Friday, May 29, 2015

Silver Classic Pickups Card

Simple card created with the old Stampin' Up! set,
Classic Pickups
Also uses and image from Antique Autos
and a truck from a Hero Arts set
Silver ink, white and silver metallic card stock
Greeting (old one from SU!) stamped with black onto vellum
and attached with silver eyelets

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Shirt and Dollar Bill Tie Card

Ta-da! A center opening button front shirt card -
with a tie made out of real money !!!!
Finished size is approximately 4" wide by 5 1/2"tall.

 Complete with teeny, tiny paper punched and pierced buttons,
 paper punched pocket and drawn on stitching details !
The buttons were punched out of kraft colored card stock,
pierced and lightly inked with a darker brown ink.
I was trying to make them look like the brown and tan
marbled buttons on the plaid shirts my husband wears.
TIP: Be sure to leave a gap at the edge of the collar
if you would like to tuck a tie under it. 
I slid the pointed end of my mechanical pencil under it 
while gluing at the top and bottom, creating a little more space .

I did not have any instructions to make the tie,
so I played with scrap paper the size of the bill first
to see if I could make something that resembled a tie.
Two attempts later and this is what I came up with.
I honestly can't tell you exactly how I did it,
other than lots of folding, sorry.
Here is the other version,
but it didn't fold as well with the money.

The inside is unfinished as of right now, 
my desktop computer is in the repair shop 
so I am unable to print anything .
I did create a sentiment with My Memories Suite
that I'll put in it (see bottom of post) later.
I'll print it on kraft paper  and trim it to fit,
 approximately 3 3/4" wide by 4 1/4" tall. 
NOTE: Ignore that center fold line down the back.
I goofed up and folded my paper in half the wrong way
when I first started making the card.

After lots of fiddling with paper and measurements,
this is the final pattern I came up with to make the
 center opening button up shirt card.
There are lots of great ideas online to make shirt cards,
but  I wanted one that actually opened in the front.
NOTE: I used a lighter weight printed paper folded over
because I wanted the inside and the part that flips out to create the collar
to be the same as the shirt front. 

You may need to play a bit with the angle of the collar
when you fold it to the front in order to make them meet.
Once you have them in position the way you like, 
glue the top edge and bottom corners down.
Hold it tightly in place, front flaps closed over the inside of the card,
then carefully trim away around the collar on each side -
but not the back center piece!

Hopefully the photos and brief description
are clear enough if you'd like to make one
of your own. 

I think I may make a few out of solid color card stock
to donate to Operation Write Home ! 
I'll substitute a tie shape cut out of card stock
rather than paper folding one .
I'm slowly getting my final box of cards filled.......

And here are a few simple PNG word arts I made

Since this card uses primarily plaid,
I'm entering it in the current 
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge,
because it is a shirt and tie,
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Love Bug VW Beetle Card

Two more cards I made to donate to 
Operation Write Home.

Hero Arts VW and XOXO image
Snap stamps for "love bug"
Red, White, Black card stock and ink
Hearts embossing folder, Cuttlebug
gray ink and aquapainter
Silver Signo gel pen
heart paper punch
stapler (not seen in photo because I did it after I took the photo-
I stapled the banner on the left card at the right edge)

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Girl/Boy VW Beetle Cards

Created for the Mid Month Throwdown at
Operation Write Home -
 make a Masculine and a Feminine card using the same card layout/design. 

I didn't read the theme quite right,
 I used the same IMAGE and occasion, not layout. 

I'm slowly getting my final box of handmade cards completed
to donate to OWH. Much slower than I'd like right now as I
managed to pinch a nerve in my back and am hurting,
unable to do much for the time being........ ugh.

All cards must be received at OWH by August 1st !!!

Anyway, here are the supplies used:
Hero Arts VW and vehicle background stamp
various Stampin' Up! greetings sets
white, black, pink, blue, gray, red card stock
the gray piece was speckled with bleach
various inks and colored pencils
silver Signo gel pen
circle punches

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Please take a moment to remember why today is a holiday.

Let us never forget those that have sacrificed so much for

these United States Of America.

Flag flying etiquette, half staff