Thursday, July 9, 2015

"YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME" lot of cards *w/measurements

This card pictured above is one I made a while back. I liked the layout so much, I decided to make a bunch more.  I cut and stamped everything and had put together a card kit that I took to TN, but this was one of the kids that my mom and I wasn't able to get to, so I thought I'd go ahead and assemble it. I used Mini Brads from the Eyelet Outlet on the cards when I made them before, last night while assembling all these cards, I decided to leave the brads off.

Everything is laid out and ready to be put together.. yeah!!

When I started putting these together I didn't realize how many layers there was...  I am running very low on adhesive.. like ONE box left.. yikes!  so I was trying to find creative ways to get these all put together using my ATG tape and Scor-Pal Tape.

Here they all are.. all put together.


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

black layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pattern layer:  4"  x 5 1/4"

large panel:

black layer:  3 3/8" x 4 5/8"
pattern layer:  3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

rectangle layer:

black layer: 2 5/8" x 3 3/8"
pattern layer:  2 1/2" x  3 1/4"

banner flag:
black layer;  1 3/4" wide *I cut mine about 1 1/2-2" because it was going to be tucked up under the other layer and you wasn't going to see it. 
pattern layer:  1 5/8" wide.    I laid the pattern on the black layer and then cut the fish tails, then moved up the pattern paper when I adhered them together.

sentiment was stamped on a punched out circle and layered on another punched out circle.


card stock:  black, cream
pattern paper: WeRMemory Keepers Storytime line: Hansel  and Big Bad Wolf
stamps: Stamps of life Phrases2Say
ink:  Hero Arts Black
accessories: Scor-Pal, Circle Punches and Foam Tape

thanks for looking ~

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

Lot of "I LOVE YOU" red, white and black cards

We recently went on a trip to TN and before leaving I made several "card kits" for my mom and I to put together while we were there.   We had two of the kits that we didn't get to put together, so last night I thought I'd assemble them.  

The heart is die-cut from an MFT Heart die, both heart with circles and solid layer.   I had recently seen where someone used a lint roller to get the tiny pieces out of die cuts so I thought I'd give it a try. WOW!! it really works and it only took me a few minutes to get all the circles removed from each of the hearts.  I will be keeping a lint roller nearby from now on.

Here are all the cards assembled.   Super easy to do since removing the circles from the hearts took no time at all thanks to the lint roller.

thanks for looking ~

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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

24 Patriotic cards from Authentique Freedom pad: "THANKS VERY, VERY, VERY MUCH" **w/measurements

What fun these cards were to make.  I love taking a 24 page Authentique paper pad and cutting it all up, to end up with 24 cards.    The sentiment is from a stamp set that I bought while in TN recently.  The paper pad is SOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!!  it's from Authentique and is called Freedom!!!  ~ LOVE IT!!!!! 

Here are all the cards I made using the entire paper pad.

To cut each 6 x 6 piece of paper.   I cut off a piece that will be 5 1/4" x 6", then take that piece and cut off 2" piece from the 6" side, then take the 2" x 5 1/4" piece and cut off 3/4" off the end of it making it 2" x 4 1/2".   Hope that all makes sense.  I added this photo to show how I did it.


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

navy layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pattern layer:  4" x 5 1/4"

rectangle navy layer:  2 1/8" x 4 5/8"
pattern layer:    2" x 4 1/2"

sentiment navy layer:  2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
white layer:     2 3/4" x 3 3/4"


card stock:  white, navy, red
pattern paper: Authentique Freedom
stamps: Technique Tuesday "Hi There"
ink: Hero Arts Black
accessories: Scor-Pal, Star Punch, Mini Brads from Eyelet Outlet, foam dimensionals and a hole punch

thanks for looking ~

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