This year I found the perfect papers to make cards for my Dad — and J’s Dad too! I’m so excited that I’m going to post them now instead of waiting until Sunday. (Dad, if you’re reading this then step away from the computer right now, ha ha!)
Okay, the rest of you can check them out!
You see, my Dad used to take me to work with him when I was little. He was a computer operator back in the days of keypunch cards and computers the size of refridgerators. Have you heard of keypunch cards? I couldn’t get enough of them — maybe that’s where my love of paper began? The machines made a satisfying sound as they punched the cards, and I got to take as many home to play with as I wanted.
I ended up getting a degree in computer science and went to work at IBM, where they had keypunch cards to use as scrap paper in the supply cabinets. (They make great bookmarks! And are nice and thick for collage, too.)
This was all in the days when women didn’t “do” computers — there were only a handful of us in my whole graduating class. (Thanks to my Dad, I didn’t know that I wasn’t supposed to be a geeky computer nerd. Thanks, Dad! Although, you better not be reading this. :)
And then! Then I spotted another piece of October Afternoon paper from the 5 & Dime collection with a Dad, Mom, and a boy and a girl — perfect for J’s Dad! Yeah!
Just love it when cards come together!
Resources: Foil stars from the office supply store. Silver washi tape from MT, black and white polka dot tape by K & Co from their smash! line — love it so much! If you haven’t seen their video yet you gotta go check it out! Rocket Age papers and 5 & Dime by October Afternoon. I colored the family with Copic markers. The messages are all computer generated using marketing script and turn table fonts. I rubbed the edges of the family piece with tea dye distress ink by Ranger. Oh and! There’s silver glitter glue on the rocket. The kraft notecards are from Paper Source — love the bigger A7 size so more of the paper shows!
Have a geeky day,