Sunday, January 6, 2013

Something smells fishy

Today I used up the fish paper I had left over from making coasters for my dad's Christmas present. I'm so glad to be rid of it, but I knew it would make some great masculine cards. It has fish on one side and flies/dots on the other. All of these cards use patterned paper from The Paper Loft called Hooked on Fishing (just in case you're dying to get some!), some Bazzill and plain cardstock.
First up, OWH sketch 152. I have to thank my friend, Sandy, for letting me use her Fish Love stamp set from The Paper Co. The only fish ones I have are cartoonish ones. I wanted the sentiment to stand out so the fish here are stamped in silver. They go nicely with the shiny blue scalloped Bazzill. The circles were done with Nesties.

Next is OWH sketch 153. I used the same stamp set on this one. I like how you can only tell those are flies on the paper if you know what you're looking at lol.
This last sketch was an eye opener for me. It's Mojo Monday 120. I'm so used to OWH sketches having measurements that it took me a bit to adjust my thinking. I used Nesties for the circles and an EK punch for the bottom border. I believe the bling is Recollections.
Have you made any crafting resolutions this year? My first one is to make at least one card kit a month so I'll be prepared for any card making parties that might come up. My second one is to see if I can plan an Any Hero card signing party at our local veterans' home. I talked it over with my hubby and a couple of friends who agree it's a great idea. Who would know better what to right in an Any Hero card than a hero? Now I just have to get the courage up to write that first letter to the administration!
Happy New Year to you and yours!


  1. Cherie, these are great masculine cards for sure! That's a great idea to go to the veteran's home for Any Hero card writing. You make a very good point, and vets are sure to know how much it means to get letters from the states, even from people they don't know personally. I'd love to know how it works out!


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