Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Two Awesome Cards

...That I can't show you yet.  One is for my friend J's birthday this weekend and since she is a follower of this blog it would ruin the surprise.  The other is for my mom, but my scanner is being incredibly stupid.  It won't scan the whole card.  It either scans the top inch or the bottom three inches.  I don't know what it has against this card!  But once I get that worked out, it will be on here.  Just didn't want you to think I was slacking or anything ;)


Monday, August 1, 2011

Red, White, and Blue

I actually made this card yesterday, but decided not to post it until today.  Why?  Because I sat in a staff development session all day and have not had time to craft.  So now I share with you my red, white, and blue card.  I love the navy blue and deep red that I had in my scrap box.  This red is usually reserved for my Christmas cards because I am super picky about the reds and greens I use (love the deep, dark colors).  But since these were scraps, they didn't have to wait until Christmas to get used.  :)

The card was very simple to make.  I started with a red scrap that wasn't quite long enough to cover the card.  So I took navy cardstock and my MS punch for the border on each end.  I left 1/2" solid to cover the gap.  The center is just squares, starting at 1/4" going up to 2 1/4" in 1/4" increments.  Instead of lining them up square, I set them in a fan.