Saturday, September 17, 2016

Neighborly birthday

Hello all!  Today I have for you a birthday card that is out of this world.  I am terrible at creating manly cards.  But I think that this one fits the bill very well.  Here are the lyrics...

*Out of this world by ScrappyDew (Vault 2012)
     {I used the whole collection}
*DCWV The stardust stack
*Recollections scraps
*My Scrap Chick 5x7 card in a box svg file
*24" Silver bullet Cutter
*Sure Cuts A Lot v4.88
*KNK Zing and Make the cut software
*All the basic tools we all use daily

Here is the card that I created for Chads birthday.

The 5x7 card in a box finished.

I just love this paper.  DCWV Stardust stack.

This paper is also from the Stardust Stack.

The outside of finished card.

Other side of finished card.

The left side flap.

Right side flap.

The finished front of card.

And the back where I will write a short note.
I must tell you, Chad was amazed at his card.  So happy he liked it.  Good neighbor relations are a must have in my book.

Now I will be off until October.  I have a lot of sewing and crocheting to get done
for my daughters birthday celebration.  It's the first week of October.  I will be able to show and share everything when she opens everything.  So for now, bright blessings for the rest of the month, see you soon, Jana.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Don't forget your stamps!

Hi everyone!  This week lets start with the lyrics and then have a photo blog post.  I took pics of each step for this weeks bundle of cards.

~ScrappyDew digital cutting file called "Spring has sprung"
~Bird Houses from Stampin Up 1996
~Flower cart stamp from Stampendous 1995
~Spectrum Noir Color Pencils and alcohol markers
~DCWV Textures Stack 180
~KNK Zing and Make the Cut software
~and a whole bunch of other stuff I didn't write down.

Here come all the pics....
Let's get this show on the road.  I am using the
Windows XP computer that was Bob's.
He recently purchased 2 Dell's.  As you can see
I am using Make the Cut software.
Here is little Zenith Zing.  This was my first cutter.
She looks so little compared to the Silver Bullet.

These are the stamps that I have been wanting to
use for a long time.  I stamped them using
StazOn Jet black.  Used my embossing heat tool
to set the ink.  (won't smudge that way)


I spent an afternoon coloring each stamp.  Then made
5 copies of the hand colored sheet.
This is why I used my Zenith Zing and MTC.  I wanted to
use the Print N Cut feature.  (Still haven't figured it out in SCAL4)
From the 5 copies, I PNC each sheet.  Giving me
5 bundles of Bird Houses and Flower Cart!
I wanted to make cards in a box. These are the
colors I picked out.
This is plastic from a 2ltr pop bottle.  Cut the top and
bottom off.  Try to straighten out the plastic that is left.
Cut into 2" strips.  Cut strips into 1/4 inch strips.  I then glued
a plastic stick to the back of each of the bird houses, flower card and
the blue bird from the SD File "Spring has Sprung".
These are the final result.  All 5 card are done.
let me show you how they turned out!
"A little bird told me. I missed your birthday."
Happy Birthday.  This is the phrase that I put
on each card.  This is the left side.
This is the right side.
This is the finished card in all it's glory.
The little blue bird is my favorite bird to use.  It
is from the Spring has Sprung file by Scrappy Dew!
Here is a better view.
These are all the envelopes.

That was my big project for the week.  The cards are even addressed and ready for the mail tomorrow.  I hope the recipients enjoy them (and I get out of the dog house)!

I hope to have a man's birthday card to show you for next week.  Then the rest of September I will be sewing several items for my daughters birthday.  I will post pics as I get them done.

Have a blessed upcoming week, Jana