Saturday, July 25, 2009

RAW and a Card

We are celebrating Reader Appreciation Week at 365 Cards as a way to thank the MANY readers. I have been blown away by the positive response to the blog and enjoy it more and more each day.

Here is this week's sketch:

It's funny, because I really didn't have a plan for the card. I just had some adorable 6x6 Basic Grey paper (which came from my July Mac Mae card kit), that I wanted to use. So I sat down in front of the TV with my very pointy scissors and cut out these wacky little birds:

Thank you readers for keeping 365 Cards going!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

365 Cards Sketch #19

We just finished a fun week at 365 Cards thanks to the sponsorship of Shortcuts. Today I'm sharing my card from this week's sketch.

Here is the sketch:

And my card:
My nephew, Gabriel, will be celebrating his 5th birthday next month so it was a good opportunity to make his card.
I'm so excited, I'm celebrating my blogoversary in less than a month, and there will be fun and prizes to go with!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mac Mae Card Kits Sponsors 2S4Y!

And I've decided to play along with Kazan's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You this week. The design team has done a truly wonderful job with my card kits - you must pop over there and check it out (unless that's where you came from *wink*).

I am visiting my family in Minnesota right now, but I brought along my July kit so that I could join in the fun. I think it's great to test my own product, and I can happily say that I only used what was in the kit, and I'm pleased with the result. Here is my card:

I must say, the beauty of my parents' backyard makes a perfect backdrop for this card!

If you would like to see several gorgeous cards that can be made with the July kit, check it out here - Gloria and Kristie did an outstanding job!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oh Say Can You See!

It's a blog hop...

I'm so glad you could join the SNR Card Universe Blog Hop! If you came from Holly Young's blog you are on the right track! If you didn't you may want to hop to the Card Universe by clicking on the image above and start at the beginning.

I made a super cool card in honor of the birth of this fine nation. I wanted stars and stripes all over it, so I created a star-shaped card, and here are the details:

Step 1: I cut three large stars, 2 5-inch stars and one 4 3/4-inch star, and seven 1-inch stars using my Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook cartridge).

Step 2: I adhered the small stars to some blue card stock, which I adhered to the 4 3/4-inch star. Then I adhered several 1/4-inch red stripes so that there was 1/4-inch distance between them to create white stripes.

Step 3: I trimmed the blue and red card stock to the size of the star.

Step 4: I adhered the 4 3/4-inch star to one of the 5-inch stars. Then I scored a line at the base of the top point and adhered the top star to the other 5-inch star to create a card with a fold.

It's a little bit of work, but the final result is fun and festive. I think it would make a wonderful little note of thanks for a 4th of July party host!

Now how about a little giveaway? Just leave a comment on this post, and I will enter your name in a drawing for a free 1-month subscription to SNR! Leave a comment by 10 PM CST on Sunday, July 5th.

And guess have arrived at the post of an SNR staffer, which means that I need to give you a code word if you're chasing after that fabulous 1-year subscription to Scrapbook News and Review. So here it is: ask. Keep on looking for those staff blogs on the blog hop!

Thanks for dropping by, and if you are celebrating the 4th, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!!
Now it's time to hop on over to Jana Mays' blog, so I'll see ya over there...

Oops! Almost forgot to tell ya about the amazing weekend we've got planned over at SNR. Check it out:

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