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


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

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

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

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

  5. So clever Lisa, I love it.

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

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

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

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


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