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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tina's Big 3-0 Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to Tina's Big Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

First we would love to welcome you to celebrate Tina"s Big 3-0 Birthday Bash Blog Hop. With that being said, Happy Happy Birthday Tina! We wish you the happiest of birthdays with all your wishes and dreams come true. This hop is to celebrate Tina's birthday and shower her with birthday wishes! Be sure to stop and make sure you wish Tina a Happy Birthday

There is a phenomenal line-up today showering Tina with birthday wishes and don't want you to miss a single thing!!!

There is some wonderful blog candy if you remark on each stop along the birthday trail of wishes along with becoming a follower, if you aren't already! This blog candy will blow you away so, be sure to leave your comments along the birthday trail!!!
  1. K Andrews Design Stamp Set- Scripture Sayings 
  2. $30 GC to Scraptastical Kreations!
  3. 11x14 Print from My Family Keepsakes

You should have arrived from JANET.  If you found me first (instead of last) please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!!

Here is the complete order in case you get lost:
  1. Tina-
  2. Ashley -
  3. Caroline -
  4. CallyAnn~
  5. Barbara-
  6. Susan -
  7. Ellen -
  8. Amanda
  9. Shawnee -
  10. Amy Jo -
  11. Nikki-
  12. Lynne -
  13. Monica-
  14. Anita~
  15. Enjoli-
  16. Erin -
  17. Jamie-
  18. Shannon -
  19. Janet-
  20. Lori Apgar-
  21. Debbie

And now on to my project.....

I wanted to make a window card and use my new cartridge Something to Celebrate.  I started with a frame from Gypsy Wandering sized to 4 inches.  I duplicated the frame and hid the inside cut with Hide Contour for the frame on the left.  I welded the two frames together.  I grabbed the 30 candle image from Something to Celebrate and sized it to 3.71 inches and welded it to the inside of the frame.  I copied the 30 image two times to create layers.  For the flame layer, I moved the image almost off my mat so I did not waste much paper.

I used white cardstock for the card base, red cardstock for the candles and a yellow scrap for the flame.  I wanted to use printed paper for my cardbase, but it was too thin.

Here are my cuts.

I copied the card onto Layer 2 and cut it out with the patterned paper.  If I were thinking, I would have welded the 30 inside the frame first, then copied it to another layer.  Instead I welded the two frames together.  This is how I learn my best lessons!!!

I just trimmed off the half that I needed and added the leftover to my scrap pile.

I ran my 30 through my Xyron then tied a twine bow on.

Adhered it into place.

And here is my card!  Happy Birthday Tina!!!  I dreaded turning 30, but took turning 40 in stride.  I hope you have a wonderful decade!!

Don't forget to stop by all of the blogs to qualify for some great prizes!  You next stop in the hop is DEBBIE!


SiskiyouSue said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your card is darling.

CraftyGirl said...

Great card!! I love the way you cut out the numbers!

barb :)

Crafty and Green said...

Super Card & Tutorial, Lori!! Thank you so much for joining in on this hop to celebrate my 30th Birthday!! So Happy to have such a talented & crafty friend!!

Many Blessings,

JaniceA said...

What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing your great card!

Shannon Marie said...

so cute! such a great idea!

Patti B said...

Neat card. The tutorial is a big help. Thanks for sharing.

lindaplus3 said...

very nice card,,,.:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Ellen S. Jarvis said...

You do such nice projects with your Gypsy and welding and such, Lori ... I haven't even bothered learning my Gypsy since the screen is so small for my vision. LOVE your card! Man, even my Xyron is acting funky these days, I must have a bad cartridge in it, it's jamming. (Though 90% of the fault is with the operator, ehhhh?)

For me, my 30th birthday was spent in the hospital (I had my first stroke after delivering my daughter 2 weeks prior) ... my 40th was spent celebrating my divorce ... my 50th was honored by my (new) hubby and some very close friends ... so you can see, things have gotten SO MUCH better with age (like wine and cheese!). I'm not far from 60 now, so I'd better start planning my sheeee-bang!

Thanks for sharing, and being a part of this hop with me!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Cathie w said...

cute project thanks for sharing


Lyneen said...

Great card... love the colors... AWESOME tutorial... didn't know such a tool existed. TFS

KAT said...

nice card and great instructions. thanks for sharing.

Imogene said...

Super card!!!
am already a follower!!

Brittney said...

LOve your card!


Chriss America Real said...

I LOVE your tutorials! They are so easy to follow! Thanks so much! Lovely card!


The Crafty Dream said...

ohh so cute!!!

I am your new follower, follow me as well! Thank you

Gaby B.

sarah said...

very cute & luv the cut!!

marg0006 said...

Nice card.

Caroline D. said...

awesome card... love that cut out!! It's been fun being in the hop with you!

Kimbery Pate | KP Kreations said...

Love the step by step instructions you provided. This is a great card!


Shawnee said...

Super cute card and wonderful tutorial. I love your window card. Great job!

CLB said...

Love the Card very nice job!