Monday, May 31, 2010

With Liberty and Justice for All - Thank You for Your Service

Happy Memorial Day!  We want to thank all the brave men and women who sacrifice daily so that we may enjoy the privileges of liberty.  Please take a moment today and whisper a prayer for these heroes and their families.  

Make a quick card today for one of the heroes in our military and send it off.  What no patriotic stamps?  You can change that by heading to The Cutting Cafe and downloading this super We Love our Troops set, Regina designed just for our men and women in the military.   34 awesome stamps!!

This qualifies for these challenges:

Paper - Neenah Classic
Accessories - Spellbinders circle dies, dimensionals. ribbon, The Print Shop
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A CAS Sweet Summer at the Amusement Park

This is my final submission for Challenge 4 (a moveable part) for the CAS Summer DT challenge.  The theme challenge is Summer and  Amusement Park. Jen (aka Miss Boo), the CAS forum coordinator said she was off to ride the roller coaster...that got my mind going.  I'm not a roller coaster girl...the ferris wheel is more my speed, nice and slow and high enough to see everything! roller coaster stamp  -  Solution...make my own!
I cut a out the large Spellbinder Snowflake out of foil cardstock then trimmed off all the little parts that make it a fancy flake.  Then I free hand cut the "V" for the base from the same paper.  The center is a stamp from Inkadinkadoo "Circle and Dots" set, stamped with Kaleidascope Carnival ink (appropriate, huh?)  cut to fit with a Spellbinder's circle die.  I added the "lights" with colored stick on gems.
The "chairs" are small Spellbinder circle dies cut by placing the cardstock about 2/3 of the way on the die.  Now for how to get it to move.  This took a bit of trial and error.  If the chairs weren't popped up, they hit the base and wouldn't turn.  I tried several ways and finally ended up putting small square dimensionals aroun the center brad.  I left the paper on the top side of the dimensional so it wouln't stick. 
I punched a hole at the top of the base piece using a long reach circle punch, then inserted the brad into the hole.  I placed the brad tongs through a button, opening the prongs just enough to hold it.  Now the receipient can turn the button and turn the wheel on the front.  You can use this technique for many types of moveable card parts...try it and let me know!
The "Sweet Summer" sentiment is printed directly on my cardstock using Print shop and the super Sweet Summer stamp from The Cutting Cafe.  Can you believe it's only 99 cents?  And you can make it any size you want to!!  One of my favorite stamps for summer cards.
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