Today’s card (10-19)

Meet today’s card.

I actually made this card the other night while I had my stash of google eyes out.

I’ll be donating this in a few weeks for a card drive benefiting kids in need of a little cheer. 

And, really, what little kid doesn’t love a little google eye action? 🙂

The patterned paper is from Scribble Scrabble. The chipboard is from  American Crafts. Hello was stamped with a clear stamp set from Stampendous!

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Frugal Friday (10-17)

Yay! It’s Fruuuuu-gal Fri-day! 🙂

Today’s cheapskate trick is a one I like to call my “easy-peasy Faux Paint” technique. It’s a technique that gives a project the look of painted edges without you ever having to get your fingers dirty.

The first thing you are going to do is raid your office supply stash for a correction tape runner. The one I am using here is a Dry Line Mini Liquid Paper one from Paper Mate.  I’ve had this one for probably 4 or 5 years. Let me just say that a little bit goes a long way. If you don’t have one, you can pick up one at pretty much any box store in the office supply aisle for under $3.

You are also going to need a nail file, paper you want to work with and scratch paper (to work on).

Let’s get started.

Set your paper on your desk.

Roll the correction tape along the edge of your paper so you have a nice, solid white line. Repeat this step until you’ve covered all of the paper’s edges.

Now, comes the tricky part.

Hold the paper steady with one hand. Hold a nail file with the other. Slowly rub the nail file along the correction tape lines. Fleck off the tape until you have a nice, rugged faux paint look you are happy with.

I highly recommend this technique for any card maker. However, if you are a scrapbooker, be warned. If you are scrapbooker who really worries about the safety of the materials you put in your books, you probably want to pass on this technique. I personally tend to not be a worrier so it’s OK for my scrapbooks, but I firmly believe what goes in a book is a personal choice for each scrapper.

Anyway, that aside, here’s a card made with this faux paint technique.

I used the tape roller to do the card’s edges.  I also used it on the circle.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back during the weekend!

Today’s card, pt. 2 (10-14)

I’m back with a second card for today.

I couldn’t help myself.

The little octupus is from Technique Tuesday’s Under the Sea clear stamp set. It’s a favorite of mine.

He looks super cute without the wiggle eyes, but I couldn’t help but to add them cause they made me chuckle.

The letters are also from Technique Tuesday. They come from their Savannah and Williamsburg sets.

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Today’s card (10-14)

It’s always a good day to share a card.

I totally shopped my stash for this one.  Felt good to do that.

The words are a stamp from River City Rubber Works. Words to live by, I tell ya.

The papers are from Scenic Route and Making Memories. The gem is from Me & My Big Ideas.

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Today’s card (10-13)

Hi! 🙂

Meet today’s card.

The botanical is a rub-on from Me & My Big Ideas. The circle and dot border are stickers rom Scenic Route. Oh yeah, and the ledger paper is from Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by. Promise to be back tomorrow. 😉

Today’s card (10-6)

Today’s card feels a bit like a mixed bag.

It is a bit on the stamp side. 

It’s a little on the scrap side, too.

It feels a bit graphic.

And it feels a bit classic, too.

This is today’s card.

The little frame is a sticker from the dollar rack at Target. The flower and “friend” images are from Kim Hughes’ Silhouette Blooms 2 rubber stamp set for Cornish Heritage Farms. The grid paper is from Scenic Route.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.