Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

Nifty Fifty

Fifty is the new forty. Don’t you agree?

It could be that the closer I get to 50 that it seems to be much¬† younger. I simply must state that I’m still a long way off from that yet. But really, I think it’s about attitudes and health and living better. We just don’t think about 50 the same way any more. Age is only a number, right?

A couple weeks ago we were invited to my cousin’s 50th birthday celebration. I’m used to creating feminine designs as they are my favorite. What to do? What to do?! Since color blocking is so in right now and a clean graphic style works well for men, that’s the direction I finally decided to go in.

To plan out the color blocking, I first figured out the lettering I wanted to use and then designed the blocks to fit that. I forgot to take a photo of the inside but since it was on black cardstock, I added an aqua panel with a large star rub-on on it to coordinate with the front and also create an easy place to write my message.

Supplies: Black and red cardstock by Bazzill, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, Large Chipboard letters by Pink Paislee, Black Tiny Type by Cosmo Cricket, Wood Diecut letters by…hmmm Pink Paislee? but I’m not sure, Blue cardstock by Memory Box, Wood Star Rub-ons by Studio Calico

Have a nifty day!