When I first opened up my new Custom Tee stamp set I was reminded of the T shirt business I once had with my sister in law Kathy. Our business was called Confetti. Kathy and I made hand painted and embellished t-shirts that originally we had made for fun but when others saw them and wanted them, we decided to start a business. We did craft fairs, after school events with teachers, home and office shows. Within a year we expanded from just creating T-shirts to making baby clothes, two piece short and pant sets, sweatshirts and even denim shirts!
The shirts were heavily embellished and to say heavily, i'm putting it lightly. Let's just say it was the 90's and it was popular here in Hawaii. The shirts were hand painted with flowers and embellished with jewel rhinestones and grosgrain ribbon.
It was a really fun business and Kathy and I always enjoyed working together. One of our favorite events was a nighttime craft fair and the Honolulu Country Club called Ladies Night Out.
This week Kathy celebrated her birthday. Below is a photo from 2012 which was the last time I saw her when I went on a trip to Michigan where she lives.
So I'm sure you can understand that when it came time to making her a birthday card, the Custom Tee stamp set and T-Shirt Builder Framelits seemed like the perfect choice.
Here is the card I made for Kathy. It is OVERLY embellished with rhinestones, just like our shirts were. It also uses a piece of our new Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper that you can get for free right now because its our annual saleabration where you can get free product with a $50 order.
The inside of the card was just as embellished as the outside.
I used a sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set and surrounded it with jeweled flowers from the Custom Tee stamp set.
I hope this card will bring a smile to Kathy's beautiful face as she remembers the good ole days when drying T-shirt boards used to line our living room floors. It was a wonderful season spent with my very sweet sister in law who I miss dearly because she is really special and a lot of fun to be around.
Happy Birthday Kathy!