Since I've finished making Christmas and winter cards for Operation Write Home and reorganizing my workroom, I've forgotten to take photos of the Christmas cards I've made for my use until I starting making some with the 'leftovers'.
This one is using package tape I happened to see at $$$ Tree and pieces of black and white cardstock I had in my stash. The "photo" is actually a free sticker set sent with some freebie cards by an organization looking for a donation.
Monday, December 23, 2013
|Miscellaneous cards for the December 31 deadline...|
Friday, December 13, 2013
I got busy and tried to replicate at least one...My first attempt was to discover, you have to use very light weight paper and 12"x12" is the easiest size to start with the folding. If you look really closely at the photo you can see the diagonal fold lines.
|After creasing at 4 inches and 8 inches across and top to bottom, start folding the corners in toward the middle.|
|Keep folding toward center, all four sides|
|Keep folding toward center|
|At this point, the "card" will fit into a small envelope|
|Click on the photo to see the directional arrows to begin folding|
|Start folding the corners|
|Begin folding with one corner toward the left, moving to the right|
|Finally! A four-inch square card.|
Friday, November 1, 2013
This is my version of a card uploaded to Pinterest by Lori Gunderson to her "Despicable Me Minion Party" board. I guessed at the measurements for the different pieces and added a small heart sticker. Not having seen the movie(s), I don't know this character's name or if he even spoke.
Our local big box store does have a craft section but has a very limited selection of items, therefore, I had to paint the brads. I tried a black permanent marker but it looked too shiny and was uneven. I then tried black nail polish which worked but was too thick at first until I thinned it a little with a couple drops of polish remover.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
When I saw these game cards posted on Pinterest by www.oopseydaisyblog.com , I knew these were cards I could make for the service members serving overseas in remote locations to send to their kids for Christmas. Also I will make them again in late November for the children's ward in the local hospital.
The game cards are in a set of twelve on the web site, two to a page. I needed enough for twenty cards, knowing I could only put maybe four or five and still have the card and envelope less than 1/4 inch thick in order to go through the postal system without costing the soldiers more - they normally send their mail for free when serving in remote areas.
The snowman is an image I found on Google Images when I searched for cartoon snowman" which I printed then cut out. When I make them for the hospital, I'll mount them on woogles so they have action. I made a slit in card stock after printing the "game rules" and taped it inside the card to make a 'pocket' for four cards.
When I've tried to buy refills for my AdTec/Scotch Brand tape runner locally, none are available....And as I had to get a box of Christmas cards shipped within a few days to Operation Write Home, I ordered this tape gun from TheTapeDepot.Com in southern Florida. It came within a couple days along with the refills that I ordered. One of these refills is equal to more than two of the others, plus ends up costing one-half.
I watched a video posted by Sandy on how to use it, then started making my cards again. After I replaced the used spool, this is what happened! I wasn't getting any glue tape on the piece I was trying to put on a card front - the tape had wound itself around the larger of the two wheels in the front of the gun; I got that straightened out. After a little while, I noticed again that I wasn't getting any glue tape on a piece of card stock. The yellow backing (pictured) that the glue tape is actually on was trying to come out the front of the gun instead of winding up on the take-up spool in the back of the gun. WHAT A MESS!!!
|This is what started it all (that's the glue)|
p.s. I finally figured out that if I cut a heavy plastic circle to fit the back spool (the one on the right), I would not have any problems with "backlash" when using the gun.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Sometime early next week I hope to get these cards in the mail to OWH
and beat the deadline for Christmas cards.
These are some of the 30 Any Hero cards I made and my friends helped write notes to the heros serving in our military on deployment in remote areas..
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
|All my ribbons removed from the spools and hung on the wall, now fit into three 12x12 drawers with twines and tapes in the fourth drawer|
|Most of my punches are now where I can readily see them and all my inkpads are now a lot easier to find and keep in order.|
|The wall where the ribbons on spools were on dowels and brackets|
Now I have all my cutting dies in Stampin' Up clear mount cases plus I now have room for a small bookcase to hold my Big Shot and the containers with the embossing folders.
|Sorting the many, many scraps of cardstock|
|I was able to put most of my uncut 8.5x11 cardstock and card templates in one file drawer on my work desk|
|One drawer in my desk holds all my re-inkers, Stickles, glitter glues, and miscellaneous tools.|
Friday, August 23, 2013
These are the cards I'm mailing to Operation Write Home this month, just a small box of fall themed cards of which about twenty are for service members to mail back home to their children. I normally only make Christmas, birthday, and general (thinking of you, just a note, and blank) cards for this organization but wanted to try making fall cards.
Monday, July 29, 2013
It wasn't until someone asked me about a card making session for Operation Write Home that I realized I had not posted these cards from Emily's last card making event on July 13th. (She will have another Christmas card making event in November). Unfortunately, I cannot use glitter for any cards we make for OWH as this would endanger the military personnel who get them to send home to family and friends. I like sparkle on cards but if it gets on a uniform, it makes the person wearing it a target in the dark.