Paper and Ink Imaginings

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For Pop – Thinking of You Card

carl thinking of you

Today is the 30th anniversary of my maternal grandfather’s death. He lived a long life (80 years). He loved his family. He was such a kind man.

nellie and carl(photo 1980 or 1981)

1983 was such a year of milestones for him. He and my grandmother celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He turned 80. We celebrated my graduation from college.

Pop could make something out of anything. He could fix everything. His basement was a hoarder’s paradise – you never know when you might need it!

So, I picked through my scraps, tags and odd things to make this card. I had intended on using the other side of the Dockers tag, but the quote on the back took my breath away. Serendipity! My grandparents were not fancy, but far from ordinary. I had to add a gum wrapper – Pop always had gum or hard candy in his pockets.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – LCI Paper Royal Blue, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Provo Craft, tag die – Reverse Confetti, arrow punch – Stampin’ Up!, wooden heart – Studio Calico, curly paper clip – Stampin’ Up!, washi tape – Tim Holtz, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!, twine – Martha Stewart, tag – Dockers, gum wrapper.

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