Card #114: Graduation Gown

Well, look who’s actually back with a new card this week!  And one I made this week instead of making in advance.  🙂  I finally cleaned off my craft desk yesterday afternoon, thereby making space to actually do some crafting instead of just collecting supplies.  I’ll be honest, though, that I just sat there for a while staring and not really having any inspiration.  I was thinking about all the supplies that I’ve collected over the years that I’ll probably never use and should eliminate from my collection, and I pulled out a little drawer that had some metal letters in it.  I dumped out the letters and the first ones that kind of stuck out at me were R, A, and G.  It being May, the month of graduations, I decided to find a D and make a graduation card.

I dug into my new supply file cabinet (which is SO much nicer than my old one!) and found some embellishments and stickers to add to the hat and diploma paper.  It’s a pretty simple card, but as I’m looking at it now, I’m wondering if it would have looked really dumb or cool if I had put a different color cardstock under the “RAD” so it would have kind of said “RAD GRAD”.   Would that have looked dumb?  Or kinda cool?  Or would anyone have even gotten it?  It’s probably a good thing I didn’t think of that last night.  I did try putting red underneath the letters and they didn’t show up as well as they do over the white, but maybe yellow would have worked?  I dunno, too late now anyway.

I hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Busy busy busy

Well, I guess I should have made 4 cards that day I was making cards in advance for future blog posts.  That would have saved me from having to admit that I didn’t get one done this week.  But, instead of just coming on here and making excuses,  I thought I’d quick show you what I did work on this week, which took up the time I would have spent making a card.

We determined this past Sunday that we needed a few more felt banners for Vacation Bible School to cover up some frames on the wall in the craft room.  Nothing we had already made was large enough.  I volunteered to make them, and since the room is called the Craft Courtyard, I wanted to make some banners with flowers on them.

These are big banners, like 31×36 inches, so they took up a lot of space while I was working on them.  And of course, since I work at a job during the day, I could only work on these in the evening.  But when you’re in the middle of a project that is going to last a few days, you tend to not want to clean it all up every night.

The left picture is what I left on my floor Wednesday night, and the right picture was Thursday’s mess.  🙂  At least I got them done last night so I have my living room floor back!  They still need the tabs sewn to the top for the dowel for hanging them, and hopefully that can get done today while I’m at my folks’.

Speaking of which, I should probably get going.  Happy Saturday!

Card #113: Awesome!

Well, this is the final week of my pre-made cards, so next week I’ll have to start getting creative again.  Not that I haven’t been creative in the last few weeks as we’ve been getting decorations and other preparations ready for VBS, but I’ll actually have to sit down at my craft desk again instead of on the floor in the living room in front of My Little Pony reruns whilst crafting.

Cuz yeah, that happened.

Anyway…

After I made the “hi” card with the ribbon scraps, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to use more of those chipboard letters.  (btw, I did end up having to go back and use some big glue dots on those letters to keep them attached to the card, because the glue on the back just didn’t hold.)  I came up with the idea for this card, and was thinking about making a whole series of cards like it with different words, but then I thought that would be kind of boring.  But maybe I’ll do that anyway, just to use stuff up, and not bother posting them here.  Or doing a big long post with a bunch of cards in the same style.  Who knows?  It ain’t gonna happen for a while, at least until after VBS, if it does happen at all.

Oh, you want to see the card?  Sorry, sometimes the rambling gets out of control.

 

I tried to find some cardstocks and letter stickers that matched the colors in the “a”, and came up with this simple design.  The light mauve-y pinkish color is a textured cardstock, which adds to the character of the card without adding more colors and making it too busy.

So my thought was to use the letters and do like a series of “b is for blessing” and “c is for caring”, etc. kind of cards, just nice encouragement-type messages.  That would use a lot of my letter stickers, too, which I have a LOT of, so maybe I should work on that sometime.  If I made all the cards with the same layout, it wouldn’t actually be that hard, and it would use a lot of materials, which would be beneficial to my collection, especially if I used a layout that did use some more patterned-type papers.  I really should work on that…

So yeah, I hope you have a great weekend, and a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms reading this!

 

Card #112: Adventure

What?!  Blogging on a Friday?!  What is this madness?!

Yeah, I took the day off to (hopefully) get a ton of stuff done, not the least of which is going to see Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in an hour!  😀  So excited.

But first, let’s get this week’s blog crossed off the list.

I know the orange paper doesn’t look the same in the two pictures, but trust me, it’s the same card.  I took the pictures on a cloudy, darker day and they just never look as good as when it’s sunny and bright.

Pretty simple card, again.  Do I ever make any that aren’t? I should really work on that.  But this would be a cute card to give to someone heading off on a trip, a kind of “bon voyage” type card.  I’ve had that suitcase sticker in my collection for over a decade, since I’m pretty sure I got it when I was scrapbooking my first trip to Israel 11 years ago.  So yeah, time to use it up.  Unfortunately, I think there’s still one left in the drawer.  But every little bit helps.

Hey, if I quit writing now, I’ll still have time to cross one other thing off my list before I need to leave for the movie.  So, see you next week!