February Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop . . . One For The Guys!


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Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for February. This month our theme is "One for the Guys". We're pretty certain that you will find some incredible inspiration from the projects that you are about to see. 
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Stampin' Georgia or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you don't miss a thing!  
I made myself wait an entire week to share this project with you!  It's extra special because it's a custom card made for one of my guys . . . my #1 son, Nicholas,  for his birthday on February 17th!  He's a guitar player (and collector)!  I made it to resemble the guitar that he plays at church on Sunday.  I'm so blessed (and spoiled) to attend church with him and get to enjoy his playing often!  He IS my favorite guitarist and by the way, his guitar is actually gold!  


Guitar Flat


Guitar Card front


Guitar Card side


Dimensions & Directions:

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock . . . 4" x 11", score at 5-1/2 and fold (I purposely cut down to 4" so I can cut my 12 x 12 Gold Glimmer at 4")
  • Gold Glimmer Paper . . . 4" x 5-1/2"
    • Use 2-3/4" Circle Framelit from the Circles Collection Framelits with the Big Shot to cut circle opening just a bit higher than center
  • Basic Black cardstock . . . 3" square
    • Position behind Gold Glimmer Paper on card front making sure it fills in cut circle window
    • Layer on cutting pad in this order:
      • Open card
      • Black square
      • Gold Glimmer Paper
      • Place 2-1/4" Circle Framelit in center of circle window (You'll cut out both black and white layers at the same time)


Guitar step 2


  • Remove Gold Glimmer Paper and set aside
    • Place 2nd cutting pad on top and run through the Big Shot to cut out window in card front


Guitar step 3


  • Adhere black cardstock to white card front
  • Stamp sentiment inside card through the circle opening
  • For guitar strings
    • Apply strip of Tear & Tape along top and bottom of back side of Gold Glimmer
    • Cut six 7" strings
    • Remove protective strip from Tear & Tape and press ends of string into tape at top  (I used up some gold cord trim, but the Gold Baker's twine will work for the thicker strings along with the Gold Metallic Thread for the thinner strings
      • I made pencil marks to get them evenly spaced approx. 1/4" apart
    • Pull strings taut and press into Tear & Tape at bottom
  • Adhere Gold Glimmer Paper to card front


Guitar Fret


  • Guitar bridge . . . Cut a 3/8" strip of Silver Foil approx. 3" in length
    • Insert one end into Word Window Punch from the top, punch to round one end
    • Repeat with the opposite end.  You want to end up with a piece that is a minimum of 2-1/4" long
    • Adhere bridge over strings with a strip of Dimensional edges
  • Pins  . . . color 2 small White Perfect Accents with a permanent marker
    • Adhere to ends of bridge
  • I used an actual guitar pick, attached with a Dimensional


Isn't it cool?  I had so much fun thinking of Nick and how much he would like the fact that I made a custom card just for him!


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Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Stampin' Georgia, so check the blog hop line up list below to see who's next in the line-up!  You'll want to be sure to see them all!  (If you are viewing my blog in your email, you'll want to click here to view the list!)





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