Monday, October 23, 2017

A New Die!

We just had the nicest weather over the weekend – it was actually hot in the afternoon…T-shirt hot! We just had to have another walk through the trails at Rondeau Park which we seldom get to do near the end of October – it’s usually cold and wet by then. Enjoyed it so much.

Today I spent the entire day at the church making quilts for kids with cancer. Sunday night Joe asks me, “What time does your party start tomorrow?” “Excuse me! This is not a party. We refer to it as the sweat shop of the quilt guild” I told him. He replied, “Well you sure seem to have a lot of fun there for a non-party!” True! We had 18 members show up today so lots of sewing machines running while others were cutting and sorting and ironing. Good day!

Today’s card is the first one I made for my grandson’s 13th birthday that is coming up in a few days….but I rejected it after making another one. This one features a new die I treated myself too.


The new die is that back circle with the words wrapped around it. Love it! I saw a card make with one at our local scrapbook store, The Paper Pickle, and I bought it on the spot.  The background paper is from the stash; taped together at the back; and then a silver peel-off that was tinted green with an alcohol maker was placed over the seam. I cut a large circle and then used some scissors with a rough deckle edge cut to go around it because I didn’t like it left plain. It was then run through a musical embossing folder; a circle was cut out of it the same size as the black die cut piece. Instead of having the two background pieces show in the back, I glued a solid piece of the top green only behind it; then a plain green circle and then the birthday cake was added with a dimensional glue dot. The cake was a sticker and it was quite blah so I went over the middle parts with a VersaMark pen and then added metal Perfect Pearls to make it more masculine. I die cut the black music notes and added them. Jack plays the guitar…and does so quite well…so I wanted a musical card for him. He won’t see this one but another boy will like it.

That’s all for a rainy Monday, October 23, 2017.



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1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed your warm weather Violet... we have been enjoying cooler weather here... tomorrow just might be downright cold!

    Sounds like you had fun at your quilting get together.... i haven't had much time to stick my big toe in the craftroom lately much less anything else.. :(

    LOVE that new die of yours and i cannot wait to see what card you ended up giving to your grandson... :) Trip to the VA tomorrow for hubby an appointment ...maybe lunch out... then i would LOVE to spend the entire day in the craftroom... :) Hugs~ deb


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