Friday, December 10, 2010

Moxie Fab Love Challenge

I made my hubby a card that just so happens to be a perfect fit for the Moxie Fab World Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Love Challenge (say that 10 times fast!):

Now, I know that at first glance, this isn't your typical "love" card. But there's a special story behind it. On our first Valentine's Day as a married couple, I was working as a cashier at Walmart (hubby was still in school; I had just graduated). Halfway through my workday, I noticed a small cluster of people gathering at the end of my checkout lane - people I recognized from school. The next thing I know, they're lined up in a semi-circle around me, singing an amazing a cappella version of "You Are My Sunshine." Talk about a show-stopper! It caused quite the little scene, customers and employees alike stopping to watch, while I stood there blushing like mad. Hubby had hired them to come and serenade me at work. Isn't that the sweetest? Later my coworkers told me that they could hear the singing all the way back in the shoe department. Needless to say, hubby became quite the legend at work after that!

To make this card, I embossed a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (thanks Amy!), then sponged over the raised areas with ink. I created the sentiment with label tape, then mounted the whole panel on a 4 3/4 x 6" card. Easy peasy! Really, the part that took the longest was carefully sponging the ink. The rest was cake! 

Card Supplies:
Ink: Stampin' Up (Summer Sun); Cardstock: DCWV; Accessories: Cuttlebug / Tim Holtz "Rays" embossing folder, Dymo labelmaker, black label tape


  1. Awwwwwww....such a sweet story!!! That embossing folder is perfect!!!

  2. GREAT card! FAB story! LOVE the sunshine and the label words - romantic and manly!

  3. Hey Lisa! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Love Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  4. Oh, this is absolutely fabulous! I've always admired that ef but never knew how I would use it and now... ;)