Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kids Love Punch Art Cards

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I have been running out of mojo, so decided to go back to something I really love doing; punch art and paper crafting cards.  All of these cards are certainly suitable for kids young and old.  The bee card especially reminds me of one of those old-fashioned valentines we used to put in our classmates’ hand made pouches in elementary school.

All of the supplies used with one or two exceptions are from Stampin’ Up!, however, the design is easy to duplicate;

1.  Bee Mine – Old Fashioned Valentine

Bee Mine Bee Valentine

Bee Mine Bee Valentine

 

Punches Used; Eyes/Cheeks- 1/5″ circle, Pupils- 1/4″ circle, Head- Large Oval, Face-Marvy Heart  Body- Ornament Punch, Body Stripes-Large Oval, Stinger- Blossom Builder (tip of a petal), Antenna-tail from “McGill” Monkey builder punch, Legs – Owl Builder punch, Heart/Wings -Heart to Heart punch

Paper; Basic Black, So Saffron Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Vellum CS

Embossing Folders; Honey Comb, “Cuttlebug” Love

Embellishments; Black Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon

Other Tools; Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad, sponge dauber, Framelits (Bitty Banners, Hearts Collection, Circles Collection), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Computer generated sentiment.

2. Color My World

 

Color My World

Color My World

I used a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called “Crayon Kids,” to create this card.  The crayon box was created by cutting a piece of yellow cardstock 3.25″ by 7.5.”  I scored it at 3.25 inches to fold.  I used a 2.5″ circle punch to create the dip and used a corner chomper for the top flap.

3.  Sock Monkey Valentine

 

Sock Monkey Valentine

Sock Monkey Valentine

“Sock Monkey” is a retired set from Stampin’ Up!  The colors used are the new “Brown Sugar” and real red.

 

I hope you enjoyed all of these cards.

 

 

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Our Daily Bread September Challenge

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Our Daily Bread Designs challenges us each month to submit 50 cards for a given theme for Operation Write Home.  Once 50 card designs have been submitted, ODB will pay to ship two boxes of cards overseas for OWH.

This month’s challenge was to create cards with things with wheels on them.  I resurrected this design I had used previously to make several similar cards for my next shipment.  Cars are classic masculine fare.

The stamps are Road Trip by Tim Holtz.  Hope you enjoy.

Road Trip Love You

Road Trip Love You

This card was also entered into the Cards In Envy September “masculine” challenge.

Masculine Mojo

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I am following a wonderful new blog called Cards In Envy.  I was excited to hear they are great supporters of Operation Write Home, and some of the members of the design team are regular contributors of cards.  The wonderful thing about this blog site, is the cards they feature are all A2 and flat for mailing.  Just the inspiration I need.  Of course with a new blog, comes a new “contest” opportunity!

This contest is for masculine cards.  I just finished several of these for my OWH box, so thought I would share with my new friends at Cards in Envy.  All supplies used are SU.  The recipe appears below.

Since newspapers are very “male,” and I needed something to stamp the OWH logo on, I put newspaper print paper on the back of the card.  Accent pieces are 3″ x 2.75″

Recipe:  all supplies used are from SU

CS:  Basic Black and Neutrals White.

DSP:  Love Letters (retired), First Edition

Ink:  Black Stazon, and Basic Black (for edge of sentiment)

Stamp Sets: “Feeling Sentimental,” “That’s the Ticket,” and “You’re Amazing.”

Die Cut:  Apothecary Accents

VCMP – Day Two

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Good Labor Day Weekend.  It is the second day of the Virtual Card Making Party (VCMP) which means I am making more cards to add as I go.

Card Challenge  – Weekly Sketch – OWH Sketch # 188

Card Challenge #6 – Kids Tic Tac Toe Recipe Card —Using the grid, select 3 elements to make a kid’s card.  I chose the top row, and added a few more.  My card includes, stamping, embossing, wings, kid friendly embelli.

I used the same paper stack from SU for both cards (Love Letters).

Card Challenge #7 – Make a Fall-themed card using an OWH Sketch.  I used OWH Sketch #2 (Instead of a 2″ wide solid strip, I used leaves).

Fall Card Using OWH Sketch #2

Fall Card Using OWH Sketch #2

Card Challenge #8 – The UnBEElievable Challenge -The challenge was to create a card for OWH using an image of one or more bees and adding a creative BEE sentiment.  I can’t help myself, when I think of Bees, I think of flowers!  I am thinking I will save this card for my spring shipment.

Bee Challenge

Bee Challenge

Card Challenge #9 – Negative Die Punch – This is a quickie to complete the weekend challenges.

Negative Die Snowflake

Negative Die Snowflake