Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Mustache Card

So I have a nephew, who is silly as he is sweet... and he is a loving guy. I wanted to make him an accordion Mustache birthday card. and it came out great. He loved it. I added photos of him and attached mustaches over each photo so he could get a good laugh. This is one of my favs.
I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of blue card stock and I cut it in half to create two A2 cards             (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) then I attached two ends together to create the accordion card. My mats are 4x5 1/4. 

 I found this booth at the Anime Expo 2012 called Geek Chic... everything they sold was made out of wood. They sold these wooden mustaches with a monocle at the end. I had already decided to make him a mustache card a couple months earlier and finding this just made it perfect. I put it in a clear envelope and included the two business cards from the company, just in case they wanted to see the store/ website. GEEKCHICHQ.COM , it's an amazing site with really great products.
I of course added several photos of my nephew and cut out the mustache stickers, making sure to leave the plastic backing on. Then I attached a clear glue dot at the end of the clear backing and placed it over the photo. So this way he could remove the mustaches and have them to use or stick where ever he like and still end up with a mini album of himself. This is the pocket I created to hold his gift card and I put all the extra mustaches with backing in here. After all what kid doesn't like stickers. (I stamp my initials on every card I make, thus the M)

I then created an envelope with the same striped paper cut 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at an angle at 3"  turn 90 degrees and 3 5/8" then rotate 90 degree and scored at 3 " and rotate 90 degrees and score at 3 5/8".  I used the Martha Stewart score board. I love it and it's easy to use. I placed a mustache in the return address part of the envelope and made a seal with another mustache.

It was a big hit. I was told he got a big kick out of it.

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