Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thanks! You Float My Boat!

My oldest daughter is turning 16 in a week or so and a few wonderful family members are giving her a 16th birthday present to remember. She is getting to go from Washington state (yuck rain cold summer) and fly to a resort in Texas for 10 days with her Aunt and Uncle! She is truly blessed with some wonderful extended family that planned the entire trip out, they are doing this huge thing for her because they love her. And think she deserves something special. She is away for the month right now, but will be back soon and asked if I could get started making thank you cards for the family members who have paid for the flight, and who are giving her spending money so she can have the time of her life. Of course I told her I would get right on it, and reached for my stamps! I always go to them first for inspiration, the set I used is called Splash-tastic Summer by Kristal over at Getting Cricky I thought a nice guy card would do great for her "Pop". So I headed to Stampadoodle, my local scrap store. And played on the Accu cutting machine, most scrap stores have these for customer use, I wanted to make a shaped card, and I thought I would tell you or show you how I did it, so even if you don't have an electronic cutter yourself, you can make card like this too.

First, I picked out the die and the paper, folded the paper in half so when it cut I would get 2 images, the trick is to leave a little space on the side with no paper, this will act as the fold of your card. Then I laid it on the tray and cut it.

Next you do the other colors you may want, I chose to have each sail a different color, and the hull of the boat black, so I cut that out last, I used a thick chipboard so the card can stand up a little better.

Then you take the light colored sail and cut it in half, decide what side your card is open on, you will need to add the sail to the side that has the fold, to make sure it is covered and you cant tell. Also at this point cut the top flag off.

then cut out some clouds.....

Ink your boat up and add the blue sail, the black hull, and the cloud. Stamp the cloud with your saying, and glue it to the back.

Then I do some doodles, just what ever you want to add, I also added Thanks to the inside of the card.

There you have it! A shape card with out an electric die cutter, and that stands up!! I love a shape card that stands. I think they are so cute! Hope you enjoy my photo tutorial, I know it was long, sorry for that. Have a super crafty week!!


Besthobbyeva said...

Great tuturial. Awesome, awesome card! I just love it, so creative. The colors are perfect.

Happy Birthday to your daughter, my son just turned 16! I have to say it has only been a few months, but I am liking 16!!! Sounds like your daughter has some great trips ahead!


Rhonda Emery said...

tell your daughter happy birthday and how sweet she gets to have such an amazing one. your thank you card is so wonderful they will love it. hugs

Anonymous said...

What a great card, thanks for sharing a tutorial too! I am a new follower. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment for me!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, how wonderful for your daughter!!! What a great birthday gift -- and I know she'll enjoy it tremendously!!! Please wish her a happy birthday for me.

The little thank you cards you made are just too adorable, everyone will love them!!!