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Monday, June 14, 2010

Fish Tales ~ Handmade Cards by Jeannie Phillips ~ How To Video

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
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There is a instructional VIDEO at the bottom of this post.
The Gypsy File is available for this card by email. Just copy and paste this email to your personal email account and let me know which Gypsy file that you are wanting.

This is my BBTB2 Design Team card for this week… we were to use the fish cut from Campin Out. All I could think of was my niece, Katy fishing with her daddy one day a few years back and stopped by where I worked at the time to tell me about the fish she caught. Her hands were spread out wide, really wide. Her daddy stood behind her with his fish much, much closer together. It so made me smile! So this card was inspired by Katy! Love you Katy… be sure and stop by The Bug and see what all the designers have come up with this week!  Thanks for looking! Hugs, Jeannie
*There is now a link at the bottom of each post where you can show off your recreation of my cards… I would love it if you share your recreations with me! Thank you so, so much! Hugs

Campin Out
Fish and their layers cut @ sm h 1.0, med h 1.25, lg h 1.50 …set the height and the widths will be right… on the Cricut I would cut these at 1, 1 ¼ and 1 ½ inches.
“fish tales” letters cut @ h 1.0 ..set the height and the widths will be right… lay your letter out, dulpicate and weld to the I cut from George that is turned sideways…. on the Cricut I would cut these letter @ 1 inch.. I would only cut one set of letter using the Cricut and I would glue then to your line.
The letter “I” used for the strip under each word cut @ w 0.39 x h 4.71 .. You will have to unlink the with and height to get this size… using the Cricut I would hand cut these strips (see picture) just between 1/3 inches wide and just shy of 4 4/3 inches long.
Rectangle cut @ w 4.75 x h will need to unlink the width and height to get this cut and select real dial size…. Using the Cricut I would cut this at width 4 ¾ inche and height 1 ½ plus 2/16 on my paper cutter.
Squares cut @ h 1.30 inches be sure you are not on real dial size and that your width and height are relined… Using the Cricut I would cut these square with my paper trimmer at 1 ¼ plus 2/16 for the width and height.

Card base is 4 ¼ x 5 ½, Frame Piece 4 x 5 ¼ , Background piece 3 ½ x 4 ¾… these cuts are on the inside and outsides of my cards… Sentiment piece 2 ¾ x 4 inside only….. I cut all of these with my paper trimmer.

I love sharing the instructions and files for my cards but I do ask that if you use my instructions or files to recreate my card and place it on your blog or somebody else’s blog that you give me the credit for the original design. I also ask that you do not submit my designs for publication, profit or for any contest. Thank you!


Kate said...

That is so clever with the fish getting larger and larger!! Great job Jeannie!!

Sharon said...

Awesome!!! Love the story behind this card! Usually it's the 'men' who have the fish tales! The paper is just perfect. I love it and the video! Thank You! :)

**Treefrog** said...

This is amazing, but ALL of your cards are amazing! Everything is so informative and I feel I could recreate this without a doubt! Love the colors and all the dimension! And the inside is always as great as the outside! Love It!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Crayola58 said...

Really great fish tales card, Jeannie. Loved the story too.

Alice said...

What a great card that tells a story! jeannie you have out done yourself again.
Hahaha sadly the first fish I caught was during ice fishing =)
Poor guy...I almost went into the ice hole going after it to find out that it was too small so I had to thrown him back =)
Great card =)
Just in time for father's day too =)
You are coming along with your videos quite nicely too =)

BlueRose said...

I think you did an wonderful job on the video, great job!

I just love your card how cute is that♥

Have a great day Kat/Blue

Rhonda Emery said...

what can I say your cards are always so great. love it

Jeri said...

Fantastic card Jeannie. Love the story behind it. The fish tales sentiment is perfect.

Sandy Bayles said...

Great job. I love the fish. I love to fish but have not been to the lake in awhile. Take care and hope you are having a great day...

Tiffany said...

Such a cute card and I love the story at the beginning of your post. So funny!

shelly said...

oh jeannie what a cute little story.. such an awesome card as always. :) hope things are good your way.. ill be in touch soon.. just trying to get my head together luv ya shelly

DianaB said...

That story to is so cute and fits the card perfectly. Started laying out the vacation card on my gypsy this weekend. Man you really go through a lot of trouble with those cards! You give us the dimensions and I am having a tough time! :) As soon as I get it cut out and assembled I will post it. Thanks as always Jeannie!

Julia Moss said...

Wow, Jeannie, your card is a never cease to amaze me! Big Congratulations on the Olive Juice Studio...I'm gonna hop on over there and check you out.

LMcBurney said...

I love the tutorial on this great card. Thanks for sharing your God given talent with me.

maryps said...

Fantastic card - you are so creative and I love following your blog. My son is an avid fisherman and I would make this card for him for Father's Day but don't own Campin Out. :-( I'll search my Gypsy and see what I have that will substitute. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations, tutorials, and files.

Heather said...

I love how you used an "I" from George on it's side to make the greeting. That is just so creative!! I love this, Jeannie!

Jacqueline Bayliff said...


I came across your blog the other day and I am just loving your creativity. Thank you for sharing it with us!


Laura said...

I absolutely love this card. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Sheena said...

Great card!! Cute story to go along with it. Thanks for sharing the card & video

Hugs, Sheena

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