Saturday, June 2, 2012

Regal Legal Eagle

Tomorrow, ds#1 turns 21.... yikes. Where does the time go? In honor of his big day, I made him a corny card that had an interesting birth. See, first I thought about the word "legal," because that's what 21 means. Then, I remembered that Paper Smooches (PS) has a cute eagle in a set called Circle of Honor. "Legal" rhymes with "eagle." So okay, I'd put a "21" somewhere on the eagle. I decided on a pendant. That's when I noticed that a PS set called Green Acres has an egg stamp that makes for a perfect pendant. Lol.  (I just had to use a tiny number set from My Favorite Things to fit in on the egg.) Then, for some strange reason, the word "regal" popped into my head and I thought, That's easy. I'll just plop a crown charm on the eagle's head. (I'm telling you. I should work in the Corny Dept. at Hallmark.) So the theme became a "regal legal eagle."

I used Sketch #1 of the 100 free sketches I downloaded from the generous folks over at Operation Write Home (here's the LINK again for those sketches.) I love these papers from The Green Stack, a recycled paper set by DCWV. The tree die is from My Favorite Things. The crown is from a retired trinket set at Stampin Up. A little copic coloring on the eagle and a computer generated sentiment finished the job.

I have a quick tip to share with you regarding floss. Whenever I have a new skein of floss, I always manage to get it knotted and tangled when trying to use it directly after buying it. I found out tonight that if I remove the paper band and open the circle of floss up and wear it like a bracelet, I can then wind it easily around a little cardboard floss holder for better storage. Here's a pic:

I couldn't resist buying this as a gag birthday gift for my soon-to-be-21-year-old. I'll say that he's finally legally of age to be able to eat these. Lol.

Thanks for dropping in....


Leslie Hanna said...

OMG, THIS IS STINKIN' ADORABLE! I might have just ordered the eagle set.

And yes, I have every color DMC floss back from when I did counted cross stitch and could still see the symbols in the tiny squares. All of them are wrapped around those pieces of cardboard and stored in numerical order in special floss-hoarding boxes. It's a sickness.

And lastly, CAJUN BEER CORN?! YUM!

505whimsygirl said...

The card is very cute!

Now, I must admit, I'd be opening that bag of popcorn to see exactly what it tasted like.... did he tell you?


Chris / CS Designs said...

Such a fun card, and I love that little crown on his head. How appropriate. and suites this card perfectly.
:) Chris / CS Designs