Birthday, card sketch

Birthday Squared

Hello everyone. You may be asking why I named my post Birthday Squared. Well I am not one for making using squared shaped cards. I usually stick with the regular rectangle shape because it doesn’t produce any waste and you can get two cards from a A4 sheet of card stock. Where as with a square shaped card you can only get one decent sized card from a sheet but you have leftovers.  I mean I won’t waste this of course because it will be used for a sentiment later but you know I’m sure …

… anywho onto the reason you stopped by my blog today to see my creation

I was quite lucky with this card that I was able to jump into my leftovers drawer and find everything that I needed to make this card. The newest product used on this card is actually the Happy Birthday die which I actually cut apart to use on this card.

But this whole square card making started because of the sketch over at Sketch Saturday

Isn’t this a great sketch. I usually stretch these kinds of sketches to suit an A6 sized card but I decided to try and design within the square. Before cutting the birthday die as its so large I backed the paper with some double sided paper to make the sticking to the project easier. As I wanted to try and not take up the whole front with this die; I sacrificed some of the flowers from the die to make it fit as I have.  And the double sided paper really saved me after I decided to cut the original die-cut apart. Piecing it together after its surgery was easier because I didn’t have to put wet glue onto some really small pieces.

I think that this card could actually suit anyone and I may end up making more square cards in the future but that is to be seen. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. To let me know that you have stopped by consider liking my post and even commenting to let me know what you think of it. And as always before you leave I would like to leave you with this final thought

Love Star Trek and like decorating for Christmas but so glad that I don’t have anyone who is particular how they are placed. 

Have a Happy Crafty Decorated Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

card sketch, Christmas Time, Greeting Cards

Merry Christmas

09 Christmas CTS

Hello everyone,
I told you that I would be back with a 2nd post and here it is. Yes it’s a Christmas card and no I don’t think that it’s too early to make them. I give some of my cards away to a charity and they need them by early September so those have already gone and now I’m making the ones I need to send myself. It’s scary how close posting date is for these but anywho onto the reason for your visit my card! And here is a reminder of the sketch by CASe this Sketch #290 by Chrissy

I used a Kasiercraft paper pad from my Christmas stash and some add-ons that I had bought when they were available. With this sketch is time I brought the strips closer together and I also flipped the sketch. This just worked better with the Merry Christmas banners.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always I would like to leave you with this last thought:

Advice from a Sea Lion - Postcard - Your True Nature

There are many things on this list that I would like to do actually. Doing some of these things I think would actually help me feel better after everything that has been going on in my world lately.

Have a Happy Crafty Sea Lion Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

UPDATE 5th October – I received this