Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grandparent's Day Card and Anything Goes Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Anything Goes Blog Hop celebrating the one year Blog Birthiversary of our hostess Stephanie from Once Upon a Paper! You should have come here from Ali at Scrapping with Alicat.  If you didn't come from her - you can start over at the beginning of the hop at Once Upon a Paper. Stephanie is celebrating her Blog Birthiversary with Seven Days of Giveaways so make sure you check out her blog each day for the next week!

My creation for the Blog Hop is my very first Grandparent's Day card for my fiance's grandfather with is 91 years old! We never celebrated Grandparent's Day in my family, but my (almost) grandfather-in-law has been very sick for a few months and I know this card from me, my fiance, and his sister will put a smile on his face!

Materials needed for this project:
Card stock in blue, green, white, red, brown, yellow, orange, black, silver, and bright yellow.
Pebbles Inc. Metallic Chalk in silver
Pebbles Inc. Regular Chalk in various colors
Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors
Martha Stewart Bone Folder and Scoring Board
Inkjet Printer
GlueGlider Pro
Cricut Cartridges: Pop-Up Neighborhood (Inside tractor, card base, barn, and tree), Just Because Cards (sun), Jubilee (banner), Jasmine (rectangle for grass)

I wanted to make this card look a little like home for my grandfather-in-law since he is currently in a nursing home for the first time in his life. He owns a farm in rural Kansas so this scene seemed fitting.  I cut all the images on the front of the card and chalked all of their edges with normal Pebbles Inc. chalks.

I used Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors to cut the grass. I then glued down on all of the pieces except for the grass, which I used my GlueGlider Pro to attach.  After completing the front of the card - I used my bone folder and scoring board to score both the blue base and the inside white base and used my GlueGlider to attach them.

The inside was the tricky part - I have never made a pop-up card before, but decided to give it a go.  After cutting all of the pieces and chalking all of the edges (I used the metallic chalk on the middle of the tires) I glued together the tractor.

I wanted to show you what the tractor looks like cut out before you have folded anything or added anything to it.  Sorry that it is in a different color - I didn't think to add a picture of this stage until I was trying to explain the next few photos!

The tractor cuts in one length of a piece and you have to glue it together to make kind of a square with it.  Then you fold the edge pieces inward so it will close correctly.

I used my Cricut to cut the banner and then taped it to a piece of white paper and ran it through my Ink Jet printer to print my sentiment on it.  I used this process because I don't own a stamp that says "Happy Grandparent's Day!" and it seemed a little silly to buy one for 1 card.

The little flaps you see above just have to be folded in from the tractor length cut and have glue added to them.  You center them over the middle of the card and attach!

Also, I am excited to announce my very first Blog GIVEAWAY! I will be stuffing a USPS Flat Rate Box full of embellishments and other goodies!
The rules are:
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. You must leave a comment on THIS POST by next Thursday, September 8th at 5 PM.
3. If you add a post about this Blog Hop and my giveaway on your blog you can leave a second comment for another entry into the giveaway letting me know that!
4. When I post the winner next Thursday night you must respond to that post with your information by Sunday night or we will redraw!
I am going to use Random William (my fiance) instead of - mainly because it seems more fun.  I will put all the eligible numbers into a bowl and let him pick one then post a photo of him with the winning number!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Your next stop is Amber at My 3 E Scrapbooking

In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:
1. Stephanie at Once Upon a Paper
2. Kristy at Craftin' on my Door
6. Michele from Green Girl Scraps
8. Carla from OCD Scrapology <---- you are here now
9. Amber from My 3 E Scrapbooking
10. Cassie from Scrappin' Palace

Thanks for joining me on my very first Blog Hop! What did you think of the card?

I am also linking this card up to the Thankful Thursday Grandparent Challenge.



  1. My grandpa used to live on a farm too. He has been staying with my dad though also because he isn't well. He would love this card...I may have to steal your fabulous idea!

  2. Wow the card is great! You did a great job with the tractor pop-up part. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

  3. Both projects are great, but I especially love the the tractor. Very creative! It's been great hopping with you!

  4. What a great card. You are so thoughtful, your grandfather in law will love it
    bdtktr at gmail dot com

  5. What a fantastic job you did on these. Love the trailer pop-up. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.


  6. Great project. This is sure to put a smile on his face.

  7. That tractor is fantastic! He will love it!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  8. You did a fantastic job with the pop up. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  9. Hi Carla, this is so cool. I love the pop up Tractor. Awesome card! I am a new follower.
    come visit me too & I have a giveaway
    Eva :0)

  10. That tractor is so darn cute. Very creative ideas!

    I am a new follower.

    ali.boerger at yahoo dot com

  11. What a sweet idea. Your fiance is a very lucky guy. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Jacqy at

  12. Awesome card!! I love the pop up. I havent tried making one of them yet!

  13. This card is awesome! I'm sure your almost GFIL will appreciate it! My grandfather grew up on a farm and I'm sure he would love something like this! The pop-up tractor is great! We are having a Grandparents Day cards Thankful Thursday challenge! This card would be perfect for it if you wanted to link it up!
    Great job on your first hop!

  14. He is going to love the card. It is perfect for a 91 year old grandfather. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  15. I loved your card
    great card for grandparents day
    Now a follower - I will be back to visit and see what you are up to

  16. What a fun project! Love the tractor and card.

  17. I saw the tractor and I think of 2 country songs! This is a great project! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    come on over:)

  18. Your grandfather will love your card! Great project!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  19. The card is great! A tractor is a man's best friend you know?!

  20. Oh my gosh! You made me want to cry. My dad is 91 yrs old too. He is lucky enough to still be at home but he loves getting hand made cards and both of your cards are wonderful. The first card is so bright and cheerful and the second card is just too cool. I love them both! I am a new follower (just found you bloghopping) come on over and follow me back if you get a chance!

  21. Super cute card! Love it!!! TFS

  22. This is my first attempt at a blog hop. Looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I grew up on a farm!!! I love the tractor& card...Ill have to make that one!!! Jean Heming

  24. Congrats on being featuredvin cricut chirp! Cute cards! I know your grandfather-in-law will love it. I am now a follower.