Thursday, June 7, 2018

Graduation Card

My Grandson is graduating from Elementary School and I wanted to make him a special card.


(Front View)

(Front View Opened)

(Inside View)


Flop Card:Rectangle Die – My Favorite Things/Die-namics

Hats Off 6x6 Pad – Doodlebug Design Inc.

Hats Off Odds & Ends – Doodlebug Design Inc.

Glitter trim & Stars – Glitter paper & Washi Taper (Stash)

Number dies – Papertrey Ink

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sharing New Cards

Below are three cards I made using new dies from AliExpress and  I did not add any sentiments on the front/inside yet.  I am slowly adding to my card stash.

(The pale colors were not picked up in the photo as hoped.  I used pale pink for the card base and flowers.  And white cardstock for the floral border die.  It is so pretty in person.  I love the soft colors.)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Blues Again


      Card Size – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches

        Card Base – Neenah Solar White- 110 lb.

      Papers – core’dinations – Brilliant Blues

        Birthday Wishes Frame – die

        Flowers – Die

        Flower Centers and dots on I’s – Mini Prills – Baby It’s Cold     

                Outside (color)

       Corners – Martha Stewart Punch

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hoppy Easter Cards

Grandson’s Easter Cards

I wanted to get these cards posted to my Blog today.  Time was not on my side  to write the details on how I made the card.   Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the card and what I used to make it. 

I hope you have a wonderful Easter! 

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Birthday Wishes

I have a childhood friend that I keep in touch with on special occasions.  Our fathers’ were childhood friends too.  And they were in the Army together.  When they married our Mothers’ became good friends.  Oh the fun we had growing up!   Oh she married a guy from my old neighborhood (small world).  They live in Delaware now and are loving it! 

Side note:  She is exactly one week older than me.

I am going to spare you of all the details on how I made the card.  But feel free to ask me questions about the card and what I used to make it.  Lets just say that all elements were made from dies.  No stamping involved except for the sentiment inside.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are so hard to make for me.  And we needed one for a good friend from North Carolina who has been farming land on Chuck’s Family property. 

I tried everything I knew when taking the photo to reduce as much glare as possible.  

I guess it would have been easier if I didn’t use gold foil cardstock and gold washi tape :))

I belong to Spellbinder’s Small Die of the Month Club.  And for the month of February I received 5 border dies.  I cut four borders from one of the dies out of gold cardstock.  And laid  them evenly spaced on the card front.

I tried something new for me and cut a rectangle out of the front of the card.  Then I cut the “With Deepest Sympathy” Die from  and placed it on the inside of the card.  I added a strip of gold washi tape on each side of the die since it was a little smaller than the rectangle die I used.  The “With Deepest Sympathy” die was cut from a very light pearlized gold cardstock.

The photo does not do it justice but I hope you can imagine all the gold shades used.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made for my husband.  It gets harder and harder for me to come up with a masculine design.  I tried something different where the design could be for both masculine and feminine depending on the choice of colors.

The background, vine panel, and birds were all water colored.  I used distress inks on the background.  And Prima metallic inks on the vine panel and birds. 

I love the bird dies because they are dimensional.

The dies used came from  The Birthday sentiment was cut out using Simply Defined Reflections Adhesive Sheets in Matte Gold.

Front View

Side View

Side note:  I didn’t notice how crooked the panel is on one side until I saw the photo.  Oh these old eyes, lol.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Valentine’s

Below are two cards I created for my youngest Grandsons and Husband.    I made two of the first card for both Grandsons.  I kept it simple and easy.  All elements, Embossing folder, Sentiment stamp and Cardstock used are from my stash.

I was inspired by Penny Ward of Penny Ward when she shared this card:

Valentines-Penny Ward

The second card was created for my Husband using my new dies from Spellbinder’s Small Die of the Month Club (Heart and Arrow).   The Sentiment stamp, Cardstock,  and small Heart punches used are from my stash.

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