Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My first ever step card - and why haven't I made one before????

I feel so good today 'cause I actually had time to get "other" crafting done!  Aren't you proud of me??? I have been so swamped lately that all I could do was the Paper Doll projects!  I was really afraid that you may get bored or me or something - and say - oh, I'm not going to check out Mod Paperie anymore - she doesn't have any new stuff...  so...... I'm going to try all my best from here on!

So, what initially inspired me to make something was because of SVG Attic's challenge going on (ends tomorrow evening 5PM PT).  I've gotten to know the SVG artist, Jessica, really well and I just wanted to show support and my love for her first ever challenge!  For your info - she just started out her online store, and she's truly amazing - LOVE LOVE LOVE all her designs! 

As well, Alyssa, the owner of My Thoughts Exactly (my DT company!) is running a challenge on her Facebook page for her step card week.  All you have to do is to make a step card, post it on their wall, and you'll be entered to win $5 GC to Lettering Delights!

So, anyway, the requirements for SVG Attic's challenge was to use one of these collections:  Luau, Little League or Cape Cod sets.  I decided to make a step card using Cape Cod collection, and add some Just Beachy embellishments in there as well!  Smart of me, huh?  Kill two birds with one stone!
 
It was my first ever step card that I made - and I had a lot of fun with it!  I don't know why I haven't made one before!  You'll for sure be seeing more step cards from me in the future!!!

So, ready to see my card I made??? Ta-da!!!!

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Do you like???

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The side view! Even though I have so many foam tape behind the cuts, it actually closes very nicely!

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The lighthouse...

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The boat in the background... you can't really see the waves, but it's there!

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... and the sentiment comes from Pink by Design "Summer Vacation" stamp set. Doesn't it totally go with this card???

I also love all my Maraschino twine additions here from The Twinery!

Oh, and I also sprayed the base cardstock with Tim Holtz Glimmer Mist - Leather to give kinda sandy look.

Anyway, that's the card - hope you like! 

I also wanted to let you know that you're also in for a very exciting weekend!!!! Me, along with other talented crafty girls are hosting a Summer Shinding Blog Hop!  I'm so excited to share my project with you, so please come back on Friday to see it!  I'm going to have some blog candies as well, so fun! Fun! Fun! 


Hope to see you all here!

16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Thienly!!!! You just blow my mind like every other day! This is just gorgeous! There is just so much detail, the inking on the lighthouse is amazingggg and I love the twine touches! I want to be Thienly when I grow up :)

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  2. This is an awesome project! Love all your embellishments the dimention you added with all the layers. Girlfriend, you never dissapoint no matter what the project is or what it is for. You rock!

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  3. O! M! G! That is so cool...I'm definitely going to try this step card that Alyssa showed us!

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  4. As I told on FB it is really gorgeous...I love it...I love the threedimensional effect and I e cod, i went there last summerlove the lighthouses. I love cape cod i went there last summer

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  5. Oh, I am LOVING this! Awesome!

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  6. WOW, Thienly, that is totally amazing! I am in awe of your card. You are so talented! Guess, I have to make a step card now, you gals have inspired me.

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  7. this card is amazining....love you creativities....you are such an inspiration....

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  8. This gor-geous! I'm so happy to get a Thienly fix.. ;) I've missed seeing you over here! As usual, the details are fabulous! I heart ya!

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  9. I love this!!! I need to try one of these cards one of these days. I just saw the collection you used at the SVG Attic and it is so cute - you made the designer proud! Melanie

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  10. I love this, just beautiful!

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  11. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 24, 2011. Thanks again.

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  12. Thienly would you mind sharing with me the dimensions you used for this and the score and cut line marks? I am in the process of making one now and it seems awfully small. Thanks!!
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  13. Tina - here are the dimensions for the main things:
    step card: 6.395W X 9.927H
    light house 5.312W X 5.556H
    fence: 5.0898W X 3.699H
    chair: 4.458W x 4.364H
    Hope this helps!
    Thienly

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  14. That is the cutest step card ever. I went to SVG Attic and bought Cape Cod and Lau. I should have got the just beachy one to but I must control these impulses. I wondered to about the dimensions, will you be posting that information? You do the most amazing work.

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