Thursday, January 22, 2015

OWH MidMonth Throwdown - Thank You Cards

This is a fun swing card I made for the January
Operation Write home:
Thank You cards.
If you'd like to take part in the challenge
and are new to creating cards for Operation Write Home,
please read the Guidelines first.

There isn't much room to write in this type of card,
so I will include extra paper.

Here is how I made it:

Cut your card base from card stock with the swing card die.
Cut another one from decorative paper and
 trim a bit from each side (or cut a smaller square to start,
then use your swing card die with the smaller paper centered in it)
if you'd like to have a colored edge of your card base to show.
The swing card die was from Stampin' Up!

Cut along the score lines from the edge in to the
die cut circle, stopping at the die cut portion.
You want to keep the circle whole so you can
cut another circle from it (if you want to have
decorative paper on the swing circle portion, that is).

Using a circle die a smidge smaller than the paper,
die cut a circle from it. This is a Nestabilities circle die.

Die cut and trimmed decorative paper pieces
that will be glued to the swing card base.

Finished card !

The first one I made looked kind of
"blah" to me. I decided to try to make
die cut pieces of cloud paper to jazz it up -
and it worked pretty well !

Die cut flowers are old dies,  
leaves were made with an old two step flower punch,
card stocks, stamp set and inks are all from Stampin' Up!
I sponged the edges of the flower dies with ink and
lightly bent the petals for a little dimension.

Thanks for looking =)

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