Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Monogram Fun Plus a School Project--ETA

Quick post since my computer was hijacked by a 14-year-old who needed to do a social studies project last night.

"If you wait 'til the last minute, it only takes a minute." Or five hours in one day. Whatever.

Anyway, here's a quick and fun card using an SU alphabet. I made this for Operation Write Home, so I used the HB for a generic Happy Birthday, but it would be fun to customize the initials for a particular recipient.

The line in between the letters was drawn with a Micron pen and ruler after the sentiment was stamped but before I stamped the letters. The letters were much easier to space and place using a stamp positioner with the line already in place.

ETA--This design was inspired by a corporate logo I saw in 1000 Bags, Tags, and Labels.

On a different note altogether, my younger son Jack had to make a food catapult for school. As you may know, Jack has autism and assembling something like that by himself is beyond his capabilities. We get excited when he can follow three-step instructions without help (and it took years of work to get that far), so the dozens of steps needed to build a catapult were going to require a lot of adult assistance.

Thank you, Google. I found a plan, bought the supplies, and helped Jack assemble this masterpiece!

It shot a mini marshmallow across our sizeable living room easily. I'm very proud of Jack, who did a great job following my verbal instructions for about four-fifths of the project...a lot further in than I had expected. At that point, he was done, but I made him stick with it despite the complaints. It was by far the best project I've ever done with him, which means he was pretty interested in building it. I sure hope future school projects can hold his attention that well!

stamps: StampinUp, Papertrey
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: ruler, Micron pen, stamp positioner


  1. This is another perfect example of why you are the queen of one-layer, simple, CAS! So effective!

  2. Classy card. I LOVE that catapult. Looks like a great summer project with the kids. Looks like I will be Googling instructions myself. :-)

  3. Classy guy card, Susan! And WTG you and Jack on the marshmallow launch!! I've got a raccoon that would have caught them in his teeth (apparently they love marshmallows!) and Jack would have gotten a big kick out of that! Hugs, Darnell

  4. The card is CAS elegance. And congrats to Jack and you on your successful project completion.


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