Monday, June 28, 2010

We The People

I read a request on Late Night Stamper's digest a few weeks ago.  The father of a family, stationed in Germany, was deployed to Afghanastan.  Their 6 year old did not believe that the people in America knew that his father was serving to make America and the world a safer place.  His mother requested that cards be sent to her son to let him know that the people in America know about his father's service and appreciate it.  The request really touched me because my cousin's husband, Jerry, was away from his family for a year.  Their son was very young and missed his father very much.  I am sending this card to Jay and his sister, Katie, to let them know that their father is a hero and we all appreciate his service to our country.

I saw the idea for this decorative border on  Gina Krupsky of Gina K's Designs was demonstrating the technique using the Scor-Buddy.  I knew right away it was the perfect border to highlight this stamp from Image Tree.  I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to do the border and create a custom envelope to fit the card.  The paper is from Daisy D's Paper Co. - Modern Romance with White and Solid Indigo Accents from DieCutsWith a View.  The ink is Red Dye Marcella by K and Company.  The ribbon came with the Modern Romance paper in a kit I purchased last year. The finished card is 6" X 6".  I'm sending this card to Jay and Katie in Germany.  I hope it will help them understand that the people in America do appreciate their father's service and their family's sacrifice.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tri-Fold Card Technique

I first saw this technique on Paper Pleasing Ideas.  I really liked the card design.  Nanci had just purchased a Scor-Pal, so it seemed like the perfect time to try it out.  I used DSP Cottage Wall, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry. and White cardstock.  The edges were inked in Rich Razzlebury and Old Olive.  Punches used were the Scallop, Word Window, Ticket, Modern Lable, Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner, and circle punch .
I'm not sure what set the cover sentiment is from, but it it a Stampin' Up! set.  The inside sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I used the Scallop Trim Border and Corner punch to edge a piece of white cardstock to write a personalized message on.  I believe the ribbon came from Michael's or Jo-Ann's.

I used a few pop dots to add dimension to the sentiment on the cover.  Two eyelets secure the middle sentiment and I used a left-over Cricut-cut vine as an embellishment.  Here is a video tutorial on the technique from SplitcoastStampers web-site.

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