Friday, September 30, 2011

Thank You with a star Card

I really love the little ticket stamps that are in the Frames, Tags, Borders Close to My Heart stamp set! I was trying to think of a nice man thank you card when I looked at this particular stamp. Since the stamp had stars in the corners I decided to go with that theme.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
CTMH Frames, Tags, Borders stamp set
Bo Bunny Printed paper
Various Cardstock
Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder
Tin pan for embossing
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Janome Sew Mini
Cat Eye Chalk Ink

The school where I work gets the lunch in large tin pans and they tell us to throw them away. Well after we get quite a few I bring a stack home, wash them up and cut them apart! It makes an interesting element for cards and layouts when put through the Cuttlebug. For this project I decided to hit it with some Alcohol Inks and I think I should have left the red color out since it came out more like a pink, I think it was actually Cranberry. But overall I still like the looks of it.

When I showed my daughter this card she said "OH I like that!" and then asked "what do you know about nautical stars?" and I asked her "what do you know about them?". She looked and me and replied "Oh I was thinking of getting a tramp stamp of them across my lower back" of course at this point I said rather loudly "YOU ARE GETTING ANOTHER TATTOO??". She assured me that she wasn't getting another one, it was just one she thought about getting before *okie sighs deeply and shakes her head*. I swear that girl is gonna be the death of me yet!

If you are wanting to order the Art Philosphy bundle you can contact Melanie at her CLOSE TO MY HEART WEBSITE.


  1. Very nice manly card.
    It works out great for a man card!
    To me it doesn't look like pink!!

  2. Very nice card. Love the colors and the embossing of the metal. Good luck with that tatoo and your daughter. =D

  3. What do you use to cut the pans? I don't want to ruin a good pair of scissors or my trimmer, but I love the look!

  4. Debbie I use scissors! Believe it or not it actually sharpens them! I also use my Xacto Guillotine trimmer!

  5. Great way to reuse the tin pans. I will borrow your idea. The card is great

  6. That is such a great idea with the tin! I am definitely going to try it!

  7. Okay Okie, keep making man cards. Who is he??

  8. What a great Masculine Card Okie! I like the stars and what a great way to use up those tins... Very creative my friend! :o)


  9. Love this card. Thanks for sharing the idea of recycling the pans. Am going to use this idea.--Ryansmaama

  10. What a great idea! I would have never thought of running pans through the cuttlebug! I'm going to try it right now!

  11. Brilliant reuse of the tin pans, I actually have a bunch of them leftover from a summer party, now I know what to do with them!

  12. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.

    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I'm looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from.