Lacing card

Do you remember lacing cards?  when I was a little girl, all the little girls had them - lacing was a precursor to sewing, and all girls had to learn to sew.  Then someone decided that the laces were a health hazard - really, anything can kill a preschooler if you leave them unattended. Since that seems to be the default for safety regulations, I can understand why lacing cards are no longer sold, but if you are a grandma who actually watches the children when you watch them, how fun would it be to show them a toy you played with when you were little?

But, I digress.  My children have certain expectations of me when it comes to cards.  My daughter expects to get a card that is personal, not one out of the large stack of generic birthday cards that I have on hand.  She also expects a little more in the way of technique than gluing layers together.  This card fulfills both those requirements.
  I love the bicycle silhouettes in the enjoy the ride stamp set from amuse studio, but Sophie has a custom-built bike that has a turquoise frame and a pink chain; Souffle pens were perfect for changing the color, and I used a black Glaze Gelly pen for the tires and other details.  I punched to holes freehand with a 1/4 inch punch and had fun lacing the ribbon through the holes.  The overall effect is homey, but she will know it is a card made just for her.


 Juliet Arrighi


Laura said...

I love the laced and personalized bicycle card you made for your daughter!! I'm sure she will just love it! ...and I do remember having so much fun working on lacing cards as a child! Thanks for the fun memory!!! hugs, Laura

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is very cute!! I just love the way you laced the ribbon around the bike. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this bike image! I spent hours and hours playing with those lacing boards....! A perfect personalized card- your daughter will love it!!!

Christine said...

Cute take on the punching chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a lovely card and a great image, Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM