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I retired from Bali Bras, Sara Lee Intimates. Married in '76. I love meeting new people so hope you to hear from you. Drop me a line. I've been doing crafts of all kinds since I was a kid. I loved making things and especially things that are recycled. I had never stamped until 2001 when I went to a stamp class while on vacation. We went to a local store to buy the stamps we had used. OUCH. When we got home I saw a Stampin Up catalog and realized how much money I could save with their stamps and best part as they are sets that go together which makes for easy card making. After doing some thinking I decided I should sign up as a demo and see what happens. I didn't know the first thing about stamping and still learning. Retired from Sara Lee Intimates in '01. I was in sales after many years, since age 18, as an office person, secretary, office assistant, etc. I teach Stamp Classes in my stamp room and would love to meet you.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Owl is "Cute by the Inch", March 2011 class project

Well I need a masculine card. They are so hard to do and I so wanted to use the Hostess Set, Cute by the Inch.

Well it all started with card 1, plain and paper pierced corners.

I so wanted to use this set, "Cute by the Inch". I do love yarns and use what you have. I actually liked this card but I kept trying to find something better. But for a quick plain card, I like it.

Then card 2 I added a bit of texture with embossing folder. I do like my embossing folders.

Yep, still using the yard. Don hate the yarns.

This owl is from Cute By the Inch, 2010/11 hostess set. Yep, Card 3 has more pierced corners and more texture and yes the yarns. Check out how cool the silver tape looks after being run thru texture plate. Still not a hit with Don. He's my card tester. Yes's he's also my cake tester but in this case it was the card of the hour.

Well now I did like card 4 with the mesh. I had forgotten I had this mesh on hand. Where did I find it you asked. Well it is a Masculine card and where else but the hardware store in the sheetrock area. Now you might want to share as it's a huge role. It even comes with adhesive but keep in mind you might need to blot it with some embossing buddy.

I know the yarn is still there. Now Don did like that I turned the yarn around and he really liked the mesh.

Humm, let me see what else I have in the shoe box..... and the end result is the card in Bravo Burdundy using the owl. Yes I had a ball of ribbon from the yarn aisle so this meant switching colors. This is one of the projects for March 2011 class. I think you can click on it to enlarge it. Now keep in mind when you tear away cardstock you are left with a nice strip that I just can't bear to trash. Ok, so come to a class and you'll see, I do keep scraps. So one of the cards has the strip just inside the card, right side with the edges also sponged in A.Artichoke while the order card has the strip inside the card near the seam.

I'm pleased and so is Don. Hope you like it.

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