Wednesday, July 02, 2008
ABC Wednesday - Year 2 --"X"
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I took our my trusty DICTIONARY to try to find something for "X" tonight. I knew I could use Xray because I had taken my Kindergarten class to a place by the zoo called the Children's Museum and they had a fun Xray machine for the kids to experiment with. BUT then I thought many people will probably choose Xray so I decided to find something else. . .
Next, I thought of Christmas tree (XMAS) .and knew that would be easy because I leave my decorated tree up all year long. I have already shown it on my blog along with my XMAS wreath because I had made one last year and had a photo of it but that was just too easy so I was searching the dictionary for something else. Boy! I was out of luck. Many of the "X" words were medical terms and I didn't have anything like that around to photograph!
Then, it came to me!!!!!!!!!! I had this little sticker making machine called XYRON that came with a bunch of stampin' and scrapbookin' stuff I got from a lady on FREECYCLE last fall. I had tucked it away in a drawer because I didn't know how to use it. I even had a replacement cartridge!
Off to the internet to google XYRON and see if I could use it for this post. . . Half an hour later, I was an expert at using my little XYRON gizmo. The following steps are what I had to do for making the 4th of July card for family. I only used the XYRON machine for the big hearts after I glued the smaller heart in their centers.
First, I cut out shapes I wanted to use for stickers.
Then I got the XYRON machine.
I could have made stickers of the smaller heart but I just glued it and made the larger ones stickers.
Here the hearts are coming out of the XYRON machine.
I tear the sticker off that I made in the XYRON machine.
Peel the cellophane off of the new sticker.
See the sticky back of my new sticker made in my XYRON sticker maker machine?
Choose blue for the card color. . .
Choose other background papers to use for my 4th of July card.
Stamp a patriotic saying and give it a colored border.
Glue everything together and stick on my two heart stickers made with my XYRON machine.
This card still needs something . . . maybe a button?
YES! I think that did it!!!!!!
Now to complete it, add some blue gingham to the envelope flap and it is ready to send out. Hurrah! I have got an "X" that might be unique and made a useful card while using it. Just need to add my 4th of July greeting inside. . .
If you want to see the rest of my cards for this year's celebration of the 4th, look at the post below.