Tuesday, September 3, 2013

best fishes on your birthday

this week at shopping our stash, we've got a fun one for ya! here's the official description:

School or Office/Workplace Theme 
Use something that depicts school or a workplace/office theme: careers, office humour, or use a school supply or office supply on your card... paperclip, sticky note, ruler sticker, etc.

don't you just love it when you've got soooo many cool choices? i did a little of everything. see?!

(vintage: fish illustration, book paper, chart, map; patterned paper: pink paislee, studio calico + notebook paper; stickers: october afternoon; tape measure ribbon: tim holtz; other: paperclip, staples; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m gluestick)
this card is for my brother's birthday. i bet i've made him AT LEAST a dozen "best fishes" ones over the years, it's kind of a challenge to see if i can think of a new way to interpret it! in this case, i went vintage and collagey, since that was the mood i was in.

why not stop over at SOS and see what an awesome, creative, inspirational mood my fellow DT-members are in. it's always worth the trip!!! ♥


  1. Whoa!!! Fantastic card for a guy and know he'll love this! Really like all the different paper on this.

  2. I totally love that you keep to the same idea & change it up every year! I bet he looks forward to them almost as much as you look forward to the challenge of making it different every time. I'm particularly fond of that 'useless info' snippet, lol :D

  3. Lauren, I just love this! I am retired, but when I was working, a lot of useless information landed on my desk! :D) Create composition and wonderful execution!

  4. Lovin' all the layers of goodness! I bet your brother loves his Best Fishes collection!

  5. I love all the layers and different kinds of "found" papers in this. There's so much to look at.

  6. I LOVE all your vintagey and collage-y type cards! And after seeing them in person I know this one has tons of layers and is so cool!! I love that you you use the same theme for your brother's cards....that is so fun!! Hope he appreciates it!

  7. haha I can see him getting the card and being like... hmmm.. I wonder whats going to be on the front of Lauren's card to me... I know! Fishes! :) Great card.


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