Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Buddy

Quick note: I'm so excited! just found out I got honorable mention for my Papertrey Star Box seen in the post below - check it out on Nichole's blog!!!

Ok, back to earth now ----- This is a two-fer card today - it covers two challenges - the Split Coast CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge - and the Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends (see my side bar for the team names!)

For the CAS challenge we had a sketch to follow . I made my front panel larger than the sketch but used the same number of layers. I stamped my Cornish Heritage Farms toy soldier right on the Cosmo Cricket designer paper. I stamped the sentiment from The Greeting Farm (it's on sale check it out!) on a piece of silver card stock and punched it with the Stampin Up Key Tag punch - looks just like a dog tag doesn't it!! The chain is from Michaels.

Anne (jdmommy) issued the Doubledog Dare challenge this week to make a kids card. I know my son always loved to play 'Army' when he was little - and when he grew up he signed up to serve! (thanks Josh!) I think this would be a fun birthday card for a young soldier! You are welcome to join in on the DDC challenges - just use the keyword DDC when you upload your card on Splite Coast - Beverly even created a Doubledog Dare challenge thread in the forums for us. You can see all the DDC cards here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: soldier: Cornish Heritage Farms, My Buddy: Pup Star - the Greeting Farm
Paper: Aqua Mist: PTI, Tangerine Tango: SU, DP Cosmo cricket Lil Man: Mischievious Max, Silver card stock: Canford Card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe avocado: PTI
Accessories: key tag punch: SU, edge distresser: Heidi Swapp, Crop a Dile, Silver eyelet, chain: Tandy Leather - Michaels, foam dimensionals.


Joan Ervin said...

What a great little guy card, Julia!!! I have 2 boys who played army for years...neither one of them joined up, though....DH served long enough for all of them!!! I love how you combined this with the CAS challenge...such a great layout and perfect colors!!!

Sharli said...


FIRST, let me congratulate you on the honor - you CERTAINLY deserve it! That is the cutest container I think I've ever seen, and I agree with your DH, it does look like a bowling bag!!! LOL I think when I looked at your post the first time I was hungry - all I remember was the cookies!

I like your Army guy Dog Tag card! It looks like a real dog tag, except that's a funny name for a soldier! Ok - never mind me, I'm just silly tonight.


Claire Brennan said...

Very cool card Julia and Pat on the back for the HM!!!! very much deserved!!

Anonymous said...

So adorable!! I just love your tag on the card!! Congrats to you for the Honorable mention!! You rock girl!! :) TFS!

dpkennedy said...

Congrats on your PTI project! You deserve it!!

Now that army card is fantastic! I love how you stamped on the pattered paper-it looks so cool! The dog tag is amazing too! My older son would love this!!