Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shoes for the Shoeless

I should have been a Boy Scout because I have this obsession about being prepared. Maybe it has something to do with living in California, aka earthquake country, but I only feel 100% secure at home knowing I have enough toilet paper, Advil and hair cream to last through a major catastrophe.

You’re probably dying to ask, but what about work where you spend 8 hours a day?

From 9-5 my obsession disappears…except for this one little thing. Birthday cards! It seems uncanny but someone is always having a birthday. And my dilemma is how can I accept a piece of sugary store bought cake without first giving the birthday gal/guy a card?

Since I make and sell greeting cards it’s a real life case of the shoemaker’s kids goes barefoot. But I am determined to get those poor kids new shoes.

If you know me, you know that I love easy, quick projects. These mini Birthday Cards fit the bill perfectly. I used some patterned papers from an old My Minds Eye 6”x 6” pad that had a nice gender neutral theme. After making the envelopes with my new favorite toy – the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers I took some Kraft paper, cut to size and folded in half. Next, I cut patterned paper for the front and inside and using Miracle Tape attached to the card. I then stamped the front with the Make a Wish stamp. I had plenty of scraps so I just rolled them tight to make a candle, placed a bit of red/white twine in the center and using my Miracle Tape again attached to the inside card.
Going to stash these mini cards in my desk drawer and next time someone tells me, there’s birthday cake in the kitchen I will be prepared!!


VicR said...

This is simply SO Clever!
Love your quick & easy idea :)

Molossus at Life Imitates Doodles said...


Anonymous said...

Love it, clean and simple!

Unknown said...

Oh so cute!