Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.

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Nov 21, 2011

Ridgeview Card and Free Sentiments

Hello!

Good news! Well, for me anyway! My son came over and figured out why my cutter wasn't working. First, we had to get a different driver. Then after installing it, he realized there was a program interfering with the driver and disabling it. I'm so glad he figured that out! I wouldn't have found it on my own!  No more problems. YAY!

Rather than hand cut everything, I was able to use my cutter for the Ridgeview Card. Here's the card...well, two versions of it.
I made up a bunch in different colors...I had some help from my girlfriend Adie while we visited! Fun!!
And here they are, just about ready to go...
I thought you might like the sentiments so you can make your own if you want to. I made up my own mittens, but Birds Cards has some mittens that are similar- HERE , in a cut file.
 Here's a set of multiples, should you want to make a bunch.

 Here's another one too. It's pretty simple, but you might like to use it instead.
Here's the measurements, if you want to make the card:

Card: 5 1/4 X 8 " scored at 4"
Solid colored background: 5 X 3 3/4"
Striped frame: 3 1/4 X 3 1/4"
Solid colored frame: 3 X 3"
White frame (if you're using it): 2 1/2 X 2 1/2"
Sentiment background: Approx. 3 1/2" wide

"Brrr" Sentiment: I adjusted this to about 1 1/2 to 2" long before printing it.

Using a needle, I strung some thin ribbon through it, and then placed a button overtop the top of the sentiment. With the button facing me, I stitched down and through the paper, then back up. Then I tied the ribbon on top of the button and made a bow. 


 "Sending Warm Fuzzies" Sentiment: Approx. 3 1/4" wide.

Optional: 

Use a Cuttlebug for the solid backgrounds to add interest
I tend to ink the edges of everything. I like the depth it adds.
I used a glittery foam snowflake that I bought from Michael's, for the top of some of the cards.

Well, that's it for -well, probably this week. I have company coming and may not have much time to play until sometime next week.

Hope you're all having a good week!

Blessings,
Carmen

13 comments:

  1. I'm so glad your son was able to figure out your cutter problem, Carmen. They save so much time.

    Your cards are so cute. I like the touches of glitter on them. Thank you for sharing the sentiments with us.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs!!!

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  2. Thanks for this sweet card idea and everything that goes with it. It's a doer!

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  3. Thank you for these fun images. Love the cards!!!!

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  4. thank you for the great sentiment
    I like the card you have made
    I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!
    have a blessed day
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Thank you for such cute cards and sentiment!

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  6. Thank you for the word art. I love the threads on the warm fuzzies.

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  7. super, super, super!

    happy thanksgiving!

    hugs :)

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  8. I love these, thank you bunches and bunches hugs Cathy

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  9. Aww your cards are so cute. And Thanks for the freebie.

    Happy Thanksgiving Day to You and Your Family!

    Blessing AJ

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Thanks for the comments!