Hello friends! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!
Last year, I set out on a mission to start sending cards. I know that sounds crazy - but I have been terrible at sending cards for many, many years. I'll always be sure to send a handmade thank you note, but birthday cards were replaced by Facebook long ago... and let's face it - Facebook is SO not a replacement for a real-deal birthday card received in the mail!
I started in October and have been religiously sending birthday wishes to friends and family. I usually batch-create some easy cards, but sometimes I run out of suitable ones - mostly for the guys. When writing out my cards for July, I was down to slim pickings for the men in my life... and July has a lot of men's birthdays! I had to whip up a couple of cards quickly.
This card is for my old friend John - I've known John since high school, which is - as we discovered the last time we saw each other - more than half of our lives. He lives in a different province, but we usually get together for a bite to eat and a drink when he's in town. A frosty mug of beer fit the bill for this old friend of mine!
Dark colours, simple patterns, and a glossed-up mug make this card perfectly masculine.
Using the exact same layout, I made a second card - this one for a little boy in our extended family. I always try to make special cards for the kids, and I love including their ages - the Number Of Years stamp set and Large Numbers framelits make this so easy!
I love that these two cards have the same layout and the same supplies, but they're so different. It's a really easy way to create a special card for someone, without taking an inordinate amount of time to do it... and that's a factor when I'm sending out almost 200 cards a year!
As usual, all of these fabulous supplies to make cardmaking easy are available in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store. And during the month of July, we are celebrating Bonus Days - for every $60 retail you spend in July, you'll receive a $6 coupon to spend in August!
And since I know you'll be taking advantage of this great offer during the month of July, this month's online ordering bonus will sweeten the deal...
July Ordering Bonus: Orders of $60+ (retail value) placed in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store during the month of July will receive Corrugated Elements embellishments absolutely free! You must enter host code WPFUYHGN at check-out to take advantage of this offer.
Thanks for coming by today - make it a great one! See you again soon!