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Now that Mother’s Day has come and gone it’s time to appreciate our fathers in our lives. You may have had an Uncle, Brother, Grandfather, or Step-Father that raised your right. And in application you want to give him something for all the hard work and long hours he put to make you the better person you are today. But why give him a run of the mill card? Put a little something to pep it up. Give him a Man Shirt with a pocket full of love.
As I was strolling down the aisles of Hallmark I saw this awesome card, which had a print on shirt with a little pocket on the inside to hold a gift card. However I didn’t want to pay the 5 buck price tag so I made one that look just as good if not better than what I saw.
- White Card Stock
- Plaid Pattern – Images from the Web
- Chocolate Brown Card Stock
- Buttons – Bag O’ Buttons
- White Gel Pen
- Heavy Needle with White Thread
- Gold Brands
I just made this card as a “Just Because”. You know those days that you want to cheer someone up just because you can. Neither rhyme nor reason you just feel like giving someone a little hello that you care. And a “Just Because” card doesn’t have to cost a lot, you don’t need to run out to a store and pick up a bunch of supplies. A “Just Because” card and be anything, buttons, stick figures holding a heart, or a photo taken from your phone or camera.
The following materials have been used.
- Wild Pink Card Stock from Best Occasions
- Pastel Pink Card Stock from Recollections
- Heart Print paper found on (http://mimistar303.deviantart.com/art/Heart-Pattern-188561158)
- Image is from Design Source Book for Crafters (Deco)
- Pink Glitter Glue
- White Opal Liquid Pearls
- Petal Pink Liquid Pearls
- Pink Ribbon
- Martha Stewart Heart Corner punch
- Martha Stewart Tear Drops punch
- Martha Stewart Shell punch
I have been following Kathy at http://www.paperphenomenon.blogspot.com and I loved, loved her Envelope Mini Album Series. So I challenged myself to create something and this is what I came up with.
The paper I used is called k-I Memories Sweetheart with Glitter paper, I also used some of my own personal scraps. I used her technique of using Duct Tape for the binding and it looks so good. However I couldn’t find the adhesive she used, so to connect the envelopes to the cover I had to get a bit creative. I found at Home Depot Rhino Grip, which is carpet adhesive. I found it to be easy to apply, bonds instantly has a permanent adhesive which is reinforced for added strength. It’s Non-toxic & odor free and has no VOC’s which means its green. All I need to do now is add a little bit of glits and glame.
Well once I got started I just couldn’t stop. I made a few more Shopping Organizer Mini Books. Thank you Lora, you really inspired me to use my stash of unused paper stacks and ribbons. It’s nice getting my creative juice going. Sometimes we may not have a destination until we see something we like and it gives us our heading.
For Lora awsome Shopping Organizer Mini Books please click this link for details
Just got home, I saw the new Avengers movie and it was awesome!! If I could use an audio tone on the word “Awesome” I would. I have to tell you Marvel is doing it right when it comes to movie superheroes. DC not so much, sure they had Christopher Reeves as Superman way back when and it was okay… Then they used as many actors they could find on the Batman line. But that’s all, at some point Superman, Batman, Aqua Man, Wonder Woman, and the Flash all join up to create the Justice League. And I don’t see that turning out very good. Why? I will tell you why, so many people have played these roles that the audience can’t connect the dots to which actor is playing what roll. The media won’t get the same connection or find it personable.
Marvel however is using the same people making you want to know their story. It’s like watching your favorite story coming to life and you identify who they are on each and every movie you see. Well maybe not all… They did change out of Edward Norton as Bruce Banner which they replaced with Mark Ruffalo. I don’t know why Edward wasn’t in the new one as the HULK. I think he would have done an amazing job. My husband and I believed he made a pretty decent HULK. But that’s show business what do I know, any whoo. My personal thoughts on this movie…. Two Thumbs up!
Well it’s late here in California; however I didn’t want to go to bed without showing off my completed Mother’s Day Cards. I created the flower pot using Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge, found on page 109. What I did is cut the top part of the present image used Pink (Little Inker by Hero Arts) all around the edges and made a shadow effect out lining the top. All the paper used on each card was from a different Colorbok paper pack that you can find at Wal-Mart for 5 bucks. I tied white sheer ribbon around some of the pots and light purple from Spool O’ Ribbon on others. Just a quick tip these ribbon I got at a yard sale for 50 cents each, so keep an eye open for those bargain at the bottom of a bin. Last but not least I used Liquid Pearls – Petal Pink by Ranger.
all expect one card were 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Ps don’t mind the heavy breathing on the video I just forgot to take my inhaler. I’m okay just a little winded 🙂
Have you ever been inspired by someone or something? Well Lora from FollowThePaperTrail on YouTube and Gotham City has. After seeing this coupon shopping book it inspired me to create this lovely notebook. I don’t know about you but Steampunk seem to catch my eye. Ever since I saw the original Batman with Jack Nicolson as the Joker, I have been in love with the Gotham City look. That vintage industrial look that you can only see in the movies. Until Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz that is! The paper you see here is from Graphic 45 and the cogs are paper cut outs inspired by Tim Holtz Cog collection. Since I’m way cheap and didn’t run out of the house to get cogs. I went online and looked for some digital prints of cogs, clocks, and wings then fussy cut them. The booked is bound by regular brown card stock, laced with brown and white polka dots ribbon. The closure is some white ribbon that I had from a Christmas present last year.
Total cost: $0.00 (why because everything was scraps I had around the house, given to me by friends, gifts for birthdays, Christmas, or other holidays) So if you have nice wrapping paper from your last birthday, ribbon that was on a worn out dress. Apply it to a project and pay nothing for making awesome creations.
To get instruction how to create the base of the notebook you can check out Lora
Today’s card was originally made in April for Easter and since I moved my blog, I thought it would be a good idea to post it. Now this card was originally inspired by Annett Holler – Daffodils on YouTube.
She makes the coolest thing just using what she has, and since I just have a very tinny tiny collection of Circut Cartridges I thought to myself “self, you can do that too”. So I pulled out my Wild Card Circuit Cartridge and started to look. To my amazement I found a blackout image on page 39 that looked like an egg card. I cute the card to fit a 5 ½ x 3 ½ envelope, which is not that big but I had to work with what I had.
You know I could have free handed an egg shape card however since I needed to make a large amount of cards, I wasn’t going to complain. Below are the materials I used to make this card. However everything I used is optional, for those of you that want a templet of an Egg shaped card here you go.
- Circuit and Wild Card Circuit Cartridge
- I think the “Checkered” image was printed from http://mystuffspace.com/graphics/graphic/backgrounds-thanksgiving_9
- Yellow and Green paper was from Best Occasions Deluxe Card stock
- Studio g clear glitter glue
For instruction on making the Daffodils check out Annett Holler at
Not a lot of people know this about me; however I use to sculpt with clay in my younger days. This Halloween flower pot took a lot out of me, it took me three weeks to carve each 3” inch face out of polymer clay, two weeks to paint it using Craft Smart Acrylic Paint, sponge it with Color Box Inks, and cover it with Mod Podge. One week to properly paint the pot black, one day to find the perfect vintage images, and to give it a splash of wow I added glow-in-the-dark paint behind the vintage image to make it look like a moon. I added corks at the bottem for the pot to stand like a witches brewing pot.