M’lady got a new stove yesterday. After the last one shot 220v through her while cooking dinner a couple weeks ago the landlord decided a new one was in order!
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Sunday, June 6, 2010
Father's Day is just around the corner....2 weeks from today! ;-) I'm ahead of the game compared to Mother's Day! I sat down and created a couple FD cards using Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month for June, Wonderful Friend. Stop by my website to order this adorable stampset before the end of the month!
Inspired by Tresa Black, these 5x7 cards feature a window where the word DAD hangs and turns when opened.
The first card I did was Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, and White Daisy using Cranberry paper and one of the B&T papers from the You Rock paper set. Using the argyle pattern from the Stamp of the Month, Wonderful Friend I made my own B&T paper stamping it MANY times in Outdoor Denim. To the left I stamped with VersaMark and then used a clear prismatic embossing powder....a little bit of "snap", but not too much, after all, it's for a man! LOL On the inside I simply matted the sentiment that came with the stampset and it's good to go! ;-)
The second card uses Cranberry, Sunflower, Black and White Daisy using Cranberry. Black, and White Daisy paper. On both the front and inside, I used patterns from the Stamp of the Month, Wonderful Friend and again, made my own B&T paper. I used the tie and the clear prism powder on this one. Inside, I used the argyle stamp again, this time in Sunflower, and accented it by using a black marker to follow the center lines (Paul's idea!) I continued the argyle pattern by cutting out 3 black diamonds and using them as the base mat for my sentiment. It came out looking a bit Charlie Brown-ish, IMO, but maybe I just stared at it too long. Good Grief!
Since I will be mailing these, I chose not to embellish them so they'd travel better. I may change my mind and add a few brads, we'll see! ;-)
Get the imagination going....Father's Day is still 2 weeks away....giving you plenty of time to still make cards for your loved ones!!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
With Mother's Day gone for this year, I start thinking toward Father's Day. I'm still working on cards, but I thought I'd share a coaster album that I did for my dad a few years ago. It's all CTMH product from about four years back. The title is made from the now retired "Typewriter Keys" and the paper is the Floral Tapestry collection. The pictures are all of me as a baby/toddler and my parents. To my knowledge, he still keeps this on his desk at work and receives many compliments on it. ;-)
Wearing Dad's boots
Mom, Dad, Me
Supposed to be napping
Random bottle pic
Me, Dad, and Great-Grandma Ralya
I didn't want to make this too bulky, so I chose just a few shots that would lend themselves well to a round cutout. All the backs of the coasters are covered in Twilight and distressed with ink. The fronts are double matted with varying embellishments. They are all punched at the top and put on a binder ring. Wrap different small lengths of ribbon around the binder ring and it's all done. Hope you enjoyed it!
Friday, May 14, 2010
My son's girlfriend is graduating from high school this weekend. This is a great multi-purpose card that I was able to easily personalize just for her!
Jackie is very much an athletic scholar and takes pride in her school colors, so I used their colors of red & blue with a bit of black accent.
To make the front of the card: I use a ready-made plain white card set (6 1/2 x 5".) I assembled the front of the card before attaching it. Using the template at the end, cut your cardstock base to fit your card front (A). Cut an accent strip (B) and adhere to the middle. Put three accent brads (red) on each edge as shown.
Cut (C) from black cardstock. Using the same color as your accent strip, cut your quote base (D). This will give you a 1/8" black border. Adhere D to C. Do NOT adhere to the base (A) yet!!
Choose a quote. I found some good ones here. Print it on nice paper or hand write it on nice paper. You may have to print a few samples on plain paper before you have it formatted to fit on a 2 1/4 x 3 3/4" rectangle. Once you have it formatted, print it out on the good paper (I used linen resume paper) and cut to the dimensions. Adhere to D/C. Use an accent brad (red) in three corners, as shown.
Cut the two Grad Cap pieces from Black Cardstock. Assemble them by putting the diamond piece on top of the bottom piece as shown and glue. You will cover about half of the bottom piece and have a dimensional look. Wrap about 3" of black floss around the head of a black brad and tie (giving you two 1.5" strands.) Dampen and slightly twist together. Put the brad in the center of the diamond as shown.
Adhere your complete cap to the fourth corner.
Using pop dots, adhere the completed quote piece to the center of your front. Carefully adhere the entire piece to the front of the card. Trim as needed.
For the inside: I chose another saying, this one is an appropriate scripture from the Bible. I printed it on white vellum, but you can use any paper. Cut to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" and adhere to E. Place accent eyelets (blue) in the corners as shown. Adhere to the upper center of the inside, leaving yourself enough room to write. Oops...I over-wrote and had to actually "sign" it at the top!! :-/
For her initials (JHC) and the year (2010) I printed them out to size on plain white paper with an appropriate color and carefully cut each one out. You can download the font free from here. Adhere as shown. I hand wrote "Class of" above "2010."
You can embellish this even more, however, I chose to keep this one simple and straight-forward. Guide is 4/inch on 8.5 x 11 paper. Feel free to use the guide and share with others! Have a blessed day!