Monday, March 14, 2011

Quick Card For My Father In Law

Materials used
Circut Gypsy and Expression
Gypsy Wanderings and Just Because Cartridges
Metallic Cardstock in Blue and Brown
Basic Grey Paper - Offbeat
Black Skittles
Pop Dots
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 6
Distress Inks

Hi Friends and fellow crafters! I don't know how the holidays are in your homes, but every year, a present in our home goes missing. It's a long standing tradition in my family to put a present where it will be "safe", then forget where you put it and finally unearth it some time after January. This year was no exception. My Mom, who is 79 and entering her forgetful years, wanted to give my Father In Law a present. He is a man who loves his Starbucks coffee, so I figured that would be the perfect gift for him. I took her shopping and she picked him up a Gift Card. I tried to pry it out of her hands, but she wouldn't budge. She is fiercely independent and she insisted she would remember where it was. I made a mental note of where it was in he purse so that when it came time for gift wrapping I would be able to find it. Christmas Eve comes, and I ask my Mom for the card so I can put in a wrapper I made for her. She looks in her purse, but alas! No Starbucks Card! The annual hunt for the gift game was afoot! The missing present had revealed itself! I looked in purses, I looked under the bed, between the mattress, inside jewelry boxes, in draws, but the card was nowhere to be found! Under her dresser? No card! Pull out the draws, look inside. No card! Inside other Cards? Nope! I even looked inside shoes! The Starbucks card had vanished into the missing present void! My Mom comes in her room with my package, and insists the card decorating it is her card. I attempt to explain that it's a different card, but then decide to let it ride, and let her have the card. I knew that Starbucks card would eventually reveal it's whereabouts to me. Later, we told my dear Father In Law there was another Starbucks card, and that it would eventually find it's way into daylight! Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. I am cleaning my Mom's room, and what do I find on the floor of her closet? You guessed it! A Starbucks card! I decided to make a quick card for my Father In Law, and this is it. It is pretty simple compared to most cards I have been making lately, but he really enjoyed it! So that is the story of the missing Christmas gift for 2010!
The card is a basic 4 1/4 easel card. If you don't know how to make an easel card, Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial here.  I used blue metallic cardstock from Paper Temptress for the easel. Brown Metallic cardstock for the base on the sentiment, the cup and the steam. The cup is from Gypsy Wanderings, I used the Basic Grey paper to cut the cup and steam. Love You a Latte comes from Just Because cards. I popped the cup on the easel and slid the card under it.

Don't forget KarelJ is hosting a fun blog hop on March 26th! If you click on the badge you will find the information. We have lots of great projects and blog candy lined up for the hop! Save the date!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Adorable card. My mom always loses gifts too! (Usually more than 1 per Christmas - this year she had a 2-year-old granddaughter to help her lose them!)

    Thank you for the link to SplitCoast Stampers. I always forget about that resource!