Just for Sh*ts…

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My brother-in-law and soon-to-be sister-in-law live in Texas. Back when we all lived in DC we would hang out all the time, but we haven’t seen each other since our wedding a little over a year ago.

So, my husband and I decided to send them a card. It’s sort of weird to send a card for no reason, and all the “Just a note” and “Just saying hello” cards out there seemed trite.

Then. I had an idea.

I am full of…great ideas.

There are two things that make this card perfect for them:

1. My husband and I got a puppy at Christmas last year (her name is Herbert). A few months later, my in-laws also got a puppy named Ellie. We’re always texting each other pictures of the dogs, and there’s an ongoing battle over whose dog is cuter (ours, obviously).

2. My brother-in-law, like many grown men, has the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. Poop jokes, to him, are the epitome of comedy.

It’s a pretty simple card, but I’m really happy with the way it turned out. My husband likes it so much he thinks I should create a whole line of “sh*tty cards.” I’m not so sure about that.

You should have seen all the practice poop I drew. It was a low point.

Materials:
Brown, white and yellow cardstock – from my extensive stash, I regrettably do not know the brands or color names.
Hero Arts stamp – Big Dog, number F5299
Sizzix Wingo Zingo Alphabet – Sizzlits decorative strip number 654900
Hand-drawn poop – surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of poop stamps out there.
EK Success 3D Dots
Copic Sketch markers – E59, E37 and E35 for poop, YG93 and YG97 for grass.

Other supplies:
Sizzix Big Kick
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board
EK Success cutting mat and razor blade
Fiskars rotary paper trimmer

2 Comments on “Just for Sh*ts…”

  1. Anne

    Hi Christy,
    I just saw your link from facebook. I didn't know you were so crafty! This card is awesome! I think my sister would get such a kick out it! Have you always been into crafts?
    Hope you guys are doing well!
    ~Anne McGrath

  2. Christy

    Thanks! If you want one for your sister just let me know. It's easy to recreate.

    I have always been into crafts, but I've also always been pretty lazy. I'm trying to remedy the latter.

    Hope you guys are well, too. We still need to get together to welcome you guys to the west!

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