Wednesday, July 18, 2018


My sister and her husband gave us a beautiful basket of goodies for our 50th Wedding Anniversary.  I thanked her in person, but it just didn't seem like enough.  Recently we received a card using this layout and using the same die cut.  When I was in Des Moines with my friends, I had cut a couple of these so I decided to  CASE my friend's card.  I'm sorry I don't know who makes that particular die.  The sentiment is from a 3-pc stamp set from Hero Arts.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018


A dentist that we used to go to and his wife live across the hall from my mother.  We always really liked him so when I found out that this was a milestone anniversary for them, I made this card for them.  The stamp is from Impression Obsessions. The fancy edge was made using a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiments used for the front and the inside are from a Verve stamp set.

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Monday, July 16, 2018


This Iris die cut was on my table for several weeks.  I sponged color onto it using Stampin' Up! inks.
The background die is actually larger than it appears on the card.  I cut a window with a "stitched" rectangle and then put the die cut behind the window.

I debated about adding a sentiment on the front but haven't so far.  What do you think?  Should I add a sentiment or maybe just a butterfly in the lower right corner?

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Friday, July 13, 2018



One of my friends had some wonderful dies that were perfect to cut using the shiny gold card stock.  These made very quick and easy cards.  I had a really hard time getting a picture of these two cards without having shadows in the gold.  These would be great dies to use if you were making multiples of the same design because the cards went together very quickly.

Bells with Holly

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Thursday, July 12, 2018


I'm not really thrilled with this card but here it is.  I'm not sure I can explain how it actually came about so I'll just say that it was kind of a scrap that I tried not to waste.  I also had the piece of colored Yupo paper on my table.  Once I added the die cut piece to the Yupo, I really struggled with what to do with the open space.  It just looked like something needed to be there.  I used the vertical "Happy Birthday"  This is NOT a card that I am terribly proud of, but in the interest of full disclosure, I'm showing one that didn't turn out like I wanted.  Sometimes projects just don't work.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018


One of my friends had this beautiful die when we were in Des Moines.  I don't know what company makes it - isn't it pretty?  I cut A LOT of different pieces while we were together but then when I got home I wasn't quite sure how best to use some of them.

Since I was making an A2 card, I added it to the right portion of the front.  The sentiment is from "the Stamp Barn", a Canadian stamp company.  I have used this one many times and also have it in a horizontal stamp.  I stamped it with Stampin' Up! Craft White and then heat embossed with white powder.

IRL the embossed sentiment actually does look more white.  Thank you for coming by!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


When our group was together in June, Kris had a project for all of us to make.  Each of us got to choose if we wanted to use "strawberry" gems or "pineapples".  This is the card I made.  Fortunately I left just enough room under the squares to add a small sentiment.

While we were still together I purchased two packages of other little designs that would work great with this type of card.  The cute little shapes on the card below were more expensive than I care to spend but everything was 20% off and instead of four I used just three so that I could get the most use from the purchase.

Although I have square dies, it is much quicker to be able to punch since I needed more than one so I used a circle punch.  These little stickers are just so cute.  I'm pretty sure this card will go to one of our granddaughters since there are three who have birthdays in August.

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My sister and her husband gave us a beautiful basket of goodies for our 50th Wedding Anniversary.  I thanked her in person, but it just...