Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Christening Card for Henry

Welcome to day two with Joan Bardee from Paperlicious. Apparently, JustRite has revealed a big secret about Joan...her identity! Yes, that is her picture in the right side bar and now you know what she looks like! We know you will enjoy her second day of creativity.

My friend Jack asked me to make a Christening card for his grandson, Henry Fonder-Kristy. I was stunned as Jack, like most of my friends, is a lawyer and mocks my hobby! Eventually, they all come crawling to us for help, don’t they???
Jack didn't like any of the cards he saw in the stores. So, thinking I would wow him, I asked him if he'd like a card with his GRANDSON'S NAME and Christening date on it. No! "Anyone can type his name, I want a hand stamped card." Poor Jack, that Harvard Law Degree is useless sometimes! He had no idea that he could have both a hand stamped one of kind card and a personalized card. JustRite to the rescue! I'm happy to say that the card was a big hit with Henry’s parents — a keepsake for the scrapbook.

Now the JustRite Letter set (letters that you use to spell out the name or whatever you want to put in the border) has very small letters, so I wondered if: 1. I could actually get it to work and 2. If I'd get a clear image. As you can see, yes on both counts.
Here are a few tips to make using these letters easy:
  1. Use the tweezers that come with the letters. They make the whole project go much faster.
  2. Use the letters over a table -- you don't want to lose any of the letters, numbers or other images that come with the set.
  3. Once in place, ink and stamp on a piece of scrap paper to ensure that all the letters are going in the right direction.
  4. It is easy to move the letters once they are on the border — just gently slide them around to get perfect placement.
  5. Don't worry about cleaning these tiny letters. It's a breeze. Just keep stamping off the inked up image on a piece of scrap paper until no ink remains on the letters. If you are a fussy stamper and insist on traditional cleaning, stamp on a damp piece of paper towel until clean. Do not rub on a stamp and scrub or the small letters will come off and possibly get lost.
  6. Then put away the letters in the nifty storage case.

I keep all my JustRite products in a plastic case on my stamping table. After I made one personalized card I was hooked!

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

Supplies Used:

JustRite Small Letter Set and DIY Monogram Stamper Kit with Times New Roman Font
Stampin Up! Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal Cardstock and Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery Markers
Papertrey Ink Spring Moss Classic Grosgrain Ribbon
Memories Black Dye Ink
Spellbinders Nestability Circle and Square Scallop Dies
Buttons from Oriental Trading Company
Waxed Linen Thread
Papertrey Ink Quilter’s Sampler Stamp Set
3/4" Square Punch


larue said...

This is a gorgeous card. I really love the colors and layout you used. It certainly is a keepsake.

rachelsigmak said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! I can not wait until my little girl arrives in December! I know JustRite is going to be perfect for her announcements! Thanks for the Inspiration Joan!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card! I love the different (non-traditional) christening colors you used on it!

Susie said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Truly a precious keepsake for the boy. You also used one of my favorite PTI sets.

Conniecrafter said...

I am so loving this monogram set, I have always loved the circle sentiments and now that you can create your own is fantastic. Always love your stories behind the stamping too, of course they were thrilled with the card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Joan, your stories to go with your stamping are so funny! Beautiful Christening card.

Dana Grothaus said...

Love that card! Here's one from me for today:



Mary Jo said...

So cute! Definately a keepsake. I enjoyed both today's and yesterday's posts. Thanks for the inspiration!

JulieHRR said...

Well done, well done!

Paper Makeup said...

I am LOVING the christening card! What a fabulous way to use the stamp!

Here is my very first entry -


it'll also appear on splitcoast whenever it decides to upload. hehe.

Lueyes said...

Congratulations Joan on being the JustRite guest stamper. You are off to a great start. Love the colors you used. The JustRite monograms are great!

Melissa said...

Fabulous Joan!

Many Blessings,

rachelsigmak said...

My second Tuesday Entry:

Susan said...

You're not kidding about those small letters. I've lost a few and sent my daughter on a hunt for them. Of course, beneath all the paper scraps, glue globs and ribbon trimmings...well, we're still searching.

Love the card and the great colors!

Here are two from me today:


They're also going to be on SCS, soon I hope!


Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous job, Joan! I bet his parents were delighted!

Terri said...

Your card is darling, I love seeing what everyone is creating with these awesome stamps. Here is what I came up with today


Dana Grothaus said...

Here are two more cards for me today. I'm making up for slacking off over the long weekend.



Thanks, Dana

Paper Makeup said...

just trying to catch up since i'm just starting these challenges with ACK 2 days left! Here's a 2nd entry for today! :)


DebL said...

That is so sweet. And to think you made it for a lawyer. Who you are FRIENDS with. Hmm. Really, Joan, what are you thinking?

Stephine Kleinpeter said...

Tuesday, 2 Sep Entry

Sunflowers Make Me Smile
Large Round Stamper/Curlz Font and an oval punch!


Stephine Kleinpeter said...

Tuesday, 2 Sep Entry:

Blown Away Card:Large Round Stamper, Curlz Font,Small letter set.


Stephine Kleinpeter said...

'Just Because' Flower Bouquet:

Large Round Stamper, Special Occassions font, small letters.


Betsy said...

Joan!! LOVE the picture! Now when I'm chuckling reading your posts I can "see" you in my mind's eye! Fab card, girl! Perfect touch to personalize it like that!


Mary said...

Wonderful keepsake Joan. I love the colors that you used and of course the JustRite stamp. :)


Anonymous said...

Great color choice Joan! And way to go - your lawyer friends are now crawling to you for your artwork! LOL

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Joan!