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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Shirt Card for the Man in Your Life

Here is the shirt card I made for Father's Day. This is a mini card but you can enlarge it to meet your needs as long as the same amount is added to each measurement. You may want to be more careful to fold your collar evenly as I did this quick and as you can see, it is not even but I am sure you get the ideal.

 I started with a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" paper. (Remember this is for the mini and measure 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" done so you enlarge to suit your needs.)

The center would be 2 1/4" (on the 4 1/2" side) so gate fold to that point. Then turn the top back about 1/4" or so and fold (This will become your collar).
 At the bottom fold out your paper making long sided triangles and be sure they are even on both sides. You are folding these to get the longest possible flap since these will become your sleeves. It is really hard to explain but it will make sense once you see it. The photo did not show good as everything is white so I drew in where the fold and bottom are so you can see it. There is a way to cut the paper and fold to make cuffs on the sleeves if you wish.
Now bring your top corners into the center point to make the collar. Make sure they meet right at center and are even. Keep in mind this is the collar and so you don't want to make tight triangles or the neck part won't look right.
 Now bring the bottom up and tuck under the collar to hold it. Fold and decorate the front with a tie, buttons, pocket or what ever you think of. Add a white paper and a stamp to the inside for your sentiments.

My only suggestion is to do a few small ones for practice. Get use to the folding and how it works then have fun. If you have any questions or something don't make sense to you feel free to shoot me an email. Have a wonderful Memorial Day (and don't forget the reason for it).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My New Project ...Moments In Time

Entering this for the Time Challenge at From The Owl's Nest. Well, I should clarify it a bit, Sharon from the Owl's Next is hosting it at FileKutz Design's Creatuve DT Blog. Check them both out, they are great site and some fun challenges as well as awesome files.

Here is another (a close up below it).
Yes, that is a 3d clock and those are real shadows of the numbers. 
Did you note the song on the clock? (Hint, song is going in a bottle).

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Father's Day Card

Here is the Father's Day Card I made using some "male" type SVGs. 

I hope you got a smile out this card (and your kids don't get any ideals). 

As promised I posted the SVG files for your use. I would love to see what you come up with. Remember to re-size, ungroup/break apart, then show/hide the different layers before cutting.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Card I Made

 Image by by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Black and White paper by DCWV
Embossing Folder
Words by Computer

Monday, May 16, 2011

Winner of Canival of Cards Blog Hop

I want to thank you all for stopping in and for all your well wishes. I am feeling a bit better than the last few days. So without any delay the winner was selected by

Congratulations Jen! 

Jen said: I use photos frequently for children's birthday invitations and for cupcake toppers. I just did a birthday card for someone turning 30 and used a current picture and a baby picture of the recipient.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Card Carnival Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from Melin  If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Sherry's blog , so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

I want to start by apologizing as I so wanted to do a shirt card (for the men in your life) however the last couple of days have been rough. I did do this one for you earlier (thank goodness) so if you are/become a follower check back at a later date and as soon as I am able I will have the shirt card up (Father's Day is coming up). I also did some SVGs for you to use for that special man in your life that I will post later also. Now on to the card I did do...

I tend to look for SVGs of images to use for my cards but there is nothing more personal than using a picture of your own for making a card. Below I used one of my own pictures to make a birthday card but think of how touching it would be to send a “miss you” card with the front made from a picture of the children to a far away parent. Or how about making a Father’s Day card from their picture? I am sure you get the idea. So now you want to know how to do it? It is easy.

First you need to select your image/photo and size it to the size of the card you want to make. Remember, if you need to add things in to take room balloons work well with birthdays and the word/thought bubbles work well for text on just about any card. I have also seen just a square with text in it (like a sign) coming from somewhere behind a picture. This works especially well when your image is tall enough but not wide enough to take up the front of your card and you don’t have to worry about it looking like the dog was talking from the middle of his back (or worse yet…its tail!).
Now for my card once I added everything I brought it to Inkscape and shaped the top of the card with the curves and valleys of the tops of my images. You can do the top, one side, top and side….whatever you want.

Once I was satisfied with the shape (I saved it as a SVG) I used the Hinge Method to cut it. (For those of you more visual learners, here you can find a video on how to do this method). I cut it on scrap paper however I taped it down at one side so once I cut it I did not unload the mat instead I positioned it so the cut was fully out of my Cricut on one side. This way I could remove the cut piece from the paper on my mat and slide my photo under the remaining paper and position it so it showed in the opening. Once I did that I taped my photo down good and cut it again. This time it cut the photo into the shape I wanted.

Now to do the card base I brought this SVG into SCAL and again you have to size it to the card dimensions (you may want to make your width slightly larger so the weld does not change your final width of your card) then copy and paste another one which I flipped then lined up with the original and welded the two together and cut.
Now your ready to assemble your card and think of what you want for sentiments inside. 

I hope you enjoyed my card and don’t rule out your own pictures to make a personal card with. For some reason many think of using the baby picture for the birth announcements and family pictures for wishing others a Happy Holiday Season but after that, not much else.
Oh…..inside it says, “Well doggone it… have a Happy one!”

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New LO and Cards from NSD Challenge

Boy have I been busy!. I hope everyone had a great Easter and of course got to get some scrapping/card making for NSD. I of course was doing challenges on the Fiskateers site. I thought I would post them here as I know not everyone is a Fiskateer.

This challenge was to make "something" all one color.
I used the image of

This challenge was to make handmade flowers.

This one is to make it "hot".
2 ribbon, 2 pattern paper, 2 bling, 2 stamps
When I have empty boxes I cut them and make books covers out of them
I cover them with sample wallpaper that the store was just going to throw away.
I tried to squish it so you can tell what it was.
This is the first time I ever done a LO of my tools...LOL
but that is what the challenge was.

Using cloth (hat and tie)

Feelings (3 different textures)
I used Stickels, Flower Soft and Viva Pen
I hope you enjoyed them. I know I received many comments on how to make the rabbit also how to do the Flower Soft. I know there are U-Tubes on doing these. 
Search: Flower Soft and then Tear Bears. 
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Layout Lifted

Another new layout I lifted. I am really liking the challenge of the Liftateers (Fiskateers) as I am now getting some pages done. After all, I am only 30 years behind...LOL.

Inspired by Sandy 4165.