Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I made my own...

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As I am getting ready to go to Silver Bella for the first time, I am in awe of these veteran Bellas who are so prepared and have everything in order. I'm still working on my swap! (my one and only swap at that!) A neat idea was to have "calling cards" made with our personal information so we could trade with other bellas during the weekend festivities. Since I was in the creative mood and had plenty of time on my hands (yeah right), I thought I would give this a shot and make them myself. So here I was Sunday morning, still in my pajamas, digging through my flickr account and grabbing all of my favorite pictures. I put them in photoshop, mini-sized them and added everything vintage to the corners. I must have 36 different pictures and I printed well over 100 I think. I ran the sheets back through and printed my personal information on the back of the cards. I sat in my studio and cut out each one while watching the Lifetime channel. I thought, how bad can this be...I could do this right????

Ingredients: 8 sheets of matte photo paper, photo printer, an exacto knife and a ruler, a good movie to watch, 2 Dr. Peppers, a bag of onion rings, a Twix bar and about an hour and a half later,  I produced these...

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My philosophy:

#1 Since this is my first time going, I have no idea what to expect,  so I have faith my little cards will be okay.

#2 Since I am going to a PAPER ARTS EVENT where everything is hand made, I thought it would be appropriate for me to make them myself.

#3  And, if I find that my cards look ratty compared to others, I will be early in ordering my 'moo cards' from London on time for Silver Bella 2009!!!

Anybody want to trade cards with me????


Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Very creative! I should have just done that! I ordered my MOO cards, then my blog addy changed. So I re-ordered. Then my blog addy changed AGAIN! So ALL my MOO cards have hand-markings on them with my new blog addy. Your's are great!

YES! Please save me one!
see ya soon!

Sandi said...

Hi Jodie,
Hoping to meet you and to trade cards with you. My first SilverBella too! And I am so not ready. But getting very excited.
(who is starting to worry because I don't really look like a gypsy at all)