Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy 60th Hank!


Don't you just HATE it when you think you have a card for someone and then decide at the last minute it really just isn't right? Well, that's what happened to me yestderday. Our friend Hank turned 60 and he's a real fun loving guy who plays a mean game of poker and loves the casinos. His party was last night. I had made a card a (long) while back and even thought of him when I designed it, but when I dragged it out my husband said "Well, it's nice, but it's not all that personal." Hmmm...yeah, okay, it didn't say anything about being 60 (would YOU want to be reminded?) and didn't say "Show me the money" (a fave phrase of his) so I guess no, it wasn't ALL that personal, so I went to work and this it what I came up with. Fortunately I had a tri shutter card base already cut in red which matched the Stampin'Up DP I planned to use.
We had a great picture of Hank with in a mask and derby from a Mardi Gras party we threw several years ago. I printed it out in 2 sizes and measured a dollar bill which is approximately 6" x 2 1/2". and used a Nesties classic oval to make the cut out. I used Cricut DS to weld and tweak the $ sign and 60 and cut them twice. The "Lucky U" is DonJuan. I inked it with Old Paper Distress Ink and used my Greeting card Factory Deluxe program to print the words around the opening. (It took awhile because there is no oval shape to automatically put your words into, just two curves. I lucked out that it JUST fit.
The middle sentiment is from the Birthday Cuttlebug Card Making Combo. And look Lillie, I finally used my Stampin'Up card stamps! I printed a bunch of little Hanks in mini size and cut them out and glued them to the cards. (LOVE the joker, that's SOOOO Hank!)
I also stamped 4 King cards in red and black and glued Hank's face to those as well. I used the off cuts from an EK Success border punch to change the suits to clubs, hearts and spades. The Dice are cut from Indy Art using glossy cardstock and the little "Happy B*Day is also from the Cuttlebug Combo. Done?
NOOOOO, of course the darn thing didn't fit in any envie so I made an envelobox by tweaking some measurements using my Crafter's Companion. Spelled out "Hank" in Don Juan and backed it with a scrap (YEA!) Labels (heck, I don't know, I said it was a scrap!) Nestie cut. Fortunately I'd made another set of dice (Yeah, I found it Lillie, on the floor) and an extra Joker because I really didn't know what I was doing when I started this card. Pretty funny, if I do say so myself, and he LOVED it! Now I better get off this computer and get started on the TWO Design Team cards that are due for tomorrow morning. YIKES!

36 comments:

  1. Donna...give some of that creativity you have. This card is awesome. I can't even describe what I feel for your talent. I just wish I had some of it. You are great!
    Happy Belated to Hank. He looks like a fun guy to hang out with.
    Take care.

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  2. WOWSER!! D, it came out awesome girlfriend! I'm sure Hank got a blast out of his card, and you personalized it perfectly. Don't ya' just love that stamp set along with the ds paper? I was really upset when SU discontinued it...bummer, lol. I'm glad you remembered to take a photo of it,cause I know you were pushed for time. Awesome creation!!!!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  3. girlfriend---this turned out to be spectacular in every way!!!!I know he had to lvoe this when he opened it to.....love your papers and love how you added the extra photos onto the cards....very creative girlie!!!! AWESOME CARD!!!!! Hugs

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  4. Hi Donna,
    This sounds as though it's just right for your friend. What a lot of work has gone into this fantastic card.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  5. Donna, this is so fantastic, I can't even fit all of the kuddos in this post. I love the papers, the colors, the theme...OH that theme. Hank is going to love this card.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  6. OMG, Donna! Too freakin' funny! The entire concept is brilliant! Love the money and the playing cards are hilarious with the photos on them!

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  7. Donna, this is such a great card. You are something else girl....I wish I had one tenth of your talent.

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  8. Just fantastic Donna...love all the special touches...especially the cards with his pic on them!!!

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  9. This is just ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. You are one amazing lady.

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  10. This is soooo fabulous. You are incredibley talented. I am sure Hank enjoyed this card. Wonderful

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  11. omgoodness , donna that is just absolutely fabulous hun, hank will love it ad thse little card stamps are soooo cool!!!!hugs lou xxxx

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  12. This is fabulous! What a great job you've done!!!

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  13. girlfriend, this is fantastic....so when is your book coming out...hugs

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  14. WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Great job on all of the detail!!! TFS!

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  15. Donna, this is SO cool! I need to try and make one of these!!! It's awesome! The jack O' lantern pumpking I used in my HDH post is from Judi Kins, by the way!

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  16. WOW...what a great card! I can't believe you did it at the last minute...talk about pressure! I'll bet he did love it!

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  17. This is freakin COOL!! I luv it!

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  18. Ok girlie I am officially back to work LOL...the fun and not so fun work :)...I have missed so many of your incredible creations..I have so much of your work to catch up on...
    This card just AWESOMe.....WOW really...the details are so amazing...I just couldn't stop starring at it :) I bET he loved it!!!
    Hugs
    Marina

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  19. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous card. And no one can say this one isn't personal!!! I love what you did, Donna! And I would bet my house that he did too! FABULOUS!!!!!
    hugs
    Sharon

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  20. Now this is one creative card. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Thanks for filling us in on Hank's reaction too. I was going to ask about it (even though I knew he would have to have loved it)!!

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  21. Great card! Your so creative and talented.

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  22. Oh my goodness....that is one fantastic card...all the detail...simply amazing!

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  23. This is fantastic Donna, what a wonderful momento for him (although I agree with you, who needs a momento that they are 60!!)
    Great job as always,
    big hugs
    En xx

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  24. What a card !!!!! Oh my goodness...I can see why he loved it....its great!!!!
    xoxo Joy

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  25. (maybe you just have a fan in China?) =o)

    Love this...wow! can you get anymore personalized then this! NO! I adore all the detail and the faces you added to the cards...I can't believe you even had time for something so detailed! Was Mr David okay with this one? LOL!

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  26. if that is not the cutest personalized card, there is not one. Fantastic ole' girl. hugs

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  27. Wow. This card rocks! I would love to have a piece of your creative mind!
    Cindy:)

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  28. Oh my gosh - this is a HOOT!!! He must have LOVED this!

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  29. Donna, you are toooo funny. Not only are you freakin talented but you have a great sense of humor. You crack me up!!!!! You card is just too cute for words!

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  30. Happy Birthday to Hank! He had to of loved his card, who wouldn't? Love it and love your unending talent!

    :D

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  31. Awesome card Donna. I bet he just loved it. So much detail and definitely personalized.

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  32. OMG, Donna!! I am so upset I missed all your creations of late :-( This is by far, your bestest card ever. so much detail and so personalized!!! I love it..Sure Hank did too :-)

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  33. Oh my goodness!! This is amazing! Your creativity is off the planet!

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  34. You really are a talent and a treasure! That card is awesome! Hank is really going to love it!

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Thanks for making my day!