Welcome to Scrap Tower, my little corner of the world, where I share my creativity with you.

I enjoy many forms of crafting, from paper crafting to sewing. I make custom greeting cards for family and friends. I've made unique custom cards commissioned by friends.

I am proud to have been a card maker for the organization Operation Write Home (OWH) for several years supplying 1,000+ handmade cards for our HEROES.

I continue to make cards as gifts or to sell and I am testing a few other sewing and crochet projects to sell.

My current charitable project is Sew Powerful Purse and I have sewn and donated 20+ purses in the past two years. I plan to donate 10+ purses in 2018.

I enjoy sharing my creative passion with others, including children in Sunday School and Bible School, etc.

Monday, September 3, 2012

OWH VCMP Challenge #3

OWH VCMP Challenge #3 is hosted by Cindys Card Co.  The challenge is to make a card with Snowflakes but not Christmas.

I made this card this afternoon and it took me a couple of hours.  I was trying some things with my Silhouette Cameo and wanted to use one of the Dearie Dolls snow digital stamps that I downloaded. This one is Birdie Snowy Day.  The papers are from a DCWV 6x6 Christmas Pad that I have had for a while.

Birdie Snowy Day

OWHers, if you have not visited the Dearie Dolls blog you are missing a real treat !  Mary Ellen posted some Patriotic digi stamps this weekend that will be perfect for OWH cards!  Be sure to leave her some love too!     http://deariedollsdigis.blog.com

What I tried with the Silhouette Cameo:
I opened the Dearie Dolls digital stamp in Silhouette Studio, added the Registration Marks and sent to my printer.  Then with the printed page loaded on the cutting mat and into the Silhouette Cameo, the machine read detected the registration marks which aligned it, and it cut out the image. I was able to do this on my old Craft Robo cutter too, but I had to switch between two software options and I just did not play utilize this option very much. I tried to figure out how to create and cut a mat slightly larger than the image, but I was not successful today.  I did cut a mat the same size as the image, so I used it as a base and added some dimensional adhesive to create a dimensional image.  With a hand punch, I punched out snowflakes from the scarp of background patterned paper and popped those with dimensional adhesive too.  I had a coordinating paper with SNOW words, so I cut the ones you see, changed the O to a snowflake and popped those too. I had no idea where this card was going when I started, but I like the finished product!  :)

Well, I have blah, blah, blogged about this card enough .... on to the next post !

Thank you for checking it out !!!

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