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2016-07-25; Saturday Play Date – Foiled Card


On this past Saturday I took some projects to my friend’s home and we played for the entire afternoon.

She showed me her laminator, some pre-printed laser sheets and teal colored foil. She had me put the foil and laser sheet through the laminator to heat seal the foil to the printed sheet. Very cool!

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Here is a close view of the sheet. It looks rather black here but trust me, the true color is metallic teal.

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The camera was unable to capture the metallic beauty except for the very lower right hand corner of the card…take a look; there is the true color.

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Thank you to my friend for letting me play with her toys and bring home a sample! More projects & templates to come from our play date so be sure to stop back.

2016-07-24; Wild Card Doily – crochet flowers


I think of all the shaped cards this past week; this one is my favorite.

Doily card base cut at 4.5″ from the Cricut cartridge Wild Card. I used some stitched circle dies to create the various mats.

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These flowers were crocheted a couple of years ago. They have been in a baggie in my card parts box. I’m glad I found 3 in assorted colors. I added an old fashioned office brad for the flower center along with some glitter glue and a hologram sticker. Behind the flowers I added a Memory Box stem that has been glittered up.

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This burlap sticker butterfly has been doctored up. I added the wire and gems to pretty it up.

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

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The sentiment is from the Stampendous set Beautifully Said.

2016-07-24; Vine flourish


A few mornings ago I had 30 minutes and wanted to come up with a card that could dropped in the mailbox on the way to work. Pinterest to the rescue. I found a card sample I was able to copy, make and even get a quick note written; all in 30 minutes.

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The sentiment is from an acrylic set that came with a magazine. Better yet, the magazine was a gift; so free stamps!

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One one more look at this quick card… I sent extra vine flourishes along with the card so the recipient could make some of her own flourish cards.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

2016-07-23; Wild Card – circle


Still working on card shapes. Today’s sample is just a plain circle. I believe I cut this from the Cricut Wild Card cartridge at 5″.

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This view shows the gem flowers & dotted text The text either needed, something. Rather than outlining the letters I took a stardust jelly roll pen and just dotted around the border of the letters.

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Here are more of cloth flowers; snipped from a ribbon. These are great as they do not add bulk to the card when mailed. They squish flat and then poof back up when the recipient gets the card.

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Baker’s Twine bow

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I prettied up the butterfly. Initially this was just a flat burlap sticker. I added the metal antenna and the gems for the body.

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I decorated the inside just a bit too.

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and that brings us back to the card.

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I think the words on “the round” add a lot to this design.

Thanks for stopping by today.

2016-07-22; Wood grain and stitched squares


Hello Stamper!

Today’s design using the wood grain background & stitched squares were both little tuck in gifts in a card I recently received from a stamping friend. I pulled out a few of the tuck-ins and created a card to send back to her.

I used a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous wood grain embossing folder to add more wood to the back ground. I rubbed the raised image with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

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The sentiment, friend is from the Stampin Up set of Terrific Tags. I just got this set along with matching punch and secondary set Terrific Tags Too at the last rummage sale that I went to. Here I’ve just cut of the sentiment and framed it using the stitched squares.

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And one more look at this quick and easy card for today before you go on about your day…

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My thanks to my stamping friend for the extra pieces!

2016-07-21; Wild Card Doily with stickers


One of my co-workers told me she had had a rummage sale a few weekend’s ago. She was still sorting and cleaning things out when she came across some small stickers.

I came into work one day and found 5-6 packages of these stickers laying on my desk. I thought it would be fun to add them to a card.

The doily is cut at 4.5″ from the Cricut cartridge Wild Card. I used some stitched circle dies as mats. The sentiment is from the set Beautifully Said by Stampendous.

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The cloth flower is from a ribbon. I just snipped the flower off. These make great additions as they do not add bulk to the card for mailing. The punched leaves are a Martha Stewart punch. Which by the way has been used so many times it has just about given it’s last punch.

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I added the tiny gems to give these berries some pop.

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Here is one of the small stickers. I added a few on the card front and a few more on the inside.

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

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If I can find the other packages of stickers that were given to me, I really should make a thank you card for my co-worker with them. Now, where did I put them again?

2016-07-20; Wild Card’s Owl


This past weekend I started working on “shaped” cards. This was one of the first ones I did.

Cut at 4.5″ from the Wild Card Cartridge. After cutting so many doily cards, I don’t remember what I did with this one as simple as it is. I do remember cutting more bases so I could have a two toned owl.

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The eyes were a little wonky so I cut my own using stitched circles. I added some crystal effects and glitter.

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

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I will be adding a small sentiment to the front on a medallion. Some kind of “owl-ish” saying if and when I can find them.


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