Monday, June 20, 2016

Measure Twice...

     This is a second post for today but I have to get this one posted or I'll be out of time before I run away for a couple of weeks.  This is for the FB Progressive Challenge at Scrapper's Delights.  She reminded me of one of my dad's favorite sayings, "Measure Twice, Cut Once."  He had three professions; chef, tailor, and fine cabinet/furniture maker.  He was a perfectionist and believed in quality products, regardless of what product it was.  Each of those professions required careful measuring and now that I'm a card maker, I realize how true that maxim can be.  Dad, you'd be pleased to know I've adopted that motto as a way of life.  :-D


     Before I started, I knew I wanted to do a shaped card but I wanted something a bit different.  I started planning by looking at my newest set of Spellbinders dies, Labels Seventeen.  I knew I could use the largest die to cut the actual card shape, and then repeat it in both the image shape and a frame.

     Having decided on that, I used my ProMarkers to color the image, then started die cutting all the various pieces.  The polka dot dp is from SU and I cut a long rectangle then punched the corners.  The sentiment was printed and hand cut.   I added the bow which was made from white, satin ribbon, dyed blue with a marker.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
A Bit More Time to Craft
Card and Scrap
Colour Your World
Corrosive Challenge
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafting from the Heart
Crafting Techniques
Craft Your Passion
Creative Ladybird Creations
Glitter n Sparkle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Greetings

     Hope your week has started well.  If I get caught up on laundry, housework, and sewing a new blouse which I need to take on my upcoming travels, I'll be around to visit, hopefully to catch up on my belated visits to your blogs.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card and my Dad always says this too! Happy travelling :)
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Super cute image and gorgeous coloring my friend!! Be safe! HUGS

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  3. I love all the shapes you have going on in this design. Super cute image too. hugs,
    Teresa

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  4. Love the image and the shaped card, the great sentiment is perfect for the image, great colours too.

    My Dad couldn't do anything but use a paint brush LOL, Bless him.

    Faith
    x

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  5. Fun card thanks for joining GNS
    MaggieH

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  6. A Wonderful card. Your Dad sounds like a fab guy and did alot of wonderful detailed jobs. We use the same sentiment in the sewing circles. Safe travels to you!

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  7. Oh, I just love everything about this card! Love the shape! Wonderful coloring! Perfect color choice! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

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  8. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

    Tracy (DT)

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  9. Fabulous card NC love the beautifully coloured image and great sentiment and layers---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

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  10. So cute card! And the sentiment is so true!
    Love your design - looks awesome! The image is a perfect match and your coloring is fabulous!
    Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful project with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Sasha

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  11. What a fab funky card ,love the image and card shape you have created
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
    Tracey

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  12. Fabulous card and image. It's always a treat to visit your blog. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie, DT

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  13. A great little card & some sound advice too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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