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Thursday, June 21, 2012

ODBD June Challenge - Shaped Cards for OWH

What a great, and unexpected, challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs this month!  The funny thing is my first thought was "Oh no!" but what really happened was alot of fun for lots of us.  We did a bit of internet searching, and imagination stretching...and we have almost met our goal of 50 shaped cards to earn FREE shipping for two boxes of cards to our heroes overseas! 

No, ladies, they are NOT boxers!  They are swim trunks (the guys would know this because of the waistband string.)  This isn't a new idea...but it has been several years since I have made any of these.  The patterned paper is from the Doodle Pantry patterned paper set Stars and Stripes which is so absolutely versitile and inexpensive to boot (hello?  15 different patterns for only $2.00? Uh-huh!)  The stars are cut with Nestibilities and the waistband is texturized with my Scor Pal.

I had so much fun making these that I have decided to make several more and use up some wild and crazy 12 x 12 paper that was given to me (and I thought I would never use!)  They are very easy to make once you get the hang of it - anyone interested in a tutorial?  Now would be a good time since I have all of the stuff spread out on my workspace.  :)

Update July 10, 2012:

I made a total of 24 swim trunk cards and have sent them off to Sandy at Operation Write Home in a special shipment because they need to be sent overseas while it is still summer!  Here is a pic displaying 3 of the designs I went with (I think there were 6 different patterns in all.)

Happy Stamping and God's Richest Blessings,


  1. Oh Gosh - so darn cute - love how these swim trunks tie together at the waist - very creative!

  2. Oh, this is just darling. Will have to try some shaped cards soon. You have inspired me.

  3. OH My! This is super cute!!

  4. What an original shape you chose for the ODBD challenge! This turned out really cute!!

  5. What a great pair of swim trunks for a great cause!

  6. oh my, totally cute swim trunks!!!

  7. Super cute! I love the texture on the waistband. You really stepped up to the challenge. Thanks for playing in the ODBD challenge this month.