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!
Now for something relevant!
Ok, now onto the cards:
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 :) )
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.
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.
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: