I made this card to remember our Jill and Jill. In case you haven’t been following along, I’m making a bunch of cards for our first wedding anniversary, coming up this weekend, because it’s the “paper” anniversary (and because I couldn’t think of anything else to get).
We had a beach themed party (NOT to be confused with a Hawaiian theme, which my wife was dead set against. Ironically, when I went to get the postage for our “Save the Date”, the only ones they had were “Aloha” stamps. She thought I was conspiring against her.) We made a cornhole with bare feet on it (posted about here: https://craftymadre.com/2013/09/08/have-cornhole-will-travel/) and strung flip-flop lights from the bar with little beach glass/twine/seashell candle holders from Christmas Tree Shops on the tables. (Oh, by the way, I found out from someone that a “cornhole” is called that because they DID used to throw bags of corn in the hole, but then the corn got mushy or eaten by critters or something so they switched to synthetic pellets).
I made this card to enter into this week’s Drunken Stampers challenge “button” theme: http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/thing-buttons-drunken-stampers-challenge-140/. I grabbed a metal button from my stash and used some of my fabulous glitter glue to make it into a disco ball. Here it is halfway covered:
I used black cardstock for the background (pasted onto the white card), a piece of shiny silver wired ribbon with stars, and some 3D stickers. I used more glitter glue to put beams of glory shooting out from the disco ball and dots all over (I even put dots on the back of the card in order to wipe off my fingers and the glue tip).
I love the dimension in this card and it’s almost as fun as the party was. We had an awesome DJ, Lori B from Martini Productions (http://martiniproductions.wordpress.com/), and I totally just found out that she has a blog as I was looking up a link to post for her! So many of our friends made raffle baskets and I made a couple crafts to raffle, as well.
I hope the card brings back as many great memories for my wife as it’s brought back for me making it and writing about it.