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Oct 28, 2011
Birthday Awning Card and Free Digi's!
Hi there! :)
You have all been leaving such incredibly sweet comments!! Thank you so much!!
Welcome to all my new followers as well!! I hope you will all enjoy visiting my little corner of the web. I sure love having everyone visit!!
So today I'm going to show you an Awning Card. I made this card for my daughter in law Mandy, whose work I sometimes feature on this blog. She's a real sweetheart!! As a matter of fact, I just love all my DIL's...they're all just wonderful women who are just perfect for my boys. I really mean that!! I get along with them all. I'm SO blessed!!
Anyway, It is Mandy's birthday this Sunday...and I'm hoping she doesn't look at the blog until after she gets the card. I know, I know...
Here's the card'
I like to give credit where credit is due. This is not my original design, but got it from Stampin' with Di, who got it from someone named Elsie Camp from a swap at a convention. I cannot find a blog for her. Diana Gibb has a video tutorial on how to make the card HERE. Check it out if you're interested.
Here are the measurements for the card bits:
Basic Card: Score at 5.5" and cut at 4.25"
White cardstock for image: 4.25" X 3.5" (I sized the image itself on the cardstock at about 4")
Awning: Main backing cardstock: 4.25" X 1.25"
Awning: Stripes - Window Slot Punch, white (5) and designer cardstock (6)
Bottom Portion: Double sided designer cardstock 4.25"X 3.25" (scallop one edge and score at 0.5")
I glued the window slots onto the backing cardstock for the awning. I didn't butt them right up to each other but left a teensy bit of space. I also used the lines on my cutter to keep things straight.
I bent one side one way, and the opposite side I bent the other way. Like so:
I Cuttlebugged the bottom portion of the card with the Pinstripe Folder by Couture Creations.
I used some Baker's Twine on the card as well.
I used some stickles on the Digi, and pop dots for the sentiment.
The nice thing about this card is that you can make a shoe store, and ice cream shoppe, a flower shop, etc. In fact, check back because I'll make up some more Digi's that would work well with this card.
Anyone have any other ideas that might work? No guarantees, but suggestions are welcome! :)
And here's the Digital Stamp I have for you today. You need fine markers for coloring these!
Well, that's it for today. I hope you've enjoyed visiting! I've sure enjoyed having you!
Here are my newer images that can be used with the Awning Card.
Gale, from Playing With Paper Again made up an Awning Card using some of my images. She did a wonderful job on the card....but then, she does a wonderful job on ALL her cards! Go check her out...you'll be glad you did!! Here's her card!
Here's a couple more cards using some of these images by Sandy! I'm sorry, I don't have a blog to link to, but these are too nice not to share!! Thanks Sandy!
Karen, from Serendipity Dragonfly made up a bunch of samples for her Club. Karen directs the ladies to my site to download the free digi's and then teaches them how to make up the cards. She also has some other samples of images you can use with these cards. They're just so versatile! Do click on the link above and check out her site for some fabulous cards!
CG, from CG-Says Something Loudly made up an Awning Card using the cake stand digi...and then she also added a sliding detail to the card. How clever!! Go check out the blog post at the link and have a look see!
Here's another done by Andaje from HotchPotch Ehhh?? Adorable, isn't it? She's also made something to place it in. Check out her blog!