Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cards from a 6×6 Pack

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I’m playing with the bits and pieces from my Making Memories Olivia Boho Chic 6×6 Pack again after having watched OWHTV episode #101.

Wausau Fleck Cardstock, TPC Corduroy Black, Making Memories Olivia Boho Chic, Sentiment is Studio 112 Memento Tuxedo Black.

 

 

R.E.M. on Sesame Street – Furry Happy Monsters

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I love this version of Shiny Happy People so much – R.E.M. created Furry Happy Monsters and appeared on Sesame Street with monsters galore and a Kate Pierson puppet.

C’mon monsters, you don’t have to cry. We can be happy!

Another OSW card set Part 2

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So, I’m totally digging these One Sheet Wonder Cards on Operation Write Home.

Today’s cards are from a set I did using two different 7 Gypsies single side sheets of paper. I backed eight with light blue and eight with a rich red. These are the red ones – I posted the blues yesterday.

Here’s a single card close up –

Wausau Fleck cardstock. Blue and Red from Core-dinations. 7 Gypsies Touquette & Sand. Sentiment is Studio G in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Another OSW card set

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So, I’m totally digging these One Sheet Wonder Cards on Operation Write Home.

Today’s cards are from a set I did using two different 7 Gypsies single side sheets of paper. I backed eight with light blue and eight with a rich red. These are the blue ones –

Here’s a single card close up –

Wausau Fleck cardstock. Blue and Red from Core-dinations. 7 Gypsies Touquette & Sand. Sentiment is Studio G in Memento Tuxedo Black.

OWH Sketch Challenge 174

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The newest sketch challenge is up at Operation Write Home#174.

I ended up turning this on the side, and I miscut one of the panels so the measurements are a bit off. I’m still a fan of this sketch though – I’ve realized that I like a card with at least 3 layers worth of stuff.

The paper I’ve chosen to use is a perfect fit for the Play Date Cafe So Very Nauti{cool} Challenge # 183.

Wausau Fleck cardstock, TPC Color Connect Texture Blue, 7 Gypsies Mykonos Delos DP. Pick Your Plum Washi. Distress Inks Peeled Paint.

OWH One Sheet Wonder Cards using Template Take 2

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Operation Write Home put up a new tutorial, showing info on One Sheet Wonder cards. They included a template on how to cut a 12 x 12 sheet of paper (created by Seongsook Duncan) so that you have the bits and pieces to make 8 cards.

I decided my second group would be made from the 7 Gypsies Victoria Fernwood I just got.

I went digging for the solid colors I would  use for layering and found a lovely rose and a bright sagey green – four pieces of each. These were both 4.5 x 6.5 sheets. I cut my base layer in all the colors (4 x 5.25) and got gungho, adhering the colors to my flecked cardfront. I got done with six of them and realized I’d skipped an important step – I’d forgotten to cut out the sentiment layer from the solid bases. No problem – I’ll grab a couple more sheets of each and cut them out separately. Were there any more sheets of either color? Of course not… I cut the sentiment shape from the remaining two and decided to just start assembling what I had and leave the sentiment issue for later.

In the end, I went back to the banners can save the world route and put a thinking of you on strips of white. That worked for three cards. Then I used a remaining strip of green and cut a tiny scalloped oval for a tiny missing you and realized the proportion was off. That left me with two sentimentless cards. I looked at my colored scraps and had a voila moment – I took two wide strips of the rose and two of the green, adhered them side by side on a piece of cardstock and cut a larger oval from each color. Not perfect, but not terrible. This was a learning experience. I will not forget that step again.

Wausau Fleck cardstock. Rose is from DCWV Jewel Matstack, Green is Paper Garden Cropping Block Greens. DP is 7 Gypsies Victoria Fernwood. Sentiment is Studio G in Memento Tuxedo Black. Shapeabilities Scalloped & Oval dies.

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

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Happy Bloghop everyone!

Today’s hop is all about Thank You cards.

My card is based on OWH Sketch # 170. This is my favorite sketch at the moment. With this card, I have 8 different inlinkz up on the Sketch post.

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I had to tweak the sentiment size to fit the “Thanks”.

Khaki paper from stash. DPs are DCWV Summer Stack. Blue paper is Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Denim Dot. Sentiment is Doodlebug in Memento Tuxedo Black. Brads are Recollections. Pick Your Plum Baker’s Twine. Dimensional adhesive.

Want to get back to the Hop?

A Memorial Day Bloghop Practice Card

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Operation Write Home is having a Memorial Day Bloghop tomorrow. The theme is Thank You cards.

My card will be based on OWH Sketch # 170. I know. You’re amazed. You know I don’t like this sketch at all. (I think I’ve made more cards with this sketch than any other I’ve seen…)

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Today’s card is a practice card – I used a different base and level of layers.

Wausau Fleck Cardstock. DPs are DCWV Summer Stack. Blue paper is Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Denim Dot. Sentiment is Studio G in Memento Tuxedo Black. Brads are Recollections. Pick Your Plum Baker’s Twine. Dimensional adhesive.

When you’re attaching brads to a card, make sure you’re attaching them to the cardfront only. Ask me how I know… Let’s just say the person who grabbed this card would wonder why it didn’t open. It’s now layered on both sides of the inside and has 3 holes visible on the back…