Typed Crossword Hello

I had a busy day yesterday! There was the Run for the Warriors that closed some of the roads on the way to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store so it took a little longer to get there, all for a good reason! Renee had a guest instructor, Eileen Hull, at the Store yesterday. She was great and had some awesome projects! I had to leave at 12:00 to go home and pick up Taylor, run a few errands and then head over to my Brother’s for Daniel’s 3rd Birthday! He was so cute playing with his cousins and friends! Here is a picture of the birthday boy…


I had to be home by 6:00 to meet Andrew who is helping me with some Store related things. We worked until 12:30 and still have more to go! He is so good at figuring things out and getting stuff done! It’s also easy to be motivated when there is someone else working with you! We have a lot more to do but it feels a bit more manageable! Plus, it’s nice to get to spend some time with him! 😀

So, remember that collage card that I made a week or so ago that I wasn’t thrilled with? Well, I have decided to share it today! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb. I used a piece of Authentique Mighty Collection 12×12 Paper for my background. A piece of Black 110lb is cut out with the Spellbinders Typewriter Shapeablities Die. For the paper in the typewrite I printed a vintage subway map out and adhered it inside a piece of Basic Gray that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Lawn Cuts. I slid it into the top of the typewriter, it fit perfectly, and then adhered it to the card with 3D Foam Squares. My feathers are cut from another piece of the Mighty 12×12 Paper and some Gold Mirror Card using the Spellbinders Feathers Shapeablities Dies. I cut out a piece of Blushing Bride and more Gold Mirror Card using the dies from the Spellbinders Die of the Month #7 Set. All of the pieces are adhered with E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is the Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello Die cut from a piece of Black 110lb and Blushing Bride. I adhered them to each other, slightly offset, with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then to the card with more 3D Foam Squares. There had to be some sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Gold and Blush to be exact and a Black Enamel Dot placed in the middle of the flower. In the end I grew to like the card! LOL! I hope that you like it too! Thank you for stopping by today! Have a simple Sunday! 🙂


Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections), Basic Gray and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper:Mighty Collection 12×12 (Authentique) and Vintage Subway Map (Google)

Dies: Feathers Shapeabilities and Die of the Month #7 (Spellbinders), Stitched Rectangle Frames Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn) and Painted Hello (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Gold and Pink Blush Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Black Enamel Dot (My Mind’s Eye)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders)

16 Replies to “Typed Crossword Hello”

  1. The collage effect really looks beautiful. I love all the elements and I know the recipient of this card would be thrilled. Glad you enjoyed your day. The picture of the Birthday Boy is terrific. It certainly looks as though he was having a great time. I visited some local craft fairs and found a few presents for Christmas, but I think I spent the most on things for me! LOL! Have a super Sunday, Justin, my friend.

    1. Thanks so much HJ! Daniel did have a great time at his party! I think that we all do that when we got Holiday shopping! I can’t wait to go into the city and visit the Shops at Bryant Park! Hope you enjoyed your day! 🙂

  2. Good Morning Justin. So glad to hear you are spending some time with Andrew. How is his singing group going? Daniel is just the cutest little boy. I bet he had a ton of fun with his friends celebrating his birthday. How noisy did the kids get? LOL Just watching them interact is always a joy.

    Collage cards are normally not my thing but I have to admit I love that typewriter It’s nice to see you using feathers once more. Glad you had such a busy but satisfying day. You cram so much into each day, more then I get done in a week! Wishing you a Sensational Sunday. Only 2 races left until this season ends. Then I’ll be a cranky old lady for a few weeks. I have to admit to you and HJ that when I make the craft fairs rounds I usually end up buying more for me then gifts for others. There are so many talented people out there it’s hard to resist. Love and hugs to you my friend. XXOO 🙂

    1. Hello Grace! Yes, it’s nice to see Andrew! I get visitation while Kayleigh is in Mexico! The singing group still does some stuff, not as much as they used to. Daniel did have a very nice birthday and it was fun to see all of them playing!
      It took me a while to like the card! LOL! I like to be busy! I hope that you had a nice day! Sorry that you only have two more races, but they’ll be back before you know it! Like I said to HJ, I think that we all do that at craft fairs! Love and hugs to you! XOXO 🙂

  3. Grace, it’s good to know I’m not the only one buying for myself. You’re right about how many creative people out there and love to show their work to people who appreciate it. You and Justin have a wonderful day.

    1. Maybe we should take a poll! I think that most people do that! It’s nice to buy handmade, much better than anything else! 🙂

  4. Hi, Justin! This is one of your most beautiful cards. The vintage feel appeals to me. I like your color combination as I did my condominium in those same colors in 1985. They still feel subtle and soothing. Enjoy your Sunday! Nancy B

    1. Thanks very much Nancy! In then end I did grow to like the card! LOL! I think that I’m in Holiday mode so that’s maybe why! Hope you had a great Sunday! 🙂

  5. You really dud not like this? awesome creation, I love how you just blend different elements so easily.

    OMG! What a cute B-day picture. Daniel really is precious. Ages2-5 are my favorite, kids are sponges and they love everyone and everything!

    Just got back from a luncheon with my BFF’s from High School, yes just a few years ago. Was very productive yesterday, lets see how this evening goes. Aside from my stash I’m trying to work on some kits, thet keep on piling up.

    OMG! Its like winning the lottery, I won a 75.00 gift card to My Fav Things, and a Tim holtz grab bag of goodies values at 100.00.

    1. Nope, not at all Linda! LOL! I like it now! He he!
      Daniel was so much fun at his party! He played with all of his friends! He doesn’t like everyone and isn’t afraid to tell you if he doesn’t! LOL!
      I love to hear when you go out with your friends! LOL! You just graduated, right?! 😀
      Love a nice productive day! I need to have one of those soon! I have stopped getting the Simon kits, haven’t love the last three.
      Oh! that’s awesome! Love MFT! 🙂

  6. Looks like Daniel had a great birthday! Three is such a fun age! I see a lot of Lego building and endless games of Candyland in your future, Uncle Justin!!!

    Love the card and am actually surprised that this is the collage card you weren’t thrilled with. That typewriter is great! And I’m glad to see Google Maps getting a shout out in your list of supplies!

    1. Yes, he did have a fun birthday Linda! I had some of that playing with Lego and trains and card last night! Love every minute of it!
      I don’t know why, but when I finished it I just didn’t love it! It has grown on me! LOL! I love to print out a map and use it on a project! Hope that you are having a good week! 🙂

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