Thursday, June 18, 2009

Customized Birthday Wish

My twin nieces are turning 4 this weekend, and there are two very cute little jean jackets on their way in the mail to them as we speak. Also included in said package is their birthday card. This isn't just any birthday card, and the reason why it's special is one of the things I like best about stamping my greeting cards--personalizing.

The twins' names are Rachyl and Cydney. With these unique spellings, they'll never find their names on the keychains or bicycle license plates or bracelets in Claire's Boutique. Because of this, I've made it my goal to create cards for them that have their names on them.

This year was no exception. I used my jumbo outline alphabet, which I believe is retired, and stamped it on some of my favorite ever DSP, a pattern from SAB three years ago that I know is retired. It took awhile to cut out all the letters, but I love the look against the Regal Rose card stock.

The interior came to me as I was finishing , and I'm tickled with it! I used the sentiments from also-retired (do you sense a theme here?) Birthday Whimsy to create an exclamation point. Sometimes your mind will do things that surprise you, if you just give it room to breathe. This was stamped in RR and Close to Cocoa.

If you have someone in your life who ha a unique name, or who has a keepsake-worthy occasion, consider personalizing. You'll be remembered long after the event has passed!


sandra said...

those are definitely unique names....sometimes it's hard for me to understand why parents want to make their kids life a little bit more difficult.....

Chrisd said...

My second son, now grown is Erik and some people in our extended family STILL misspell it! It isn't even that unusual. Great idea for a card!