Monday, August 18, 2014

Lever Card

Today, I'm sharing how to make a lever card.
Materials: two 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 pieces of cardstock
                 paper cutter            scoring tool          adhesive       designer or patterned paper
                 stamps or dies to decorate completed card

Step 1
Score the first piece of cardstock at 4 1/4". On the side that is the front, cut out a square window, 1" from all 4 sides.

Step 2
Score the second piece of cardstock at 4 1/4"and  6 3/8. Go in 2 1/8 from the left edge and score down to 1" from the top and up to 1" from the bottom.
To cut the "lever" that will fit through the card front "window", go in 1" from the left edge and cut a slit that starts 1" from the top and goes down to 1" from the bottom.  Cut from the top and bottom ends of that slit over to the 2 1/8" score line.  This produces the "lever" that will fit through the front window on piece # 1.


Step 3
Fold on all score lines.  Folds should be valley/mountain/valley folded.


Step 4
Add adhesive to the "backside" of the left and right panels of the cardstock you just scored and glue it inside the card.  The "lever" tucks inside of the front "window".  If this is a tight fit, trim a sliver off the top and bottom of the lever so that it will move freely through the window.


Add your designer or patterned paper.
Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper for the front of the card.  Cut in 7/8 from all 4 sides to make the decorative layer for the front of the card.
For the inside of the card, cut 3 strips of patterned paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" tall.  Cut a fourth piece 3 1/8" wide by 5 1/4" tall.  Adhere two of the 1 7/8" pieces to cover the two right panels inside the card.  The third will be used to cover the left side of panel after you shape it.
On the remaining 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" piece, cut in 1" from the RIGHT side, 7/8" from the top and 7/8" from the bottom.  Make a vertical cut that connects these two cuts, so that the remaining piece of patterned paper looks like a "C".  Adhere this to the LEFT panel of the inside of the card.
On the 3 1/8" x 5 1/4" patterned paper, cut in 1 1/8" from the LEFT side, 7/8" from the top and 7/8" from the bottom.  Cut down from the top and up from the bottom to meet these two cuts and remove those two small squares of paper.  This creates a shape that will cover the "lever" part of the card.
Adhere inside the card on the remaining panel.  If needed, trim a sliver off the top and bottom of the "lever" part so that if fits your card.
Note: If all of this is confusing to you, may I suggest you measure your card and cut your patterned paper to your desired measurements.

Front of Lever Card

Side View of Lever Card


Hope you enjoy making your own Lever Card.
Thank You.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Thoughts 2 Consider

Good Day to you.
This is the end of the work week for some and the beginning of the weekend break. Whatever your plans, just take a little time to enjoy and relax.

Here is a Card In The Box for you today.  I will be entering it on the Word Art Wednesday challenge page:
Here are a few more that I had previously made:
This last card is one that I made today.  It has the weekly scripture for this week's challenge...Colossi ans 1:27:

Thoughts to Consider:
  • People have opinions, but GOD knows the facts. We may can hide behind our words, but never behind our actions. GOD blesses a clean and pure heart!

  • Prayer must be sincere not self-centered. Use today to speak to GOD about HIS Agenda instead of yours.

  • You cannot take everyone with you on this journey. Everybody can't handle revelation or a "Mountain Top" experience. Remember, some folks are only for a season ~ Trust the Process
Thanks for taking a little time to view.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Busy Card Making Day

Hello My Friends,
It's another day to be thankful that God allowed you to be here on Earth to glorify him.
Despite the rain, the flooding, the depression, the suicide, the anger and whatever else is going on with the planet and people, God is still in control.  We have this HOPE that everything will be HIS will and not our own.
Today, I present to you several cards that I made.  Some will be included on other blog post in different challenges.  Take a look and enjoy the view:

Front of Card
Inside of Amazing Grace

Thank you for your time.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Versatile Card

Wishing you a great day and hoping you enjoyed your weekend.
Today, I want to share two cards with titles that can be used in various ways.  Maybe for a birthday, someone who is sick and recovering, a wedding, encouragement, etc.
The title is on the front but it depends on what is written on the inside that will tell the story.
Here are my cards for today.  I would love to hear what area you think they should be used in.

Thank you for your time today.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Center Step Card

Hope you are having a great day and preparing for the weekend.  Praying for the people in Hawaii as the hurricane approach.  Praying for all the people experiencing flooding and fire.
I'm going to share the steps to making a Center Step Card today and hope you would have fun in making one for yourself to send to someone in the future.
Let us make a center step card together:

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock for your base, 5 ½” wide by 11” long.
Step 2: Line cardstock up in a paper trimmer so that the edge of the card is at the 1” mark.

              Position the cutting blade at 1” and cut from the 1” to the 6 ½”.
              Flip card over and do the same on the other side.

Step 3: Place cardstock onto scoring tool and score along the long side of the card from the
              Edge to the cut line at 1”, 2” and 6 ½”.
               Flip card and repeat on opposite edge of card.

Step 4: Score between cut lines at 5 ½”.
Step 5: Fold at the score lines.  The first, third and center score lines are mountain folds.
              The second score line is a valley fold.
               Reinforce score lines to make folds crisp.
Step 6: Stamp and decorate your card as desired.
Thanks for viewing with me today.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Scripture Challenge

Good Day To You
I saw a challenge on Word Art Wednesday blog and thought I would give it a try for this week. One would have to use: He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by  their names. Psalm 147:4

Here is my card:
This is a center step card using Martha Stewart's latest punch around the page die; purple and white card stork and Psalm 147:4 sentiment on a spellbinder die cut.
I'm entering this in the challenge.
Hope you enjoy your day and this post.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Scripture Day

Hello Everyone,
   It is Wednesday, hump day and I'm blessed to still be around.  I'm not apologizing for not posting every day as I thought I would.  I'm just going to take one day at a time.
This is something I want you  to sit back, take your time and absorb what you are reading and use it to increase your spiritual growth or just pass it on to someone you think would enjoy using the information:

Reprogram Your Mind...

"Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind..."
Romans 12:2

Many people today don’t realize that the reason they’re not happy, the reason they’re not enjoying life is simply because they've trained their minds in the wrong direction. They've programmed their minds to worry. They've programmed their minds to complain. They've programmed their minds to see the negative. But just as we can train our minds to focus on the negative, we can also reprogram our minds to focus on the positive. It all depends on what we meditate on.
When we meditate on the Word of God, we reprogram our minds. When we meditate on God’s goodness, we are developing a right mindset. When we choose to be grateful and focus on what’s right rather than what’s wrong, we are choosing a positive attitude. This doesn’t happen automatically, you have to discipline yourself to focus on the right things. You have to make a conscious effort to spend time in the Word of God every single day until a habit is formed.
As you honor God with your time, He’ll multiply it back to you. As you stay faithful and focused on Him, He will direct your steps and lead you to embrace the blessing and victory He has in store for you!

A Prayer for today...

 Father, today I surrender my thoughts and mind to You. Help me retrain my thoughts so that they are in line with Your will for my life. I choose to have a positive attitude of faith and expectancy and thank You for empowering me to enjoy the good life you have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen..

Thank you for being with me today.