Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reel 'em In

Yay! We are finally almost to Friday! This has been a super slow week. It isn't that I really have anything planned this weekend but I do get my Thirty One Gifts order tomorrow which will be fun!

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my brother's birthday. He happens to be a big fly fisherman so when I saw the pattern for this super cute card I knew I had to make one for him. The outside is pretty self explanatory. The cardstock is chocolate chip and kraft. I added a little "stitching" on the pockets and lots of chocolate chip sponged on the card to make it look worn. I also just used my finger nail to rough up the edges a bit too. The ties are from a local shop (and may I just add that they are quite ugly!) here in town. Inside I printed the reel from the Doodle Pantry set Reel 'em In on kraft paper leaving room to write my birthday sentiment.

This card went off in the mail yesterday. His birthday is Tuesday so I hope that it makes it to him in time with the holiday on Monday so we'll see!

Thursday's are my busy day with Care Net and then Kids in Christ this evening so I'm off to get started! Have a wonderful day and I'll "see" ya tomorrow!

18 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

This is great, Lorie. Really a personalized card! Hope your electricity has been restored. Our's was out 24 hours earlier in the week. Last night's storms took it down again but not for as long this time. Have a great weekend. I'm really glad this week is almost over.

Heide said...

What a fantastic card!
I love the vest and the the flies are perfect. The surprise inside is great.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Lorie this is such a cute card, he is going to love it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, it doesn't get better than this! What a creative masterpiece!!

Missy said...

I love this card. After all the stuff I have made with paper it still amazes me what people come up with. Great job!!!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Lorie, this is just the neatest card! My dad would love this! I know your brother will!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Hugs, Sarah

Robbie said...

Lorie, I humbly bow before your creative magnificence... This is beyond awesome! I'm going to have to save your idea for my 14 yr old son's birthday, he has a fisherman's heart.

Lori Barnett said...

THUD!!!!! This is AWESOME!!! I gotta CASE it for SURE!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a fun and creative card!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome Lori, what a great card for a fisherman! Love the fishing reel image inside...

Kathy Winter said...

Holy Smokes! This is Fabulous:) Very creative, I love it.

Ms said...

absolutely darling....I so love this.....I'll bet your brother loved the card.... Super cute!!

Patti J said...

Lorie, this is SO much fun! Your brother was probably so tickled to receive this!!! Love it - creativity at its best! Thanks for sharing...hugs!

Tana said...

haha this is awesome!

Karen Howard said...

Lori, this is really fantastic! Love the jacket and jigs you added! Reminds me of my father, he loves fishing! Hugs, Karen

Kristine said...

this is awesome lorie!! I remember making these jacket cards a couple years ago. LOVE your added lures on it--personalizes it. my hubby would love it. great job! =) hugs

Maria Matter said...

this is so creative Lorie! love it!!!

Laurie said...

WOW wow! That is such a creative idea! Love that fishing vest!