Blue & Brown Butterflies and Bows Card

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Happy Labor Day everyone! Do you have to work today? I know we don’t have today off for my family, so I guess we’ll just celebrate that we can work? 🙂

In this week’s card, I use very simple things to make a lovely look!  First of all, I started with a 1″ circle punch, then then a strip of paper the length of the card and about 1″ wide. My tag size was made by choosing the stamp I was going to use first. Then all the other papers were just cut slightly larger each time and layered. I used a flat back jewel butterfly and 2 bows for an accent. That’s it! Not very labor intensive! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S.: Do you ever take card ideas and transfer them to your scrapbook pages?

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Peeking Birthday Fairy Handmade Card

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This is a very simple card, and would be fun for a child’s birthday card. The fairy stamp is one I had from an Inkadinkado stamp set, but you could use different things like butterflies, princesses,  even cat or dog stamps, die cuts, or stickers — anything that would look neat peeking out. I also used a heart brad to hold down the flap of paper, just because it matched the paper I had. If you would like the full instructions, there’s a video below. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Elegant Happy Anniversary Card

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I made an anniversary card this week for my aunt and uncle. It was actually their 50th anniversary, so I wanted something a little more sparkly, but not too overdone either. I made the die cut on my cricut, and the “Happy Anniversary” is just a peel-off sticker. The longest thing to make was the die cut, and of course you know that an electronic machine doesn’t take too long to do it’s job :).

Afterwards at the end of the video, I show how I finished the inside…a very easy task. Just grab some elements from the front to put inside, and you will have a completed card in no time! Thanks for stopping by!

So Happy For You Handmade Baby Card

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I’m not sure what to think about the way this card turned out. I think maybe the swirl needed to be a different color? Maybe popped up? I definitely could have stamped the greeting straighter lol…oh well, I’ll call it a prototype and change it a bit if I redo it. :D. You know…just one of those weeks…

If you’re interested, the video is below. I cut the 2 white papers and the dotted paper at 4″ x 2″, and embossed the white paper, then edged them with a Fiskars Edge Punch. The swirl is from Cricut’s Cindy Loo, and then there’s a run-of-the-mill blue button. Thanks for stopping by!

Double Embossing Technique for Paper Crafts

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Phooey…I was working on things in the car yesterday while we were traveling (no, I wasn’t driving LOL), and just realized that the pic is a bit blurry, but hopefully you can still see the idea. I stamped and embossed a design in gold on the red cardstock first, then I embossed it with an embossing folder afterwards. I like the look because it gives the card extra texture and interest. I finished off the design with peel-off corner and word stickers. You can see the video below for details. Thanks so much for stopping by!