On Oscar Sunday, my daughter had an incredible opportunity. Her good friend Ian’s dad (who works as a Marketing Manager for an NBC affiliate in Sacramento) invited both Ian and Shannon to an Oscar party!!! They arrived around noon to walk around and watch all the excitement. The hotel, where they were going to the party, was right across the street from the Dolby Theater and the red carpet. She sent me lots of texts and pictures, but this was one of my favorites.
I love her smile in that picture!
Later, she got all dressed up and went to the party. There were monitors all around the room to watch the live Oscars and during the commercials, various stars would come up on stage and talk. Considering that my daughter is a freshman at Loyola Marymont University studying Film and Television and wants to be a screenwriter, this was just an amazing experience.
Here’s a picture of Ian’s dad, Ian, Shannon (bottom right) and Miss America 2015, who sat at their table!!!
We’re both so grateful to Ian’s family for inviting Shannon and sharing this whole experience with her.
I needed to make a REALLY good and fitting thank you card.
I thought a card with Oscar colors of gold and red, and lots of glitz would work well. So, I used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set So Very Much to stamp and emboss the greeting in gold on Very Vanilla cardstock. You can earn this stamp set for free when you place a qualifying purchase of $50 or more before March 31st!
Then, I used the Stars Framelits and Star Border Punch to cut various sizes of stars from Gold Glimmer Paper. Now, if you have worked with glimmer paper much, you know that it’s a little challenging to adhere things to it. For my card, I used Fast Fuse. It’s super strong and works well. However, you do have to be super careful where you place your paper, because once it’s down, it’s down for good! Another alternative is Multipurpose Liquid Glue, which is what I used for the small stars. Place a little on scrap paper, spear the little star with a Paper Piercer just enough to pick it up, and then dip the bottom in the glue. It works great.
I layered two Star Framelits inside of each other for the cut out version. Then, to make that star pop, I used Foam Adhesive Strips cut down to size. Tip: Place framelits on the back side of glimmer paper to avoid damaging your framelit die. Also, I use a Fiskar Paper Cutter to cut my glimmer papers (and Shimmery White.) I’ve found that when I use the Stampin’ Trimmer, the paper really dulls the cutting blade.
Supplies used on my card:
OK, next step is actually attending the Oscars after she’s nominated for Best Screenwriter — Lol!!! (She promised me a long time ago that I get to go as her guest the first time!)