Delightful Daisy Happy Birthday Card

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Remember the daisy from last week? This week, I took it, and along with a very few other pieces, I made a fun birthday card for someone later this week :). The brown pieces are embossed and matted onto glitter cardstock. I also cut a swirl from a Cricut Cartridge, and the whole thing went together very easily and quickly. See the video below for complete instructions. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Make Your Own Handmade Daisies

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It can be tiresome sorting through jars and packages of flowers, only to find that you don’t have any that are the perfect color for your project. Why not make your own? It’s not as hard as it looks. You will always need some sort of flower die cuts for the petals, and then something for the center, and perhaps a few leaves. The flower I’m showing you this week has 3 plain daisy shaped die cuts for the petals, and then 4 spiky sun shapes for the middle — you could also substitute a smaller flower for the center. Ready to do this? You’ll be amazed how easy it is!

Thanks So Much Ribbon Handmade Card

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Ok, so I need to quit making my projects sideways (camera set up isn’t great), and late at night lol! My ribbon is kind of skewed in a couple of places, but you get the idea and you can make yours straight :). I found my glitter paper that I like, then went to see if I had any ribbons to match the colors, and came up with  several. Then I punched flowers from the glitter paper and put rhinestones in the centers. My tag was made by stamping and then cutting around the image, and matting it onto the dark brown paper. The base card is also dark brown, and the embossed paper is Kraft paper, the same as the tag. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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?

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!

 

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!

Masking Tape Background Technique for Paper Crafts

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Sometimes it’s fun to grab something you have around the house and use it for another purpose. Such is the idea behind this week’s project. I saw a neat background on a project, and hunted it down to find out how it was done. The best part is that it’s done with masking tape, or painter’s tape, and it’s super duper easy and customizable to any project just by changing the ink colors and/or the width and length of the tape.

For the rest of the card, I used a length of ribbon, a flower stamps, and a thanks stamp. See the video below for complete instructions. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Peaceful Cream Handmade Sympathy Card

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As much as  I like making cards and other paper projects, a Sympathy card has to be my least favorite to make, because it’s always for a sad occasion. There was a death in my husband’s family this past week, so I needed to make this one. I like the peaceful look of  the same colors, so I went with a very pale cream this time, with the only other color being the stamped greeting.

I used a Cuttlebug swirl folder for the top third of the card, and a Scor-Pal to make a line both above and below the stamped greeting.

Thanks for stopping by! The video below has the complete instructions.

Here are some greetings you can print in Word or another document program and put inside:

 

I am praying for you to have peace
and strength at this time. You have
my deepest sympathies.

 
Although it’s difficult today to
see beyond the sorrow, may looking
back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

May you find courage to face tomorrow
in the love that surrounds you today.

Praying for friends to comfort you,
faith to uphold you, and loving memories
to heal your heart.

Thinking of you in this deep time of sorrow.

May precious loving memories bring you comfort
for today, strength for tomorrow, and peace in
the days ahead.

 

 

 

Baby Crib Mobile Handmade Card

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This week’s card started with a simple idea of making a baby card with a crib mobile. I’m not sure if I quite accomplished what I was after, but I like how it turned out anyway. This card can be this simple, or you could add extras to jazz it up a bit. I used a 4″ tag that I cut from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge (a plain square, or a square trimmed with decorative edge scissors would work too), and I used star die cuts (Cricut Doodlecharms @ 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″), adhesive pearls, and a peel-off greeting sticker. Try to convert this to a scrapbook page by cutting a larger tag and stars. It would look so cute with a baby photo under the star mobile :). Thanks so much for stopping by!