My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Monday, January 21, 2013


Well it has been a really long time.  I have been making cards for you to critique for me but I just haven't but them on the blog.  Well that has to change so this morning I got up early and downloaded cards that I have made using my own ideas of course and will be putting them on the blog once again.  Of course, I will be going on a cruise in a week but then watch out ladies and gentlemen because once again I will be on a mission to provide you with some ideas for card making.

Today I have a card I made for my husband's cousin who turned 80 years young.

I mounted 6 one inch squares onto brown card stock leaving a 1/4 in space in the middle.  I then mounted the brown card stock to the card base.  I took a rectangle of white card stock and stamped my sentiment and then mounted the white to more brown card stock leaving just a narrow strip of the brown showing.  I then took and punched a 1 inch square from white card stock and used stickers for the 80 and mounted that onto more brown card stock leaving just a narrow strip of the brown showing.  I centered the sentiment in the middle of the multicolored squares and offset the 80th square.  I really like how this turned out.  I want to thank StarAnne Bohl for the inspiration for this card.  She sent me a card with the multicolored squares and I liked it so much I wanted to use a variation of it.  Thanks Star.  

Now for my second card.  It could be used for just about anyone but I am sending it off to my nephew Troy for his birthday on the 29th so I am including it in my masculine card group.
I used a yellow card base and then took some Stampin Up Designer Paper from the Patio Party package and mounted a rectangle to blue card stock and mounted that to the card base.  I stamped my sentiment on white card stock and punched it out with an oval punch.  I used pop up dimensionals to mount the sentiment so that I had a little dimension on the card.  It is still mailable without adding extra postage. 

Well kind followers that is it for today.  Thanks for following my blog and please leave a comment