Monday, May 24, 2010

OWH - LOVE Pedestal Card

Here is a card I made with my new PERFECT PAGES pack - LOVE!  Yes, I did use some of my scraps too, so that is always a good thing.  The motivation for this card came from Operation Write Home's current card needs.  One of the shippers (Kris) is in need of cards with a theme Love, Miss You, Birthday, and Thank You, so I chose to work on a LOVE card first.  Also, just saw this on Facebook NewsFeed for Operation Write Home"Hello, if we may request, we need thank you cards, thinking of you, miss you, hello, and happy birthday cards. I picked up a card at a dental clinic and they are gorgeous. We will be here until Feb 11, so we can use them all!" -CPT S.R., Iraq, requesting cards. 
I also wanted to make a 3D project for the current challenge over at Just Us Girls Challenge #34. So this is also my submission for that challenge.  Come play along with Just Us Girls!  It's FUN!!
Here is what the Perfect Pages - LOVE kit looks like:

I used a sentiment I found in my new book, THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE PERFECT WORD.

The sentiment on this card says,
"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."
Isn't that awesome?!  I love it!  There are so many great sentiments in this book!
I have a link above for the book at Amazon, but I got mine at Joann's with a coupon.

Here are the card details:
Card base baby pink from Recollections cut @ 4 1/4" x 11" 
and scored @ 2 3/4" and again @ 5 1/2"
The card front is cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and adhered below the scoreline to the card base.
Background diamond paper cut @ 4" x 5"
Brown ribbon from Michael's
Sentiment printed on computer and matted to fit size of print out.
(Card will stay upright when opened because inside mats are adhered with foam tape.)
Inside card pattern mat cut @ 3 1/8" x 4"
Inside card pink mat cut @ 2 3/4" x 3 5/8"
Inside white mat cut @ 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Brown corner pieces are stickers from kit.
Cricut Cartridge:  INDIE ART
Pink Heart cut @ 3"
Brown Heart cut using SHADOW feature @ 2 3/4"
Red Heart cut @ 2 3/4"

I learned how to make the Pedestal Card by watching Mary's Instructional YouTube.  Click here to see it.

I posted PauseDreamEnjoy's Challenge #3 - VACATION today!  Challenge ends Sunday, May 30th at Midnight Alaska Time.  I hope you will play along!  Click here to go to that post.  

Toodles!  Janis


  1. Janis, I LOVE this card!! :) And the final destination is so awesome! I just got the Indie cartridge, but have not cut anything but the skull and crossbones that my daughter used. The heart is awesome, love all of the colors too.

  2. I LOVE this card!! :) In addition of going to a GREAT cause. The hearts are awesome! I have the Indie art cartridge, but have only cut the skull and crossbones that my daughter used. The colors are great also.

  3. Lovely lovely! How sweet that you are supporting Operation Write Home. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

  4. Indie art! I broke mine out of the box of carts this weekend for a 9 year old rock star birthday! There are some cool graphics on that one. THanks for your enthusiasm for JUGs this week and for playing along..

  5. Love that heart card! I've been wanting that sentiment book for awhile..thanks for reminding me about it! Lol..tfs!

  6. What a fun card! Love the big heart. Thanks for supporting JUGS :)

  7. fabulous card, I have this book and it is wonderful....have a great day!

    enjoy *~*