Butterfly & Ribbons Card

This cheery card is a great way to use up small pieces of paper & ribbon. I used glitter cardstock, orange ribbons, Inkadinakdo’s Gem Stone Insects (smallest butterfly), gold embossing powder, scissors to rough up the edges of the cardstock (we just moved & I can’t find my favorite paper distresser yet!), and even a tiny bit of lime green stickles glitter glue on the butterfly wings.

This card can be used for so many occasions, from weddings to get wells. I used this as a get well card this past week :). Hope you enjoy it!

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Embossed Wedding Card

There’s just something serene & beautiful about white on white or beige on beige for a wedding card. I embossed part of the paper for this card, partly because the whole piece wouldn’t fit the way I wanted in my little roller embossing machine, and partly because it worked out great that I would have a flat surface to stamp on. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, but any type of embossing folder will work, like these Damask & Regal Flourishes — they would be lovely!

The swirl stamp is a flourish from Autumn Leaves and the Mr. & Mrs. stamp is from a little cheapy set I got from a dollar bin at Michael’s. I also used a ribbon rose and plastic greenery I got from a craft store. The pearls and stamens are from the bridal department of a craft store.

Thanks for joining me! See you next time 🙂

Rustic Thoughts of You Card

I love using bits and pieces to make my projects. On this project,  I ripped the top off a piece of cardboard. The corrugated paper makes the perfect surface to apply ink. So in the cardboard, I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink, a tree from Inkadinakdo’s Utopiary stamp set, black ink & gold embossing powder, and ribbon. The Thoughts of You stamp was one I picked up in a craft store for $1 or so. (I love those bargain bins! :))

Join me for the instructions below:

From The Heart Thank You Card

It seems like Thank You cards are a rarity these days, so you can really make a splash by sending this elegant thank you! I used an embossing folder to make the top part, pearl paper for the bottom, and a velvet ribbon to hide the seam between the papers.

The spectacular heart is from Hot Off the Press’ Stacked Gold Hearts outline stickers. I put it on a gray background and cut it out. To finish off this card, I stamped a small From the Heart and embossed it with gold embossing powder. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but this card is great for making a statement!

3 Minute Card

These summer days are just flying by, and sometimes we need a card in a hurry for that forgotten birthday or anniversary! That’s just the type of card I need this week and this one couldn’t be faster & simpler. Of course you can bling it up a bit if it’s just too plain, but it works either way.

All you need is a card background, some white paper, some decorative paper, a long stamp, edging scissors or and edge punch, and black ink.

The video below shows all the details. Happy crafting :).