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2021-06-12; Z-fold POP up!


Today’s card is a standard fold card with a 2nd Z-fold card on the inside. Using the fold on the Z-fold as a pop up makes for an interesting twist. Here of course the card is closed

Now I’m slowly starting to open it and you can see the simple Z-fold acting as a mechanism to pop up the medallion. It will reveal the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card when fully opened.

Now the front of the card is fully open and you are viewing the Z-fold; still closed.

Now, the Z-fold has been opened up to reveal the 2nd half of the sentiment.

I used the cricut to cut the scallop medallion (Elegant Edges); metal dies to cut the standard circles; a stamp/punch combo for the leaf by Martha Stewart and a border punch also by Martha Stewart.

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

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2021-06-11; Friendship Stays


Today’s card was made with the cricut cartridge Creative Cards. Everything was cut at 5.5″

The sentiment is one that my girlfriend brought along with her. She brought sentiments and embellishments and I provided card kits.

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

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2021-06-10; It’s the berries.


today is the day I’ll be having a friend over for some 1-on-1 stamping. This is another of the cards we will be making when she arrives.

Both the sentiment and plaid background are by stampin’ up. As is the embossing folder with the subtle texture. The strawberries were cut with the cricut from the cartridge Country Life at 1.75″

A close look at the hand cut banner.

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

I do have a couple of more cards ready to go for our stamp date but not finished prototypes. Be sure to stop back and I’ll share those too and a final review of everything we made.

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2021-06-09; I carrot for you!


This is another card I made for a craft day coming up later this week. I’ve been cutting carrots like crazy lol!

I pulled the papers from the ultimate premium stack by DCWV.

The close view shows that I popped the carrots up and added some wink of Stella.

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

This card fits the challenge this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2 with the theme of Country Fair.

The carrots were cut from the cartridge Country Life at 2.75″. The circle & scallop circle were cut using metal dies. Everything else was had trimmed.

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2021-06-08; Hogs & Kisses


I am getting ready for a craft day later this week. This is one of the cards I will be sharing with my friend. I choose a pig for the main feature. When my friend comes over I’ll let her choose the papers and image for what she wants to put on her card. I look forward to seeing what she picks!

This close view shows the glitter glue that I added for some sparkle.

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

This card fits the challenge this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2 with the theme of Country Fair.

For all of the pieces of the card I used the Just Because cartridge. The card base and pig were cut at 5.5″; the sentiment at 1.25″. The large circle medallion used the sticker feature and were cut at 3″ & 3.25″. The oval & scallop oval were cut with metal dies.

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2021-06-07; Hello Leaves


Last week I visited Hobby Lobby and found a decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) pad on clearance sale. I have ton’s of DSP and I don’t need another but for $3 I couldn’t help myself. These printed papers are from that pad called Beach House by Paper Studio.

In this close look you can see that I die cut the leaves (Memory Box) and also the Hello sentiment (Lawn Fawn). The hello was cut 5 times, then I stacked them to give them a more sturdy feel.

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

This card fits the challenge this week at Dies R Us – Anything Goes #170. All you have to do is use a die on your card. How easy is that?

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2021-06-06; Sea you soon


Today’s card started with this piece….

A stamping friend sent me this image and I created the card around it. I colored it with alcohol markers then glazed it.

Here is the whole card. I found some nautical decorative scrapbook paper (DSP). I then went through some supplies looking for some other fun aquatic life. I even found a sentiment that fit.

The close view shows some embossed background that I made some time ago. It also shows some of the dimension as I popped up the medallion piece.

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

I used the sketch along with my stingray for inspiration. This fits the challenge this week over at Fab Friday #215

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2021-06-05; Upright easel card CR64 (20)


Last evening was episode #64 for Craft Roulette. This week the wheel was kind 🙂

Make a easel card; colors of green + 3 more; must have plaids/checks and use some kind of markers.

I decided on an upright easel to be different. My colors are Green + pink, blue & orange (see flowers which are colored with alcohol markers). The plaid is found on the sentiment and background decorative paper. I used a dollar store sticker to hold my easel in place and covered up the one of the flowers that was not in the color parameters for this design.

The view below is how the card looks closed…when you pull it out of the envelope.

In this close view you can see some of my marker coloring. I molded the flowers and coated them with clear embossing powder so they would stay stiff for mailing (and not flatten out). And I have removed the stray glue strings now that I can see them close up in the photo. Sigh.

And now the card fully opened….

This card fits the challenge over at Uniko Studio; Anything goes with an optional twist of using a die cut.

My die cuts are the Memory Box filler flowers (white) and the oval Spellbinder nesting dies.

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2021-06-04; Blue-Circle-Floral Image


Today’s card is all in blue and white. I used 2-sided decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) that was sent to me by one of my stamping friends. With each successive layer, I just flipped the DSP over.

The big flower is a petunia image by Stampassions. The original image also had a text background which I have trimmed away for this design. You may also see that I added some extra petals and popped them up for dimension.

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

Today’s card fits the challenge over at Tic-Tac-Toe #116. I chose the center horizontal column of Blue-Circle-Floral Image. The circle image in my case is also the big petunia.

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2021-06-03; almost but not quite, a no layer card


Yesterday was a totally no layer card. Today I have a variation…almost a no layer. The sticker and silver thread are what I’ve added to it along with some subtle embossing.

In the close view you can of course see the dollar store sticker. I popped it up and then added some silver metallic thread. I put this over a stenciled and sponged area.

Note to self…try to remember to stamp the sentiment BEFORE the piece is embossed. Sigh.

The challenge that this card fits this week is for Freshly made Sketches #488. To make my rounded square I made myself a template that I could stencil through in order to keep the rest of the card clean.

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