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Thursday, February 26, 2015

THANKS EVER SO MUCH card made using scraps



This is just a quick card that I made using up some scraps from the Authentique Pride paper pad and a stamp from a Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases stamp set.  



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MFTWSC217 "YOU ARE PRETTY AMAZING" Patriotic Hero Card





I have been making  lots of cards for Operation Write Home and have been using some of my most favorite Patriotic paper from Authentique called Pride.   I had a bunch of strips leftover from some of the cards and as soon as I seen this sketch, I knew what I was going to do.  I first cut a navy blue panel and embossed it, but the banners disappeared because it was so dark, so I went with a cream layer instead.   

I will write a note to a Hero and send it in my next box to OWH.


Here's the sketch I used:   MFTWSC217

SUPPLIES:

card stock:  MFT Red, Navy and cream
pattern paper:  Authentique Pride
stamps:  MFT Complimentary Greetings
ink:  MFT Hybrid Black
accessories:  Scor-Pal, MFT Blueprints Stitched panel, Cuttlebug Star embossing folder, SU photo corner punch and foam tape



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

Lot of 20 Patriotic "THANKS SO MUCH" cards *w/measurements



Today I made 20 more cards. I made some more "THANKS SO MUCH" cards using more of the Authentique Pride pattern paper.   These were super easy to make.  

*MEASUREMENTS BELOW.


here are all 20 completed cards.



This was when I had one card top complete and only 19 more to go.


 As I finished each card top, I would lay it over on my paper trimmer. After completing all of them, I thought they looked so pretty.  



*MEASUREMENTS:

card base:  8 1/2" x 11" scored at 4 1/4"

solid layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
embossed layer:  4" x 5 1/4"

rectangle layer
solid layer:  2 1/8" x 3 5/8"  *see note below for cutting this layer
pattern layer: 2" x 3 1/2"

sentiment layer
solid layer:  2 1/8" x 2 7/8"
cream layer:   2" x 2 3/4"


To get the most from a solid piece of card stock to cut the piece into 2 1/8" x 11" strips, then cut those strips into:   for the rectangle layer cut them 2 1/8" x 3 5/8" strips for the sentiment layers cut them 2 1/8" x 2 7/8".  you will get many pieces without having a lot of waste

Here is the sketch I used:  SSSC230



SUPPLIES:

card stock:  cream, navy
pattern paper:  Authentique Pride
stamps:  Stamps of Life Phrases2Say
ink: Hero Arts Black
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Red Brads, Paper Piercer, SU Star Punch, Darice Star Embossing Folder and Foam Tape



thanks for looking ~

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

Lot of 20 Patriotic "THANKS SO MUCH" cards *w/measurements




Today I wanted to work on some more Patriotic "Thank You" cards. I made one last night and used a red embossed star layer and today I decided to go with Kraft rather than the red. I like the way they turned out. 


Below is when I had everything cut, stamped, punched and ready to go. The red card I made last night is shown below.




*TIP:  When I am embossing a lot of pieces, I do two at a time. I noticed on the bottom layer of the two pieces embossed, the stars were more predominant if I flipped it over and used the debossed side, I think that's what it's called.  I wanted to show below what the two looked like.  Pretty neat huh?



The sketch I used was a Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #231 sketch.. instead of several banners, I just made one and went with that.



MEASUREMENTS:

card base:  8 1/2" x 11" scored at 4 1/4"

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

strip:
solid:  2 1/8" x 4 1/8"
pattern: 2" x 4"

banner flag:
solid 1 5/8" 4 5/8" *This piece isn't one I really measure as I cut a strip longer than this, punch out the banner ends and then after adhering the pattern banner to this piece, I just cut off the excess
pattern:  1 1/2" x 4 1/2" *I cut this piece longer, punch the ends, then trim it to 4 1/2"


SUPPLIES:

card stock:  cream, kraft, navy
pattern paper:  Authentique Pride
stamps:  Stamps of Life Phrases2Say
ink:  Hero Arts Black
accessories;  Scor Pal, Circle Punches, SU Photo Corner Punch, Darice Star Embossing Folder and Foam Tape



thanks for looking ~

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

21+2 "THANKS EVER SO MUCH" and "THANKS SO MUCH" cards using Authentique Pride paper *w/measurements



Anyone that knows me, knows that I love all things Red, White and Blue.  It's my favorite color combination to use on cards and yesterday morning while cleaning off the area where my Big Shot is, I glanced up at the shelf where some of my 6 x 6 paper pads are and seen these beauties. They are the most gorgeous Patriotic paper pads I have ever seen.   

During a blog hop a couple of years ago I won one of these pads and I loved it so much that I ordered a bunch off of Walmart.com.  Last year while in Charlotte, NC for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race, I spotted some in A.C. Moore and bought every one they had. The paper pad is from Authentique and called Pride.

