Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-A little hand and some old papers go a long way!

Hello Everybody!

How's that for a title?  I've been  a little busy this past couple of weeks getting things ready for my little's one's birthday party that was Saturday.  It was a success but talk about wearing me out!  Then I added Thanksgiving cards to my list-and succeeded!  Let me take care of business and then I can show you what I made!

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

I am also linking this up to Pin and Tack: Spark Your Creativity-Anything Goes! Thank you Corrinne for telling me about this challenge! :)

Clear It Out Challenge:  Ugly Sweater (use up never used papers) Plus what a great name for a challenge!

For Fun Challenges:  Thankful-I'm thankful for the little hand I borrowed to make these cards :)

Here's my card.  I painted my son's hand multiple times.  I made different variations, but I was in spaz mode trying to get them made and sent out that I realized it too late.  I took only one picture.

Do any of ya'll still have these paper pads from Provo Craft?  I have 2 for Fall, one for Christmas, and made 2 or 3 others.  They are like circa 2000.  LOL.  This is a country look that I am not really into anymore!  But they work great for Thanksgiving!  :)  I would use a full sheet to cut backgrounds and then used the scraps on other cards because I could only make 3 (I think) backgrounds from each sheet.  They are 8X11 (or so) and my cards are 5.5 inches by 4 inches.  It reduced scraps which is nice.

 Here is my stack of Thanksgiving hands.  My son would only make 12 so there were a few people on my list I wasn't able to send a card too.  :(  I hope they won't be mad.

I painted each finger and his hand and thumb with acrylic paint (over and over again).  Then I put googly eyes on the turkeys.  This costs a little extra at the post office.  But goggly eyes are so fun! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...it's time to do something with that ugly paper!


Jen said...

What a clever (and adorable ;o) idea.

Sandy Trefger said...

What a great idea and a fun way to use up some old papers! Thanks for joining us for the Clear It Out Challenge!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful keepsake, Katy! LOL--I know what you mean about the "country" look. I believe it's called primitive now...and I agree! I do NOT get into that much anymore! Fabulous use of these papers, though! :)

~ Sharon ~ said...

I love this idea. Great way to preserve memories. Thanks for joining us for the Clear It Out Challenge.

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome idea I love it. fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at clear it out for the ugly sweater challenge.

Corrinne Quinn said...

Fantastic idea :) Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out Challenges!

I invite you to share with us at this ANYTHING GOES challenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/11/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-3.html

Lots of crafty joy,

Kathy D. said...

what an awesome card and great keepsake to show the size of your sons hand at this age!!

Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges! Hope to see you Wednesday when our new challenge is posted.

Julie H said...

The handprints are gorgeous. Feels good to work through some older supplies, too!

Helen Dooley said...

I am such a sentimental person, I think this is the cutest thing ever. I remember making them in school when I was young. Thanks so much for sharing these adorable cards with us at For Fun.

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out...great job on the challenge...just luvin them hands...hope to see you join us again...Lynn <((><

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love those cute "turkey" hands. Darling! And such a good way to use up those papers!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out for our "ugly sweater" challenge. We hope you visit us again.
Huggies & Blessings ~