Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thank you, Mary Anne!

Hi, everyone!

Today's Any Hero card is inspired by OWH Sketch #225 and some paper that was given to me by a friend at work.

Today's Card

First, the card. I have to say Marie's sample card would make the perfect Any Hero card. Not sure mine is in the same category as today's sample card, but I hope it will be appreciated by one of our troops.

Authentique Original collection; Bazzill admiral; stash cardstock
Recollection jute: ??? sentiment heat embossed in Distress Ink walnut stain
Fiskars and Paper Studio star punches; garage sale brads
adhesives: Glossy Accents, Tombow foam squares, Zots 3D glue dots
I started with the placement of the vertical banner. Next, I chose to go with a slightly larger/almost square sentiment block on the banner. Finally, I placed stars based on the other two elements. Not quite the same as the sketch, but not too far off.  :)

Two tips: 1) I used Glossy Accents to adhere the top star to the paper and jute, and 2) I used my Sew Easy piercing mat to stick the top brads through the jute and paper.

Mary Anne's Gift

Mary Anne is cleaning out her craft room -- something I should be doing, as well. Instead, I am graciously accepting her gift of 6 by 6 pads and a few card making books.

As it turns out, Mary Anne ordered the Stampin' Up! envelope liner dies, but cannot use them with her envelopes that have pointed flaps. So, I am giving her some of my Heinrich envelopes that work perfectly with the SU dies.  :)

Thanks again, Mary Anne! As you can see with today's, your gift will be put to good use for Operation Write Home.

Parting Thoughts

Don't forget that Wednesday, the 21st, is the deadline for our Words 2 Scrap By challenge.

And, next weekend is OWH's huge Memorial Day Bloghop!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Your card is equally as nice as the sample card this week. Your cards are always worthy of our heroes. Thanks for the tips also with today's share. I always love to visit your blog to see view your cards and read your thoughts and tips. Enjoy your day.

  2. Very nice, Sybrina! I love the burlap!

  3. I love your card a lot! I shared it on my Pinterest Board, Masculine & Patriotic cards.

  4. I love that your square is a different look..and I love it!

  5. Oh I love this card! The layered stars snd the burlap are my favorite parts. Thanks for shsring this lovely creation!-Kristal