Sunday, September 23, 2012

Turning 40: Welcome to the Dark Side

When my friends and I turned 40, we made a point of finding joke cards about getting older for one another.  I wasn’t a card-maker then, but if I had been, I would have made a card like this for the guys in our group.  


It would have worked perfectly with all the old age pranks.  Of course, now that I’m actually 40-something, it seems less funny:  The knees that pop, the hairs that are turning grey, the stretch to get out of bed in the morning.  I feel like I could be getting close to that old skeleton. :)

This card is for the new linky party theme, Fall'n for Flair, over at Paper Issues.  This super cute Star Wars inspired button is from Shelley Haganman’s etsy shop, A Flair For Buttons.

Here’s a close-up of the card:



If you love Fall and love flair, come join us over at Paper Issues. The linky party starts today for all your Fall and/or flair projects and runs through Oct. 6.

If you’d like to win some of Shelley’s flair buttons for your very own, please join us on the Paper Issues blog hop.  This is the hop order:

Izzy Anderson  <<<You Are Here

To be entered in the drawing, please “like” the Facebook Page, A Flair For Buttons.

Comments on the hop will be open for two weeks and two winners will be chosen by random draw and announced on Oct. 7 on the Paper Issues blog.


You can find all your card-making and scrapbooking supplies over in the Paper Issues etsy shop, including October Afternoon's new Witch Hazel collection.   And everything's on sale.  Just use code IZZYB20 for 20 percent off your entire order.  

Card supplies:
CS: American Craft
PP: Echo Park Paper
Stickers: Echo Park Paper
Twine: Trendy Twine
Flair: A Flair For Buttons
Ink: Ranger
Font: Copperplate Gothic and Arabic Typesetting

27 comments:

  1. Cute card! Love these buttons!

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  2. I can't get over how perfectly the Darth flair worked for this card. :) I love it! Definitely a great card for a newly minted 40 year old.

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  3. This is a great card! I have also been struggling with the whole 'turning 40' thing. :(

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  4. That flair is perfect! What a fabulous card!!

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  5. Perfect card! 40-something is the new 30-something :) That's what I keep telling myself:)

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  6. This is ADORABLE!!! I loveeeeeeeee the sentiment and the skeleton!!!!

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  7. Awesome card. Change out the 50 and you can give it to your guy friends in a few more years. :)

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  8. OMG, what a great way to use that skeleton and the star wars button, would never have thought to put them together!! love it!!

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  9. COOOOL card!
    I would so totally frame this
    <3

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  10. oh my golly this is just way too cute!!

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  11. Fabulous card! My 40th is rapidly approaching so I'm starting to relate. Love that even though these are Halloween-ish items, they can do double duty on a birthday card too! :)

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  12. hahaha what a great way to use Halloween product!

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  13. Haha, I love it! Great way to use the Halloween stuff!

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  14. This card, and the flair that goes with it made me chuckle!

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  15. This is hilarious! But you are just a baby, really!

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  16. That's so funny, a great card...I am way on the dark side lol

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  17. Ha ha ha! Love your sense of humor, Izzy! The dark side sentiment is HILARIOUS!! But if you have a skeleton on your cards for 40-yr-olds, then what do you put on cards for your friends turning 50??? coffins??

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  18. LOVE this fun card! The Lego flair is perfect.

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  19. Fun -- love it! Great Lego flair...

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  20. Like the whimsy birthday card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  21. Love the card! And I think you are a long way off from that old skeleton. :)

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  22. Oh my gosh Izzy! I am heading over to that flair shop right now. How cute is that?! I am over here giggling at your sentiment.

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  23. What a fun card. I get the way it seems less funny as 40 hits for yourself. i am almost there and suddenly wonder what everyone who i gave a hard time to before will do in return. I think i may disappear for the weeks surrounding my birthday :)

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  24. What a Super Cute and Cool card!!
    Migdalia

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