Saturday, June 2, 2012

ODBD June Challenge- Shaped cards

When I saw the newest ODBD Challenge on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog, I immediately thought of my nesties.  Then I thought most people would do something with nesties and I wanted to switch it up.   I just used my paper trimmer and some punches to make this card.  Last month, we barely got the 50 cards posted that we need to get ODBD to pay for two boxes of shipping.  They're so generous to offer, but we as cardmakers have to live up to our end of the bargain.  I though I'd made a card with simple tools to prove it can be done just in case anyone is hesitant to play along without a die cut machine.  :)

I started with a folded A2 cardbase.  I cut 1/2" off the bottom to make room for the pom pom.  Next, I marked 1" from the bottom on each side and the midpoint of the top (2 1/8" from either side).  Then I cut the card to make a party hat shape.  I cut patterned paper to fit the hat, pieced together a crazy brim from scraps, and added a decoration to the top made from various paper punches and a brad.  Then, I stamped the sentiment, though I would have been wise to have done so much earlier.  Ribbon was a finishing touch. 

Note: The black really is even on both sides, but the way it's standing open for the picture, the back of the card shows through and makes the layering look uneven.  Sorry about that! 
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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13 comments:

  1. you did a nice job on your card without a fancy machine - I used my fancy machine :) but it is done and when Mr Linky shows up will post it.

    thanks for all your support of OWH

    Barb Housner

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  2. Fantastic card! Thanks for the ODB motivation :)

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  3. You have a really cute and clever idea there, Kathryn!

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  4. Your creativity is impressive, and so is your dedication. Love the card.
    Glenda F

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  5. Great card Kathryn! I was thinking the same thing in regards to encouraging others to participate even if they don't have any fancy schmancy cutting tools. I hope to do a similar blog soon. Great minds think alike, right? Whatever it takes for OWH too!

    Thanks for this great blog post. Have you added it to Facebook? You should. Hugs, Lisa

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  6. I think the layers for the pompom are really fun! Great job!

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  7. Lets party! Very creative card. Nice job and I like that you included how you made it

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  8. You really rose to the challenge! Way cute birthday hat. Thanks for playing the ODBD challenge!

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  9. Nicely done! I love your shape, it's very fun and unique! Cute color scheme, too! :)

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  10. Great job on doing a shaped card without any fancy cutting machine. Perfect example for others to follow!

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  11. This is adorable!!! Super clever; I can see this being an easy one to whip up a few multiples on a rainy afternoon. (NOTE: that means I'm going to CASE it. :))

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  12. I like how you didn't use anything but basic tools to make such an adorable card.

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