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2018-11-16; Clearance die; Diesiere – Victoriana


A few weeks ago I was searching the clearance isle and found this die; Diesiere – Victoriana

Today’s sample is a very quick design to show off the fancy scroll work.

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I cut the medallion using a this die – Sizzix – Ornate Labels.  The sentiment is an acrylic set picked up at a rummage sale, unmarked.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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2018-11-15; November Shoe Box re-work (Pink & Gold)


Today I am sharing the original version of the card I put together at the November shoe box craft night.  I really like the card and it is fine as is.  But I also really like the ombre pre-printed note card and thought I should see more of it.

original version
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Here is how I reworked the design to shore more of that base card.

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I added a few layers by matting adding a sentiment and changing placement of the embellishments.

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Here is a close look at the sentiment.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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Let me know if you have a preference on which card you prefer.

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2018-11-14; Thanksgiving center step


Today’s sample uses some left over fall DP that I used when my friend Jan was over for a craft day.  This is a center step card.

All of the central images are Cricut cuts from the cartridge Create a Critter 2.  The tree is cut at 3″; Squirrel at 1.75″ and acorn at 1.25″

The Sentiment is an unmounted piece of rubber stamped on a Spellbinder die cut.

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A close look at the central images.  I added texture to the tree and drew on leaf veins.  I also sponged the squirrel and acorns.  To the acorn caps, dots were added with a gel pen.


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A full frontal view.


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Added to these challenges
Lets Craft & Create #143 Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog -Thanks Giving

2018-11-13; November Shoe Box; Deer Friend & REVIEW


Our 4th member of the group was away on an annual vacation.  So I prepared this bonus card for the ladies to work on while I prepared the treat.

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The medallion is from the Stampin’ Up set Deer Friends.  We added a dollar store sticker for the nose.


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And in case you missed any of the fun projects we made, here is the REVIEW.

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What a fun and relaxing evening.  Thanks to the shoe box ladies for the fun projects.

2018-11-12; November Shoe Box; Printed note cards


Maggi brought to us 2 pre-printed note cards that we decorated.  An additional piece of DP was added along with washi tape, stickers and foil ribbons.

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Here is a close look at the metallic pink card.

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And a look at the orange & pink design.

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Be sure to stop back as I reworked these two designs to add sentiments and change the card sketch a bit.

2018-11-11; November Shoe Box; Happy Thanksgiving


The second card that we put together was this fall bouquet for Thanksgiving.  This was made using the stamp set Lovely Lavender that I picked up at the last rummage sale.

We created our own background by stamping the lavender randomly in the background using a pale tan ink.  We colored the bouquet in more of a fall color to fit the theme.

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You can’t see in the photo, but we added a shimmer spray over the entire card to give it a nice glimmer in real life.

2018-11-10; November Shoe Box; Circle snowman


For the next few days I will be sharing what we made at the November shoe box craft night.

Today’s sample was brought to us by Jane.  Stinkin’ Cute!

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This can either be a Christmas or winter card depending on what sentiment is added to the inside.  What a fun card~thanks Jane!