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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Jane Austin Thanks Card

I cannot even explain my excitement right now!! This is my very first EVER post as a Design Team member!!! (I think I can fit a couple more Exclamation Points on there!) !!!!

So I'm keeping this post simple to make sure I do everything correctly! Please visit Sketch Saturday to see the great card sketch they have for this week, check out the work of our fabulous Design Team, and of course link-up your own work!

For this week's card, I chose to flip the sketch on on its side! (Yes, you CAN do that--brilliant, right??) I needed a classy Thank you card for my Aunt who hosted a HUGE family get-together in her home for Christmas, but I just wasn't feeling anything too girly. This sketch lent itself quite well to the task!

The banner sentiment is raised on foam dimensional tape, and of course, inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added the 3 metal brads from my stash, and used my homemade bow-maker to create a double bow of jute-thread to tuck under the top-most brad. (Please notice that the washi tape I used to hold the sentiment-strip down while working on it, damaged the paper a little when I went to remove it, but I actually think it just adds to the aged and weathered look!)

We really DID sit on the fireplace hearth at the party, so I thought this sentiment was perfect. I ran my Hobby Lobby Ivory Heavy Cardstock through the printer so I could make a sentiment that I didn't have in a stamp.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out Sketch Saturday!


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Scrapped Hello

I started paper-crafting with Scrapbooking. And have found that I end up with a lot of scrap pieces of pretty paper that I just hate to waste. So I have taken up cardmaking in an effort to put those pieces to good use. Therefore, here again is a scrap-work card for your review!

I love this border paper of butterflies and matched it with these other paper pieces. The card stock was full sheets.

The brown patterned paper was cut to 4-1/2x6", then framed with a brown and a pale pink--the brown at 1/4" larger than the patterned paper, and the pink 1/8" larger than that.
The butterfly border was already 1- 1/8" tall, then shadowed by a brown at 1/8" taller than that. Both cut to 4-3/4"  wide. The narrow strip of pink was already 1-1/2" tall, and then cut to 4-3/4" wide: the three layers of paper attached across the bottom 1/3rd of the brown patterned paper.

"Hello" was stamped on Hobby Lobby heavy weight ivory card stock, with brown Versafine ink, and embossed with clear powder. The sentiment piece was then die-cut with the Cuttlebug--and then cut in half so it could "hang" at the top of the card. I didn't like how stark it looked, so inked up the edges with Walnut Distress ink.

I chose to print the inside sentiment on the same ivory card stock. Once cut, the card cover left an 1/8" border of ivory around the outside, just to give it some more depth.

To finish off the card I added a small metal butterfly charm with 1/8" wide ivory ribbon.