Old+New Card and Florida Card

Card to say “you and me = amazing”

Shannon challenged the OWH‘ers to use tools and items we hadn’t touched in a long while, so I decided to mix something old with something new!

The Old: I received a set of Autumn Leaves “Stamped and Coded”  barcode stamps in a mystery grab box a couple of years ago and hadn’t ever used them!

The New: This past Friday I went to a crop night and the instructor let me cut a few things on her Cricut and I cut out a “you&me” sentiment thinking it would be cute for a card.

Put the two together and Ta-DA!

Easy card with Don Juan cricut cartridge and Autumn Leaves barcode stamp

Any other ideas for barcode stamps?

Stamp: “amazing” barcode clear stamp (Stamped and coded by Katie Pertiet, Autumn Leaves)

Other: “you&me” cutout (Thanks to Cricut’s Don Juan cartridge I believe), Onyx Black Versafine Ink

A Taste of Florida:

I have used this palm tree stamp before, so I was hoping to use a different stamp for Kathryn’s OWH challenge to make a card that represents our home state, but of course the clear stamp that I wanted to use went missing when I wanted to use it.  It sure can be easy to lose something that is clear and sticky:p  It’s a good reminder that having a loose clear stamp is not a good idea – even to “set it aside to use soon” – it’s better to let it live on its storage sheet or take it off and immediately use it on a block.

So anyways, instead, to represent the sunny and often rainy state of Florida where I currently live, I used a stamped image of a palm tree that I already had and used masculine colors for the layers.

Still hope my other stamp pops up sometime!  I’m guessing it just stuck itself to something.

Stamps: Palm Tree (All Night Media), Alphabet Letters (Martha Stewart)

Other: Vintage Sepia Versafine Archival Ink, Art Performance Dual Brush Markers, Roam Mat Pad (K&Company), blue paper (making memories)

Thanks for taking a look!

My previous Operation Write Home VCMP cards can be found in these posts:

#6 (Sketch 136): “Far Out!” Monkeys in Space Card

#3  & #4: Triple Time Stamping and Snowflake Cards

#2: *Rock on* Hero Card

#1: The Lord Bless You Card


September 5, 2012. Tags: , . Card. 2 comments.

Hand Stamped Palm Tree “Thinking of You” Card

Palm Tree "Thinking of You" Card

Many of the stamps and papers I have are flowery and feminine, so it can be a bit challenging to come up with a  more manly design for a stamped card.  For this card, I decided to start with a brown circle card (Studio G, Michael’s) and colored a Palm Tree stamp (All Night Media) that I stamped on a white notecard.  I then carefully pasted and trimmed the palm tree portion and stamped and layered the “Thinking of You” sentiment.  I hope the end result helped to brighten my grandpa’s day!

April 4, 2012. Tags: , , . Card. Leave a comment.