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

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Sketch becomes Favourite

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Hello Everyone,

Yes I am back again and yes I have used the same sketch to make 2 Christmas cards this time around. Here is sketch #530 by Sketch Saturday – this is a new favourite! I will definitely be keeping this one in my go to pile.
afde7-530This time around the making was a lot easier – the papers on the bottom are actually flipped on the 2nd card! How cool is that! All I had to do was cut each piece 4 times to make 2 cards. The banners across the join of papers is actually from the paper pack and so are the 2 cute little images that I layered and put in the left corner.

Here is a picture of each individual card:
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It is so good to be getting Christmas cards done now and not in a mad rush at the end of the year. But with also donating cards I have to keep my making up so whenever I find a sketch that can repeated easily I take the opportunity to make multiples.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my post. But before you go I would love to leave you with this last thought:

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Don’t want to worry any crafters out there but as of 10th September we have only 104 days until Christmas Eve 2018!! Oh my goodness – I just shocked myself writing this! I have much to do! Until next time …

Have a Happy Crafty Shocking Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

 

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Birthday Star

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Hello Everyone,

Here is the 2nd card that I made while making my Baby Girl card. I just thought why waste these perfectly cut strips when I have all the supplies out in from of me. Here is a reminder of the sketch #530 from Sketch Saturday:

afde7-530As I said in my previous post it was good to be getting into my stash and using up some papers that have been in there for many years.  And it is also good that my collection of cards to be sending off to our Aussie Troops is growing.

All 3 of the papers used were the off cuts from my previous card. The only thing that I needed to add was the silver Happy Birthday and the stars.  This time around though I used my Pinstripe Embossing folder to make the banner across the join and used my Crushed Violet Distress ink to give it a bit of definition.

It was so much fun making a 2nd card with the same supplies but coming up with a card that is different. I am going to have to look at doing this more often so that my card stash grows quicker. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and looking at my project. But before you leave I would like to leave you with this final thought:

pain level: tolerable or intolerableNot a lot can be said about this one – it’s a part of my life but I try to make it not all of my life. Some days are harder than others – I am learning to live with my limitations.

Have a Happy Crafty Little Pain Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

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Baby Girl

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Hello Everyone,
I am sharing with you a card made by using a sketch and some of my stash. Here is a picture of the sketch #530 by Kel from Sketch Saturday:

This paper pack has been sitting in my 6X6 paper pad storage for ages. I love the designs but I wasn’t in love with using the full pages any more. And then this sketch from Sketch Saturday came in and I knew that this paper set would go well.

The bits of paper that were in the pack were the correct size or close to to pull off this design. Some of the pieces were big enough that I had enough to make a 2nd card which I will share in another post. 🙂 It is a simpler card but sometimes it is fun to make something a little simpler.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my post today. But before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

I have to be creative. It is how I unwind, how I connect with the past and how I connect with friends who understand this need as well.

Have a Happy Crafty Creative Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

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Cupcake Love

Hello Everyone,
This is the 2nd card that I made using the 2 challenges that I combined together.
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and these are the two challenges that I have based this card on

This time around with CASe this Sketch #282 by Brian I stuck pretty close to the sketch. My circle elements are a little off the page but it’s how I was able to fit it due to it’s size.
For the Color Throwdown #503 combination I went leftover drawer diving to see if I could find some papers that would work together – I found these and the plain grey card stock which I thought worked well together. It is so nice to be using up stuff from my stash. The cupcake image and the sentiment are actually stickers from the same set.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. And before you go I would love to leave you with this final thought:
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I have actually found myself saying this lately.  Sometimes it is just easier not having to explain why I’m not feeling well again!! I don’t feel well most of the time I am just getting really good at living with it. Sorry to end on such a downer but this is the reality for many people… I definitely don’t look at people the same way any more.

Have a Happy Crafty
Cupcake Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

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Christmas From My Stash

Hello Everyone,
It is so good to be back crafting again. My shoulder isn’t 100% better but I am able to do some stuff again. So this is better than nothing. Today I am going to be sharing with you  2 cards made for the same challenges.
07-2018-christmas-wishes.jpg And here are the 2 challenges that my card is based on

My aim with this card was to make use of my stash – everything including the image comes from my stash of supplies.
The Color Throwdown #503 challenge gave me a chance to make another Christmas card for my long list of recipients – I need to make more I’m so behind this year!
And I loved the CASe this Sketch #282 by Brian but as you can see I didn’t flip the sketch I stretched it 😀
I am unsure which Digi company my image comes from but it has been sitting in my pile of already coloured images for ages just waiting for the right card to come along. I had already made her into a square I hope that this small change is OK for the sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and having a look at my blog and project. I want to leave you with this final thought:

This is something that I have implemented into my life. I want to remember the positive things that I have experienced during the day and be grateful for the day that I was given by God.

Have a Happy Crafty
Grateful Kind of Day,
❤ TracyB