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Designing things for Apple Wagon

Recently we met the owner of a local Antique Mall.  She has more things than just antiques.  So she got in some scrapbook/card making supplies.  We kind of volunteered to help her by make some examples.

The things she got are very random and don’t really go together too well, but those of you that know me know that is right up my alley! It will take me several weeks to make examples of it all but here is some of the first batch!

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The owner has been very positive and so supportive! It’s fun to create something from such random pieces! If you live here in Missouri you should check out what she has because her prices are really great! And be sure to check back here for more examples of things you can make with them!

 

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Lu 

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Father’s Day Cards

Just a quick blog this week. 

 

We just did a couple of Father’s Day cards for our boys. They weren’t really fancy and were easily done with the offset feature in Cricut Design Space. After we had them the correct size to be half the size of a card we duplicated, flipped and welded together. Lining them up correctly was done by using the position settings and then just eyeballing it. Once they were welded we then added a score line to get the fold. Then all that was left was to cut out the original design and glue it on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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More Birthday Cards

This month we had a couple of birthdays in our family. With the newest thing being the edge shaped cards we decided to try that.

Some of these cards only shape the front layer of the card but we liked both the front and the back of the card shaped.

There are two different ways to do them and we used one for each card. We used bears on both, guess that was the theme!

The first one we did as we have before with just the shape and cutting and moving things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second one we used the offset feature in Cricut Design Space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They were both fun to do and I think they came out cute!   We will definitely be doing these more!!!

 

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Lu

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90th Birthday Card for a Co-worker’s Neighbor

This is Steve.  I like to make cards too.

Last year, I reached out to co-workers at work to send my father a birthday card.  I waited too long to ask.  It was his 99th birthday.  He received about 35 birthday cards.  Never in his life had he received so many birthday cards.

Last month a co-worker reached out for a neighbor who is turning 90 this upcoming weekend.  I wanted to try something new so I found a new design on the internet.

This is a simple cart.  It is a bi-fold card.  with a couple of layers on the front.

Laying flat it looks like this.

Here you see how the front is angled.

 

 

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Steve

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Mother’s Day Cards

With Mother’s Day coming up we had the opportunity to make some cards for the mothers in our lives! 

We decided to go with a modified box card for them all, but think they all turned out unique!  We used either paper or silk flowers for them all. We usually put the inserts in the box at the top, middle and bottom.  This time we changed that and on the last one you  can see that the inserts actually stick up higher than the box edge!

This is where the inserts stick above the top of the box.

These didn’t fit in the normal envelope but we put them in a 6×9.

 

Let me show you and your friends how to make these fun box cards! Schedule your girls night out today!!!

 

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Lu

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Birthday Cards

We have had a couple of birthdays in our family so today we are showing you the cards we made. One was for our granddaughter that likes sloths and the other was for our son-in-law.

 

Our granddaughter’s is a variation on the pull card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the son-in-laws is a variation of one I saw on the internet and our box card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s so fun to challenge yourself and come up with something unique to each person! Thanks to Steve for all his help in the designing process!

 

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Lu

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Odds and Ends

We all have odds and ends, 1 card base left from a set, one sticker left on a sheet or that too cool not to buy half sheet of paper! I know I have a lot more than then normal person!! LOL LOL LOL And I am always thinking about how to use them. They are always in the back of my mind.

 

So went to my favorite discount store to find enough of something for the upcoming kid’s class.  We found the things we needed and Steve said “okay are you ready?”  I said “yes”. He made it almost to the check out before he came back to find me!!! LOL He had to do that 2 more times! Why you may ask. Well I thought I saw something that would work with some of my odds and ends!!!

And here they are: one is a sticker and one is a rub on. I don’t usually use rub on things but it was too good to pass up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is what they helped get out of my stash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Lu

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More Fun Slide Cards

We are trying to figure out how to make these cards and have them work better! So here are another couple that aren’t quite right but got sent to friends for their birthdays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for sharing our fun!

 

Lu

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Card Kits

We know some of you are card makers and some of you would like to be. Well here’s a kit that will make it fast and easy to make up10 cards very quickly! All materials (except adhesives)  come in the kit and if you need help we are ready to walk you through it! Or maybe you need a girls night out with your friends and want to come here and make them!  Price is $20 plus tax

We have 2 of these kits available. If we have the participation we will add more classes like this!

We can hold a class at our location for you to come and make up the kit.  Price is $20 plus tax.  You need to bring your own adhesives (tape runner, pop ups, glue dots, and liquid glue)

If you would would like me to make you up a set, the price will be $25 plus tax (additional shipping charges if you need it shipped)

 

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Lu

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