I wanted to make something on Friday, and with 4 birthdays in the family in February I felt I should make a start on something suitable. Plus – my mother had already mentioned that she’d be needing some cards to send to the same people as well. But I wasn’t feeling up to doing much, or had much inspiration of what to make either. So I raided my box of bought in, die-cut, sheets of designs and dipped in to see what I’d come up with. I landed up with 6 cards by the end of the day. Unfortunately, when I was taking pictures of the cards I’d made, I got a bit mixed up between the bundles of those I’d taken and not taken pictures of and landed up with two lots of pictures of four of the cards and no pictures of the others. I would have taken pictures of the rest today but some of the family members, who a couple of the cards are for, were here all day so I couldn’t get the cards out without them seeing them before their birthdays. So in this blog post you’ll just see pictures of 4 cards. I’ll get photos of the rest and upload them as soon as I’m able.
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This first batch of two cards are made using die-cut sheets and background sheets from Doolicraft. They feature members of the McDooli Clan.
- This is made up on a square card with some tartan background paper and tartan paper ribbon. Just used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to build up the pyramid.
- Also made up on a square card with tartan background, this time put in the centre rather than the side, with two strips of tartan paper ribbon either side. This time, although the design was an oblong pyramage, I trimmed off the top of the layers around some of the background contours and hat to give some added shape, without having to go to the bother of cutting out individual elements to make a decoupage.
This second batch of cards were made using base cards and die-cut topper sheets that were Create & Craft branded.
- The card base itself was to make a tent like card with a base, but I scored the middle panel along the centre and stuck the base image layer to one side of it to make an easel card. I used foam tape for attaching the bottom layers of the decoupage and glue gel for the top layers after giving them some shaping. I used some corner peeloffs as decoration on this card.
- For this card I trimmed off one of the panels to leave an ordinary, tent fold, base card, decorated the corners with corner peeloffs and put on a greetings peel-off, then used foam tape and glue gel to attach the decoupage layers.
CUP Discount Code – There’s an end of month promotion currently running on the craftsUprint site. Simply type the word ‘BINGO’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page before you check out then click UPDATE BASKET to save a whopping 20% off your total order value! Yes! You read that right! A 20% Discount! So it’s an excellent time to add some more designs to your digital library. Remember that the digital items available from craftsUprint are not limited to decoupage and pyramage sheets for your card-making. craftsUprint is a site that has backgrounds and inserts, cutting files and knitting patterns, needlework patterns and cross stitch, crochet patterns and scrapbooking. The code expires on the 31st, January 2012 at Midnight GMT, so you have a bit of time to browse around and make your choices.
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CUP Newsletter Mailer – The latest CUP mailer, that was E-mailed out on Friday, 27th January, can be seen by clicking – here. It’s the work of Bronze designers being showcased this time. Plus of course there’s lots of other work on show and lots of news, and if you scroll down to near the bottom of the right hand column you’ll see “Crafty Bob’s Thought For The Weekend”. Can you work out the puzzle?
Free Card Verses – Did you know that, amongst all the other items available via the craftsUprint site, there’s now a section giving you the choice of over 3500 free Card Verses? So if you are struggling for the right words to put into any of your cards why not pop over – here – for a look.
You can see the cards Ive made using design sheets from CUP in my Crafter Showcase Area on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
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