Flying By Cards

I had fun making some of these paper airplane cards awhile back in a bunch of different color combinations (including this one that said “Thanks!” on the inside):

Flying by to say . . .Thanks! Card

Since this week’s OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge was “Things with Wings,” I thought I’d revisit my original design and try a couple new twists on it and add a couple more cards to my box for OWH.

I used patterned paper on this card:

Patterned Flying By to Say Hi Card

And for this card, I stamped a cloudy background for the paper airplanes

Kraft and Clouds Flying By to Say Hi

For some dimension, on all three cards I popped the larger airplanes and the sentiment with foam mounting tape.  To split the sentiment to fit on my 1 1/2″ punched out circle, I used a post-it note to mask off the part I didn’t want to stamp.  Also, on my newer designs, after fussy cutting out the airplanes with my smaller pair of scissors (which wasn’t too difficult with all the straight images on the airplane), I ran a calligraphy pen around the edges just to make sure I’d have nice, crisp cut-out images with no white spots on the edges.

Thanks for taking a look!

-Mindy 🙂


Stamps: “flying by to say hi” Sentiment and Paper Airplanes clear stamps (Flying By Set from Lawn Fawn), ellipsis (made using Jessie’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn), Cloud Clear Stamp (Perfectly Perfect Day Set by Avocado Arts)

Other: Fact 6 x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Kraft Cardstock (Paper Studio), Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink (Tsukineko), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Marvy Memories Pigmented Calligraphy Pen (Uchida), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), 2 Way Glue Pen (Zig Memory System), Foam Mounting Tape (3M)


June 18, 2013. Tags: . Card. 3 comments.

Trying a 6 x 6 Cutting Formula for Christmas and Winter Cards

Thanks to Kathryn’s 6×6 formulas she shared on her blog here and with OWH, I got an early start on some Christmas and winter cards for OWH. Kathryn gave great directions and pictures on her post and it gave me the push to just jump into an unused 6 x 6 pad and get moving on making cards! I used her template #2 to make eight cards from six double-side 6 x 6 papers from My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland pad.  (I did make a tiny cutting goof and so my last card, the bottom right one, wasn’t part of the cutting formula but my improvised version to still use my paper and make eight cards!).

6 x 6 Cutting Formula Cards

I had some leftover “thanks” kraft cardstock circles from this set of cards, so I used them on a couple of winter cards here and made a missing you circle for a card on my silhouette too.  The little reindeer is paper-pieced with kraft cardstock as well.  I may have gone a little crazy with the kraft cardstock, but I’m glad I branched into some other colors of layering paper too.  I think the navy layering paper worked really well for the cards with the little banners (and you can’t really tell from the small picture, but the red paper on those cards is actually a red wood grain patterned which is why I didn’t want to cover it up completely).

Thanks for taking a look and have a great day!



Stamps:”Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas” Cling Stamp (Hero Arts’ Wonderful Christmas CG394, part of a prize pack I won last year – thanks Hero Arts!),Winking Reindeer Wood Block Stamp (Hero Arts’ H5457, thanks to a stocking stuffer from my husband last year)

Diecut: thanks (by Silhouette)

Other: Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 Paper Pad (My Mind’s Eye), Kraft Cardstock (Paper Studio), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), 2 Way Glue Pen (Zig Memory System)


June 13, 2013. Tags: , . Card. 2 comments.

Tis the Season Kraft Card

Recollections Winter Wonderland stamp card, Making Memories Paper

This was the last card that I added to my OWH box that I mailed off today.  Hope it will brighten the final recipient’s day in a few months!

And thanks for taking a look at my blog

-Mindy 🙂

P.S. Please check out Operation Write Home’s Welcome Page to find out how to get involved in sending homemade cards to deployed service members so they can keep in touch with family and friends and notes of encouragement to the service members themselves.

Partial Supply List:

Stamp: “Tis the Season” (Clear Stamp from Recollections’ Winter Wonderland)

Other: Tree Diecuts (from a Cricut cartridge – I used someone else’s Cricut at a crop night), Polka Dot Paper (Making Memories neutral embellishment paper), Dark Green Paper (Recollections), Kraft Cardstock (The Paper Studio), Heart Buttons (unknown brand, but they were not too fat)

October 3, 2012. Tags: , . Card. 3 comments.