This card was inspired by two people – Heidi Weaver and Jason Wright. Heidi posted a card that used the typewriter and lots and lots of alphabet products. Then I found out that Jason Wright was going to be the keynote speaker at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference General Session next Saturday. He lives about a half hour or so from Winchester, and Donna Griffith from Stampin’ Up! called me (yeah, that was a freak-out, getting a call from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office!) and asked if he could come to one of my stamping events. Being a very wise lady, Donna didn’t want being dropped into the midst of several thousand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to be his first experience with stamping. Fortunately, he came to my Thursday class, because I had nine scheduled for Saturday. (Although – full disclosure…because of the ice and snow, several couldn’t make it Saturday. But I still had five dedicated “no ice will keep me from stamping” die-hard stampers there!)
Just some background – Jason Wright is a New York Times bestselling author. His books include The Christmas Jars, The Cross Gardener (note: this is not about a cranky farmer, in case you have the same misconceptions I had), The James Miracle, and my personal favorite, The Wednesday Letters. Several years ago, he was the speaker at our Apple Blossom Festival Ladies’ Luncheon and it was my pleasure and great honor to introduce him before he spoke. Before he attended the card class, I checked out his web site and blog – just to see what he’s been up to since I last talked with him. Not that we’re, like, “buds” or anything. But I was seated next to him at the luncheon, and, really, it’s kind of creepy to just sit there and not talk.
Jason’s blog header is a photo of him writing in an old barn (I think), using a manual typewriter. When I saw that, I knew I had to do a “tap, tap, tap” card at the class. It ended up being the most difficult of all the cards, and probably not the best one for him to start with! But he did a great job. Kind of. He was watching Lorraine, my dear friend who helps at Spring Arbor each month. She had opened her card and was burnishing the glued images. When Jason saw the image on the right side of the card, he naturally thought, “Oh, that’s the inside!” So his card was a Cherry Cobbler card front with the cool stuff inside. Fortunately, that was an easy fix.
I like this card, because it can be for any occasion. And it can be a “man-card,” which I always need and never have. Supplies are in the table below.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a wonderful day – and do check out some of Jason’s books!