I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Howdy Card

I am a little late in posting this project for my week 7 Cartridge Challenge. I wanted to wait until the recipients received it, I didn't want to spoil the surprise.

This card was made for my roommates for the upcoming Dallas Stampede weekend March 18th-20th. The Stampede is sponsored by Provo Craft and Creative Critterz Events. If you would like more information about the Stampede visit here.

My roomies and I have been so excited with the planning and making of things for our weekend getaway. The western theme is so easy to work with! I will post more of our Stampede projects as we get closer to the event.

Now on to today's card:

I cut 4 different silhouettes from Forever Young. I just love these cuts. I only cut the base layer for each lady. I then cut cowboy hats from Country Life, pg. 37 in the handbook. I used my gypsy to hide the cuts from that image that weren't needed. I also used my gypsy to size the hats down to the correct size. I cut 4 hats and its corresponding layer, two cut as is, and two flipped for the ladies facing the other direction.

I cut a Bookplate and its blackout layer from Fabulous Finds. I printed Howdy as well as the sentiment inside the card. I sandwiched Howdy between the bookplate layers to give it more strength. I inked the edges of the bookplate with charcoal chalk. I added two small star brads to the bookplate.

The patterned papers are from K and Co. Smitten collection from last year. The cream colored cardstock is DCWV. The gingham ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
Here is the inside of the card:

I hope to see you all in Dallas in March!
Have a Great Day!

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