Since my daughter is very busy with work, college and her hubby, I figured I could share the card I made her for Valentine's day, you will have to wait until after to see what I did for my hubby, he checks my blog every now and then and I want it to be a surprise :)
This was another challenge in my stamp group, we had to do a shutter card, it didn't need to have the band but I like how it helps keep it closed and more fun to remove it wondering what is inside, and there had to be stamping on the front and inside.
HERE is the link to the video showing how to make this card. This is the outside with the band on it, you want the band to be a bit lose or it is hard to get it on and off.
I had to add a little premade flower to the center of the heart and punched a border on the band.
Here it is opened:
It was fun to make and my daughter likes the ones I send that do a little something extra. I had to trim the ends of the inside a little more so that it opened and closed a bit smoother and I think she says that in the video or it is written and I didn't see that until I was having problems with it working smoothly and reread or watched the video a few more times.
BasicGrey -- Sugar Rush paper
Hero Arts -- All Occasions messages (for inside of card)
Stampin up -- Say it Simply stamp set on band
Martha Stewart -- border punch
Spellbinders -- classic sq. lg. die
Wilton -- fabric flower
Here are a couple pictures from our trip to find an Eagle that I was telling you about last week.
The first my hubby wrote on the picture how far away the Eagle was when we spotted it across the river. I took this picture with my point and shoot so we would remember how far away it was, the next two of the pictures are taken with his nice camera with a big lens that could capture it across the river.
Those were all taken from the Missouri side of the river, the eagle was on the Illinois side, so we drove around back to the Illinois side and walked down this nature preserve about a mile to where we saw the eagle and he flew away as soon as my hubby came up, he was so bummed, we started walking back to the car and I said now watch he will land on our car and tease us and fly away again and maybe 5 minutes later he landed on a tree right in front of us and my hubby was able to get these shots of him.
My hubby was bummed about all the branches being in the way but still happy to have seen an eagle in the wild that close up.
Hope your week is going well so far, thanks so much for stopping by,