Sunday, October 05, 2008

Yay, cards!

Hey guys! I'm a day late, but Happy World Card-making day! (I totally forgot to post yesterday...Geesh!) It turns out I have sprained my left wrist from over-working it and/or punching the keyboard buttons too hard...lol. Silly, I know...so I have to wear this wrist brace that makes typing a pain (its annoying, it doesn't hurt anymore), therefore I've been avoiding the blogging thing. It's feeling a lot better, its just an odd thing..I'm not even left handed. lol...

Anyhoo - Yay, cards! Here's my Pink Paislee card + instructions to make one just like it (we're having a mini-blog hop + prize pack fun over there to honor the day):
"Grateful For You" Card Instructions

Step One: To make the base of the card, cut a piece of patterned paper to about 8.5 x 10 inches. Fold in half, round the bottom corners with a corner punch, and ink the edges.

Step Two: Cut a strip of yellow dotted patterned paper (about 3.5 inches wide), ink the edges, adhere on the base of the card and trim the top edge off. Ink that last edge, too.

Step Three: Cover a Topsider chipboard piece with its' coordinated sticker, ink the edges. Adhere the topsider to the card. Ink the edges of a paper tag (mines from Every Jot and Tittle - love em!) and adhere over the topsider for a place to 'journal'. Lightly stamp ledger lines on top.

Step Four: Cover a piece of tree-shaped chipboard (My tree is from Maya Road) with a vintage book page - I put adhesive on the top ond smooth the paper over it, flip the chipbard piece over and then trim the access paper off with an Xacto knife. Sand and ink the edges. Do the same for the base of the tree, but I used woodgrain patterned paper instead.

Step Five: Stamp "Grateful" on the top left side of the paper tag. Adhere the chipboard tree on the right hand side of the card - overlapping the paper tag and Topsider chipboard. Use letter stickers to spell out the rest of the card title - "for you". Add a chipboard button and some splashes off walnut ink to finish off the card, and voila!

Some of the DT girls over at Pink Paislee also made cards and instructions, so we have a little mini blog-hop going on (some girls have giveaways going on, too)! You can see peeks of their projects and links to the instructions here. Go check them out, too! Also, if you make a card using the instructions from one of the team members, you'll will be entered to win a Pink Paislee prize pack!! All you have to do is leave a comment here on the Pink Paislee blog (not here!!) with a link to your creation by 5 pm CST Sunday (today!!) and you will be entered to win the fun Paislee Prize Pack!

Okay, that's it for me! I'm concentrating on the shop today! New fall items will be up soon! :) I drew them all day yesterday (well, almost..there was movie lounging and a walk, too), and I just bought a printer (an Epson Stylus 1400...a big sucker!) that I'm super-excited to use but its sort-of huge for my desk. Hah...I got some new packaging for these new products in the mail, too, and signed Bubbly Shnooks up for its' first Christmas Craft fair, too! Yay! Should be fun - Off I go! More scrappies will be posted soon, I owe you Dozens' eye candy and I have another Paislee project to share, too. :) Happy Sunday, everyone! Thanks for the sweet words, as always!

3 comments:

jen renee said...

LOVE your card - that tree is the bomb.

charity.sorrells said...

Such a CUTE card Michelle! Love it!

sam said...

wow, lovely card! you make some amazing things. I scrolled trough you're whole blog! love ll of it! x sam