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2016-05-30; Decorated pre-printed note card


Over the years I have made quite a few different cards using pre-printed note cards. I looked back in my archives and this box dates back to 2012 from a rummage sale find. For today’s design I took a couple of the “spring” themed note cards to make the finished design. That perfectly matching peach color medallion and bottom border are actually the color of the back of the pre-printed card. I cut pieces to get the mats and border cut out of it.

Here I’ve pulled one of the pre-printed cards out and laid it down next to one that I gussied up.

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Here is a closer up view of the finished card. I used 4 differed Spellbinders dies, a pre-printed border (gift from Maggi!) and gold foil stickers. There is also some peach satin ribbon just under the flower border however; with the addition of the border it was all but covered up.

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The medallion piece is made by using 3 of the dies that I mentioned earlier. The sentiment is by DOTS n/k/a Close to My Heart. It’s a small peg stamp which I am pretty sure came from a much larger set. I picked this up at a rummage sale for .25 cents.

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This is the flowered border that I added. It didn’t have glitter on it so I did add that with a 2 way glue pen and prisma glitter. This border piece was made to go on a 12×12 scrap book pages so I had like a 6″ piece left…..

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On this view I’ve opened the card and you can see where I put the left over border piece. I sliced that printed bottom bit from the front of the card and added it to the inside. I’ve cut the back panel from one of the note cards, cut it to fit above the border and cut out the center portion so there would be white space to write your note in.

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and that brings us back to the beginning….

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Thanks for stopping by today. And thanks to Maggi for bringing her great pre-printed note cards to the May shoebox craft group. It inspired me once again to look over the boxes of cards that I picked up at rummage sales.

2016-05-29; CardzTV sketch challenge


Yesterday, on my day off my internal alarm clock went off even though I really wanted to sleep in. so I got up and made coffee and this card for a sketch challenge. Besides using the sketch to create your design the theme needed to be dad’s or grads. I picked a father’s day as I know I’ll need one of those.

Here is the card I made using the sketch shown.

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Here is a closer look so you can see the card a little better.

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The fish was cut at 2″ from the Outdoor Man Cricut cartridge. Once assembled I put it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and added some gold green mica powder to give it’s scales a shimmer.

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The sentiment on the front is mounted on 4 layers of punches to give it height and sturdiness. The sentiment is by Stampin’ Up’s Teeny Tiny wishes set.

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This is how I decorated the inside of the card. I think the sentiment is by DOTS n/k/a Close To My Heart.

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

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Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this card into the dads and grads challenge at CardzTV.

2016-05-28; Half drape card


After I made the double drape fold card I gave a half drape a try.

I picked out 3 different patterned papers, one of which was double sided and added to a card front. When I cut out the half of the pleated part, I ended up with another half so I just made two cards at the same time.

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So you can see the details, I took a closer photo of one of them so you could see everything.

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The sentiments on both cards are from a sassy sayings set from the long retired and now out of business The Angel Company (TAC). I have a few more sayings in the set however they were bigger/longer and didn’t fit properly in the space I had available this time around.
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The bow is powder blue and I have an entire jumbo sized roll of it. Not a big roll like you are thinking…the spool is about 8″ across and stinkin’ huge. A gift from my stamping buddy Maggi from quite a few years ago. I’m only half way through the spool!
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A close up so you can see the gold foil sticker.
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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….
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I am pretty surprised at how good 3 different DP’s look together. You may see a few more of these card folds just so I can see how different papers will look together.

2016-05-27; Post card


A few weeks ago I received a post card from my friend Tara who told me that it was national post card month. Who knew there was such a thing?

So in reply I stamped this rose post card

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The rose and leaves are both from an old and long retired Stampin’ Up set. The sentiment is from another set also by SU…I love this rose set. I don’t care how old and retired it is. Every time I use it someone asks me about it too, so it can’t just be my opinion.

2016-05-26; Anemone Flower by Spellbinders


At the last Stamp Camp I made a card with this type of fold. I don’t have many double sided DP’s so I worked with what I have and came up with this.

I used the Anemone Flower & Foliage Spellbinders dies to create this card.

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Here is a close up of the multi layered flower. I am posting this specifically so that the person I’m sending to will see how to fluff all of the various layers when she gets it. I know she checks out my blog regularly so I hope this picture helps her out.
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The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

2016-05- 25; C is for Cat – Stampin’ Up set


I still had the Wild Card cartridge in the Cricut machine so I cut another card. Cut at 5.5″. I flipped the orientation. I tried to add additional embellishments to the top portion but it looked better just plain. So that’s how it stayed.

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The cat by Comotion Rubber Stamps colored in Alcohol Ink.

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Here you can see the card open; sentiment by Stampin’ Up, C is for Cat set

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And one more look before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by.

2016-05-24; Saturday Play Date; Project #4 & review


A few months ago I took this Pillow box owl plant poke project for the Shoebox lady group to make. I had made a couple of extra project kits and so I brought them out this past Saturday to share in my craft play date with Jan. More close ups & information in the March post that I shared HERE.

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And in case you missed the projects I have shared the last couple of days, here you go.

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My thanks for a really relaxing afternoon, crafting away with my friend Jan. I hope she enjoyed the 1-on-1 time as much as I did and I look forward to our next visit together!


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