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Friday, October 17, 2014

Dry Embossing Challenge "MISS YOU" & "YOU'RE SPECIAL" cards



I recently watched the video below by Jennifer McGuire and while in TN I bought the stuff needed to make cards such as Jennifer did.  Tonight I finally got around to giving it a whirl.. what fun!!!

Here is the video Jennifer did:




Supplies:

card stock:  Neenah White, Black and Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
ink:  Mini Distress Inks, Hero Arts Black
stamps:  Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Avery Elle Dotted Die, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder: Chevron & Lattice Set, Courtyard & Trellis Set and 3M Foam Tape

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Forgotten Challenge "GRATEFUL" card


A FB group I am a part of is doing a "forgotten" challenge this week.. use things you have forgotten to use in a while.     I think everything on my card is something that has been kind of overlooked in being used.

1. Spellbinders Dies.  I used the Curved Rectangles.  I had to cut open the packaging to get the dies out!
2. Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye and a sponge
3. Small and Medium Oval Punches
4. Stamp set:  Lovely As a Tree
5. Stamp set:  Small Script



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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MFTWSC198 "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" cupcake card


What a fun sketch this week's MFTWSC198 is.   I used some MFT Dies from my Blueprints sets... along with a "Happy Birthday" stamp from my MFT By The Numbers stamp set.   I used some paper.. but forgot what it was called.. I am listening/watching the St. Louis Cardinals and they just imploded!!! GRRRRRRR!!



Here is the sketch I used:  MFTWSC198




thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MFTWSC197 "ENTER WITH A THANKFUL HEART" card



I needed to make a "thanks" card for a FB group I am in and used this week's MFTWSC197 sketch for my card.   I used a MFT Blueprints that I hadn't cut anything with yet.. what fun!!



Here is this week's MFTWSC197 Sketch:


 
Supplies:

card stock:   brown, tortilla
pattern paper:  MME Reunion
stamps:  MFT Front Porch
ink:  Early Espresso
accessories:  Scor-Pal, MFT Blueprints 15, Mini Brads, Hemp Cord and Dimensionals



thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Masculine card for challenge "DAD" Noble Deer card

Last week's challenge for a FB group I am a part of was to make a "masculine" card.  I am a tad bit behind, but didn't want to miss making a card.   I have lots of stamp sets that are "manly"~ I picked an older Stampin' UP! stamp set called Noble Deer.  

Here is my card:



SUPPLIES:

card stock:  brown, tortilla
pattern paper:  MME Paris & Co.
stamps:  Stampin' UP! Noble Deer, Lizzie Anne Designs DAD stamp
ink: Stampin' UP! Early Espresso
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Photo Corner Punch, Circle Punch and Dimensionals



thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"KEEP CALM AND DREAM BIG" Tiger card



I bought a new stamp set off Amazon last week and finally got around to inking it up.   I inked this beauty up with a new Hero Arts black ink pad I got a month or so ago.   The card is pretty simple, as the image is so big.


Supplies:

card stock:  Black, White, MFT Tangy Orange
stamps: Crafters Companion Tiger
ink: Hero Arts Black
accessories: Scor-Pal, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder and Foam Tape



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have a great airborne day!

God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Monday, October 6, 2014

MFTWSC196 "MERRY CHRISTMAS" card





I am watching the St. Louis Cardinals ~vs~ Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.. and wanted to get a card made for this week's challenge.. and needed a quick one.  I received the My Favorite Things Poinsettia Die-namics last week and wanted to give them a try.  I love the way they cut.. just like butter and I used thicker shimmery paper card stock cover.  

    okay.. back to the game!!! GO CARDS!!!


Here is the sketch I used:   MFTWSC196 





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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas card kit "MERRY CHRISTMAS" card *w/measurements



This card was super easy to make.. and so it didn't take long at all to cut everything for a card kit to make 20 more of these. I might go back and cut 20 more.  The paper is adorable and some that I bought earlier this year at a Tuesday Morning.

I am including measurements.. you could adjust the layers and strip as you like depending on your pattern paper.

*MEASUREMENTS:

card base:   5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

solid layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pattern paper:  4" x 5 1/4"

Strip:
solid layer:    1 1/2" x 4 1/8"
pattern paper:   1 3/8" x 4"

SUPPLIES:

card stock:  white, black
pattern paper:  Colorbox Cloud9Designs  Joyful/Bundled Up
stamps:  Hero Arts Owl Christmas sentiment
ink:  Cherry Cobbler
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch and Dimensionals




thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Christmas card/kit "SENDING YOU WARM WISHES" card *w/measurement



Listening to NASCAR today ~ **GO JIMMIE & TEAM LOWE'S** ~ and putting together another Christmas card kit.     I made a card somewhat like this about two years ago and I thought I'd make some more.   I didn't have enough of the pattern paper to do all 20 the same.. and then I had only enough of the Stampin' UP! DSP to do 13, so I dug through some pattern paper I have and found some more to do the other 13.  Everything is cut/stamped and put together in a ziploc bag.  

Below is when I was working on the card sample..  the one at the top of the picture is one I made two years ago.  I had done the measurements on the paper below the card.. and realized I had a boo boo on it for the sentiment layer. I will retype everything below this pic for the finished card sample.  




MEASUREMENTS:

Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

bottom layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
next layer:  4" x 5 1/4"

pattern paper layer:  3 3/4" x 5"

Square pattern paper layer:

pattern paper:  2 7/8" x 3 3/8"
solid layer:   3" x 3 1/2"

Santa Layer:

very vanilla:   2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
solid layer:    2 1/2" x 4"

Sentiment Layer:

very vanilla:   1 1/4" x 2 3/4"
solid layer:     1 3/8" x 2 7/8"


Supplies:

card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
pattern paper:  SU DSP, assorted pattern paper
ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
stamps:  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Santa Stamp from a Christmas set, Hero Arts sentiment
accessories:   Scor-Pal, Brads and Dimensionals



thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Working on Christmas card kits



I wasn't feeling too good late last night.. tummy ache.. and was going to lay down in bed, but decided to cut some paper instead.  I had printed off the measurements for one of my favorite Christmas cards and make some kits to put together at another time.

This is what the card will look like when put together:




I was midway through cutting the paper when I realized I needed a border punch and all my punches were still packed up because I cannot store them as I have in the past.  I went looking for a particular punch and ended up unpacking one entire box and part of another before I found it.  I then did all the punching and moved onto the other layers.

I am sharing the measurements below that you can print off..  here is the link to the blog post that has the measurements on the page itself:  CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS CARD WITH MEASUREMENTS




thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them