Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Use a Punch (an old one?)

This both Operation Write Home Mid Week Throw Down and Shopping Our Stash Challenge 112 are to use punches.  SOS added the caveat that it had to be my OLDEST punch. 

Here is my card:

My oldest punch used on this card is the maple leaf.  It is probably 20 years old, one of the old spinner punches that has 8 different leaves.  I used Spellbinder dies for the square windows and the sentiment and matting.  I used an old Fiskars wavy blade for the edging, and stash dotted ribbon.  The sentiment is from TPC Studios, paper from DCWV Autumn Stack on a kraft card base. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #183

This week's sketch looks like this:

owh sketch canvas copy

Here is my version:

We are visiting family this weekend, and I didn't bring a lot of supplies with me.  Basic Grey Life of the Party paper, Fiskars sentiment. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs July Challenge - Stitching!

Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors an OWH challenge every month.  The prize?  They pick up the cost to ship two boxes of cards to our heroes!

This month, the theme is stitching.  Here is mine:

Bo Bunny Liberty paper. 

Woo hoo!! I shipped 120 card to OWH!!!

120 blank cards, all labeled and tucked, are on their way to OWH shipper Kris in Kansas!!  I even added 12 Any Hero card/coloring pages. 

Off to start the next box!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

OWH Sunday Sketch Challenge #182

This week's challenge over at Operation Write Home looks like this:

owh sketch canvas copy

Here is my version:

I love how the ombre technique looks on cards, and wanted to give it a try on a fall card.  Brown paper is a linen texture from Recollections.  TPC Studios sentiment, DCWV patterned paper. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Christmas in July

This week's challenge is to make a Christmas card.  OWH must ship all cards overseas by October 31, so we need to start early!

I made this Santa jacket card from an OWH tutorial found HERE.

I made an file to cut the buckle out of gold foil paper.  You can download it HERE.  The red is completely flocked, the brass brads from the office supply store, Recollections kraft and textured black papers, iridescent white from Coredinations, Cuttlebug swirl embossing, scalloped die from Above Rubies Studio, grosgrain ribbon for the belt. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #181

This week's challenge over at Operation Write Home looks like this:

181 replacement

This was a hard one!!  Here is my interpretation:

I hoard these LaCreme papers, even the tiniest scraps.  I know, it is against the scrap wrangler rules, guilty as charged! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Masculine Card

The OWH Mid Week Throw Down is to create a masculine card.  Here is mine:

Paper from 7 Gypsies, tag and leaves from Spellbinders, Offray ribbon, CTMH Woodlands sentiment. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

OWH Sketch #180

This week's sketch challenge over at Operation Write Home looks like this:


Here is my (very loose) interpretation:

DCWV papers, Spellbinder die, TPC Studio sentiment. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Red, White Blue, and Kraft

This week's challenge from Operation Write Home is to make a card using red, white, blue, and kraft. They chose a great card from Cissy Murphy.  I loved her card, and had already pinned it to CASE later!!

I saw a card like this on Pintrest, but when I made it, I didn't feel that it lived up to my expectations for an OWH card.  So, it will be an Any Hero card, and I will add an encouraging message to the inside.

I loved a card made by Sabrina at Scrapping with Purpose so much that I made one just like it:

Bo Bunny Liberty paper.  Thanks for the inspiration, Sabrina!!

These cards are also for the Shopping Our Stash Red White and Blue challenge.