Sunday, June 21, 2015

OWH Cards

The OWH mid-month challenge for June is to use banners. I've been trying to use up all of those strips of dsp that I've kept after cutting into 12x12 sheets, and today I've made several cards with them. These are all patriotic-themed birthday cards using 2 different SU! sentiments and some punched stars.

Here's the rest of them....

Here are some more colorful ones using a Sweet'n Sassy Birthday die, along with a Simon Says Stamp "happy" word die. I added a MS punched cupcake on each one, running the base through a paper crimper and popping the "icing" up on foam tape with a little gemstone. 

Here are a few more using another SU! sentiment. I used Tombow markers to color in the globe to match the rest of the card.

Here is my take on the OWH sketch challenge #256. I used GinaK Wild Lilac card stock with a CB Cape Cod ef, and a Unity sentiment. The hearts were done with a Lil Inker stitched hearts die set and I added some matching mini brads from my stash.

This card strays a bit from the sketch but I like how it turned out. I added a mini punched flower with a pearl, and some PTI green ribbon to match the card base. The ef is from the Sizzix curlique & hearts set.

                                      sketch 256

I've been making multiples of cards lately to use my supplies and get my final OWH box ready to mail in plenty of time. It feels good to clear out some of my stash and put it to good use.

Happy first day of summer, and a very happy Father's day to all the great dads out there! Thanks for stopping by!



Desire Fourie said...

wow these are wonderful birthday designs and takes on the sketch. Love how the designs are a great way to use of scraps of design paper.
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Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
oh you have been a very busy lady.
All those lovely cards.
Beautiful designs, and fab colour choices.
Such a very fab idea.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jimlynn said...

You've REALLY been busy!!! Love all of them. The banners and fun colors are wonderful.
Have a great day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh you busy girl! These are all fantastic. Please wish you're DH a Happy Father's Day, from us.

StampTramps said...

Great use of those strips! I've got a box of them myself. I'm just got very good at using them.... Love the stamp on the second card and nice to see that you're still using the OWH sketches. I guess I need to get my rear in gear.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful the banner style ones Especially
Dr Sonia
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scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Thanks for the suggestion, Carol!! Another great idea from you, this is fabulous! These cards with stripes made as banners are really wonderful and this is really a genial way to clear your stash!!
Love all them, particulary those with cupcakes and those with the globes! They are so bright and colourful!

Liz said...

What a fantastic way to use up your strips of patterned papers! I'm not sure I could pick a favourite, I love them all! xx

Jean said...

Gosh Carol you have been busy.I love all of your colourful banner cards, and what a great way to use up snippets of all those lovely papers.
Jean x

cotnob said...

Wow! You have been busy Carol, fabulous banner cards - such a brilliant way to use your scraps.

MaryH said...

Oh my...what a beautiful bunch of snippety banner cards you've shared. And gosh, I had forgotten today is officially summer. We've had 100F temps all week long. That is one brilliant red, white & blue bday card, very patriotic too. Each one is so colorful with the different banner colors and what a fab design. Well done, you! Don't know how you manage all these wonderful cards.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant display of brilliant cards.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You've been so busy it makes me envious! I love all those banner cards, great for using up those snippets. I was very inspired by the red, white and blue ones as I have some July 4th cards to make but am lacking ideas. This gets me going. The embossed cards are simple and nice as well. That is a nice sketch to use to knock out some cards. Thanks for sharing all your lovelies with us!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just saw where your cute critter puppy dog made top 3 at Shopping our Stash. Congrats!!! He is definitely a cutie!

Sandy said...

Wow! You've done a great job on all of these. I am going to case some of these for my missionary care packages! I love the banners and the different ways you made each set. Just a great bunch of cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW, Carol! You are a MACHINE!! These are all magnificent cards and you are so generous of your time and talent for OWH!! Thank you for all this incredible inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

Love your take on the sketch and am dead impressed with the amount of banner strips you've used up.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! I am so loving all your banner cards Carol! You are turning into a card making machine like Kristie. lol love all the DSP you have used on these cards. My favorite are the red/white/blue ones-I'm just a sucker for anything in patriotic colors. But I love them all!! Hugs, Brenda

Sybrina K said...

Carol, I don't even know where to begin... WOW! Those brightly-colored banner cards are fabulous, and you've done such a nice job of interpreting the sketch. Looks like you're putting together one last very special box for OWH!

nwilliams6 said...

What a wonderful mixture of cards. Wow - so many different ones and so many super ways to use papers. They will love these! You have such a big heart. Hugz