Saturday, June 30, 2018

Timeless Friendship

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog this last Saturday of June.
Whoa - where did that month go so fast? It was my first full month of summer vacation from Preschool. I have so many "to do's" on my list that I want to accomplish before September. I have already crossed off 3 items on that list. So that's a plus.
The biggest one is my craft room. I still have a lot more things that I want to do in there to get it organized. But, that may be an ongoing task. When something doesn't work you try something else.
Overall, I like my system now, but I still have to get the ribbon and twine organized. And, I have my hardly used punches in a drawer just taking up space. I would like those to be hung in the craft closet out of the way. Well, I will keep you post on my progress.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. For my card today, I am featuring the new Vintage T-Bird die. I needed  a "thinking of you" type card to send to a male friend of ours. He is a long time friend, and hubby and I just wanted him to know we are thinking of him.

I was focusing on the timeless friendship sentiment, and I thought the vintage T-Bird would carry that theme through. Of course, he was only 3 years old when this T-Bird was cruising the streets, but he will get what I am trying to convey with this card.
So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: Since I had my sentiment and image already chosen, I just needed some masculine looking papers to bring my idea to life. I settled on a soft suede cardstock and a coordinating striped patterned paper.
I had a pre-cut and embossed blue circle card base in my stash, which I cut in half to use on the card. I saw this card on Pinterest that I used for inspiration. I used her layout but changed colors added an additional layer of patterned, sequins and of course my image is a red hot vintage T-Bird not a stamp.

The lighter striped paper was actually a bag from an older Stampin'-Up Paper Pumpkin kit.  I cut it with the stitched circle die and used as more patterned paper. The oval is  cut from vanilla cardstock and I used the 4th largest die from the oval set.
Soft Suede Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Soft Suede Striped Paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Blue Embossed Circle: 4"
Light Brown Striped Paper: 3rd largest stitched circle die
Vanilla Oval: 4th largest oval die.
Step 2: I used red, silver, black and dark gray cardstocks to cut the pieces of the Vintage T-Bird. For the windshield I used vellum paper. It's a classy looking car and so perfect for our class-act friend. I remember when I was a youngster a guy on our street had one of these cars. I was in awe of it.
Step 3: Before I started my card assembly, I stamped my sentiment on the image panel. Stamped on an angle just for added interest. 
I attached the panels with double sided tape. I added gold twine as another accent to lay under the image panel.
Step 4: Attached the image panel with dimensional adhesive. Then, to finish off this card, I scattered some gold sequins. And, that completes this project. I like how the card turned out and I was able to use some supplies from my ever growing Paper Pumpkin Kits. They are on my list to get finished this summer.
Dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafting with Friends has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Jo's Scrap Shack has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Crafty Creations has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Absolutely love that die, and you created an amazing card with your choices of papers and shapes to layer. I know your friend will appreciate the kindness and well wishes of your family!
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  2. what a great card to showcase that fun T-bird! Love the strips and colors on this Mary!



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