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, August 26, 2012

Christmas Star

The August Embellishment challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to use chipboard on your card. I created my own chipboard by using the stiff backing sheet from a pack of 12x12 paper and adhering a gold mulberry paper onto the "homemade chipboard". Then I ran it through my Big Shot with a Sizzix Bigz die, Star, Nested Hanging.  I did not use the largest star since it was bigger than my standard A2 card.

I also cut a piece of the "chipboard" with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 tag. I wanted to stamp onto the mulberry paper with the navy ink but it would not accept the ink. So I had to trace an oval onto white card stock from the die, cut it out, and then stamp the sentiment from a Stampin' Up set, Star Studded Season. I wanted to put rhinestones at the tip of each start point but that made it a little too busy -- so I settled for four of them on the fancy tag!

The inside of the card uses a stamp from Flourishes set, The First Noel. A Martha Stewart corner punch was used on the white card stock that I adhered to the navy card base.

On a different note ~~~ 

For your amazement and enjoyment~~~~~~~~

A friend sent me this video to me via email and I just had to share it with all of you. You won't believe how cool this is!!

How to separate an egg

Disregard the language barrier, just watch the self explanatory video.

How to separate an egg white from yolk. Watch.http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/cooking/1160651.html

Bye for now,


LeAnne said...

Your card is beautiful...and the egg-separating video is AMAZING! TFS!

Patti J said...

Betty, your card is amazing. Great job on the chipboard challenge! What a pretty creation - thanks for sharing! Thanks for sharing the video too - how fun!

Myrna said...

Very pretty. I love the idea of making your own chipboard.
It recycles those cereal boxes and makes such pretty things. :)

Olga said...

love that Star!!!! You are going to be so ahead of everyone!

Theresa said...

Lovely card...love how you created your own chip board. Amazing video! TFS

Colleen said...

Amazing way to create your own chipboard. Your design is spot on.
The video is pretty good.

Liz said...

Love your Card makes me want to get started too/

Patty Gorka said...

Love the stars and how you made then with the dsp paper backing, great idea! Thanks for playing along at 52CCT this week!

Mynnette said...

This is just stunning!!! What a fabulous way to create chipboard elements!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Jacqueline said...

A great way to make chipboard - your card is stunning - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Ruth M said...

Well done you for creating your own chipboard to die cut - you created a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Danielle Vincent said...

Very lovely and very crafty to make your own chipboard. Love it. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!