Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Once Is Enough

My father-in-law recently celebrated his 87th birthday.  And what do you do for a man who has lived that many years and has pretty much everything he needs?  Try to make him a special card, of course.  I wanted to make a show of his uniqueness, so I thought this stamp might be appropriate to do just that.  You'll see what I mean when you read the inside sentiment............

As you can see, the card itself is made very simply.  The sentiments are from Stampin'Up and the main image stamp comes from Lost Coast Stamps.  The sentiment reads, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."  I hope dear fil took it in the manner in which it was intended.  I believe he did.

The second card is my dd's card to her granddad.  We wanted it to be a bit more playful so we had a little fun with it, and put sentiments on the front, the inside, and even the back!

The back reads, "Today, I eat cake. (yum yum)"  As you can see, I carried the dp from the front to the inside and back as well for continuity, keeping the stripes going in the same direction each time.  Spellbinders Deckled Edge Rectangles and Labels Four were used for the front and inside.  Stamps are Pink By Design, Stampin'Up and Hampton Art.  Papers are Recollections and Generations.

I hope you're enjoying your day.  It's very dreary here, but my dd and I have been enjoying episodes of "Downton Abbey," a series from PBS' Masterpiece Theatre.  We both love a good 'costumer,' and there's lots of British upstairs/downstairs intrigue.

See you again soon.  Until then keep your creative genius flowing................


1 comment:

  1. Yes, both cards were necessary for granddad as he tends to take things too seriously sometimes. Although, I think after dealing with us for many years and getting older, he is getting wiser ;). Both cards fit our personalities and respective relationships with him quite nicely.


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