Thursday, July 4, 2013



Today is my day to post for ScrapTownLady's blog, and I have a couple of cards to share.  As today is Independence Day in the U.S.A., it felt right to use more of the beautiful red, white, and blue papers found in the ScrapTownLady Store.  This card is sort of a 'half' easel card.

To make this card, simply create your card - this is an A2 card, but any size works.  Score your card front at the halfway point, and fold downwards.  Ta Da!

This photo is looking down on the card, so that you can see the "Pride" sticker that holds the easel in place.
 It was fun to use the I-O grass die for the appearance of 'fireworks' in the background!
Here you can see that the entire top half is blank for your own personal message.

The next card was fun.  I've so badly wanted to create with some of the Graphic 45 papers that Cheryl sent me, but couldn't choose which piece to I used nearly all of them!
Hexagon dies are not something I own, so I dug around, and found this old plastic template.  As it has M's on it, it probably belonged to our daughter, when she was in grade school!  Guess it pays to be a hoarder (grin).

The next step was to cut the hexagons out, distress with some Pine Needles Ink on a sponge dauber, and make a fun layout with them.  Last, a scrap of ribbon for each fussy cut lady, a few pearls, and a stamped sentiment completed this quick and easy creation!

Hope that you've all had a great week, and have a wonderful, safe day today!

ScrapTownLady 'Sweet Land of Liberty' Supplies:
Authentique "Pride" DP Collection
Authentique "Pride" Components (Sticker)
Impression Obsession 'Circle Shaker' Die
Impressions Obsession 'Sweet Land of Liberty' Stamp
Impression Obsession 'Grass Border' Die
Impression Obsession 'Spiral Daisy' Die
Want2Scrap Red Pearls
E-Z Runner Adhesive
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
May Arts Navy 5/8" Ribbon

Other supplies:  Amuse CS

ScrapTownLady "Hello" Supplies:
Kaiser Craft 'Frost' Cardstock
Kaiser Craft Pearls 'Bliss'
Impression Obsession Stamp 'Hydrangea' Set
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Pine Needles'
Graphic 45 'A Ladies Diary' Collection
Jumbo Dauber

C'est Jolie Ruban Variation Ribbon
Other supplies: Versafine Brown Ink

Happy 4th of July to you all!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Happy 4th, Patti! I am just loving your patriotic papers on the first, and your second card is amazing x2 cause of the effort put in to use the hexagons. Yep, hoarding isn't always bad thing.

Glittered Paws said...

OMG genius on the hexagons - you have that "common sense" thin going on. Love the half easel cad - think I am going to try it hopefully today. Hope to escape to the craft room for a couple of hours this afternoon. Great job on both creations.

Lynette said...

Happy Fourth to you, Patti! Awesome cards!!

Laurie Unger said...

Happy 4th! Love the lady liberty card. I had a good giggle on the hexagon card and how you created it - you hoarder you!

Beth Norman said...

Two cool cards. How clever to fold the top one the way you did. I LOVE your hexagon card. I can't believe you had the patience to cut them all out by hand. Such a professional job too. Happy 4th of July.

richardbreaks said...

Gorgeous work, my friend! SAVE EVERYTHING! LOL!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!!!! Thanks for the tips too :-)

Glenda Atkins said...

Hi Patti, hope you had a great 4th! Two beautiful cards and love the half easel shape!

Emily Thubbron said...

Patti, this is wonderful. I love the Graphic 45 card. I need one of those templates for hexagons. I have one little punch, but the hexagons are small.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great idea using the plastic template for the hexagons. Love the pretty G45 papers. The sponging looks perfect. The half easel card looks great. Love the patriotic colors.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh so clever to use a grass die for your fireworks, and I did laugh at how you created your hexagons, I thought I was bad for hoarding!!

Unknown said...

I love your card!
I too am finding I go back to the "old" findings to do a lot of stuff! Thank for stopping by and leaving me a great comments.