Last night I set out to make some "THANK YOU" cards and ended up making all the cards in the picture above.   I made the two cards with the red embossed layers first and then made the one like all the others shown, it was my favorite so I set out to make 20 more.   

*MEASUREMENTS AND SUPPLIES AT BOTTOM OF POST

This picture below shows all the scraps I had leftover from a big lot of cards I made a while back.    The first thing I did was sort through the scraps.  There were a bunch that were at least 2 1/8" wide, so I trimmed them to 2 1/8" x 4 1/2".   I then found a bunch that were 1 1/2" wide. I pulled them aside to use as the banners.    I did have to cut into a couple of sheets in one of the pads to make more banners.   All I have left of the scraps are the thinner strips and I just printed off a new MFT sketch that has a bunch of thin banners on it, so I'm going to see what I can do to use them for that sketch.


In this picture I have everything cut, scored, embossed, stamped and punched to make 20 cards.  *note. some of the banners weren't trimmed down yet because I wasn't sure which side of the banners I was going to use and in the end, it didn't matter which side, so I could have already had them trimmed to 3 3/4" long.  






 Tip:  When I do a lot of stamping on lighter card stock, I always lay the pieces on a dark colored piece so that it's easier to line up the stamp and stamp onto it.  I also try to do them in batches by laying out an even amount to the darker piece and stamp each one, move them aside and lay down the next group. I find it moves much faster than doing them one at a time.



I also do adhesive in batches as well.  Sometimes I do more than this many at a time, but these were pretty easy with just two strips of adhesive on each one.


I should've taken my own advise to do the assembly in batches.. however I did find that if I took each piece needed for the card top, assemble them and then set it aside.    That got old for me so after 13, I decided to put adhesive on every piece that was needed for the last 7 cards.  There is more pieces to the left of me sitting on my trimmer.   I do each card top and then the final thing is to put them all on the card bases.



Here are a look at each of the card samples.   This one was my favorite.



 This one will be super easy to produce. I will post a separate blog post about this card and the one below it, with measurements, etc. when I make lots of them.



 A super fun card.. I just love the embossed star layer on this card and the one above ~ makes me happy!


*MEASUREMENTS (these are for the lot of 21 cards ~ others to follow in another blog post)

card base:   8 1/2" x 11"  scored at 4 1/4"

solid layer:  4 1/8" x 5 5/8"
embossed layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

large strip:
solid layer:  2 1/4" x 4 5/8"
pattern layer: 2 1/8" x 4 1/2"

sentiment layer:
solid layer:  1 3/8" x 3 5/8"
stamped layer: 1 1/4" x 3 3/4"

banner:  *after punching/cutter banner ends
solid layer:  1 5/8" x 3 7/8"
pattern layer:  1 1/2" x 3 3/4"


*ADDED> >>>  this is the OWH sketch is what I used, I had to just tweak some measurements to fit the scraps I was working with.



*SUPPLIES:

card stock:  red, navy blue and ivory
pattern paper:  Authentique Pride
stamps:  Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases *Thanks So Much from Stamps of Life Phrases2Say
ink:  Hero Arts black
accessories: Scor-Pal, SU Star Punch, SU Photo Corner Punch (banner ends), Darice Star 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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

30 cards complete "I MISS YOU, YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME, LOVE ALWAYS, I LOVE YOU" from one 6 x 6 paper pad




Another 6 x 6 paper pad is now all gone. .. this time it's My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose ~ Mabel.  I have several of this pad, so I might come back and make a large batch of the cards on the second row down with the banner and the scallop under the strip.    




These were the first ones I made from the paper pad and at first used a larger scallop, I didn't like it so I took it off and found another scallop that was smaller and I liked the way it looked.


 Some more "I MISS YOU" cards.. these were super easy. I could make a whole bunch of just this sketch and one paper pad for sure.



Some "Love Always" cards. The hearts have small embossed hearts on them.   The sentiment is from an Annabelle Stamps stamp set.




SUPPLIES:
card stock:  brown, cream, kraft
pattern paper:  MME Stella & Rose ~ Mabel
ink:  SU Early Espresso
stamps:   Stamps of Life Phrases2Say, Annabelle Stamps Love Always (I think the set is called Fanciful Flowers), Craft Smart I Love You
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Heart Punch, Scallop Heart Punch, Circle Punches, Cuttlebug Heart Embossing Folder, Brown Brads, Hole Punch, SU Scallop Border Punch and Foam Tape




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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lot of 8 "HELLO" cards AND ~ All the cards (28) made today using a MME My Girl 6 x 6 Paper Pad


I have finished off another paper pad, this time it's My Mind's Eye My Girl.   I ended up with 28 cards and really like the way they turned out.    The HELLO cards above use the 2" x 4 1/2" pattern paper strips that I had left. I did have some small pieces that I started punching out 1" squares, but it seemed a waste of time, so I tossed them into the recycle bin.   

