Last night we went to a 60th Birthday Party of a dear friend of mine who also happens to be my boss at work! I was sure I already had a card with 60 on it but when I came to find it in my card box – I was mistaken and to my horror it had a great big 50 on it!!!
However, all was not lost as I decided there was nothing to it but to get out my crafting tools and make one. It has given me chance to use my newly acquired Vintage Numbers stamp set that I bought as a present to myself from Paperchase. They really are wonderful to use and although I thought pricey at the time the quality of the stamp is very precise and nice to work with. The set comes with a pad of black ink.
As I only had 30 minutes to come up with a finished product I had to keep to something very simple. So after a bit of a play around I settled on stamping the 6 ad 0 different ways on a piece of white card. I then cropped close in to the print keeping it a good square shape, then mounted this onto black card just slightly bigger to give it a finished edge and then mounted the whole thing centrally onto a bright purple card and voila!
The Finished product
I thought it was quite in keeping both with his party invite which was done in that ‘Ransom Note’ style and the dress code which was ‘Bright’.
I might even be tempted now to buy the vintage letter set when I next find myself in Paperchase (which will be when we visit my mum-in-law in Shrewsbury). When we have spent a few hours in the care home having had slightly odd and often bizarre conversations with most of the residents – my mum-in-law included, we usually bring ourselves back into the ‘real’ world by spending the last half hour in the town centre browsing in one or two of my favourite shops.
I am already looking forward to using my Christmas Stamp set (from Waterstones) this year for cards and having realised that there is only one week left of September I had better get some ideas set in motion for Christmas pretty soon.
Is anyone else making their own cards for Christmas and how soon do you start?
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