Tuesday, October 09, 2007

slightly less than intelligent

Every now and then, I like to indulge my creative side and make cards for people's birthdays, other special occasions, and sometimes just because. My sister's 25th birthday is on the 11th, and I simply couldn't find a "Rae-approved" card...but I did find a cute decorated (but otherwise blank card) by Madison Park Greetings. I'm hoping that she doesn't check this blog daily, cause it might spoil the surprise!

Once I got home, I gathered all my needed supplies for the design idea ...it was simple, but effectively cute. I rummaged about in the kitchen for some cupcake sleeves, and happily started working on my little project. My usual fool-proof "Easy-Stick" glue just wasn't sticking the cupcake sleeve to the card...no matter, I turned to another option: tape. Good, old-fashioned, dependable, adhesive tape.

No dice. Whaaaat? I spent a few seconds being mystified, and touching the "easy-stick" glue just to make sure it was still tacky. (Does glue expire?)

Yup, now my fingers were just as tacky as the glue. And I had a few unsightly glue-spots on the pretty, light-blue card. My formerly happy, inspired "I'm gonna make a cute card" humming had now turned into some disgruntled "My perfect project is ruined" whining.

Then it dawned on me.... The cupcake sleeve was "non-stick" and there's no kidding about that. These things dependably stick to the cupcake, but never the pan...and in this case, definitely not gonna stick to the card.

So out comes the stapler. Momentary struggling to get the rather large staple head under the hand-folded cupcake wrapper.

Ca-chunk. Done.

On the underside of the card, there's an unsightly staple backside under which I have written:
"This is what happens when you try to tape or glue a non-stick baking cup."

Let's hope my sister, always one to laugh at the occasional (and very infrequent, mind you) mishaps of her older sister is kind enough to dismiss this small design flaw.


Jen said...

Looks like a cute card. Way not to give up! :)

Bree said...

I loved the card, and I don't even mind the smudges! I like the story that goes along w/it even better cause it's definitely something I would have done too! Like one time I told Erik that women use more of a percentage of their brains then men do, and then an hour later while doing dishes I dumped a bot of near boiling water over my hand.....