Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sticker Blog Skip - Operation Write Home 4-16-11

Hello and welcome to my blog, Bits of Cheer. You should have arrived from Jan's blog. I hope you're having fun on the Skip!
The following is a list of all the blogs on the Skip; the OWH Stars & Stamps blog is the starting point:
OWH Stars and Stamps
Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings
Erica at Creative But Messy
Jan at Jan's Gone Stamping
**You are HERE: Sherry at Bits of Cheer
Julie at Handmade by Julie
Velda at OldStamper Musings
John at John VM's Cards
Steph and Robin at SR Cards
Paula at Handmade by Paula
Samantha at Expressions of a Craftaholic

Our assignment for the Blog Skip was to make a card with stickers. I decided to make a Father's Day card; here it is:


The semi-circle sticker with the journaling lines was the first sticker that caught my eye at Michael's and led me to the "Mr. Fix-it" theme. The sticker made me think of a Dad jotting down notes and measurements for his next project! That sticker became the main part of my focal point and I attached the "D A D" stickers to it.
I didn't want the little tool stickers to be randomly floating off in space on the card! I planned how I wanted to arrange them and then I "contained" them on a border-punched and matted strip. I added a couple of staples.
I colored some of the tool handles with Marvy LePlume Markers and added Glossy Accents so they would look more real (love Glossy Accents). The green adds a welcome touch of color! The "World's Greatest" sticker also ties in with the green.
The background designer paper is a collage of all kinds of papers a handy Dad might use -- perfect for this card. I distressed the edges with scissors. I got this pad of paper (Camden by 7Gypsies) by chance -- it was marked down and sitting right by the store register (Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA) as I was paying for my other items! I'm glad I picked it up because it has some neat papers.
Making this card took a bit of extra planning because of all the tiny stickers. I wanted to avoid the dreaded "sticker sneeze", make everything relate to the focal point, and still have "D A D" stand out!
I had a few extra stickers and wanted to use them, so I put them on the inside after I lined it with another piece of the same paper I used for the strip on the front. Here is the inside of my card:


Here are my card "ingredients":
Sticker sets from Michaels:
EK Sticko
Memory Box
Me & My Big Ideas
DP: "Camden" 8x8" 2-sided paper variety pack from 7Gypsies
Marvy LePlume Markers
Glossy Accents
Silver brads (JoAnn's)
EK border punch
Kraft paper

It's time to skip over to Julie's blog at http://www.handmadebyjulie.com
but, before, you do be sure to leave a comment so you'll be entered in the random prize drawing!
Thanks for visiting, have fun and a great day! See you soon at OWH!
Sherry

50 comments:

Nancy M said...

Very nice. I never know what to do for masculine cards, so thanks for a good idea.

Robin said...

love all those little stickers, definitely a great addition to a masculine card

Cora said...

This is a fun card! I especially like your use of staples and the paper collage. Very creative. Great job Sherry

helloholley said...

Hi Sherry!!!
Your card is wonderful and doesn't look like a sneeze at all!!!! You did a awesome job!!! Someone will love to get this....a treasure for sure!!!;)

Paula S. said...

Great job Sherry! I am so impressed at how beautifully you put these small stickers to use. The brads and notebook edger are great choices. Terrific card!

Hannah. F said...

Cute Cards!

Shirley G said...

Awesome card Sherry. Some Dad will love this. I like how the journal circle is off center. :0

Sandi said...

THis card is awesome!!! I love those tool stickers!!! I think you did a great job and accomplished your focal point well!

Velda said...

Good job in grouping the tool stickers. I have also used them with a tool box or tool belt. They work great for masculine cards.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice card. What such a great job with stickers. Thanks for the inspirations.

airbornewife said...

Sherry.... now that's a SUPER GREAT Dad card!!! I love all the tools.. my dad would so love something like this.. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Ann said...

Sherry, what a great card. Thanks for sharing how you developed your idea. I love the border punch.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Yvonne said...

This is a great Father's Day card! The half-circle sticker was really handy in your design, too. I like your staples to help tie the tools together in their "container." Nice!

Sue said...

Very nice! I have some tool stickers, so I'm going to use your card as a starting point for making some nice sticker cards later today. Thanks!

Misty said...

That is a super fun card! Thanks for the thought process!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Yolanda said...

Great job. I love the tiny tools and the notebook edge punch.

Ann said...

Great Father's Day card, Sherry. I love how you contained all the little tool stickers. It looks great!!Thanks!

Samantha said...

Very nice masculine card and I love the tiny tools. Very clever use of staples too!

Cherie said...

I love this card. It completely reminds me of my own dad! You did a wonderful job pulling everything together.

Kimberley Martini Young said...

Love the distressing that you used on the card.

susiebee02 said...

Thanks for sharing such a great card... I'd never know what to do with all those tiny stickers, but you made it work!

Just Me said...

Great card. I like seeing masculine cards. I think I have some tool stickers somewhere

Ronda S said...

Love this card!! You used so many stickers but they all look so 'put together'. Great job

Cindy's Card Co said...

Very nice card as always Sherry.

Kathryn said...

Brilliant idea, coloring the stickers and adding glossy accents. Most of us think of stickers as finished products.

Andrea said...

love it! i am so amazed that you got so much inspiration just from the lined paper journaling sticker. you must have a very creative mind. i also love the staples. such a small touch that works so well so send out the masculine vibe. my only question (when it comes to scrapbooking) is, are all staples acid free? anyone know about that? love, andrea

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great Dad card - love the inspiration story - from the line sticker and where it took you - fun card.

Barb Housner

digirl said...

great use of a lot of stickers-- and not a sneeze in sight! I love the inspiration and masculine cards are hard for me-so this helps a lot-thanks!!

AllisonG said...

You did a GREAT job avoiding sneeze which could have been tough with all of those little stickers. I love the staples you added, too. DAD is definitely the focal point!

mallisonr at aol dot com

sandy said...

I love those tools. I have some brads similar to these to use on a Dad's card. I like how you used Glossy Accents to make them pop a bit more.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh wow Sherry this is a wonderful card! I love it :) Thanks for the inspiration, I guess we can look at stickers in a whole new light now.

Linda said...

Love the addition of the half circle journaling spot and the notepaper look. Great Dad card.

Christy said...

Great use of stickers on a masculine card.

Julie said...

Great card, Sherry! I love all those tools and the "Mr Fix It" on the inside. So adorable.

andyjay said...

Great masculine card! Always looking for good ideas for man-cards! TFS!

Sue D said...

Great Dad card--love all the tool stickers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

wow-amazing use of stickers, thanks for sharing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Dixie Cochran said...

Love it, Sherry! Your focal point remains clear, and the tools add a nice feature to the card. My dad would have loved this one!

Lynn said...

This is a fabulous card! Wonderful use of stickers! TFS!
hiscreation2 at hotmail dot com

Cut n Paste said...

Very nice DAD card...good use of the stickers!

Lori said...

Great idea. I now have some new ideas for those tool stickers that I have, Thanks.

Dee N said...

What a brillant idea to put all those tool stickers on the card in one place. Wonderful card.

Barbara said...

Great card!! Who knew stickers could work even harder for us.

Operation Write Home said...

What a great design to collect all those stickers together in one element. COOL!!!!!

Auntie Marg said...

I love the little tools....TFS

Patricia H said...

Great job collecting all the little tool stickers together to make it look like a real workbench! :)

Dawn W said...

Sherry Love the cards!!!!

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing the details about this great DaD card! Terrific job.

Kajikit said...

The notebook edge is so cute.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, you did an awesome job with those stickers. What a great masculine card!

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