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Monday, August 20, 2012

Cards for Boys away at College

If you read my blog at all, you know that Colin, my youngest, just left for College on Friday! It is so QUIET here! I not only lost him but his friends as well. Our house is the "Hang-out" spot. We have a great basement with a 60" flat screen so there are lots of Xbox challenges and we also have a Ping Pong table that has more than paid for itself! Lots of fun, noise and food have passed through that basement. It was also the hang-out place for Brandon, the middle one. It wasn't as bad when he left because Colin & his friends took over. Now..... quiet!
So, I am going to TRY and send an occasional card to Colin and some of of his friends that are my favorites. I have a ROOM FULL of cards but I am not always so good at sending them ~ now I have fewer excuses!
I am a "charter" member of Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month.

*Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month September 2012 YOU'RE AMAZING

I keep thinking I will cancel the membership so I can use those $$ for some old PTI things I never get around to buying but this months kit is awesome. The stamp set which you can buy for $14.95 is PERFECT for making the cards I want to send to the boys. We all know how difficult it is to make cute masculine cards. If these were girls ~ easy peasy!
So.... I made a series of 6 cards yesterday, 2 of each. I LOVE 6x6 paper because of the scale but I think it can be wasteful if you are making note cards. So what I do is trim off a little more than 1/2" and then cut that piece in half giving me 2 3x 5 3/8" pieces. I then piece those with a solid (usually) piece that is a little more than 1x 5 3/8". I like that look anyway, it adds interest. Sometimes I use a panel that is 4x5 3/8 depending on the card. I fret over those wasted pieces, though ;) I LOVE this black paper. I would love the have more of it. VERY masculine. I covered the seam with a cut using black card stock and my Super Star Borders Die.  It could not be more PERFECT with these Star themed stamps. I used my Spiral Notebook Page die and cut a piece of Basic Grey notebook style paper (again PERFECT) and stamped the 2 sentiments in True black ink. I used another section of the Super Star Borders cut. I also have an old star punch I cut the black paper with. I adhered all but the star punch directly on the card, I did pop the star up. These are boys here, no need in spending extra postage :) 
I will post the rest of the cards in 2 posts. This one got a little long. I wanted you to know about the SSS Kit. 
So... the empty garage space will become less obvious over time (I hope!). I will get used to the quiet         (I hope!) Life goes on :(
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  1. Okay, I am crying! I sent Colin a card (in the shape of a fan) that said, "I am your greatest fan.) He sent a text that said cute card, or something like that.

    Love your cards and love your boys!

  2. Well my friend, if there is anything that I understand, it is "quiet". You and Al will get used to it and maybe at times you will even enjoy it. ; )
    And I am just a phone call away.

    As for the cards, they are perfect for Colin and his friends. But really, enough with the over achievement. I believe that in the last few days, you have posted 342 cards......or something like that.