Monday, October 11, 2010

Special Order

The secretary from my kids' old school called me on Friday and asked me if I still "make cards"? Ummm, yah! :) She has had some special orders in the past and needed 6 thank you cards for the cafeteria workers. What is nice is that she doesn't really want a school theme but rather, she likes the card to match the gift cards going on the inside pocket that I add to my cards...so she had 5 Bath Body Works gift cards and one Panera gift card (for the male worker).

I knew immediately what I would do and grabbed for some of my retired TAC stamps...this was a "style" The Angel Company had a few years ago (I love the variety they offer) and they remain some of my favorites!


To doll this up I have black stickles on some of the flowers on the inside panel, her towel wrapped head is done in shiny chalk, and I ended up outlining the nestabilities frame with a black gel pen to help it pop...not so easy to do but my hand did get steadier on the 5th card! :)


This guy is great! I paper pieced his chef hat and used copics for the rest of him...the paper is Basic Grey leftover from the days we used to carry that. I must say our own line of papers is just as luxurious! Can you see where I stamped Bon Appetit in the background and I used my scor pal to emboss the polka dotted panel?

They are 5 inch square cards, I decided to go big because I have a zillion clear envelopes and since they won't be mailed, I knew this would be a perfect presentation. I love these two cards - I hope you do too! Have a super week and if you have today off: happy Columbus Day in the US and happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

8 comments:

Patti J said...

They will love them! I don't have the bathtub set, but wish I had ordered it many moons ago! Great job!!!

Angela K said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the details you added!

Silli said...

hehehe, what a funny image...(both)..love your cards Chris...BIG smile!

VanessaB said...

these are fabulous and definitely match each theme for gift cards- so very cute and creative. Everyone will love them :)

Rita W said...

Awesome cards! Perfect for delivering those gift cards.

Kellyismyangel said...

These cards are so awesome! I have both of these sets, too!

Juliet A said...

These little detail bits really add the finishing touches - the black border, the bon appetit on the background, the scoring - you really know how to detail a card!

Angela AKA disneychick said...

These are really wonderful cards, and what a great way to match the gift cards with the cards you made! Way too cute for words!