Simply Pastel All Occasion Handmade Card

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This week, I just have a very basic all occasion card that can be changed many ways to suit your needs. For this one, I chose pastels, but of course you can choose whatever papers you have handy. I like to use a color wheel to see how to mix and match colors! Another favorite place to find colors that mix or match is to Google “Color Scheme Designer”.  What inspires you for your projects?

Wishing you all the best for a crafty New Year! 🙂

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Red, White, & Blue Star Birthday Handmade Card

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My son’s birthday is right near Christmas, and I like him to have an actual birthday the same as everyone else. So this year, I decided to make him a red, white, and blue card. This card is also sophisticated enough for a grown-up boy :). Even though I should take more time to show the insides of my cards, as you can see in the pictures above, I just try to make a reflection of the outside, but simple enough and small enough that there’s room for a nice greeting or note in there too. Follow along below for all the step by step instructions.

Simple Snowman Handmade Gift Tag

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This  snowman idea caught my attention on Pinterest this week as I was browsing :). Every snowman I’ve ever seen has been stacked upright before, so the idea of a snowman looking up is just so cute! What a fun idea for Christmas gift tags or any winter time gift. I know we have three birthdays in our family, two are right before Christmas and one soon after, so this is a fun and different gift tag to make the outside of the gift special too!

I stamped and embossed my own background onto the tag, then cut my snowman body out at 2″, 1.75″, and 1.5″ circles. The carrot nose, branch arms and scarf were cut freehand and the tiny pieces were glued using the Tombow Glue Pen. Join me in the video for complete instructions.

Pine Tree Noel Handmade Card

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I love pine trees, so I decided to incorporate them into a Christmas card for this year. To make my trees more “Christmas-y”, I used Stampendous Winter Wonderland embossing powder. It’s mostly white with silver flecks in it. Believe it or not, I got the beautiful ribbon at the Dollar Tree! It’s very thin, and almost papery, but it is very beautiful and works very well for cards. You can follow along below with the video for all the details. I have just barely had my voice come back, so sorry in advance for the raspy voice 🙂

P.S.: The tree stamps I used are:

Before The Snow by Penny Black

Christmas Evergreen by Inkadinkado