Is that even the Scouts moto any more? I couldn’t tell you if it is or not, but what i can tell you is that this card went down a treat with my brother Roger. Roge has been a scout or scout leader ever since i remember (probably all my life in honesty) and this year he was on a scout camp for his birthday. Not just ANY scout camp, but a special scout camp where survival expert Bear Grylls came to visit! how cool is that!
It was obvious what i had to do. Crack out the kraft cardstock and fashion a Scouts shirt in a birthday card.
To make the collar I cut a slit into the top of the card (front flap only) then used a ruler and a bone folder to create a crease from the top left corner, diagonally down to meet the bottom of the slit. Then I repeated this on the other side to make it symmetrical. When you fold the two triangles down, this creates the impression of a shirt collar.
For the scarf I took a strip of brown fabric and a length of yellow ribbon and ran stitching down the length with my machine, twisting as i went. It looked a little messy, but i didn’t really care because i was so pleased with myself for having a good idea! LOL
I had to chop the fabric in half and stick under the collar on each side, using glue dots, foam dots, wet glue, anything that would hold really!
To make the woggle (haha, love saying that word), i tried so many different things before i got it sorted. First i tried to make a loop with yellow ribbon but i couldn’t get it to stick properly. Next i folded the ribbon over and tried to stitch a line down it to create the loop, but oh my goodness, that was fiddly and looks terrible. Then, i thought about creating a loop of paper, but that didn’t look good either as i couldn’t get it to sit right without seeing the join. Determined not to lose out, i kept going and then it came to me in a flash of inspiration! In my sewing kit were old spools of cheap thread that came on tiny, little cardboard tubes; and it just so happened that the yellow thread that i used to sew the scarf had finished and the roll was sitting on the top of the sewing machine. woohoo! I used my craft knife to carefully slice off a small section without damaging it. Then I used my paper piercer and tweezers to push the scarf through the tube! One little woggle on one scarf on one scouts shirt! Perfect for my brothers birthday card!
Happy Birthday Roge. Love ya bro.
I’m baccccck! Sorry for the hiatus, and i’m afraid i have no other excuse than plain old naughtiness. heehee!
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you KNOW that you should be doing something, but just have no will in the world to do it. I’ve been feeling a bit like that recently. I had a scrapbook layout to make for issue 65 of the Scrapbook Magazine, which i made quite happily without bother, but i get the feeling that i must have packed my paper crafting mojo into a box with the layout and shipped it off to the Publishers.
Its not that i’ve been uncreative. Just blatantly creative in ways that i shouldn’t be. I should have been making a birthday card for Craig’s mum, and i should have been making cards for the mass onslaught of birthdays that are coming over the next few weeks – i think there are about 5 in total!
Instead I want to paint. PAINT? yip, paint.
I have been increasingly frustrated with our white walls in our house and feel the need for something more. Something more colourful, something more inspiring, something more inviting…just something MORE!
I have plans. Lots of plans. Some have gone through the necessary approval levels, some have yet to be pitched to hubby but i am hopeful that these changes will make me feel more at home when I’m at home. All i can say is God Bless Pinterest! There is so much inspiration on that site! love it!
I have a ton of projects lined up to show you as i finally got my camera back in my hand to take photos of the stuff i’ve made, starting with another MAN-day Monday post tomorrow.
See you then
This layout was inspired by one of Jen Gallacher‘s recent layouts which featured a layout based on four blocks, and i thought it was pretty cool. Check out her layout here at two peas (video).
For once I started with the papers and designed the page with no idea of which photo to add. It felt a little weird because I don’t normally work that way, but it’s good to push yourself outside of your comfort zones sometimes.
In parts it was a little freeing, but when it came to adding a photo I found the frustration kicking in as I had to trim my photo much more than I wanted to in order to make it fit, but im sure you probably couldn’t tell that from looking.
Did you spy the journaling card which I chopped up and added? This is one of the free downloadable journaling cards which I made for this Thanksgiving Project. I cut out the bracket shape and used this as a stand alone embellishment in the bottom right quadrant then used the rest of the card for writing my journaling on the top right section. You can still download these journaling cards if you are wanting to get your hands on them. Here’s how
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The middle section was a bit of an experiment. It started life as a piece of stripy paper – i used a craft knife to cut in between the stripes, but left a couple of inches uncut which is the section on the left under the button. Leaving this section untouched made it easier to stick to the layout and also easier to create the waves in the thin pieces of paper. The little arrows are left overs which i cut at a 45 degree angle in order to make the pointy-bracket shape.
I also got to use up some old supplies – these chipboard starburst shapes have been in the stash for well over three years i think! I have absolutely no idea where they came from, who made them or how they managed to find their way into my chipboard drawer. heehee.
Thanks for stopping by.
Here’s another little notecard made from a few bits of scraps. Some times it’s amazing to see what you can create from the little pieces of papers that could have easily landed in the bin.
My usual recipe is ‘scrap + ribbon + button = cute’.
I think it works!