Thanks for stopping by on your blog-hopping journey and if you are not part of the hop - you will love this! You can begin here at stop #1! If you came here from Bekah Jo's World you are on the right path! You have now arrived at Scrap Happens! Where things may be a little off the beaten path. Maybe a little outside the box! I hope you enjoy your stop. Please follow me if you like and stop by now and again - I do feature lots of card ideas and even have my own YouTube channel with video tutorials and other fun stuff to share!
And now, on with the show! Some of you may recognize this card from a previous Stars & Stamps sketch challenge that I was able to participate in - I love the sketch challenges!
I have decided to share another similar card for the bloghop with a few directions on how to make these red white and blue denim greetings! I was inspired to make these cards for the troops because of a letter that I saw from a hero saying how they missed the simple comforts of home - good food, their bed, a favorite pair of jeans. I have been hoarding this blue denim paper for a long time and this seemed like a good time to use it! I would hope that the look of a favorite pair of jeans would bring a smile to the face of a deployed hero! What do you think? And that pocket is functional - perfect for a photo or even an extra love note tucked inside.
Here are a few tips for making these jeans-style cards! Take a good look at a pair of real jeans. Their edges are not dark - they are lighter in color from being washed and worn. So I distressed the edges of the paper with a light blue and a white colored chalk. I cut out separate pieces for the hem, the belt loop and the pocket. I stitched each piece down to a dark blue cardstock base using some gold floss that matched the stitching on the pants I was inspired by. I'm sure that someone with a good sewing machine and know-how could really do a bang-up job of this - I did mine with a stitching template and stitched it all down by hand. The brown tag was made FIRST by cutting out a small piece of tan colored card stock. I got it wet by spritzing it with a little water and crumpling it to mimic how a tag looks after going through the wash a few hundred times. :) Another spritz and crumple - and then I pressed it flat to dry. Note - you should not try to stitch the tag down until it is good and dry - a damp tag will just tear! I stamped the sentiment on it also, after drying. That is a cute little Close To My Heart stamp, by the by. :) The little red tag is a small piece of red cardstock that I cut and folded in half along the left edge. The red tag was stitched down along the edge of the pocket and I used a white gel pen to add the lettering. The pocket was left open at the top edge.
Here is a card recipe for those of you playing along with the card recipe project!
(for more card recipes, read back on my blog!)
Just click for the bigger image, right click and print for your files!
Now then - I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by for the bloghop - and to our heroes for keeping us safe here at home and for upholding the freedoms that we enjoy so much every day! To add a little more goodness to this day - I am also offering a - HUGE BLOG CANDY - I will be drawing a winner to recieve a card kit from Express the Moment just for entering. These monthly card kits are awesome - and I always post lots of examples of what you can do with them! Here is a photo of the kit you will recieve. . . thanks Kim for sponsoring the OWH bloghop candy of awesomeness! Kim says to hop over to her blog, Momemts that Matter Most. . . for even more chances to win!!!
To enter: You must be a participant of the blog hop too. (Not just a reader - your blog must also be on the hop.) Please leave a comment to this post and tell me what YOU would miss most about being so far from the comforts of home. Make sure that your comment has some kind of link back to your blog so that I can contact you later.
Thanks so much for stopping by - please come back again and enjoy some video tuts and card ideas - Scrap Happens here! Huge hugs!
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