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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Joy Fold Card

If you are all like me, I'm trying to use supplies I have rather than go shopping. Archivers, Joann's, Michaels, etc, are such a temptation but luckily I have to drive 40 miles to get to the nearest scrap stores.

So, I was very excited to find papers in my stash that coordinated although they were not purchased together. This card is again possible by following the tutorial Mary has on her blog at: I really like the way this turned out.

Mary has all the cut measurements on the "Joy Fold Card Tutorial - Elephants" post. The spaceship and quote are from the Close to My Heart stamp set "Reach for the Stars." The hardest part of this card was the inchie. I used DCWV adhesive cardstock and had a time getting the paper to peal from the back of the cardstock. Any hints there would be appreciated.

Fan card

I've been in the mood to try out new techniques and patterns. Luckily, I have lots of friends on the Cricut message board sharing links to web sites with lots of inspiration.

The idea for this card came from: I used Cricut Design Studio to cut the fan blades. They are the exclamation point from Base Camp adjusted a little to get the width I wanted. The exclamation dots were hidden from the cut. I must like that silver embossing powder because I used it again with a flourish stamp from the "Love Flourishes" set by Close to my Heart. The fan blades are secured with a small eyelet installed with my crop-o-dile. When squeezing the eyelet open, there is a first and second stopping point. Squeeze easily and stop at the first hesitation and the fan blades will be able to move. Squeeze too tightly and I found they are impossible to move. A lesson learned!

Artist Trading Cards - Swap 2

The second ATC group I am a member of is from the Cricut message board. Sherrie keeps us in line (or at least tries to) on this "Be inspired" MB thread: There are 11 of us and all 5 months' cards are now shown. My card this month was inspired by a greeting card Mary demonstrated on her blog. It is the stair step card and the tutorial was June 2. Mary has a wonderful blog with great tutorials. They are very easy to understand and have great illustrations and instructions. Check out her work:

I cut my cardstock at 3 1/2" x 8". I then scored the card at 2 1/2", 1 3/4", 1 3/4", 1" .

Artist Trading Cards

[I just finished the most wonderful blog entry and pushed the wrong here we go again]

I am in two ATC swaps. It is amazing what can be put on these little 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch cards. The first swap has been going on for over a year and has 14 members. Karen organizes us, sorts the cards and mails them to each of us. Her blog is and you should be able to see cards from all the swaps.

This month's theme was angels. I have been using my computer more and typed the saying (an angel can illimunate the darkest path) on white cardstock. The background is prisma colored pencils and the gamsol technique. I then embossed with silver the angel from the Stampin Up! set Holy Triptych. I also embossed the edges.
I haven't quite figured out how to get the pictures where I want them on my postings.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Post #1

I never thought I would be a blogger. And, this may not go far--but, I needed a spot to post an entry to a challenge. So, here is my experiment.

This card is for the Cuttlebug Challenge #35. It's the first challenge I've ever entered. The theme was favorite movie and so, here's looking at you kid...