Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Perfect Pair

What's a perfect pair, you ask? A great OWH Sketch and a couple of good college basketball games! Who could ask for more to craft away a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon? Throw in a long walk on a sunny day... Seriously, who could ask for more?  :)

And, it's always interesting to me how some sketches come so easily and others not so much. Luckily, this was an easy one for me. :)

Card 1: Pop, Poppa, Daddy, Dad

dp: Moxxie Father; cardstock: Distress Ink core, inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo
PSX Creative Characters in Adirondack espresso
Celebrate It! jute twine; pop up dots
Creative Memories square punches

Looking at all of the green and brown paper left in my Distress Ink core pad, looks like I need to make a few more of these masculine cards. :)

Card 2 -- Today's Any Hero Card: Red, White, and Sparkly

dp & chipboard letters (with baked-in glitter) Bo Bunny Liberty
cardstock: Bazzill Admiral
, Distress Ink core

These chipboard letters are really thick. So, they seemed like the perfect embellishment for an Any Hero card.

Card 3: Hello, Cupcake!

dp: Imaginisce Hello, Cupcake!; cardstock: Distress Ink core; ivory rickrack
Cuttlebug ef; cupcakes fussy cut from coordinating 12 by 12 paper

Since there are several April birthdays on our calendar, I made a second one of these for a friend.

Parting Thoughts

My last post featured a card with one of those adorable kid quotes. Sharon commented that she uses those sentiments on the inside of cards and had never thought of using it for color blocking on the front of a card. That's really interesting since I seldom stamp sentiments on the inside of cards. Most of my cards are sent to Operation Write Home. So, I leave the inside of them blank so troops can write notes to loved ones back home. What a great idea to use these stamps as inside sentiments for cards made for my family and friends. Thanks, Sharon!

As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!  Have a great week!


Christy - said...

I love card #1. This would also work well for Mother's Day!

Jen said...

Cute cards! I really love how bold the USA card turned out. :)

Linda said...

All three are super nice cards...the USA one is my fave...great font choice! tfs!!!

BobbisTreasure said...

Great group of cards, but I especially like the way you used the twine and stamps on the first one. Like you, I rarely ever stamp on the inside of the cards for OWH. I guess it never occurred to me!!!

Lee Mae said...

Great cards using this week's sketch! Love the colors in the Dad card and the cupcakes. The chipboard letters are a great idea for your Any Hero card. Just seeing all of your ideas for this sketch makes me want to make variations too!

Donna Nuce said...

Wow all of these cards are great! I really love the DAD card and the patriotic one.

Erika said...

Love all three cards. I just got a set of those same sentiment stamps (half off!) and I never thought to block them off the way you did...nice idea!

Carol L said...

These are all such great cards, and I love those sparkly letters on your hero card! Well done!

Paper Blessings said...

Wow! They all are fabulous, but the USA one was a really neat take on the challenge this week. :) Thanks so much for sharing.