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Fishing Vest Card Tutorial

I made this card for my father-in-law for Father's Day this year after seeing something similar in a card making group on Facebook.  I posted this picture and I had several people ask me for directions. 

I made a video explaining everything I did below.  Hopefully, my father-in-law doesn't see this until after he gets the card.  LOL!


Out of the Scraps Comes a Cute Heart Inspired Card

My craft studio/office is lovingly referred to by my children and husband as the "Black Hole."  It is the place to put stuff when no one knows where else to put it.  Things pile up and pile up.  I admit, I add to it, too.  I will go in to do a quick project and not put everything away, then I go in for another quick project, and before you know it my work table is piled a mile high.
After mostly cleaning it up, I made this video where I challenged myself to make a card just out of the scraps I found on my desk.



Re-using Table Party Decorations

Hubby came home the other day and said that his office was hosting a luncheon on Wednesday. Knowing that hubby is such a "man," I volunteered immediately to help.  If I left it up to him, there would be food, probably plates, iffy on forks, but no napkins or decorations.



The luncheon was for his area's JPCA (Justices of the Peace and Constables Association). I knew I had some patriotic decorations, so there started my theme. By the way, none of the decorations cost me even a dime.


I decided to re-use the cans and burlap I made for my son's Eagle Court of Honor.  (Here's the link to that page.) I originally stuck the fleur-de-lis down with hot glue and knowing that my next son is getting close to his Eagle Scout, I didn't want to damage them. I heated up the hot glue with my heat gun so I could remove them without damaging them. Then, I cut out Texas shapes using Sure Cuts A Lot with my Cricut and attached them to the cans.

I went through my fake flower stash …

Thank You Graduation Cards

My son graduated from high school last week and needs a bunch of thank you cards.  I just couldn't go and buy cards.  So, I'm in the process of making him some and he's in the process of writing them.  Hopefully, we will both finish with all of them before he starts college in the fall.
The card in the video is actually pretty quick and simple to make but looks great.  The idea is to emboss your cardstock and then rub it with gold gelatos.  This effect would work for any cards that you need to do multiples for in a short amount of time.

StrawBearie Designs Mixed Media Tag for Teacher Appreciation

Here are some quick and easy tags/cards for teacher appreciation using mixed media techniques.