Below is a picture of all 28 cards that I made today.  


The previous posts show the "I Love You" and the "I Miss You" cards and the sketches used for them.


SUPPLIES for the HELLO cards

card stock:  red, black, cream
pattern paper: MME My Girl
accessories: Scor-Pal, Memory Box Oh Hello dies, SU border punch and Foam Tape


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

Lot of 10 "I LOVE YOU" kids cards *w/measurements



After making 10 cards earlier today, I decided to find another sketch in my pile of Deconstructed Sketches that I have printed off and selected Sketch #48.     I altered it a tad to make it work with the papers I was using and I really like the way they turned out.

*NOTE:  The two cards above the sketch printout were made using two of the 2" strips I had leftover.  To make this set of 10 cards, I ended up using every sheet in the MME paper pad My Girl that I was using.   I have some 2" strips left and some pieces I am punching out that I may use on the next set of cards. I'll figure that out after posting this.  


This was when I started, I made two cards to see if I liked how they looked before proceeding on with making others.



 *TIP.  For the half circle piece I had pieces leftover from the tops of  strips I cut, I used a very large circle punch to punch them out, then punched out some pieces in black with the same punch and layered them together.


*MEASUREMENTS:

card base:  8 1/2" x 11"  scored at 4 1/4"

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

banner
solid/pattern  .. I cut a piece 3 1/8" wide and longer than 4 1/2".. after trimming the banner ends, I cut it to 4 1/2" long, adhered it to the black layer and then cut the banner ends on the black piece.

on the cards with the 2" wide banner, I cut the piece 2 1/8" wide and did the same as the banner above.

sentiment
this will be determined by your sentiment. The sentiment I used is one I bought at Michael's. I cut the white piece 1" x 3 1/2" and the black layer 1 1/8" x 3 5/8"




Here's the sketch I used:  DECONSTRUCTED SKETCH #48



Supplies:

card stock:  black, white
pattern: MME My Girl
stamps:  Craft Smart "I LOVE YOU" from Michael's
ink: Hero Art black
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Large Circle Punch and Scissors



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

Lot of 10 "I MISS YOU" cards for kids *w/measurements


I seen on the OWH site that the Mid Month Throwdown challenge was to make Cards for Kids.   I grabbed one of the MME My Girl paper pads that I purchased recently and got busy to make some cards. After deciding on a sketch, I cut everything and then layered them all onto black card stock. 

Here I have all the pieces for ten cards ready.


I laid out all ten of the larger pattern layers and took the long rectangle layers and sorted them out to which card they would go on and then I did the same with the thin strips.  



Here I have everything cut, stamped, punched and all layers together.. time to assemble them.






MEASUREMENTS:

card base  8 1/2" x 11" scored at 4 1/4"
solid layer  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pattern layer:   4" x 5 1/4"

long rectangle
solid layer  2 1/8" x 4 5/8"
pattern layer  2" x 4 1/2"

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

embossed rectangle
solid layer 2 5/8" x 3 3/8"
pattern layer  2 1/2" x 3 1/4"




Here is the sketch I used:  DECONSTRUCTED SKETCH #30



SUPPLIES:

card stock: black, cream, So Saffron
pattern paper: MME My Girl
stamps:  Stamps of Life Phrases2Say
ink:  Hero Arts Black
accessories:   Scor-Pal, SU Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Mini Brads, Hole Punch and Foam Tape



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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

MFTWSC216 "LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK" card





Today is our youngest daughter's birthday. She turned 18 today. Tonight she invited some friends over for pizza, movies, cake and ice cream. Not long after they arrived, the ice storm hit and two of the girls are no staying the night so she is having a sleepover.      The rain/ice is still coming down.  All of that on top of all the snow we have had this past week, the weather here is a Cold Mess!!

After all the party festivities died down.. I could wander off to my stamp room to get my stamp on.  First up, I wanted to make a card using this week's sketch.. and just now as I am typing this, the top of the sketch image is on the bottom of the screen and I see that I missed rounding the top corners..  blah!!!!  

I was trying to make a "moon"..  haha... my son said "yeah mom, it looks like a .......  moon!"  haha



Here is the sketch I used:    MFTWSC216
SUPPLIES:

card stock:  MFT Nightshift Blue, MFT Grout Gray, White
stamps:  MFT You Move Me
ink:  MFT Black Hybrid Ink
Accessories:  Scor-Pal,

thanks for looking ~

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