada. YIKES! This is a pretty big deal because it is my parents' 51st wedding anniversary! 51 years!!! WOW!!! And they live one street away so we would definitely be seeing them.
I immediately thought of some things I could do: run to Sam's and get flowers, a nice cake and ice cream. I love cake and ice cream! (I got chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream....mmmm....so tasty good!). Then, I started thinking about a card for them.
Now, a little background: Yesterday, I was at a super fun ALL DAY crop, benefitting the Policeman Association and during that crop, I made quite a few cards. Loads, actually. But, did I remember about this anniversary? No, of course not. So I have birthday cards, thank you cards, "hello" cards all made and not an anniversary card in sight. RATS!
So, I came up with the idea of making "The Big Card' since this is a pretty big deal. I decided to take a poster board (20"x30") and fold it in half, to make a 20"x15" card. Of course, I didn't have poster board at home so I was practically forced to go to Joann's.... Anyway, while there, I found poster board that had a gold sheen on the outside and silver sheen on the inside. It is gorgeous. I thought, "Woo Hoo! This is perfect!". While at Joann's, I couldn't help but notice that paper was 6 sheets for 96 cents and they are now carrying the Coredinations paper line by the sheet. So, had to pick up some of that...But I digress...
Anyway, back home I went and started working on the card -OK, maybe I had lunch and a nap first but one must rest up for The Big Card challenge, right? Using the Cricut wedding solutions cartridge and Lyrical Letters for the "Happy Anniversary" part, I made the card above. Gold on the outside, silver is on the inside. That "Happy Anniversary" wants to rip into a million billion pieces so getting it off the mat, through the Xyron (where of course the "y's" had to fold in on themselves), back off the Xyron and onto paper took about 15 minutes and some swearing. But, miraculously, I didn't rip it and I managed to stick it down. Then, I discovered that in a rare fit of cleaning off the mat, I had thrown away the "i"....ARRGH! So, I hunted and managed to find it. Oh, the joys of crafting! I didn't make the card super fancy as I am on a time crunch but it's fun and my kids will have fun signing it!
So, next time you have a BIG EVENT, consider making the BIG CARD. Keep in mind that if you want the gold/silver combo, they don't have it at Michaels, only Joann's.
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