“My Dog Ate My Homework” –– Honestly!

April 28, 2019

Hi everyone! I’m Joyce Schmidt. I have a funny story to share…

I have been moving into my new studio for what seems to be an eternity. I finally decided to get my craft on.

I decided on Sunflower from Susan’s Garden and the wood crate. I had just created the wooden crate to put Sunflowers in, looked down and my dog Jackson had literally EATEN it!!!!

I took a deep breath and decided to use this opportunity to start over?

This is what I created after “the dog attack”!

Here is how I did it.

  1. I started out by spritzing the white card-stock layer with the new distress oxide sprays. Then let it dry because the colors are darker when wet-luckily the brown lightened up.
  2. I die cut and RE-created the crate, once with Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape sheets and the other just plain brown paper. I adhered them together for thickness.
  3. Next, I made the Sunflower. To me, this is a great flower for a new person to paper gardening. It is easy to shape and even easier to assemble.
  4. After shaping the petals, I die cut 3 plates of the little stars (seeds) for the center out of brown card stock. I used my thicker more sturdy mat. This allowed me to use the small stylus and really shape those seeds.
  5. To finish, I layered the white on top of yellow and used a brown card base. Voila! One easy simple but beautiful card.

I think I might send this as a “thank you” card as my new Studio is finished!!!! I have had a lot of blessings and people who have helped us make this dream come true!

I hope you have enjoyed this card. It’s fun, EASY, and oh so beautiful!

Happy Crafting!

Joyce Schmidt

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  • Cathy Mercado May 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Great card! I like the choice of colors it’s just right very realistic. I look forward to seeing your next project. Thank you for sharing.

  • Arlene April 28, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I really liked the crate after the dog attack to make something that much different to give to a friend who has dogs and tell her the story. LOL

    The card is wonderful. The background gives an earthy feel to the card.

  • Nancy Yoder April 28, 2019 at 11:01 am

    No dog stories from here…but I too love sunflowers! I think u should have glued the dog eared piece onto the good crate…then when u send ur thank you card, u have a real human interest story to tell! And for sure it is a one of a kind card! Happy day! I look forward to ur next creation.

  • SUSAN April 28, 2019 at 7:19 am

    So beautiful Joyce. And good to see you’re human and that things like this happen to you too…lol. Glad you got you studio put together. My sewing/craft room is ALWAYS a work in progress.. Looking forward to what you design next.

  • Beverly April 28, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Cute card. I don’t know what it is about Card stock and glue but my dog grabs it out of the trash every time she gets achance.

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