Sunday, January 26, 2014

Card A Day Blog Post: Thank You For Protecting Our Freedom

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. It's that time again for another Card A Day Blog entry. This week's theme is " Thank You". I chose to use a card that I made to send to Operation Write Home, for one of our brave heroes.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. I then added a background pattern paper from Hot Off The Press, Navy with Stars, cut to 5.25" x 4". I then made a panel using a white piece of card stock, cut to 4.25" x 3.25", matted it with a piece of red card stock cut half an inch larger going each way, stamped my sentiment on it, then adhered it to my star patterned paper.

For the striped paper panel, I used a piece of red, white, and blue striped paper, from Recollections, cut to 3.5" x 1.75", matted that piece with a piece of navy blue card stock, draped a piece of red, white and blue ribbon that I had in my stash, over the top right side, cutting it just a bit bellow the edge of my top panel, and cut a "V" at the end.

I hope the hero that receives this card, enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

I would love to hear what you think of my latest creation, so if you have the time, please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think. Be sure to visit The Card A Day Blog, every day, for some wonderful card making inspiration.  Also, if you like challenges, you might want to check out our monthly challenge, where one lucky winner will win a wonderful prize.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Card A Day Blog Entry: Valentine's

Hi there, thanks for coming by. I'm here today with another card that I put together for the Card A Day Blog, for the theme, Valentine.

I started off my car with a white A2 card base, and added a background piece cut to 5.25" x 4" of designer paper. For the band going across the middle, I cut a piece of light pink card stock cut to 2.5" x 5.25, then attached a piece of the same designer paper that I used for the background, cut to 2 inches wide and the same length, then attached white ruffled ribbon that I purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

For my image, I cut and embossed a heart using the Spellbinders Die - De - Lites die, Swirled Heart, using burgundy card stock, then cut out the background piece with the same light pink paper I used for the center band. I glued the two pieces together, then added the heart to a piece of white card stock, cut to 3" x 3.25", that was embossed with the hearts embossing folder from Darice, inked the hearts with red ink, then adhered the heart to the top of that piece. I then attached all the layered pieces to the top of the band.  For a little added touch, I added Jewel Dazzle hearts to the ribbon and the heart.

I hope you like my newest creation, and that you give me a comment and let me know what you think. Be sure to check out the Card A Day Blog, every day for some great card making inspiration. Remember to check out our monthly challenge, where we will be awarding a prize to one lucky winner each month.  

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sugar Cards Anniversary Giveaway !

Hi everyone! I'm making this post today to let everyone know about the Sugar Cards Anniversary Giveaway!

 Grace is celebrating her blogs 3rd anniversary, and she's giving away a wonderful bundle of blog candy to one lucky winner. So if you want a chance to win this fabulous prize, click on the image above, or on the icon to the right, and follow the instructions on how to enter.

Friday, January 10, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge 206

For this post, I have made a card for the Operation Write Home sketch challenge #206, using this sketch that was provided to all the participants.


Here is the card that I made.

I decided to make it a birthday card, using some patterned paper I received in a swap, and a combination of Spellbinder dies. I also used an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. I really like this sketch, and enjoyed following it. I will be adding this bright cheery card to my next shipment to OWH.

Mojo Monday Challenge 327

Today I have made a card for this week's sketch challenge at Mojo Monday. This is the sketch that they have posted for this week.

Here is the card I created using the sketch.

 I first started off with a white A2 card base, then added designer paper cut to 5.25" x 4", I then added a narrow red card stock panel that I embossed with a Darice heart embossing folder. I then made a panel from white card stock, that was embossed with the same heart embossing folder, inked the little hearts with red ink, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using the same method as the hearts. I matted this piece with burgundy card stock cut to just a bit larger.  I added some lace trim to the bottom of the embossed piece. The images I used and the sentiment was from the Inkadinkado stamp set, With All My Heart. I stamped the heart images on white card stock using Versamark, and burgundy embossing powder, then heat set them. I cut around them, then inked them with red ink, then placed them on my card. The two largest heats I used dimensional tape to raise them up a bit. For one last little touch, I decided to use a heart jewel Dazzle in the middle of one of the large heart.

I will be giving this card to one of my swap partners in one of the yahoo groups that I'm in. I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Card A Day Blog Post: Valentine Bear

Hi everyone, here I am, with another post for the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is, Valentine.

I made this card for Operation Write Home, and I already sent it on it's way to them about a week or so ago, so some of my measurements and colors might not be exact, but I will try the best that I can.

To start with, I used a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. I then added a piece of heart pattered paper that I had in my stash, cut to 5.25"x 4" to the front of the card.

I decided to use this cute little Panda stamp from the Crafter's Companion, Party Paws, Love From Bamboo stamp set. Isn't he adorable? I got this stamp set with a voucher that I won for Crafter's Companion, when I entered to win a prize at Christina Griffith's blog, Card Making Magic

I stamped this little cutie on a piece of white card stock, then cut it down to approximately 2.75"x3.5". I colored the image with Copic Markers. I can't remember what colors I used, because, like I said, I made this card 2 or 3 weeks ago, and everything has been put away, but I do know I used 2 shades of red, and a very light pink for the heart, and a dark grey and black for the ears, paws, and feet. I matted my image onto a piece of pink card stock cut to approximately 3.5" x 4", leaving some space to the right of the image for the three little red heart Jewel Dazzles that I added. I them matted that piece to a piece of burgundy card stock cut a little larger than the top layer.  I adhered this piece to the top of the design paper that I added to the card base.

I hope you love this little guy as much as I do, and I would really love to hear what you think, so if you have the chance, please leave me a comment and let me know. Remember to stop by the Card A Day Blog each day to see what our designers have made to inspire you with. Be sure to check out our monthly challenge for the chance to win a wonderful prize!