Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Popping Up for a Thank You

Yesterday, I mailed off an OWH box with 62 blank greeting cards and 50 Any Hero cards with notes. I'm really excited in the participation I got from the folks at the Shrimp Boil. I was also delighted to find that the younger ones, teenagers on down to 2nd grade were all about writing a note to a soldier.

I seem to be in a "let's try something new" mode here of late. I subscribe to Amazing Paper Grace's blog and the other day, she had a standing pop-up card with a link to the tutorial. Seemed pretty straight forward, and I decided to have a go at it for the Phindy's Place challenge this week. The hard part was finding an image that was more vertical so that I could keep my card to the A2 size. Thankfully, Cat Thank You, filled the bill. The challenge was to use Red, White and Blue. I'm about starred out(after 72 patriotic cards), so I scrounged around in my stash(which is organized for patterns rather than color) and found this red alphabet paper that came in a GIANT package I bought from Sam's about 5 years ago. Using the tutorial I found HERE. I cut the box base out of the red. I "stamped" my image on some GP white cardstock, making him a little taller and leaner(one of my very favorite things about digis is the resizing option). I colored him with Copics using red, white and blue for obvious reasons. I cut out the back-up block out of the same alphabet paper, and backed it with a matching piece. The paper is Light Blue Check from Remember When. I punched the red strip with my my MS double loop punch, and cut the cat out(the hardest part for me). My tab for the top is made with Spellbinder's Label Four. Finished it off with some red and white ribbon. It is of course, going in my next OWH box, I'm just not sure where they're going to write their note.
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  1. That's such a fun card Shirley!
    It will definitely go on my list of things to try making!

  2. I love your card! I try making them, but mine never turn out that cute!

  3. OMGosh!!! That is just cute cute cute!! I just love everything about it!!

    Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!!! :)

  4. Absolutely wonderful colouring and gorgeous interpretation of the colour scheme. The layout is just perfect, fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at Phindy's Challenges, hope to see you back next week!

  5. Oh this is amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place challenge.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  6. darn cute is this?! love it! glad u joined us at Phindys!

  7. Very clever, Shirley! He is great. Thank you for joining us for the Phindy's Place Challenge this past week! A new challenge was posted today-hope you will join us again!