Alycia - if you are reading this BEFORE your card comes - STOP :^) (You see my niece subscribes to my blog and I don't want her to see her card. Her and her twin brother will be 12 tomorrow and I made and mailed their cards today and they will get them tomorrow!)
Here is a tent card for my nephew Benjamin, I learned how to make this card last night on Momo's Ustream class. I never saw this one before. She showed us 4 diff card techniques and this one caught my eye. I added strips of stickers to the top of the aperture. I hope you can see that.
Now for Alycia's card - (You better not be reading LOL) I used the joy fold technique - also taught by Momo last night, I have done these before - but her directions and video was so easy to understand.
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I just got this in the mail yesterday and had to try it out - it is the new Cuttlebug Clockworks 5 x 7 embossing folder. Fabulous!!!! I embossed and sanded to show the white core. Happy Birthday - no name from my stash The office punch I used on the sentiment if from SU
This is for mission 659 - This woman was diagnose with cancer and she likes purple, pink, turquoise, & melon & she loves dragonflies. Coincidentally I used the dragonfly stamp last night and sorry to use it again so quickly. I used the sketch from Clean & Simple 105
Image from SU Border stamp from Inakadinkado Border punch from MS Pearls from M's
Created this card in memory of a young girl at the age of 14 who passed away on Wednesday. Her schoolmate friend is grieving and I want to send her this card.
I had bought this lovely stamp set years ago with the thought it would help me make the sympathy cards in a thoughtful way. The stamp set and inks are from SU! The border punch is MS and the rhinestones are from M's.
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I made this card last night I am gathering a group of friends Wednesday night to help make more of them to send to OWH (you see mine is the sample). When I saw this challenge I said "Great LO and easy for newbies". I kept it simple.
I am making 6 different samples for the team to create a bunch of cards for our "Card Birthday Party". I hope to make between 50 - 100 cards to send to Dixie for the troops/Heroes. I have the card stock cut for the various cards, so they just have to stamp and assemble. I'll be posting more tomorrow and through out the week. Here is the card I created using the sketch at OWH Stars and Stripes The cute ghost is a 1.00 stamp I picked up yesterday at Michael's I couldn't resist and thought everyone would get a kick out of him. ** It is a little empty at the bottom - going to add some bats - from a very old punch I have **
The inside sentiment is also a 1.00 stamp from M's I picked up last year or so.
Well I finally got this crossed off my to craft list - Washer pendants. I went to the hardware store yesterday and bought three (I gave my niece Alycia one and didn't take a pic) washers. I like this one for the size.
Luckily when I got home I had the exact paper punches to punch the card stock to fit the holes of the washers. I learned this technique here and here. I showed my sons and they thought I bought them! Cool.
I used Mod Podge to glue the cs to the front of the washer. I then put a layer of Liquid Embossing to give it a glaze. While it was still wet I added bling. Waited overnight and added another layer of Liquid Embossing. At M's I could not find the satin cording but I found leather cording which I like better because it is thinner. Looked through my two drawers of beads and found these metallic ones.
I have entered this in Allsorts challenge - anything less than 3"
This will be used to keep patterns I learn and obtain from either the internet or the Wed Crochet group.
The cover is actually pieces of chipboard that I cut from a Wheat Thin box. Perfect size. I took notebook paper and trimmed it to size and placed inside the covers. I punched the binder ring holes with my Crop-A-Dile I added a border using Martha Stewart punch. Tied various yarn and ribbon to the binder rings. Added a couple inked Tim Holtz Adage Tickets Created my own hat pin and weaved it through a couple crochet flowers I made. Added some pearls to the border strip. Attached the flowers to a Tim Holtz swivel clip.
Made my last OWH any hero card so it could be mailed today. Used the sketch from Clean & simple #104 Ribbon from SU! Border punches from MS The inside was a message I wrote to a non specific soldier whom they dub as heroes. I wanted to somewhat mimic the red white and blue and stars.
I used a PB image, the work hello is single alphabets stamps from Hero Arts that I have had for 20 years. The flowers are Prima and the prisma paper is by Colorbok. I embossed the base card with the Cuttlebug Stylyzed Flowers embossing folder.
My sister got a batch of chicks last Tuesday and "Sally" did not make it past 7 days. She was a cute little yellow chick, but she was not eating.
I made this card for my sister. This helped me make this card using these challenges: Raise the Bar - ABC challenge - looks like I missed the deadline. and the color challenge at CRAFT challenge blog Card stock and DSP from SU! Ribbon from SU! Sentiment from StudioG Chicken from The Greeting Farm
I met a great group of ladies last night at the Wednesday Crochet gathering at a lady's home. It was my first night and I look forward to learning more about crocheting. (You may remember I taught myself how to crochet little flowers) Anyway - to thank the lady I made her this card.
The paper piecing is from an old SB paper pad I had I think from Provo Craft The scrap background (beige/cream) is actually textured wall paper. I CB with D'vine Swirl embossing folder. The brads are from SU! Sentiment from Stampendous
getting there with my card grouping for Operation Write home.
Here is another one - base run through the Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used a different Tim Holtz stamp and added a SU ribbon tab A SU brad inside the clock in which I strung a pre-made office tag. Sentiment is also from SU! Entering this in the following challenges Sentimental Sundays- use ribbon or lace The Cuttlebug Spot - thinking of you Anything Challenge - 3 layers
On the fb page of Operation Write home they asked for any hero cards to be made. So here is one of 4 that I hope to get done and mailed today if not tomorrow. Unlike the blank cards. Any Hero cards have a personal message from me to the hero. So they get mail as well. Because my card could go to a male or female I kept the colors neutral on this one. I used the Tim Holtz stamp on this and faux stitching. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I used the sketch from Create4Fun to help me get this quick card accomplished. At Pollycraft Monday - use of stitches At Anything Goes wanted three layers - so this LO was perfect.