back in time stretch

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Blog

I am moving all of the things from the 'old' blog ( to the 'new' blog ( I felt the need for a name change. I will be working on it this week.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Card for Aunt Z

My husband's Aunt Z is not doing very well right now. Below is the card I made for him to write her a little note. The reaction I got upon handing him the card was, "Oh, Wow!" He is easily impressed. That's one of the reasons I love him.
The card shape is a cut file from Lettering Delights (Cards G, number 4) which was cut using Make-the-Cut software and my Gazelle.  



 The card fits in a #10 (legal sized envelope) which I lined with pink copy paper.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Scrappy Thank You Token

The Scarps are no longer growing into a Scrap Monster, but they are still a huge problem!

I learned how to make this 'Lotion Holder Card' from this video
This is such a great find for me because every year at Christmas I give co-workers a purse-sided lotion and lip balm from Melaleuca. (the lotion is the best. It is not greasy and really moisturizes.
I was trying to figure out how to get another small hole to add in the lip balm because I did not have the right size circle punch. I make a dozen of these just for lotion.

You know, sometimes my brain just..doesn't work right. Hmmm, maybe age has something to do with it. Anyway, it finally dawned on me that I could make a Make-the-Cut file for the box portion with the size circles I need for both the lotion and lip balm. Of course, I am done making these for little Thank You Gifts, so I'll get to use my MTC file when I am making Christmas cards and things later this year.

Scrappy Thank You Cards

I decided that I should use up some Scraps before they turn into an Uncontrollable MONSTER!
The brown is the other side of the patterned paper (source unknown), Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Georgia Pacific white card stock, and pink copy paper.

 Studio G 'Thank You' stamp and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Classic ink.

The cards are 3" x 3". I distressed all of the edges of the card stock and turned down one corner of the patterned card stock.

I cut the envelope from pink copy paper with my Gazelle and Make-the-Cut software. It was downloaded from the Make-the-Cut Gallery (envelope #2 when searching the Gallery for 'envelopes'). I cut a liner for the envelope using the same paper and stamped it with the "Thank You' stamp without adding any more ink. Oops! There is not a photo of just the envelope. Sorry.