Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday, Nic!

My amazing son-in-law, Nic is having a birthday in April.  I try to make him a special birthday card every year...the last couple years it has been guitar related...he is a talented musician.  He is also a gifted craftsman/carpenter/woodworker!  Hannah, my daughter and Nic's wife, suggested I make his card with tools, this year.  Nic really wanted tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld for his birthday, only thing, the performance is 2 weeks before his birthday.  I got the tickets, surprising Nic along with a tool belt card to hold the tickets in last week...a very early birthday card and present...
 This is the front of the card

I used a 12" piece of paper, scored at every 4" to make a 3 panel card.  I die cut stitched rectangles in 3 sizes, stamped with canvas stamp, folded and rounded the corners.  I die cut the belt from the smallest MFT horizontal stitched strip, which I die cut in the extended mode.  The tools are all MFT(layered and made with wood veneer, silver and black papers), the ruler is a Hero Arts stamp(folded like a tape measure)...
Here's a close up of the two back panels...
Interesting note**  I wasn't able to make a 12 " belt, as the only paper I had and liked for a belt was
 8 1/2 x 11, so I made the belt 2 pieces, connecting them underneath one of the pocket's straps:):)
There ARE a lot of supplies, I had to pool from a bunch of stamps and dies, but was so easy to make!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

10 comments:

  1. This is really really cool! Love your creativity.

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  2. Super card with a wonderful surprise gift! I'll bet Nic thinks his MIL is pretty awesome!

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  3. What a fantastic card and gift. Nic is probably thinking, "Best mother-in-law ever!"

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  4. This is so cute and clever! Love it!

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  5. So clever Lisa, I love it.

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  6. I love your fantastic, creative design! Everything about it is wonderful! I'm sure it was totally appreciated!

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  7. It looks like you've put a lot of thought into this, and it turned out great!

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  8. Very impressive - it doesn't look at all easy to me!

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  9. This is brilliant Lisa, just my kinda card and love the hidden surprise in the last pocket too!!
    Jenny x

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa