Friday, April 1, 2016

Oopsie!



Today is the day we show our boo boos! Everybody's friend, Darnell , of djkardkreations blog is hosting a party! See all the fun right HERE in the Playhouse.



Each year at Christmas time I create several different Christmas card  designs to send to my friends and family. I will usually make about 4 to 6 of each design. In 2014 I made several cards like this one.  I am crazy about the zipper die by Papertrey Ink and the coordinating stamp set.  I love creating a secret message that you get to see only when you open the zipper.  The message under the secret strip is:

 "a Merry Christmas"

My late sister, Sherry's birthday is December 21st so I decided to change up one of the cards to make it a birthday card for her.  The secret message on her identical birthday card read:

"a birthday as special as you are!"

I bet you are guessing what my boo boo was aren't you? LOL  Soon after the cards were sent I got all sorts of calls or e-mails thanking me for my sweet hand crafted cards.  The ones who received the secret message card were the most enthusiastic of all! - I beamed!

When I spoke with Sherry on Christmas day she commented on my cards and asked me why I sent two Christmas cards to her.  During that conversation we laughed until we cried when I realized that someone on my Christmas card list got a card wishing them a happy birthday!.  The sweetest thing of  all? whoever received the wrong message never said a word about  the mistake - they just thanked me.  I never did find out who received the boo boo!!  My sister teased me about it until the day she died.

I just can't wait to see what everyone else reveals about their funniest oopsie!  It is sure to be a fun party.  I hope you will hop over to Darnell's blog to join the hilarity!

Thank you for stopping by : ) have a great day!

Patti

Supplies:
Movers & Shakers Sentiments Stamp Set by PTI
Zipper Die by PTI
Patterned Paper - sorry to say I no longer have the maker of this paper
Martha Stewart snowflake punch








29 comments:

Krisha said...

OMGosh! You had me laughing so hard....what a great story!

Mac Mable said...

The idea of your card was fabulous and such a fun idea. I Laughed out loud when I realised what you had done.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fun story! How sweet somebody didn't want to embarrass you by pointing out your mistake! TFS! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Melissa L. said...

Oh! That is funny!! :) I'm so curious to know who got the birthday card!

Marybeth said...

Oh that is too funny and a fun boo boo for this fun challenge , Patti! I love how you put Darnell...everybody's friend, because that she is! She makes everyone feel special and that is her gift to all of us bloggers. To you and I she is doing Gods work in blogland.
By the way I love your card, I need to use that zipper more or at least figure it out. I use it but never to really open it. God bless you!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is hilarious! I can imagine the surprise of the recipient who got the special message card. Thanks for sharing your boo boo!

LauraJane:) said...

Fun story Patti, it's good to have drear memories of past loved ones. Laughter is the best medicine!

A splash of color said...

Patti, great one. I'm loving all the boo boo cards.. I'm happy you and Sherry had one more thing to make fun of you for :)

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Just tell them one is for the next year since we all know postage is going up every year! : ) FUN!!!!

Cara said...

I love that no one owned up to getting the wrong message! Fab card. Cara x

Marlena M. said...

Oh my, what memories to keep! I'm so sorry for your loss~I can tell you were close.I'm super grateful you have this moment to hold on to. Laughter is awesome. Your card is amazing (I have the zipper die also~and I've worried I'd forget what's written in them). Thank you for sharing your card and your precious moment~

cm said...

Oh my goodness! What fabulous Christmas cards you created and how sweet that 'someone' didn't let on that they received your intended-for-your-sister Birthday card. I'm sorry for your loss; based on what you've shared, your closeness is really apparent. Thank for for the oopsie...makes me smile!
~carol

Lorraine said...

What a clever idea for a card! You did make me giggle reading what happened.

Aileen Ryan said...

Love this, gave you something to giggle over. I could just imagine doing the same sort of thing. Clever idea too.

Janis said...

Oh, great! That is just like something I would do!! Of course, with that clever zipper die, you couldn't check to see which sentiment was hidden beneath without ruining the card. Oh, bother!! :) What a great memory you have of laughter with your dear sister! TFS.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Birgit said...

Oh, what a cherished and fun memory you now have of your sweet sister. I'm sorry for your loss, but it's our memories that we hold dear to our hearts that help us move forward each day. Thanks for your reminder to link up my card. I've actually been away for the past week but got home early this evening so I could still link it up. Have a blessed weekend!

Lisa said...

Maybe the person who got the birthday wish never unzipped it LOL!!! Too much fun Patti. And you are so right about our sweetheart Darnell!!

Nancy said...

Loved your story Patti! Yes, Darnell is the best too!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great memory Patti!!! A story to cherish for sure!

Helen F. said...

Oh this story is so funny, Patti. And what a sweet memory to have laughing about it with your sister :-)
Great zipper card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Now you know why you'll never find that innovative zipper die in the Playhouse! I KNOW I would be screwing it up right and left, especially if I got interrupted by a Mister or a Hamlette! (Hamlette?)

But if I may be serious for a minute, Patti, I love how that Big Fat Card Boo Boo has become a very special memory of the laughs you shared over it with Sherry! And it shows that you have wonderful taste in friends that none of them teased you about it! Thank you, BTW, for calling me everyone's friend ~ that made me feel all warm and toasty!

Happy April Fool's Day and thank you for playing in my first BFCBB Hop (and advertising it for two weeks!)!! Hugs, Darnell

TK said...

Great story! And I'm glad it made the two of you able to laugh as long as your could share time!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, what a sweet story!!! I love that the person that got the wrong card was sweet and didn't tell you the mistake. A fun memory that you and your sister shared and now just you and the mystery person know about. Isn't it all about the memories?!! And it just doesn't get any better than this story!! Hugs, Brenda

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh dear Patti, that is funny - what a lovely zippy surprise. Have a great weekend, nice card too

Lynne in NI said...

Hahahaha good one!
My friend sent me a birthday card last year instead of a Christmas card, so you're not the only one LOL

Jane Willis said...

Oh what a clever idea for a card. I bet you've never batch-baked them with different sentiments again though!
Jane

JD/ Jill said...

So sorry for your loss...but what a special memory goes along with this card, that you and your sweet sister could share a laugh together.

Greta said...

Fun story, Patti! I did something along that order--sent my cousin's BD card without signing it! Before hubby got back from the post office I realized what I'd done, but too late--haha!