May 30, 2016
A very special thanks goes out to all the servicemen and women past and present. I have to say when I think of and especially when I see someone in uniform, I literally get butterflies of thanks in my stomach. If you have friends or family who have served or are serving now…
please thank them for me:)
I took The Freshly Made Sketches #238 literally to show the Heart of Thanks with the Stars and Stripes representing those who serve or who have served our country. I used the heart from the NEW Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelits coming out!
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3/31/16 Thank you, Jen, for choosing me as a Princess this week at
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September 24, 2015
Here is a card we made at our last Product Class. Each attendee took home the Jingle All the Way Bundle with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits after making three cards. We had a great time with fun ladies in both classes- thanks so much for coming, friends:)
To make this card, just choose a circle that fits around the die cuts of the trees and houses. When you die cut with the edgelits, make your paper wider (about 1/2″ on each side) than the size of the circle. I left 1/2″ uncut on the sides where the houses and trees were located then I just used my paper snips to cut into the paper to meet where the die stopped cutting. On the example below with the TREES, the 1/2″ is on the right side but the extra 1/2″ will be on the left side when using the HOUSES. Creating this “extra” space allows you room to work with when the circle is placed over the three die cuts. On my first attempt without the extra space, I found it a bit tricky to fit the trees within the circle- so on my next try, I moved the die over 1/2″ and it worked great.
I die cut the So Saffron circle by itself and set it aside since my Big Shot did not cut through 4 layers cleanly. Then I die cut the three edgelits (one of the houses and two colors of trees). I placed the die cuts of the houses and trees on top of each other staggering them while checking to make sure they would all fit in the circle that I had chosen. Just keep placing the circle die over them to see that they fit. After I was happy with the placement of the die cuts, I put the circle die over all three and ran them through the Big Shot back and forth. I then adhered them perfectly onto the So Saffron Circle I had set aside. I popped the circle off the Hardwood background with dimensionals and doubled up on my “thanks” sentiment because I wanted some more dimension on this card. Aren’t those little wooden elements the cutest things?
Here’s a cute way to do the inside- just cut away some of the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel allowing the Mossy Meadow to peek through:
STAMPS: SU Hardwood background
INK: Soft Suede
PAPER: Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and So Saffron, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Into the Wood Elements, SU Sleigh Ride Edgelits, SU Greetings Thinlits
I was inspired by this card by the talented Amy Koenders:
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