Birthday Stripes

Hello and welcome. Hope you’re having a fun Labor Day weekend.

Today’s card is for our grandson-in-law. While perusing Pinterest for an idea I saw this design and thought ‘that’s it’. Card base is Night of Navy cs. CS strips are 1/4″. Sentiment is from Gina K’s Birthday Blessings set stamped in Night of Navy. I also added strips to the inside. Very simple but I think he’ll like it.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Leather Anniversay

Hello and welcome. Finally, after wasting most of the week I’ve got a card to post.

Today’s card is for our granddaughter & hubby for their 3rd anniversary. I found out on Google that leather was for 3rd anniversary, so then I found a faux leather background paper online. I decided to make the card very simple. Cut frame is from the Silhouette, hearts are a hand punch, punched with cs and pp. Sentiment was printed on the computer. I also added 3 smaller hearts inside.

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

Gerry

Pumpkin In Wagon

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/08/wheels.html

Hello and welcome. After a very fun visit to see family and friends it’s good to be back to creating and posting.

Today’s card is a Silhouette cut file. The wagon panel looked a little plain, so I added a score line and hand punched leaves. I also added score lines to the stem. So the pumpkin didn’t look so blah I used a cotton ball and stamp pad to smudge it up a bit. I kind of messed up adhering the green stem & leaves but no one expects perfection from me. This will be entered in Double D’s wheels challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your visits. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Blue & White Christmas

https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2022/08/peace-on-earth-challenge-21.html

Hello and welcome.

Today’s card is for the Peace On Earth Christmas challenge. Snowflake embossing folder is from The Paper Studio. Christmas balls and ovals are both SU punches. Pp’s for balls were found online. Balls were punched from both cs and pp. Tops were punched from a silver textured paper. Sentiment was printed on the computer and ovals are edged with a marker and popped up.

Thanks for stopping by I look forward to your visits. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Boiling Bones

https://twooldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-anything-halloween.html

Hello and welcome.

Finally, I was able to get a card done for the Two Old Bats Aug. challenge. The skeletons in the mood board are what I picked up on. For the background I masked the circle for the moon, then used a cotton ball and Not Quite Navy stamp pad to make a somewhat spooky background then tore the edges. Pot and skeleton are from the Silhouette, ghost, bat and small skeleton head are from an old Provo Craft die. Bat, ghost and large skeleton head are popped up. Bats eyes are yellow Stickles. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the googly eyes. Grass is a MS punch. For the bubbly water I printed off a black & white pot of boiling water, cut out just the water and used a cotton ball and green stamp pad to color it.

Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot to me. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

DOS Chuckle

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Today’s card is dear old sister’s chuckle of the month. Frame is Rectangle Stitched Framelits from SU. Image and sentiment (“I was taught as a child to “speak your mind” I was also taught “If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all”. Inside “can you see my problem here”.) were found online.

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate you taking the time. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Money Holders

https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/08/august.html

Hello and welcome. This will be entered in Colorful Options Aug. challenge.

Today’s post shows the two money holders I made. These are very simple. The pattern I followed had the cs measure 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 but I wanted them to fit in a regular letter size envelope, so I cut the cs 8 1/2 x 6 1/4. I scored the 8 1/2 side at 3 & 6 1/2. The die cut starbursts are from the Silhouette, flowers are a small hand punch, center of flowers are Opal Rounds by SU. Flowers are popped up. The pp is very shiny, so it was hard to photo without getting glare.

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

Gerry

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