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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gotta few things to see....

I've got a few things for you to see today. No blah blah blah, just paper ~ how's that??
I was surfing he net yesterday and I stopped across this one blog - RemARKable Creations. Her work is wonderful, if you've not been there you've got to go check it out. Of course after you spend some time here *Ü* Anyway she had a post about some CD Folders that she made and I thought "I wanna make some". So I shared the idea with a friend and she asked if I'd make one for her - so here it is.
The basic instructions are listed on Jan's blog, but I didn't see how she put it together, the covers and all. She shows the insert that you make ~ it's 5" x 11" and you score it at 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2" and 8". So I was winging it from there. I love hers though, the colors are great together.
The one I made is for a pre-schooler that was graduating so I had to reach down into my stash - ok, I had to reach down in Danielle's stash of paper (shhhh, don't tell her) and pull out some kiddie paper. Heck, my daughter's 17 - I don't have any more kiddie paper... But I found some and I thought even though they are from different collections it turned out cute.

I thought that I'd put his name on the front cover so I cut those letters out with my Cricut Base Camp cartridge. I use that one for most of the lettering that I do, it's a nice font and it's easy to adhere. Then I covered the letters with stickles to give it a little "pop". Since I don't have a star punch I cut the stars out by hand and added some stickles around those edges too. For the inner pages I just adhered some paper and a few photo corners here and there. I stamped in a few places where there can be journaling added with my TAC set I Remember When. On the last page I stamped the little fishbowl from TAC's Everyday events and added some diamond glaze to it to make it look a little more realistic and I was done.

If you get a chance go check out Jan's blog too! Make sure that you let her know that I sent you.

My next card is a Father's Day card that I made for Ricky. I'm sure that I will have to make another from Danielle too, I don't mind. Guy cards are just a little tricky. I'm used to pretty colors and flowers and frills. You sure cant do that on guy cards.

Mom recently got the SU! set And Many Mower for Father's Day so I had to ink it up. I wanted to put the image of the lawn mower on the card. I actually had it stamped, colored and cut out and did not use it. I do that a lot then I toss them on Mom's desk. She's got a little envelope full of things that I did not use ~ she eventually uses them. It's easier on her. Anyway, I stamped the sentiment from And Many Mower and colored it in. It says "recliner, remote, refreshments" but I stamped the word "relax" colored it, cut it out and used pop dots to adhere it to the card. I thought that it was a little more appropriate. Then I pulled out my Let's Hear it for the Boy set from My Favorite Things. I stamped the image, colored it and cut it out and adhered it to the card. I did not like how the headless image sat on the card because I cut it out from the frame of the image so I stamped the frame from And Many Mower and used that ~ so now it all matches!

The base card is Kraft cs that I layered with Pacific Point and some DP from SU! old Spring Flowers collection. I kinda distressed the left side of the DP before adhering it. I took a length of ribbon and added a piece of Chocolate Chip to it and then added some small eyelets to the ends and adhered that to the card. All in all I think that it turned out manly enough, what about you?

I think that is all I have for right now. I'm working on a digi page to show you later. I hope that you have a great day!