Taking a moment to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms. I appreciate them and the freedoms I enjoy because of them.
Our second project for May’s Stamp Club was a diorama card using the Best Catch bundle.
This card has three different levels. The fisherman is stamped on the back layer. The cattails are attached to the middle level, and the fish are adhered to the front of the card.
The back layer is Sahara Sand, 4 1/4” x 7 1/2”, scored at 2” from each end. This is the layer with the fisherman stamped on it.
The middle layer is Soft Suede, 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”, scored at 1” from each end. This layer is cut with an oval, slightly smaller than the one on the front layer.
The front layer is Crumb Cake, 4 1/4” x 7 1/2”, scored at 2” from each end. This layer is cut with a large oval and stamped with the Crackle background.
Adhere the Soft Suede flaps to the inside of the Sahara Sand flaps, then adhere the Crumb Cake flaps to the outside of the Sahara Sand flaps to cover the front and sides.
Although it’s a three dimensional card, it can be folded flat and mailed in a regular envelope.
I hope you enjoyed this project. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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In my last post, I promised you another Impossible Card. This was one of two masculine projects from Stamp Club this month, using the Geared Up Garage bundle.
I’m happy to see more masculine products in our catalog, and making this card was a fun project. It’s easier than it looks, too!
Stay tuned for another great guy card in a future post!
Now that we’re having warmer weather in my area, it’s time to start thinking about spring. I have so many plants that need to be trimmed and repotted. This card reminds me that I have work to do!
I used the Tropical Chic bundle for this card.
This fold is called an Impossible Card. It’s made with only a quarter sheet of cardstock, and isn’t as difficult as it looks.
Check back, because I’ll be using this same fold with another bundle for a totally different look!
This “sweet” card is one of the simplest cards you’ll ever make. I used an easy split front technique. This gives the card a look of ribbon without any extra effort or expense. The white panel and DSP (designer series paper) are actually cut a bit smaller to allow a strip of the base card to show through.
The only stamping on this card is the sentiment. The candy jar is cut from the coordinating DSP, and there are different shaped jars to choose from. It’s a super quick and easy card and works for both male and female! And who wouldn’t love that beautiful Gorgeous Grape?
Both the Sweetest Thing Bundle and the How Sweet It Is DSP are on the retiring list, so get it now, if you want it! It’s one of my favorites, and I hate to see it go.
Do you know what 90 pinwheel tabletop decorations look like? Well, here’s a picture!
Last week, a few of us got together to make decorations for our local VA Center. Each resident will get one of these to decorate their room for Independence Day. The pinwheels are from a Paper Pumpkin kit from 2014, so I’ve had these in my closet for a while.
Yes, it was a lot of work, but thanks to these lovely ladies, it went quickly. The lady in the middle, my good friend Nancy, came up with this cute idea, and provided everything but the pinwheels. Thanks, Nan!
If you have free time, I highly recommend reaching out to your local VA Center, to see if there are ways you can help show our veterans how much we appreciate them.
God Bless the USA and those veterans and active duty service members who defend her!!
At April’s monthly class at the local library, we made this simple card and cute bunny treat.
The bunny is made with a strip of cardstock, folded and glued, and holds one Hershey kiss. He even has a cotton ball tail glued on the back.
The card is a simple one using the Pop of Petals and Wishing You Well stamp set, which is on the retiring list.
The greeting is from the Best Bunny set, which is adorable, and also retiring. If you need any of these products, get them soon, before they’re gone forever!
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In my last two posts, I showed you projects using the Gingham Gala DSP. This paper comes in 6×6. We used a large piece for our toilet paper roll gift baskets, and a strip for matching cards. There were only small scraps left, and I thought it would be nice to make a quilt card with them.
I took a white panel (but any color would work), covered it with adhesive and adhered all the small pieces of DSP. Then I ran it through the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I hope you can zoom in on this picture to see it. I thought it made a great card!
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These beautiful cards were made with leftover pieces of Gingham Gala paper from a previous project. If you missed that cute project which recycled an empty toilet paper roll into a cute hanging gift basket, you can find it here.
I just love the large die that pierces the background of these cards. And, as you can see, it looks lovely in any color! The Needle & Thread bundle and the Gingham Gala paper is on the retiring list, so if you like it, be sure to order before it’s gone!
I have one more project to show you with this paper, so be sure to stop back by!
I love it when I can recycle or up-cycle everyday items that are normally thrown in the trash!
At Stamp Club this month, I asked everyone to bring an empty toilet paper roll. We used them to make these little hanging gift baskets. Aren’t they just the cutest?
We used the Gingham Gala paper from the Occasions Catalog. This paper is on the retiring list, so if you don’t have it, get it quick! I love this paper. It comes in five colors, including Lemon Lime Twist, which we didn’t use for this project. It has larger checks on one side and smaller checks on the other side. I used the side with larger squares for this project.
After covering the tube with paper, we squeezed the bottom flat and stapled it, then covered the staples with “ribbon” made from matching cardstock and the ribbon border punch.
Stay tuned for cards made with the leftover paper!
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