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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Thursday's Daily Special - Fun with Words 2

Hello. . .I've been a good girl today and actually worked on my daily special for Thursday. Today's Daily Special is Fun with Words!

Because I'm behind, I decided in order to make up for it, instead of making one card for this daily special, I made 4. I am so proud of myself because I actually sat down and focused on making the cards.

I have a problem with concentration. I think I may have ADD because in a span of 1 hour, I'll jump from one activity to another and can't sit and focus on one thing at a time.

Here are the cards I made:

These cards can be created in 15 minutes because there's no real technique to making it. It's basically layout and color combination that is required to make this card.

Both of the "Family" cards were created using the following materials:

Stamp: Hero Arts' "Family", CTMH "heart stamp
Paper: DCWV Scrapbook Paper, Dark Brown, white and light brown cardstock.
Ink: Stampin' Up Pixie Pink Classic Ink
Accessories: Gold metallic cord, 3/8" pink satin ribbon
Tools: Hole puncher, sponge, foam tape


  • Cut the dark brown cardstock to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card base
  • Cut the scrapbook paper 4 x 5 1/4" and attach to the card base
  • Rubber stamp the "Family" stamp using the Stampin' Up Pixie Pink Classic ink on regular white cardstock
  • Cut the image to the dimensions of the sentiment as show in the sample given
  • Sponge the edge with the same ink to shadow the edges
  • Mat on to light brown cardstock about 1/8" larger around the edges
  • Punch hole to the lower portion of the stamped image
  • Rubber stamp 2 hearts for the first sample and 3 hearts for the second sample using Pixie Pink ink
  • Cut the hearts out
  • Punch a hole at the upper left corner of the hearts
  • Using the cords and ribbons attach to the the main image as shown in the picture
  • Attach the whole design on to the card base using foam tape

* **If you want to keep the hearts in place rather than dangling, apply foam tape to the back of the hearts and attach to the base to keep them in place.

Materials for this next card:

Stamp: Hero Arts "Laughter"
Ink: Stampin Up Positively Pink Classic Ink,
Paper: Stampin Up Positively Pink Cardstock, Stampin Up Old Olive Cardstock, DCWV Scrapbook paper
Accessories: 5/8" Pink Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Transparent tape


  • Cut the Positively Pink cardstock to create a base card such as that described on the previous instructions.
  • Cut the scrapbook paper to 4 x 5 1/4"
  • Cut 2 ribbons - 5 inches
  • Position the ribbons horizontally as show in the sample
  • Tape the ends to the back
  • Tie a bow on to the ribbon as shown in the picture
  • As with the previous cards, rubber stamp the sentiment stamp using the Stampin Up positively pink classic ink, cut to the dimension of the image, sponge the edge using the same ink, and mat on to Stampin Up Old Olive cardstock 1/8" larger than the sentiment image.
  • Attach the image vertically to the left of the ribbons using foam tape

That's it. Simple. Nothing very complicated about it and you can actually make the card in 10 to 15 minutes.

Anyway, back to card making. I still need to do Friday's and today's daily special. Hopefully, I'll have time to finish them today!!

Until later. . .

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