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Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today's my dad's birthday!!  I thought I'd share the card I made him.

I have to give a shout-out to Lori at livingorganized chaos.blogspot.com for posting her project for the PERFECT "guy" card.  This card was perfect for what I was looking for to make for my dad for his birthday.  I used the toolbelt Design Studio file, which can be found here.  Thanks Ruelysi!!

My dad LOVES to tinker with tools and build and renovate things.  He's definitely a "Jack of All Trades".  He was missing for so much of my life and I feel so blessed to have him in my life now.  I wanted to let him know by putting my heart into a special birthday card for him.

In addition to the cut file, I used the Learning Curve cartridge for the letters on the tape measure.  I used the Doodletype cartridge for the "Happy Birthday" on the middle section.  The Handyman Lite cartridge was used for the level in the pocket.  I believe it was cut at 4.5", and I cut all relevant layers.  The pockets of the tool belt had some faux-stitching that I added with my gel pen.

The entire cut was made at 11.5" wide and I scored it to fold in three sections, 3.5", 4", and 3.5".

The cute little screw-head brads are from Making Memories and I got them in the clearance bin of Michael's, if you can believe it!

Most of the paper is Bazzill Basics.  However, I ran out of plain silver, so I used aluminum tape (found reasonably priced at most hardware stores) and stuck it down on paper to cover it and then ran it through my Cricut.  I think it gave a great "metal" look.

Happy Birthday, Dad!! xoxox

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Take on a Thank You Card

How's this for cute??  A little out of my norm for thank you cards, but it worked well for the recipient, she loved it.

The skull and crossbones is from the Life's A Beach cartridge.  I cut it at 3.75" out of Gunmetal paper from the Metal Stacks collection.  The base is Rose, from the same metallic paper collection and I embossed it with my Cuttlebug using the Diamond Plate embossing folder.  I embellished the card using plain black eyelets in the corners of the base and a black gel pen around the edges of the skull and crossbones.  I then used pop-dots to give it some dimension from the card itself.

Now, this is what I thought was cool...I embossed the word "THANKS" onto black ribbon with silver embossing powder and my heat gun, then topped the wide black ribbon with a narrower pink grossgrain ribbon.  I didn't know how well the embossing ink would work on the ribbon, or how it would survive the heat gun, but I was extremely happy with the result.

I also cut another skull and crossbones to adorn the envy.  I believe it was cut at 1.25".

The inside sentiment says "YOU ROCK" "THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH".  I printed it in Word using the Bones font.

I was actually inspired by a similar card on another blog, but I can't for the life of me find it again.  If you happen to know where it came from, please let me know as I'd love to give credit.  In the meantime, I'll keep looking.

What are YOU crafting today??
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