Saturday, July 3, 2010

Operation Write home Independence day Blog tour day #2

Hello there!! Welcome to day #2.  Today I have 2 cards for you, one is a bit different and there will be a basic tutorial. :)  BUT FIRST....the CANDY!! here some pics:

adorable little metal pails
 
Filled with wonderful goodies!
                                All the same, and there is more that is NOT in the photo...one pail goes to a winning comment per day.  All drawing will take place on Monday evening, winners announced on Monday night.                                                                                 



 Now for something relevant!





Ok, now onto the cards:
A little blurry, sorry.  Here is the how.


I made this triangle card to fit a regular mailing envelope, they can be made bigger for the business size envelope.  Take an 8.5 X 11 inch card stock and cut it to   10 1/4 X 5 7/8
Then you put the one long corner in the end of your trimmer and you are going to cut the card on an angle so that there will be a squared off edge. You are not cutting a true Triangle. (your scrap will be a triangle :) )


Now you will need to score this card stock 3 3/8 inches in from each end. The purpose of doing it in from each end, is so the scores will be in the opposite direction.

NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT... a small video for the next step, my daughter was experimenting with my camera, and you will hear her and see her, and she even says you should do this on my laptop. (now she tells me)  OK...here we go:




We will now resume our normally scheduled program:

Here is the now finished card base, the kraft paper on the one side and the Americana style American flag on the other.
Start your stamping, remember to see what is going to show and where.



















Stamp and ink as you desire:

Stipple brush (dry).  Pounce the brush up and down, adding more ink to brush as you go.


and here is the finished card, the pictures all came out blurry, I tried several ways, the stand, the frog, and standing on it's own. It didn't matter. I apologize for that.  You'll notice I added ribbons using my Fastenator
and gold fastenator sculpted staples.





with the frog


















                                                                                                                            Free-standing

Card Stock--Stampin' Up Kraft
Printed paper--Pathways by Michele Anderson..."Americana"
Stamp set--Big Brass Band by TAC
Ink--Stampin' Up...Night of Navy, Ruby Red
Ribbon--The Ribbon co. and Stampin' Up

Today's funny 4th of July tale:  setting off firecrackers (shhh, I wasn't actually allowed)When I was 14, a handful of us(friends and I) were outside.  I was wearing those old big Denim painters pants that were totally in style back then. (1974) One of my friends lit a firecracker and put it in one of the back pockets.  I was trying to grab it to remove it without burning myself, but before I could get a grip on the firecracker itself and not the fuse, it went off...a very small pop-like boom.  No hole in my pocket or anything, I was like wow, that was cool!  so later at dinner I was telling my family about it. (thinking it would show them how they were actually harmless)  My sister and her girls were up (her hubby was working) and my brother was down, so it was the whole gang.  My father was like you shouldn't have let them do it, my brother was like what kind of friend is that. My mother was really freaked and said you could have blown off part of your butt.  My answer to that was NO, these jeans are SANFORIZED, that protected me!!  well first my sister started cracking up, and then followed everyone else. Then I cried.  My plan to prove that firecrackers are harmless failed badly, and then I was shamed and humiliated, plus, I had obviously not the correct definition of the word sanforized in my mind.  I later looked it up...it means: A trademark used for fabric preshrunk by a patented mechanical process so as to minimize later shrinkage.  I was so defeated, and when undressing later I did find a tiny, tiny burn on the inside of the pocket (the part of the jeans that touch your butt) and teeny, teeny blister on my butt.  so they weren't harmless.

Here is another Birthday card I made for today:

Every thing for this card is from Stampin' Up except for the ribbons (my stash) and the square snaps (We Are Memory Keepers) and the punch (Martha Stewart)

29 comments:

Sandy said...

Great cards... thank you for the instructions for the triangle card - it's very nice!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Great cards Susan. I've got to try the triangle card as I haven't seen that before. Thanks for the tutorial and the great story about the firecrackers. Happy 4th!

Ola said...

These are wonderful cards, thank you so much for the tutorial!!

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

...Darlene said...

Great tutorial and card. I like your story about firecrackers. They are very dangerous and I am glad you were not seriously hurt!

debb said...

Wonderful cards and tutorial! Happy 4th!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for the details on how to make the first.

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Fun card--thanks for the directions! (And I hope your fireworks misadventure didn't leave any permanent scars--other than the endless ribbing you must take from the family each July 4th. . . .)

JPScraps said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for the instructions for the first card!

Paula said...

What a fun, folding card this is. I like all the ribbon embellishing and how the inside look like fireworks. Very cool! Have a fantastic 4th of July!

Paula said...

What a fun, folding card this is. I like all the ribbon embellishing and how the inside look like fireworks. Very cool! Have a fantastic 4th of July!

Brenda said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for the instructions on the triangle card -- first one I've seen. Love the idea.

Thanks for the funny story, sorry about your rear and the tiny burn (smile).

JustYolie said...

LOL love the story! Wonderful cards and thanks for the instructions....Oh yeah and the chance to win your awesome blog candy. Happy 4th!

Noelle's Corner said...

Love your cards. I especially like the one with the soldier on it.

Nancy Keller said...

I am LOVING your card and your video and your tutorial . . . but the icing is really the story about the blister on your hiney and the sanfordized jeans :D LOL! Happy holidays to you and thank you for sharing - I am really going to have to try making one of those cards. Yours turned out so pretty!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love your cards. Thanks for all of your sharing. Loved your story. Lol. Thanks for the instructions. I'll have to try one of these.

Teresa / Trees aWard in Digital Stamps said...

I am contestant #67 on this fabulous tour for such a good cause. Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy that I Did It Creations is sponsoring for the tour. Hugs Teresa xxx

Yolanda said...

That triangle card is so cool. Love the flag!

Jackie L Watson said...

Great cards and I liked your tutorial on the triangle card. I really liked the flag. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

What a funny story. I like the instructions for the card. I will need to try this one. It seems to give a lot of writing room on the back for our heroes.

jengd said...

Love that triangular card and its folds! So many possibilities!

Reta said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Love your card.

grandmalee said...

Hi Susan! Glad to see your working hard on your cards even with all of the work you're doing on the house! I had just cut that same card out the other day after seeing iy on youtube (or somewhere...blonde roots at the moment!). Anyhoo, I love how yours turned out even with the blurry pics! Have you tried using the macro setting when you take closeups like this? It's usually a tulip shaped icon on the camera if you don't know what it is. Great for closeups! Talk to you soon!

Erika said...

Great cards! And thanks for sharing your story - at least it's something you can share and get a laugh out of now. :)

Sandy said...

Fun cards - and great tutorial! I liked that trailer too, makes me wish I had HBO :)

Happy Independence Weekend!

Lori said...

What a different card. I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks.

helloholley said...

Great cards Susan....your story was pretty funny....I hope you guys had a great 4th and thanks for the tutorial....I 'll have to give it a try!! ;)

rstuck2003 said...

awesome cards, thank you for the tutorial. the pails are adorable

Dolores A. said...

Thanks for sharing your stories, cards and tutorial....
Best holiday wishes!

Christine said...

love your triangle card... can't wait to make some. your blog candy pails are super cute... got my fingers crossed... hee hee.