Sunday, February 3, 2008
This is what came about when I wanted to play around with the Gina K. stamps designed by Melanie Muenchinger. It's the "Just So Hippy" set. I love the giraffe and thought he'd make a great Valentine's Day card for my grandson, Jack, who is 18 months old now. My goodness, how time flies! I had a short conversation with him on the phone the other day and didn't understand a word he said, but he sure did. There's the right inflections and intonations when he speaks and soon, we hope to understand him. But for now, just hearing his voice is a joy. Same thing with my grandson, Owen, in England. I talked with him yesterday (his card was mailed last week and can be seen in a previous post), and he said 'grandma', 'teddy', 'football' and just laughed so sweetly. His Dad is a huge Arsenal fan and 'football' translates to 'soccer' in North America. Anyway, this is the card for Jack. Apparently, when I start thinking and talking about my grandsons, I get totally carried away and off-track. Back to cardmaking.
I saw a pocket card on Alex's blog and thought it would be great for Jack. I kept the bulky embellishments to a minimum because it has to go through the mail, but when I live closer and can hand deliver, I will really go to town. I did some sewing along the edges, added some photo corners using my SU punch (love, love, love it), punched out a few hearts with the CM heart punch, stamped his name on the front, added ribbon along the top. What you can't see, is behind the giraffe which is just sticking his head out in the photo on the right, is the sentiment 'happy Valentine's day!', from the same Just So Hippy set. It all works together beautifully!
Posted by Barb Kaszuba at 11:10 a.m.