Daily Archives: November 23, 2012

A batch of cards on Thanksgiving

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As yesterday was Thanksgiving and we had no plans and I wasn’t starting dinner til about 4:00, I decided to play with paper. Leslie recently posted a group of cards she made that immediately had me calling CASE. Five little banners, all in a row with a border on top and a simple sentiment. I realized that I could pull out the 6×6 pack that I’d been working on using up – I’m to the point in the pack that there are more remnants and strips left than full sheets. The perfect kind of paper to to make into banners. (Here’s the first post in this series,  the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth and the sixth.)

I grabbed the paper, started slicing it into banner sized pieces and once I had a bunch of each pattern, I took them and a pair of scissors in front of the TV and started cutting the banner ends. I cut pointy bits and watched Restoration Roadshow on Ovation. Two episodes later, here’s what I had –

Went back to the room of craftiness and started cutting cardbases out of Wausau Fleck cardstock. (Hi, my name is Kara and I like flecked paper…) By this point the hubster had comandeered the living room TV so I grabbed a chair, tv table and all the necessary supplies and moved into our bedroom so I could watch more Restoration Roadshow (excellent show, btw). Card assembly / banner attachment commenced. I started by drawing base lines on the cardfronts to ensure straight border strips. I made fifteen cards before running out of banners. The first banners I’d made were all different lengths and widths and, much like Leslie’s, this was intentional.

I started cutting more banners and the remnants I was cutting were smaller and more awkwardly shaped. I prepped more cardfronts and built another fifteen.

Once I had the thirty cards with banners attached, I cut narrow strips of black cardstock and added the border edge. I called it a night after this.

This morning, I added the sentiment from TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses Set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I’m pleased with the cards – they’re simple but colorful and work with the sentiment perfectly. Love cards are always in high demand with Operation Write Home.

Papers are from Making Memories Boho Chic Olivia. These thirty cards put me at sixty two and I still have several full and partial sheets from this pack left to use.

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