Everyday Butterfly Handmade Note Card


Happy Memorial Day!

This week’s card is a quick card that works great for a note card, or is even great for birthdays and other occasions! You just need cardstock, a patterned paper, 2 ribbons, a scalloped circle or regular circle, and a butterfly sticker or die cut. I used a Cricut die cut butterfly, but if you don’t have access to a die cut, try placing a butterfly sticker on a piece or cardstock or scrapbook paper, and cut around it. That way you can still fold the wings up and just glue the body to the scalloped circle. Thanks for stopping by!


Beachy Summer Handmade Card


I thought perhaps if I made a bright & cheery card this week, maybe it would usher in some warmer weather :). We’ve been covering our plants this week because it has been in the 20’s at night. That’s pretty late for frost, even in South Dakota. But anyway, here goes, a fast & fun bright cheery card this week…

I first chose a bright patterned cardstock, in this case it was paper from DCWV Nana’s Kids. Then I searched through my ribbon to find 3 colors from the design, and added to that a 5″ lace doily, a flower, and some twine. That’s it, so easy, but warm and cheery for all the sad & freezing South Dakotans :).


Congratulations Graduate Handmade Card

Congratulations-Graduate-Card   Congratulations-Graduate-Card-Inside

The next few weeks are just packed with graduations and graduation open houses, so I had to make a card that I can easily replicate. As I was sketching, I was thinking about keeping it simple, but not too plain. I think I’m also addicted to glitter paper recently ;). The nice thing with this card is that you can change the colors to match the school colors.

This card only used one die cut (I used Cricut’s Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge at 3″), but of course you could use Graduation Cap Brads or even a sticker. I embossed the red glitter paper with a fleur de lis design from Cuttlebug.  The inside of the card also used the same red glitter paper embossed, and I personalized it by writing in Microsoft Word and printing onto a white cardstock. The bling  is just a part that I cut off a larger sticker. The silver numbers I used are also stickers. See all the instructions in the video below.


3-Panel Thank You Card

3 panel thank you


This is a very easy card, just using 3 different coordinating patterned papers, a flower, 2 ribbons, and a tag cut in half for the greeting. I used papers from a cardstock pad, and that’s always the easy way to find coordinating papers. The paper on the opposite side is the same color as the flower, so it’s a neat way to visually bring the whole card together. I would love to see what combinations you come up with!