Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baseball in a Picture Frame

Baseball in a picture frame??

Yep, you read that right!!

My aunt asked me to help her with a project her co-worker had told her about. 
I wasn't one to say "no" at a chance to get crafty.

So she came over and we got to work.  She took a box cutter and ran the blade thru the middle of the stitching on the ball.  Then she peeled back the leather to expose the inside of the ball.

(behind the ball in the package you can see what the ball looks like after it has been peeled)

We then printed out the saying on the computer.  We used a couple of different fonts and sizes so she could decide what size she wanted.  We cut and rounded the corners of some cardstock, then layered and glued those together.

We arranged the leather in a cross, and used glue dots to hold it down on the black cardstock.
Then glued the quote down.

Here is the finished project.

Everyone commits errors. . . 
but His sacrifice 
will bring you home.

Stampin UP! Supplies
Punches - corner rounder
Cardstock - Real Red, Ivory
Craft Store Supplies
Cardstock - black

Thank You Cards

I made these for a friend. She requested 6 Thank You cards. 

I challenged myself to make 6 different ones. I like how they turned out.

I have tried to make two different cards with this Raspberry Lemonade DSP, and have failed miserably both times.  This paper is just to "busy" for me I guess.  But I really like how these cards turned out.  The smaller cuts of paper work great for these layouts I think. 

The butterfly card has some shimmer dabbed on the card base.

These strips of paper were cut with my paper cutter.

A square punch was used on this one. I wished I had used a dimensional under the butterflies. Next time!

I cut circles of cardstock to glue behind the lace ribbon. I think these two are my favorite. 

A whole set of Thank You's. 

Stampin UP! Supplies
Stamps - Thank You Kindly
Punches - Lace Ribbon Border, square
Paper - Raspberry Lemonade DSP
Cardstock -  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Embosslits - Beautiful Wings
Craft Store Supplies
Cardstock - white
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