Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Monogrammed Birthday Cards

About a week ago I made the announcement to my hubby that quote "We will never buy a ready made card again" unquote. Well, he thought that was pretty neat, until I added that each handmade card costs about $100 each to make....hahhah...but if "y'all" have as much stamp "stuff" as I do, then you know what I mean...$25 stamp sets, $125.00 pen sets, and oh yeah, I have to have that ribbon, its only $1.99 ( and that you do at least 500 times), oh and these brads are a good deal, 20 for $6.95, but I need them in 10 colors! I think you get my drift.....but my way of thinking is I could have much worst habits...enough said!

So, anywho, he tells me this week (I think it was the $100 a card statement) that "he" needs a birthday card for Friday for his daughter-inlaw, I tell him that's easy as I have "tons" of them made up....he says, "really, you do?" "where has he been???

I had just made a monogrammed birthday card for my Mom, hers was the 6th, and thought it was fun and "special" just for her, so I would do one for Melissa, too. On both cards I used the Dew Drops VersaMagic chalk inks for the flowers, I like these little inks as they come in a stack of 4, and the colors coordinate so nice! The center of each card with the monogram was stamped with Stampin'Up!'s Seeing Spots, you ink it, then off stamp it first, so it comes out lighter to stamp the letter on. The flowers on the two cards are different, the one with the C is from a retired SU set, and the one with the M is from the latest SU "Three For You" punch box...this is a fantastic set!


Jo K. said...

Those are so pretty!! My birthday is in June, by the way! Jo

Primitive Seasons said...

Gorgeous Diane and such a nice photo!