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Have a Blast

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My  grandnephew Craig is almost 2 and he is the cutest thing! I wanted to make something super cute for him too.

I used a space ship template to hand cut the pieces for this card.  Then I added the red fins and white stripes to make it look more like a Fourth of July firework. I bent the card lengthwise to give it more dimension when I adhered it to my dimensional stickers. It is kind of hard to see in the photo but the rocket has a very curved look to the body. Lastly I added the star stickers and hand wrote the sentiment.

I’m going to enter this card into Lawnscaping Challenge #37: Use Dimension.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Grandpa’s Are Fathers Too

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I wanted to share two of the Father’s Day  cards I made for our children’s Grandfather’s. Although there is a grandparent’s day here in the USA sometime in September, I don’t celebrate it. It is one of those holidays that flies under the radar in our house because, I always figured grandmothers and grandfathers are just mothers and fathers once removed. So why not just celebrate them on the same day parents are celebrated?

I created this paper pieced suitcase for my husbands father, Wiley, who travels extensively for work. He sells carpeting for Shaw Industries. Which is a bit of a family joke since my husband and I opened a Mohawk Colorcenter flooring store 9 years ago.  But my point is that his sales territory is the Middle East! So when he flies over there he stays for weeks at a time. So suitcases are a familiar feature in his life.

My inspiration came from a chipboard sticker that already had the chain included. It reminded me of luggage tags, which reminded me of Wiley. The suitcase itself is just a rectangle of cardstock that has been embossed and the handles are hand cut. My favorite part of this card is the buckles for the luggage straps. I made them from an alphabet sticker set. It is just an O that I slid the strap through and an apostrophe that is the prong of the buckle. I set the whole thing on dimensional stickers to give it a 3D effect.

This card was quick and easy to make. I used another chipboard sticker for the central focus. The background is hand stamped and then dry embossed. I added a bow and I was done in record time. (I didn’t call Guinness or anything to confirm if it was really a record but, a card in 10 minutes is a personal best!)

 

Happy Stamping,

Mo

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