The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Fix 3

Wow, we have the nicest morning here in Michigan, beautiful clear sky and the SUN!  I am going outside! 

Well, today's Fix was a tough one for me.  Honestly, I should've could've just pitched this one, mostly because of the spacing, but once I put an hour into something, I will spend another to make it all happen (apparently).  You tell me whether it worked this time, or not!

So, I made this--

This was made with SU's Pennant Parade, and my new Celebrate set from Avery Elle, as well as Hero Arts' Birthday Messages set.  I paper pieced the cake, and I used that two sided mustard paper for the banners to bring out the mustard color in the background paper.  I was starting to feel the undertow of "card FAIL" starting to happen, so I tossed the glitter paper strip and the pearls on at the last minute.  The twine I used for the bows immediately unraveled upon snipping, and I just sort of hated the whole thing.    Why?  Well, the die cut is way too big, and the sentiment is not in a sweet spot at all.  If I had been thinking, I would have placed it lower, and trimmed off the bottom, at least.  *SIGH*

So, I went with the world's greatest fix-all--GLITTER!  Or, in this case, MORE GLITTER!

I did this--

Well, nothing a little bling won't cure  help!!  I decided that there was WAY too much mustard going on, so I punched some glitter flags and adhered them to the existing ones. 
Then I added some red rhinestones to the corners, and got rid of those sad, sad blue and white bows, and replaced them with some happy happy (er) red and white ones. 
Since I had the rhinestones out, I added them to some of the little asterisks on the die cut, and while I was at it, I stamped more of them too.  Just because I thought it would help fill some unwanted negative space, I also added that tiny strip of glitter to the sentiment piece, as well.  Hey, in for a penny...
The last thing was to add some red Stickles to the red card stock piece, to help bring together all the red shiny stuff. 
And that's that.  Like I said, This is STILL not the greatest, but at least I won't be embarrassed to sent it to somebody at this point.
So, I guess the question is, when do you decide whether or not to even BOTHER with doing a fix on something?  I think, for me, it all depends on whether or not I get the thing put away in the card stash fast enough, or if it's sitting there staring at me, shaming me for doing "that" to it!
Speaking of the card stash, I have to dig through it to see what the next Friday Fix will be.  I think there's some in there from about 4 years ago, and they'll certainly be in need of some love!
Thanks for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. Wow! The extra glitter really looks great! Love this card!

  2. That card is dressed up and ready to go somewhere. :)

  3. I love your blog! You are so real...for me at least! I still have cards I made when first making cards that need some 'fixing' too! Thanks, thanks, Vicki

  4. I must say, you are the King of 'fixes'!
    The first one was good, the second.....OH WOW!

  5. I agree the glitter really helped give it the extra something. Great fix! I have a hard time trashing a card even if it doesn't work. It takes me 4 to 6 hours per card, so after that kind of effort, I just can't let it go!! Then end up in a box that I have intentions on "fixing" someday, but never have time to. So they sit... lol!

  6. Wow! I LOVE it! You did a great job! This card now has that "wow" factor! Love all the glitter additions and the red bling!

  7. a llittle glitter is good, a lot is better :)))

  8. Amazing what a difference a little (or a lot) of glitter makes. LOVE your "fix"!

  9. You been busy,I love it,like it with and without the glitter,Beautiful card..Happy Easter...

  10. This is such a fun and festive card, Richard! I felt like I am in a great party---banners, cake and glitter...Your attentions to details are simply fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Well silly me - I love them both : ) thanks for sharing, and teaching.

  12. Thanks for fixin' me up! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog. Your fixes always take me from wow to WOW! I never really see anything that needs to be fixed but then you throw all this fabulous eye candy at me and I say "well, hey, I guess he's kickin' it up a notch!"

  13. I came lookin' for your Friday Fix! I like that my eye first goes to the top glittered banner in your "fixed" version, which is pointing right to the sentiment. Your fix works!!


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