Throwback Thursday – Check Out These O.L.D. Cards

The other day my husband was going through a paper bag of his son’s various papers.  I’ve mentioned before that this young man lost his battle with ALS in March of 2013.  We had been his caregivers for about 2-1/2 years.  He was a quite handsome dude but not really the huggy, touchy/feel-y type.  Both Russ and I were surprised at all of the hand-stamped cards he had saved!  Russ (hubby) was as touched as I was.

I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in 1996 and I know a few of these cards were from close to that date.  That said…….check these out:

Fishing Bear
And I thought this card was really really cool.
Check out the Happy Birthday greetings!
I know I just loved this stamp set. Long gone.  I even used the deckle edged scissors to cut that oval shape.  Sponging around the oval.  Hand printed Happy Birthday.  And I’m sure I used a “Spectrum Pad”, one that had pie wedge shaped colors.


Cozy Christmas??
I just loved and still do love embossing. But this was a lot of embossing.  And look!  Copper Embossing powder was IN then.  (I do still have that original Copper EP.)


Great fishing stamp
Great fishing stamp!  Handsome Hunter card stock?


Happy Birthday.
I guess I was trying another style this particular year.


Masked fishing birthday card
I used this masking technique for one of November’s library cards just last week!


Joy penguins
More embossing. Oh my, did we love those penguins!  Corner rounding holly punch.  Chalk.


As you can maybe tell, Jeff (and his dad and brother) was very much into fishing.  I can’t believe that none of the cards had a date inside.  Nor was there a ‘hand-stamped by…’ stamp on the back.  Live and learn.  Lesson for you:  always put a hand-stamped by image on the back of your lovingly hand-stamped cards.  Then write your name and the date!  Posterity will want to know that in later years.




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