OMGoodness, three hours of quiet tonight!!:) Kids all went to bed early and I started making cards! 🙂 I made two today and they will both be going into the box for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂 I’ve already entered their challenge, they run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to enter for a chance to win some nice digital prizes:) This time the theme is Christmas in July.
So today’s cards are not Christmas, but I think they’re pretty cute. If you check out the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, I was the first to enter! 🙂 I will be entering these two cards in the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #119.
- Create a project using the “Sketch”.
- Create a project with a “Favorite New Stamp Set”.
- Or Mash it Up and create a project “using the Sketch with your Favorite NEW Stamp Set”.
Here is their sketch for this week:
First off, the “glitter” paper is actually digital “glitter” paper from Sassy Designs. I’ve never tried digital glitter paper before, because I thought it would look too fake. Of course it’s not like real glitter paper, but it looks kinda cool, AND it suited my purpose for these two cards;) I cut the arrows out of the paper, I wouldn’t be able to do that if it was thick glitter paper. Here is what the first step looks like:
The first step is the front after cutting. Here is a photo of the back and the template I used to make my arrows. The template is from POP-UPs Etc. On the lower left there is a link for FOLD-em templates, I used #2 here. And here is what I did:
I used my template and cut my arrows with my special knife I bought with the original template Lace’ (Lay-say). These are no longer sold, so I am directing you to the site where I know similar template are sold:) I cut them out on the red side and then turned my paper over and folded part of the arrows in. Then I cut them off for the effect I wanted. You would usually fold them out to the front and fold them under the little flaps. Because I’m using digital paper, it’s pretty thin. I just taped the brick road under it to show through.
The glitter paper came from Sassy Designs, Inc. Here is some info on them, they are having a great sale with digital paper SETS for only 25 cents!!! Yes, really! I don’t remember how I even found them, but check it out! 🙂
“The 12 Days of Christmas in July Sale is ENDING THIS FRIDAY! The sale is
scheduled to end promptly at 11:59pm EDT on Friday, July 26, 2013. (PLEASE
NOTE THE TIME ZONE difference: Sale end time of 11:59pm EDT is 8:59pm PDT,
9:59pm MDT, and 10:59pm CDT.) “
Okay, now that brings me to my images. These images are from Doodle Pantry in a set called OZ. I got the entire set and will be making more cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids. The set comes with images, papers, and sentiments! 🙂 I, of course, used pre-colored digital images, but they have lots of un-colored images. There are links on the left side of the page:)
OMGoodness, it’s after 2:30am here! I have to go to bed, the little ones have no sympathy for my staying up too late! LOL
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! 🙂
Thanks for coming by today! I hope I haven’t overloaded you with info:) See you soon:)