Personalised 50th Birthday Card

Wow what a week it has been!  After I launched this blog last Sunday, I took the ‘I Love you more than Cake’ card in to work to show my colleagues and am pleased to say it received a fantastic reaction!  I will be a very happy lady if all my other designs receive the same response!

Speaking of other designs,  I wanted to show you a card Fiftieth Birthday card I  made for a lady I work with.  After seeing the ‘show’ card I had taken in she asked me if I would design one for her completely from scratch. Of course, I was more than happy to oblige!  She told me that the recipient liked his drink, keeping himself in shape and was a bit of a ladies man…

Handmade Fiftieth Birthday Card

Now, I have to admit that this card nearly caused me to throw my printer out of the window!  It all started off well enough, I designed the card and printed off a sample on to draft card for her to approve before printing the final card and it looked great!  Once she gave the go ahead, I went to print it on to the ‘good’ card….and that is where the problems began!!  No matter what I did, it would not fit on to the the size of card I had cut and kept cutting words off!  Now, I should mention that I measure every piece of card exactly as well as using professional design software so the only thing I can think is that the design and the printer must have had a falling out via the printer cable “print me” “no!” “Print Me! “No!” uuuurgh!  45 minutes later, several pieces of card and a lot of jiggling about with the design I managed it though and the lady was thrilled with the finished result, so much so that she asked me for another one!!  “Are you sure you wouldn’t like another design?”  I squeaked ” but she didn’t and of course I hadn’t saved the adjustments… arrrgh!  Round two pretty much mirrored round one but I got there in the end and let’s just say lesson learnt!

Well that’s all for today but before I sign off, I would just like to say a huge thanks to all of you who took the time to leave such encouraging comments last week, they really were appreciated!  It’s also handmade Monday time again so I’m off to see what everyone else has been up to this week!

Oh, and I have lots of new designs to show you so please don’t forget to drop by later in the week!

Jo

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13 thoughts on “Personalised 50th Birthday Card

  1. Love the card and I could see it being popular with others too (so I really do hope you saved the settings the second time!). These tech problems are one of the reasons I don’t do any prints of my work (I couldn’t cope!!)

  2. All I can say (as I sort of said on another blog this morning) I’m glad I’m not the only one who seems to not get along with printers! Why can’t they just work for us? I see no reason they should be given minds of their own!
    But, the card is way cool! Good job. And, you won! 🙂

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