Friday, April 15, 2016

There Be Treasure Here!

This year Krispy Kreme celebrated Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day, September 19th, with free doughnuts: a singleton for pirate speak, but a whole box for dressing up. Kevin obliged by donning a tattered shirt, rope belt, pirate beads, bandana and sword. I took a picture of him with our box(es)-plural because we couldn't just go out with the free box, so we purchased a second dozen. Yum!

To highlight the word "treasure" in my title, I used the Open Letter Alphas, a new cut file set in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store: 

After choosing the letters I'd need, they were each cut out individually, backed with patterned paper, and adhered to the page. In some places, a letter will slip between the outline and patterned paper backing of another, interconnecting the letters, giving it a richly layered look.

Stamping and looping red hand-stitching decorate the background. Horizontal banners continue with the red, white and black color scheme.

Usually we just celebrate September 19th with cake and ice cream. Yes, Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day also happens to be a birthday...mine! 

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