Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Spirelli Technique

Hello All! I made several cards this week with the Spirelli technique as an embellishment. The first card that I will share with you is totally away from my usual style .... so much busier than I usually make my cards.

The 3-D sticker is from the Paper Studio and it sits on the spirelli scallop. Stamp is from Stampin' Up, cut out with scallop punch. Colors are Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise,Taken with Teal and Yo Yo Yellow. I'm interested to see if it makes an impression on anyone at the Monday Market tomorrow.

This one uses Chocolate Chip and Kraft card stock, pine cone stamp from Stampin' Up and sentiment and banner stamp from Layers of Color (sure do miss them!). I used the Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder on the center panel and Spellbinders die to cut out the banner. I noticed after the fact that the strip of kraft on the right side is a little wider than the opposite side but, hey, that just shows it was made by hand rather than spit out by a machine; nobody likes machine spit, right????

This is the last one -- reminds me of my coloring books as a kid -- more times than not, Barbie's clothes were always pink and purple!!

The lace border is a felt stick on and I've used faux stick-on pearls (pink, purple and white) around the scalloped edges of the Spirelli circle. "Wish Big" is from Stampin' Up and "It's Your birthday" on the inside of the card is Gina K. Designs. Tools I used were Spellbinders dies and a Stampin' Up border scallop punch.

I also dug into my stash of older cards this week and made some changes on them to bring them up to snuff; got twelve of them ready for Monday Market.

Hope you all had a blessed weekend.


Payne Holler Cards said...

Hi there! Wow, you've been busy..these are awesome. I've never done this technique ...looks hard! So impressed...you should do well at market...
Hope you're feelin better (-:

Carolina Little said...

Beautiful cards Betty!!!. Love that peacock!!!

Colleen said...

Love the peacock one and the others are marvelous also. I hope you do fantastic at the market today.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lots of nice work here, Betty! I do hope you have a fantastic day at the market!

Olga said...

Good luck at the market, glad you are feeling a bit better, still praying 4 u! Beautiful cards!

Becky said...

wow, these are awesome, I am loving that peacock! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wow look at you go! These are all masterpieces! So nice to see you crafting... love your beautiful work!

Myrna said...

How on earth did I miss the post with your spirelli cards? Wow they are gorgeous. Hard to say which would be a favorite. Your peacock is stunning.