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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ahoy pirate easel card / box!

Let me start by saying that my dd woke up yesterday with a sore throat, then this morning at 3:00 am woke me to sleep with her and she had a temp of 103. Don't know if it is just a virus or what...doing what I always do, they tylenol, warm bath, comforting her...hope it ends soon..she did not go to preschool today, I might keep her home friday too even if she is fine...just to recover...anyway...I had to make a birthday card for my sil's fiance's son Ryan...he loves pirates, his birthday was last tuesday but did not quite get to making his card until now...I loved how it turned out so I made 2 for my dd preschool friend that she has a birthday party to go to...and the other for my nephew who's 6th b-day will be in august...
Sorry so many pics wanted you to see the different details and could not fit all of that into one pic..

card recipe...

6 X 12 easel card

I used PDDU for all the cuts..

Map cut @ 6 1/2"
Pirate ship cut @ 3 3/4"
Crossbones cut @ 2" (on card) 3 1/2" on box
The telescope is cut @ 5 3/4"
pirate hat is cut @ 1 1/2"
Treasure cut @ 3 1/2"

inked everything in black and tea dye, used distressed stripes cb folder, found pirate map online..just googled pirate map..., added skittles to the pirate treasure to look like gold... added brads...all these cards are alittle different...lots of detail..doodled.

8 1/4" x 8 1/4" then scored at 1" all along edge
Then the top is 8 1/2" X 8 1/2" then scored at 1" along edge
I also stamped happy birthday to outside, used online map again, crossbones (PDDU) look above for size. inked and tore paper....thanks for looking...


  1. Omg!!! These are just to stinking cute!! I love them and how creative you are!! They will be thrilled! I may have to scraplift this from you it's a GREAT kids b-day card if you don't mind. Seriously love it!!

  2. Sorry, I meant to add also that I hope your daughter is feeling better soon!

  3. Wow... this is like the cutest boy card I have ever seen! Fabulous job!! I love all the layering and distressing... so pirate like!! Hope your dd feels better... mine just started with the fever tonight! Ugh!

  4. what a great card!
    hugs, Valerie

  5. These turned out greta Aaron...
    You have been busy, I havn't done anything I don't have any MoJo...
    Give Lily a HUG for me I hope she is feeling better to day , I will call you later.
    I started getting sick Tuesday and so did Tab.
    She is calling off today.
    Hugs Wanda:-)

  6. This is wonderful...I love love love it...such a creative card and I love the look of it! Your style rocks my friend!


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