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Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Card #2

After the church gave out the Christmas card list of church members, I realized I needed about 10 more cards (making my total for this year 138). This is the card I decided on. I used Sizzix embossing folders for both the background and the sentiment; then I mounted the sentiment on silver posterboard and then on small squares of the cushioning from boxes of Whitman's candy. The paper was cut in 1 1/4 inch strips and wrapped with some silver fru-fru.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Today was another Christmas Card Gallery at Donna's house. All products used were from Stampin' Up.

This card was the most time consuming: cutting out the redbird, stacking the snowman, doing the two rows of 'snow', inking the background, the cutting out the twigs, the two-piece hat, three 'buttons', the nose.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Operation Write Home

Have any left over greeting cards you have made? This organization welcomes greeting cards that they will then ship to troops serving overseas. Go to the web site and check out the 'rules', then sort through your card stash, or make some new ones, and mail to the organization.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

All Occasion Card Gallery

This Christmas card was our technique project for this event. The ornament was created using the scallop edge punch, gluing it flat(!) to a small circle then sandwiching the cord between it and a medium round scallop punch. It was a little tricky getting it to lie flat but the rest was easy.

Below are the two cards Norma brought. She had made them using the heart punch and the plastic candy containers sold by Stampin' Up.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Little Dresses for Africa

These are some of the eighteen little dresses that I've made so far for the Little Dresses project. They requested that they be packaged a dozen of one size in a two-gallon zipper seal baggie.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Amy's Wedding Invitation

A friend's daughter is getting married in October. When I received the invitation, I just had to rework it into a gift card for the couple. I even had enough pieces to make another card.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Technique University

These two cards were made using white paper flowers that we dyed using daubers and three different shades of pink inkpads; the other flowers were dyed using the brush end of three diffent shades of yellow paint pens. We then stacked them on a brad and attached to the card.

These cards were made using baby wipes! The wipe was folded into fourths, placed in a glass dish large enough to place the largest stamp in. Using three shades of blue, drops were placed randomly on the wipe, the lightest shade was used to fill in the white spaces creating a multi-colored inkpad.

The cattails were created using a large grass stamp then adding trimmed down petals from a punched out daisy. The background was done by folding a baby wipe into fourths lengthwise, then folding about an inch over, dropping several drops of reinker on it and wiping across the card. The three colors used on this card were yellow, blue, then green.

My favorite technique was this scratch & sniff creation! We used a mixture of clear (or white) embossing powder and lemonade koolaid (or strawberry). The color was stamped on then the mixture was stamped on and embossed with a heat gun. When you scratch the lemons it smells like lemons! The same thing happens with the "ice cream" - it smells like strawberry.

The outside of this card was stamped with Versamark ink then highlighted with a glue pen and glitter.

The pop-up tree wasn't that hard to make using the Sizzix die. The assembling was a little tricky if you don't know the trick!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Morgan's Doll

This is a doll I made for Morgan's fourth birthday. I used McCall's Crafts pattern #898 from about ten years ago. I had already made dolls for her cousins' fourth birthdays. I don't plan to make anymore. Does anyone want the pattern?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Change Lives One Little Dress at a Time

I received a mailing from Nancy's Notions which had an ad for a kit to make three dresses for little girls in remote villages in Africa. You can purchase a kit to make three dresses ($24.99 + free shipping). After checking out the web page, I decided it would be an excellent use of some left over fabric I have and also when I go to yard and estate sales I can pick up pillow cases to make some of these dresses (directions are free on the web page). They are to be mailed to Nancy's Notions and they will forward them to the distribution points. Check it out at: Today I picked up a new looking queen flat sheet ($1.00), three pillowcases ($1.50). Now all I have to do is follow the simple, easy directions and soon I will be mailing several little girls' dresses to Nancy.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas Card Gallery July 2010

Here are the cards from today's cardmaking session at Donna's. We only made 11 cards and had a technique class on how to make the favor boxes.

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