OWH Twofer

Even when I don’t have time for any other challenges, I always try to make a card for the OWH Stars and Stamps challenges. It worked out that the card I made fits in two of theirs for this week.

Here’s the S&S sketch from Sunday:

Tuesday’s tutorial was on paper piercing, which I’m really getting into.

So here is the card using both the sketch and the tutorial:

I did the piercing down both sides of the brown strip. It can be seen more easily if you click the photo to see the larger view.

Everything I used was from my stash. The brown cardstock was even from my scrap bin.

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OWH Stars & Stamps #26

This is the sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps for this week:

This is the card I made from the sketch:

I seem to have trouble making masculine cards, but I think this one would do quite well in that category.  I used my Cricut and Make-The-Cut! software to cut the 4-point central mats. I used a free SVG file set from Penny Duncan.

Supplies used:

  • white and black cardstock from my stash
  • printed papers from Cardmaker’s Classic Creative Pack by Hot Off The Press
  • gold ribbon from Jo-Ann Sew Essentials
  • dark gray crystals from my stash
  • foam tape from 3M
  • black peel-off sentiment

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CPS #176

This is the sketch from Card Positioning Systems:

I really liked this sketch when I first saw it. I thought it would make a great gate-fold card. I had such an awful time trying to get the cut and fold done right, so I gave it up and made a side-fold card. Here is the card I made in the end:

Supplies used:

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OWH Stars & Stamps #25

I just can’t stay away from my craft table! We’re leaving in the RV in 5 days and there are other things I should be doing. I guess I’m a true addict to card making.

So here is the sketch that inspired me today. It’s from OWH Stars and Stamps, one of my favorite places for inspiration.

This is the card I made, based on the sketch:

It’s a simple card, but I really liked how it turned out. The extra bonus is that all of it came out of my scrap bin. In fact, I had none of the rose paper left at all after putting a small bit of it on the inside of the card. I love it when I can actually use up scraps.

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My First “Any Hero” Card

I have enjoyed making and sending greeting cards to Operation Write Home for over a year now. So far, I had only made cards for our service personnel to use, never one for me to express my gratitude to them. This is my first Any Hero card. (There will be more.)

I take no credit for the design. Sandy Allnock (of OWH fame) saw a similar card at a paper craft store and worked out this set of measurements. She then posted the info on her blog and I had to make one.

This one is almost identical to one she made (hope you don’t mind, Sandy). I hope to make more, using different papers and border punches. I wasn’t happy with the way my Cricut cut the stars (it bent the tips of some of them) so I want to do better on them with the next version.

It’s a wonderful cause and I want at least a few of our troops to know how much they are appreciated.

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Added later:

So I couldn’t stop with just one! Here’s a second one I’ve made using different punches.

MTSC #81

This is the sketch provided by Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge this week:

Here is my entry for this challenge:

I turned the sketch upside down and tweaked a couple of other things… hopefully, you can see the sketch in there.

I used white cardstock and patterned paper from my stash. The flower is a Big Dahlia from Fred, She Said Designs. The sentiment is from a Rub-On Book by Making Memories. I used a flat-back pearl from my stash in the center of the flower.

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Stars & Stamps #24

Here’s another great sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps:

This is my card inspired by the sketch:

I made this one exactly by the pattern, which I don’t usually do, partly because I often make larger cards. Since I wanted to make this one A2 size, it just seemed to make sense to follow along.

Supplies used:

  • blue Pastels Cardstock by Ampad
  • blue striped paper from Pastel Coordinating Prints and Cardstock Mat Stacks by DCWV (which I’ve had forever)
  • gold cardstock from my stash
  • white Dimensional Gardenia Sticker by Martha Stewart
  • gold leafing pen by Krylon
  • Lines Texture Template by Fiskars
  • matching blue envelope, also by Ampad

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