Saturday, June 6, 2009

1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown







I found this great blog and wanted to enter the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown- I just wish I would have found it before this afternoon. I decided to make something for DH and Fathers Day. I started with a concertina card- basically it's like an accordion. I am going to have my daughter and son take some pics and I will put them into the envelopes, along with some pics I take of them. I think he will love it.


Almost all of the materials (exccept the paper, ribbon, "skittles", punch and the DAD wood) can be bought at Paperwishes. I got the supplies from a drawing they had when they first opend their forum. The paper is called Hopscotch by K&company. The wooded DAD deco I got at Michaels and just painted it with sweet potato and evergreen.
I added flock on the front on the word LiFe. I also sewed around the edges and added loopy brads to secure the ribbon and hold the entire card closed. The entire card was very simple to make, just took a little time.




Here is the sketch- I used it on the front and also on the first large envelope.






This is the first small envelope on the inside cover. I just made a small ATC sized envelope and wrapped some SU ribbon on the front.










I used the same sketch located above on this envelope too. I used a Martha Stewart lace punch that I got from Mary and layered everything on the front. I added some tags and a gromlet and colored some "Skittles" with orange to match.














Here is the back side of the envelope. Again, I used loopy brads to secure the ribbon and close the envelope. The ribbon is from SU.



















Here is the second large envelope. All I did on this was use a rub-on and added some glitter and buttons. One the back side, more loopy brads and ribbon.







The last envelope, secured onto the back page and closed tight with ribbon.

9 comments:

Bettan said...

Wow, a lot of great stuff to look at here in your blog :-)

sophiesmama said...

AWESOME!!! Great job, Anj. Have a good weekend.
Blessings,
Mary

Latisha said...

Such a wonderful book!! Thank you for joining in the fun!
Small world, I used to live in Charleston (hubby is navy)

cheryln said...

fabulous work!!

AUsome mom said...

This is crazy fabulous! So much work and it turned out just beautifully! I love all the elements of this. Your blog is silly cute too :)

Laura Davis said...

Wow what a great accordion book! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is great work.

True :) said...

Pretty Card! Good luck in the challenge! I am in it too and love looking at the other entries!

Lavendar6616 said...

This entire project is absolutely amazing!