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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Celebrating 65 Wonderful Years


It seems that big birthday's always come together.  This is the year that my grandfather celebrated 90 years and his daughter, my mom, celebrated 65 years.  Momentous, milestone birthdays call for a fun, pretty card.  This one is my tribute to my mom- delayed in the giving and, thus, in the posting of this picture.  Here's the details:


  • The patterned papers come from MME's Kaleidoscope.  I used the background patterned paper, the frame piece and fussy cut the butterflies from a page.  The border piece comes from a pre-cut page in the paper pad.  Brilliant!
  • The kraft glassine flowers were in the stash and I simplyshapped to add here.  They work beautifully to blend the various colors in the background and the kraft sentiment.
  • The greenery is die cut from green cardstock using my Our Daily Bread Designs Fancy Foliage.
  • The sentiment is a wood stamp I've had for years stamped on frame from the pre-cut die page of the paper pad.
  • A tiny 65 was die cut with my Quickutz dies- also from the stash and well used after a decade of ownership.
  • No mom card is complete without a fair bit of pearl accents in the flowers and on the butterflies.  


The inside begged for a bit of fancy sentiment cut using my Our Daily Bread Designs Elegant Ovals.  The sentiment stamped in brown Archival Ink is from the Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banners Sentiments.    Some more greenery and a butterfly and I think this card is ready for the big day.

My mom really enjoyed the card and her party.  We're hoping for many more celebrations to come.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wedding Celebration Card


I, ultimately, made this card for one purpose and used it for another.  It is a retread of a card made earlier this year, but I thought it worked so well, I made it for a wedding this fall too.  

The flower is made out of kraft glassine paper.  This paper creates a wonderful texture when wadded up into a ball.  The flowers were cut using my Vintage Floret dies. The panel is an embossed piece of shiny vellum paper.  It really stuns in person and is raised from the cardstock base with foam squares.  A piece of purple ribbon is glued to the edge so you don't see how it doesn't end well.  The sentiment is from my Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages stamp set.  
Wishing the happy couple a wonderful, bliss-filled marriage.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Second Girly Album


Another fabulous girly photo album brought to you from Brandy's craft table.  She very graciously sends me the photos to share with all of you.  This face is created with the Prima Paper Doll #9 stamp colored with Copic markers and embellsihed with some blink onto a handmade photo album.  Brandy makes these albums out of chipboard and covers it with patterned paper.  


On the inside, a pocke for some journaling cards and a waterfall photo album.  That corner punch is perfect for this use.  Glitter, bows and butterflies adorn the album created for one of her cousin's children.




This third album was also made for one of the cousin's kids.  Who... who made such an adorable gift?  Brandy, that's who.




Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcoming Baby Girl Miller



My nephews have finally started to have children.  It is slow process, but I think it will grow in popularity as the next few years progress.  This gives me great joy that I can have good reason to make a lovely baby shower card.  Here's the details:


The sentiment is stamped in black Archival ink using my Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages stamp.

The circle statements were made stamping in black Archival Ink using my Heartfelt Creations Sweet Lullaby Sentiments set and cutting them out with the Once Upon A Time die.

The papers are from the scrap heap.  I cut a few pieces of netting to shape behind the circle sentiments to add a softness to the card.  I like how it turned out.

The flowers, also from the stash, are Making Memories from back in the day.  A small pink enamel dot and they and the card are finished.

I will look forward to many more happy moments like these as I have quite a few nieces and nephews that may enjoy the showering of love that parenthood brings.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

More Variations on Christmas Cards


A few more Christmas cards of similar design.  This time I combined my Papertrey Ink Rustic Wreath stamp set and my Papertrey Ink Rustic Wreath die to create the card.  The poinsettia was once again cut and embossed with my Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die.  The red cardstock was then spritzed with watered down white acrylic paint using an old toothbrush.  A little Good Earth elements from Art Glitter in the center and a couple of stamped and cut Heartfelt Creations Holly Berry leaves finish the card off nicely.

Papertrey Ink sentiments are so cute, don't you think?  So glad to be able to share these cards with you this Christmas season.