I had the pleasure of meeting Krissie on an airplane almost three years ago at this point. She is a music junkie and it is awesome. She always knows what bands are up and coming and she can give you a million recommendations based on your own personal style. We met on an airplane, I offered her a raunchy romance novel to read, and the rest is history.
Her birthday was recently and I set out to make her an awesome birthday card. I knew that I wanted to use the mix tape stationery I had on hand to make her a music card. I made the first card, and I hated it.
It looked so flimsy and incomplete and blank. I actually made it to the point that I had written the entire message in the card and was about to put it in the envelope when I realized that this card really just wasn’t going to cut it and I started completely over. Take two:
I rewrote the message inside of the new card and went from there. Overall, I felt like I wasn’t focusing on the mix tapes enough and that they had to be mounted in order to show their true awesomeness. And I got an awesome thank you text message when she saw the mixtapes, so that was designing time well spent.
That’s just proof to show that the right card doesn’t always happen the first time. Luckily for me, it happened the second time.
I’ve been thinking about making a “how to make a great homemade card” e-course to share the skills I’ve learned along the way. I have a little bit more time this month, so I’ll be excited to see if I can make it happen. Here’s to new exciting things in life. First I just have to finish that book I’ve been writing.