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Good morning! Today I’m sharing a few cards I’ve made over the past few weeks. This card is made with an embossing folder by Darice and butterfly die cuts (Sizzix Bigz & Embosslit) from Stampin Up. Add a few dimensionals and pearls and I have a CAS (Clean and Simple) card that took only minutes to put together.

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These two cards were made with a die (Feather Headband) from Lifestyle Crafts. I love this feather! Two feathers come in this set and the other one is quite a bit larger…but equally gorgeous.

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This card was made with an embossing folder from SU and a Silhouette file. The flower was cut in multiple sizes with the Cameo and then layered to look like a snowflake.

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My last card uses an adorable image from Woodland Critters (Whipper Snapper). I made a cutter file for the stamp, used a SAMJ (Stamp a Ma Jig) to line it up and adhered it with a dimensional. This little guy makes me smile…isn’t he spunky?

Lettering Delights has two delightful calendar sets from Sherri Berry. Aren’t they wonderful? HERE is the first set and HERE is the second one.

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Here’s a card using a silver glitter gel pen. I converted my Silhouette Studio file and imported it into KNK Studio and used the gel pen to draw the flourish. Using an exacto knife, I cut some of the rubber grip off of the gel pen to fit it into the blade holder of the KNK. It worked well with this pen, but when I tried it with the pink gel pen, it wobbled a bit and left a bad drawing. I will have to try and figure out how to perfect it as I have other colors I’d like to use.

Both hearts are Quickutz Nesting Hearts and the sentiment is from Winter Schminter (Whipper Snapper Designs). It was hard to get a good picture of the silver glitter gel pen but it really is subtle and so pretty in person. Pink silk embroidery thread was a nice added touch…and I’m done!

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This card was made using a flourish heart and antique key from Silhouette and were cut using the Cameo. I cut two black keys and adhered them together, then sprayed them with Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze for some added texture. I think tying the bow took the longest, but all in all, it was a quick card. 🙂

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My last card uses one of my favorite dies (ha, I have lots of favorites!), the branch die by Memory Box. I made this one for my husband as we’re celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s been that long but can honestly say, he gets better with age. The hearts are an EK Success punch and the stamp is an anniversary set from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by!


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This card was made for Sketch Challenge 365 at SCS. The verse is a Plain Jane stamp from Verve Stamps. I used a little bit of everything for this card; Darice Butterfly embossing folder, SU Butterfly Embosslit, Flourish cut with the Cameo, Swiss Dots embossing folder, and the feather is from Lifestyle Crafts. Thanks for stopping by!


Hello again!  Here are some more cards I made using Anna’s new cling sets from Whipper Snapper.  I love the versatility in each set and that you can mix and match them.  The possibilities are endless.

The first card uses Fox Friends and is so unbelievably cute!  I stamped the trees onto wood dp and used Copics to help them stand out a little.  The foxes were colored with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils and then cut out and placed in the woods.  If you haven’t tried these watercolor pencils, grab a coupon and get some…they are awesome (I bought mine at Michaels).  The color is bright and vibrant, and perfect for blending or layering color.

The second card uses a sentiment from All Things With Love and is so versatile.  I love sentiment sets and this one is wonderful.  I used ribbon to create the awareness ribbon and thought this sentiment said it all.  I used a Quickutz stitching template and embroidery thread to create a subtle background for the ribbon.  Paper, ribbon and banner die are from PTI.

The last card combines Feelin’ Fishy with All Things With Love.  I dressed the crab in a hat and bow (both are QK dies) and love how he appears to be dancing!  The sentiment cracks me up and I’m thinking it will get lots of use, lol!


Happy Monday, everyone!  I needed a Papertrey fix and I had a request for birthday cards…you don’t have to ask me twice! The first card was actually for Make it Mondays, a Papertrey Challenge.  I didn’t quite make it in time (oops) but still had fun putting it together.  The butterfly die was cut with ScorTape, which made the glitter stay where it’s supposed to.  I love glitter but get a little tired of seeing it all over my face for the rest of the day…I know you all know what I’m talking about too!  Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your company!

Supplies – Friendship Jar Spring, Love Lives Here Dies, Larger Than Life stamps and dies, Double ended Banner Dies, Copics, Martha Stewart glitter, ScorTape, silk ribbon, white embossing powder, Nesties


CAD is over now, but here are two more samples I made using Shelly’s flower for Customer Appreciation Days (CAD) at Paperthreads.  For the first flower I used a stitching template (Quickutz), which is the metal circle you see, and stitched the flower and border with embroidery thread.  I kept the flower as the focal point and added silk ribbon as my finishing piece.

For this card I made a fabric flower and  used fabric bond (for iron ons).  I left the paper backing on and cut it with the Gazelle (I used the regular blade).  It cut beautifully.  I cut two more flowers, one being slightly larger, and crumpled the smaller one.  I put the smaller, crumpled flower under the fabric flower so it wouldn’t lay completely flat.  I love dimension in my projects and this was a good solution.  I used Nesties to cut the mat in the same fabric and added a few layers and feathers to complete the card.  Thanks for stopping by!


I love this little set, Fish Friends (Whipper Snapper).  I colored the image with Copics and added some Spica sparkle to the flower and ladybug.  I love the look of vellum and used it to “layer” the sentiment over the image.  The card is @ 4.25″ and is perfect for a short, but sweet note.

For these cards I used Recipe Die Set by Quickutz.  I love these dies and use them a lot.  Unfortunately, they are retired and a little harder to find.  The sentiments are from Sweet Expressions and Beach Bum (Whipper Snapper).  Aren’t they a perfect match?