Another World Card Making Day!

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I am still in shock that October is here already! With that being said it is also world cardmaking day again.

In honor of world cardmaking day I stole a few minutes of time to whip up three cards. I used some of my favorite techniques to make these cards and I am very pleased with how they turned out.

The favorite techniques that I used were stamping (oh how I love stamping), embossing (don’t we all just have tons of embossing folders lying around), and color shine (is color shine a technique, maybe it’s called misting).

Anyways I made a cute little Christmas card. This card is only 4×4 and I love how cute and small it is. This just might be the card that I send out for Christmas. I embossed the silver little strip of paper and stamped the ornament with the October stamp of the month and cut it with the Cricut art philosophy cartridge.

 

4x4 Christmsas card

4×4 Christmsas card

Close up of Christmas card

Close up of Christmas card

Inside of Christmas Card

Inside of Christmas Card

A thanksgiving card. This card is an A2 sized card and I dont usually make cards in landscape format but it was the only way the stamp would fit. Then I stamped the leaves on the inside and embossed a strip of orange paper with the pumpkin embossing folder and adhered it to the inside.

Thanksgiving card

Thanksgiving card

Inside of Thanksgiving card

Inside of Thanksgiving card

Close up Thanksgiving card

Close up Thanksgiving card

And last but not least a Love card in honor of WCMD and operation write home. This card is also A2 sized and I embossed the silver piece of paper with my heart embossing folder. Next I used one of my project life watercolor cards from the Heidi Swapp line. I stamped the inside of the card with Love from the September stamp of the month, which I think is by far one of my favorite stamp sets.

Love card

Love card

 

Inside of Love card

Inside of Love card

close up of Love card

close up of Love card

What are your plans for world cardmaking day? My post is linked up over at the Operation Write Home site as well. You should link up too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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OWH Memorial Blog Hop

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I can’t believe that a year has passed already since the last OWH blog hop. The time sure does fly by. This year the theme was to use red, white and blue on our cards. Lucky for me this is also the month that we celebrate national scrapbooking day. I managed to score this awesome paper pack from Close To My Heart for only $5. The paper pack had the perfect red cardstock in it along with some pretty amazing vellum paper!

I made two cards for the hop. The first one I used a sketch from Close To My Heart and the second one was an OWH sketch. The first card was a little more detailed but I really enjoyed making it. I started out creating the pocket for the missing you tag. I used navy blue cardstock that I had in my stash along with the vellum feather paper that came in the paper pack. Next I got out my crop-a-dile and some buttons that I had to attach the vellum part to the blue cardstock.

I then adhered all of this to the base of the card and went to my Cricut where I cut a tag using my Art Philoshphy cartrdige. This Cricut cartridge has everything that you need to get creative with your Cricut. I then of course decided that the card needed a little oomph so I got out my walnut distress ink and distressed the edges of everything. I was very pleased with the end result.

The next card I made was a Thank You card that I used the OWH sketch for. I cut out the paper pieces and used the same red cadstock that I used for the missing you card that I created. I orginally was going to just use a plain piece of white cardstock but quickly realized that it needed a little more. I grabbed my faded jeans distress ink and distressed the edges. I stamped the Thank you sentiment with my Close To My Heart stamp that came with my Art Philosphy cricut cartridge and cut the shape with my Cricut.

Both of these cards were really easy and quick to make thanks to the card sketches. Enjoy the blog hop!

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WCMD BLOGHOP!

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Can you believe that its that time of year again! World Card Making Day is a great day and what better way to use up all those scraps of paper that you have lying around then to create cards that you can send off to the troops! I decided to create a card based on this sketch from Operation Write Home. You can find the post that goes along with this sketch here! If you are ever looking for more card inspiration you can check out the massive list of sketches that OWH offers here! There are some wonderful card sketches for you to choose from!

Apparently because I haven’t scrapped in quite some time I had quite a few scraps laying around on my table. So I found all the scraps and picked the colors that worked the best together and went to trimming away on my cutter pillar. I swear the cutter pillar is the best trimmer there is! Any who I came up with this lovely card but then could not figure out a sentiment to put on the card.

Caption This!

Caption This!

I used the Swiss Dots Embossing folder from Cuttlebug which is one of my favorite embossing folders and my wonderful Epiphany Crafts Shape Maker tool for the circle in the middle. I also adhered the squares with some Zots 3d dots to add some extra dimension. This card for me was all about texture and dimension and just fell right into place except for the sentiment part!

I send cards as much as possible to Operation Write Home so that our troops have something nice to send back home to their loved ones while they continue to fight for our country! Operation Write Home is a great way to give back to our troops and they really appreciate our cards!

So I challenge you to give me a sentiment for this card by following the theme of this blog hop which is Thank You. The card can be a Thank You card that I will send out to someone in the troops or the card can be a Thank You card for someone in the service to send to a loved one. Leave your suggestion in the comments and don’t forget to check out all the wonderful cards that have been made for World Card Making Day here!

 

 

 

 


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