Today’s card (11-12)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

This is one I made recently and never got around to sharing here.

All the images and words are from Lawn Fawn’s Harvest Season set. I colored the pumpkins and leaves in with colored pencils and then blended the color with good old Gamsol. Great stuff for a coloring challenged girl like myself. 😉

The ledger paper is from Basic Grey. The gems are from my stash.

That’s all for now.

Be back tomorrow. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Meet today’s cards (11-11)

Yep. I said cards.

I’ve got a few of them to share with you today.

That’s because I recently had a chance to try out Snapfish and make a few photo cards.

Meet #1.

This is the prototype of my Christmas cards for close friends and family members.

You all really didn’t think I’d have a serious Christmas photo, did ya? 😉 And no. That is not my new man. 😉

This picture is just an “in fun” one from a recent a girl’s weekend with some of my favorite friends.

The pictures came as flat photo cards, but I decided to give a few of them a handmade touch by adding a little ribbon to them. I also used cardstock to fold  a card and mount them to it so I could write a note inside.

And meet #2 and 3.

While I was making my Christmas card, I made a couple special cards for a friend of mine who recently got married.

Again, what was key for me was being to just dump pictures onto a template and print.  I did that for both of these.

I did add the words to the second one, too. (These are my friend’s kids and significant others).

These were good to go when I got them, but I doctored them up with just a few extra touches – a little ribbon and a few pearls.

That’s all for now. Be back soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

PS… Snapfish is still offering a 25 percent discount code to Paper Crafts’ readers when you print photo cards through them. You can get the discount through Nov. 25 when you use the coupon code CARDMAKING at check out. Go here for more details.

Today’s card (11-10)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

This a bonus project of sorts to my post over on the Paper Crafts Connection blog.  I’m over there today, talking about tickets and all the cool ticket-shaped products on the paper crafting market right now.

I made this ticket shaped card myself.

I started out with a rectangle.

I add to it the smaller rectangle with rounded corners.

Then, I popped the larger rectangle’s corners out with  a circle punch . I added the notches to the side with smaller circle punch.

I added the line on the left side with a scoring tool.

The patterned paper is from Echo Park Paper. The letter stickers are foam ones from American Crafts. The gems are from my stash.

Be sure to the check out the Paper Crafts blog for three more ticket-inspired projects and a giveway to win all of this.

Today’s card (11-9)

Hi everyone!

Meet today’s card.

It’s clean and graphic. And it’s one I whipped up 30 of this week to swap later this week.

This card is all about the stamping.

The circle is from Hero Arts. I inked the circle first with yellow ink, added the red ink to it and then stamped. I cleaned the stamp after every impression. 😉

The words are from the Sentimentally Ali stamp set (September Studio AE) from Technique Tuesday.  

The bulky red circle in the middle of each card is a red gem. 😉

That’s all for now. Be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

EAD Designs Blog Hop (11-8)

Hi everyone!

Today’s a fun day.

The gals over at EAD Designs are teaming up for a blog hop and asked if they could use my cards for inspiration. 

Oh my gosh, can you say, “blush”?  🙂

Not being one to subject them to that torture alone, I’m playing along and taking part in the hop. 😉

Here’s the first card they were inspired by.

I made this card based on it. 

I played it a little more clean this time, opting for more straight lines and less curve. And, of course, I changed the orientation from vertical to horizontal.

The owl and “friends” word are vinyl from EAD Designs. Love the goofy owl. It makes me chuckle each time I look him.

Here’s the second card they were inspired by.

And here is my new take on it.

The trees and words are from a sheet of EAD Designs’ Stickerz. I slapped them on white cardstock, cut them out and added some pearls to them. I also put a little foam tape behind the middle tree.

Finally, they were inspired by this card.

Here’s my new take on it.

I again used some EAD Designs Stickerz. The balloon, clouds and kite are all from a sheet of them.

Be sure to check blog hop to see what the EAD Designs gang came up with.

The next stop is the blog of the super talented and all-around awesome, Amy T.! Take it away, friend!

By the way, leave a comment while you hop on the blogs. EAD Designs will pick one lucky commentor to win this set of vinyl.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back again later.

GCD Theme: A Christmas Gift (11-7)

Hi everyone!

I’m happy to be back on the GCD Studios blog today so I’m bringing it here, too. 🙂

This time, I am bringing you a super easy and fun Christmas gift idea: A christmas bulb!

This could be one of the easiest Christmas gifts you’ll ever make.

You’ll need:

* Patterned paper

* A clear Christmas bulb

Here’s what you do:

1. Cut several long skinny strips of patterned paper. I am using paper from GCD’s Christmas Sleigh line.

2. Roll them up tight.

3. Slide them into the bulb. If they won’t fit, use a pen gently push them in.

4. Repeat the process over and over until you have a completed bulb.

Here’s how my bulb looked when I finished it.

To jazz it up for when I give it away, I made a small half box to slide the ornament in. Inside is a small piece of bubble wrap to keep it nice and safe.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back again soon!


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Today’s card (11-5)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

This is one I shared a peek of on  here the other day.

All the borders and words are from the Journey That Matters November Studio AE stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The flowers are from TT’s  Pocket Full of Posies set.

The black gems are from my stash. And the black line is drafting tape! It’s one of my new favorite things to use. It makes me a bit sentimental. It reminds me of when I was a student and working at the school newspaper.  We designed the paper partly on the computer and partly by hand. And we used stuff called Pica tape to make borders on some of the ads that went in the paper. Good times, I tell ya. Good times. 😉

That’s all for now. Be back again soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Peek #3: Jessie’s ABCs (11-3)

Hi everyone!

I’ve got one final sneak peek of the new Lawn Fawn stamps to share with you.

Meet today’s card! 🙂

I used Lawn Fawn’s all new Jessie’s ABCs on this one to make the “hi” sign. I’ve got to admit I was totally inspired by countless typography prints I’ve seen over the years with all the letters black, expect a few of them. I really love the look so it was fun to try to incorporate it on a card.  

To see some more peeks of this set in action, check out the blogs of the other Fawny girls:

Lawn Fawn







That’s all for now. Be back tomorrow!

Thank you for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Peek #2: Hats off to You (11-2)


Another day. Another chance to share with you a few peeks of one of the new Lawn Fawn stamp sets that will be released on the 4th.

Today, the Fawn Girls are playing with Hats Off to You. This is a fun set filled with all kinds of hats you can put on all of Lawn Fawn’s cute critter stamps.

 I’ve got 2 cards to share with you that show it in action.

Meet #1.

The party hats and words are from the set. The dolphin and waves from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Sea set.

And meet #2.

I don’t know there are any octopi out there who celebrate St. Patty’s Day, but it was sure fun to make one who looks he does. 😉

The words and hats are again from the Hats Off to You set. And the octopus is again the Critters in the Sea set.

To see some more peeks of this set in action, check out the blogs of the other Fawny girls:

Lawn Fawn







That’s all for now! Be back tomorrow!