Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy 200th Birthday Mr. Lincoln!

Have you heard about the card request for Abraham Linocoln's 200th birthday? I'll post the blurb at the bottom of this post. I went for it and came up with this card... I have to say, it's truly fabulous.. too bad there aren't any other 200 year old Mr. Lincolns. I stamped all the front images and heat embossed, then layered various parts and raised a couple. The inside sentiment is a Lincoln quote. With all the layers and embellishments, sewing, etc., this card is really heavy.

The sentiment inside is computer printed and the stamps on the front are from Amazing Arts . Excellent, top notch service! Check them out for either ready made or custom stamps.
So this is the card I'm sending to Mr. Lincoln!

Here is the notice:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A "Happy 200th Birthday" card is tough to find.But that's just what the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is looking for. The group is asking people to send cards to Lincoln for his 200th birthday, on Feb. 12.The 16th president even has an official address with the U.S. Postal Service: Abraham Lincoln, Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, Illinois.Commission chairwoman Marilyn Kushak says she hopes birthday greetings pour in to Lincoln's hometown from around the world. She recommends that people make the cards by hand.The commission says the cards it receives may be used for displays or publicity


  1. Oh this is a really cool idea! Thanks for posting the blurb too! COOL COOL!

  2. I really like this card- maybe you could find another reason to make it for

  3. Great use of ephemera.. I think that's the right term :) I like the liberty watermark paper too.


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