Back To School

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Today’s card is for our daughter who teaches 5th grade. Every year I make her a “back to school” card that we but a donation in to help her get her supplies. Teachers have to use their own money for a lot of their classroom supplies.

Background border was found online, sentiment is actually a Minion quote, teacher image is computer clip art fussy cut and popped up. I decided to use the same border pattern for the inside just to add a little more interest.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe. Let’s hope all these heat waves are coming to an end.

Gerry

Thank You

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Today’s card is for a very special friend. Knowing how beautifully she crochets I asked if she would crochet me a cell phone pouch to hang around my neck. Actually, she made the strap long enough to hang crossbody, and to my surprise made 4 of them (she said a lady needs choices). While trying to come up with a plan for the thank you card the idea of finding yarn background paper popped into my head. So off to Google I went. This yarn pattern was perfect for adding a sentiment. Sentiment was printed on the computer and crochet hooks are computer clip art.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Happy 17th

Hello and welcome. Hope you’re all able to keep cool and stay dry.

Today’s card is for our great-grandson’s 17th birthday. After searching Pinterest for teen age boy birthday cards this is what I came up with. Pp was found online, wonky square is from the Silhouette. One of the cards I saw on Pinterest had the age printed randomly under the sentiment and I thought that was a fun idea, so to the computer I went. Wonky square is popped up. Card base is a random piece of cs found in my stash, mat and wonky square are Smokey Slate cs. For a little texture I scored lines on the center band and square,

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Foiled Scribbles

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As you can see today’s card will be entered in Make the Cards Challenge #60. Background piece was run through a Sizzix swirly ef. Swirly Scribbles Thinlits by SU were cut from toner paper and foiled with a multicolored foil. Corner stars are from a small hand punch also from toner paper and foiled. The foiled swirlies don’t show up very well in the photo but look kind of cool in real life. I found SU’s Just Jade cs was just right for card base.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay healthy & safe and try to stay cool and dry.

Gerry

Purple-Blue-Green

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/07/purple-blue-green.html

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After watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGFDhrTDhr8 I thought that might be fun to try. Problem was, I didn’t have the right ribbons, so I just used cs strips. After they were all adhered and run through a Sizzix swirl ef I realized I ended up with the debossed side. Oh well, that works. The frame was cut on the Silhouette then I scored it for a little texture. Sentiment was printed on the computer.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Christmas Truck

https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2022/07/peace-on-earth-challenge-20.html

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Today’s card will be entered at Peace On Earth challenge. As you can see, I decided to go with the truck in the inspiration photo. Pp was found online, truck is computer clip art, snowflakes are a stamp in Seasonal Sentiments by Gina K. Oval frame is Stitched Ovals by Die-namics. There was a little issue with the license. The photo had 2019 so I had to clone that out to put 2022. Cloning on small areas is a bit of a challenge but I kind of like doing it just to prove to myself I can.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Birthday Pocket

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Today’s card is for one of our grandson-in-laws. I saw a card like this on Pinterest and thought it would work well for him. Background paper is a small piece from my stash. It seemed to need a little dimension, but I thought an embossing folder might be too much pressure, so I scored every 1/4″ across then edged it with black to give the illusion of a mat. Pocket is from my Silhouette. It was cut with both denim print paper and white cs to give it some stability. It looked to clean & neat, so I sort of distressed the edges. Surprisingly I found the brads in my stash. Sentiment die is Stitched Ovals by Die-namics, happy birthday stamp is Gina K’s Birthday Blessings set. Both pocket and die cut are popped up. We will be putting more than a 1$ bill in it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Still Married

Hello and welcome. Well, my eye surgery went very well and it’s so good seeing everything so clear. Makes cardmaking much easier.

Today’s card is for some dear friends. Background scene was found online, car die cut is Marianne Designs. “Still Married” sign was printed on the computer and trimmed on my SU paper trimmer. Since it was too small to use a corner rounder punch, I rounded the corners with a nail file. Car and sign were edged with a Copic marker. Car is popped up. Inside sentiment “A marriage with a little mileage is something to celebrate!” I found the idea for this card when I Googled anniversary cards.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Soccer Rocker

https://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/just-us-girls-challenge-640-trend-week.html

https://cyhtp.blogspot.com/2022/07/anything-goes-embossing-with-twist-of.html

Hello and welcome. I’m very happy that this card fits two challenges.

Today’s card is for our great-grandson. He just started to play soccer this spring. Card base is from the Silhouette, small circles are SU punches. Punched circles were embossed with a SU ef. Background paper and the number 5 were found online. Number was fussy cut and backed with chip board for just a little bit of pop up. I thought it was so cool to have the number from soccer ball pp. Letters are from a Sizzix Sizzlits strip die. Letters were cut from both green and black. I decided to pop the letters. So, I used Foam Adhesive Strips from SU and cut lots of teeny tiny pieces.

Just a note to ask you all for good wishes on my eyelid lift surgery. I’m having it tomorrow, the 14. Hopefully it well really improve my vision.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry