Saturday, May 26, 2012

a cup of existential thanks

I have been in a blogging slump, searching for my lost shaker of mojo.
To blog or not to blog is that the question? Is it important to have followers who read your blog and do they need to make a comment? Do I need to give away something in order to get followers? What if no one reads our blog does that mean it doesn't exist?
Well, I still love to look at other's blogs and get creative inspiration.
I have collected a few favorites and decided that imitation is the highest form of flattery so here is my rendition of a fun card I saw but forgot where.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Altered cigar box

Hi everybody, I wanted to show you all what I made for my grand niece Erin since she is finishing her first year at Yale. She is on the Yale Lacrosse team so I made some personalized note cards that reflect her sport.
My idea was to give her a keepsake box and riff on the idea of Alice in Wonderland. I used Graphics 45 paper to decoupage the cigar box. I wanted to place the words "Erin in Yaleland" on the box so I used Photoshop to make the letters using "curlz" font, mirrored/flipped the words and printed on Graftix "rub-onz" specialty paper which made a great rub-on to place anywhere I wanted on the box.
On the inside I made a paper divider and placed a dozen personalized notecards to one side of the divider and on the other side of the divider a bookmark I made with the Alice theme and a pack of stamps.

I hope she likes it but I know I like it.
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