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!

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? ­čÖé

In this week’s card, I use very simple things to make a lovely look!┬á 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?

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!

Ornamental Iron Handmade Congratulations Card

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This week’s card uses a Cricut die cut from Ornamental Iron 2, but you could also use a patterned paper or an embossed paper to achieve a similar design. The background card is 5″ x 5″, and the die cut is a 4″ square. The bottom patterned paper is 4″ x 2″, then I used a strip of another patterned paper, which is approximately 1/2″ x 6″. Besides the paper, I used adhesive pearls and a peel-off greeting. The video below has all the details. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cricut Create A Critter Baby Card

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I haven’t made a baby card in a while, but decided to use my Cricut Create A Critter cartridge to make this sweet baby card. This card also works great for a young boy’s birthday card too. Now of course you don’t need this actual die cut to make a similar card, just look for an image to print, a stamped image, or a sticker to use in place of the giraffe. I just wanted something thin and tall to fill that space and I cut the giraffe at 4″.

Besides the die cut, I used a white card, brown cardstock, white cardstock, 2 different blue patterned papers, ribbon, brads, and silver letter stickers. Thanks for stopping by!

Elegant Embossed Lines and Sparkles Handmade Card

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If you need an easy, sparkly card for a special occasion, this card might be just the ticket. I scored the lines on my Scor-Pal, and used Stickles Glitter Glue to make the dots. Of course you could easily use adhesive gems or pearls in their place as well. Stickles do tend to flatten as they dry, so they look more like a glitter cardstock design when the project is done. You can see the complete instructions in the video below.

Scalloped Corner Notecard

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How often have you wanted to put a card in the mail, and then you realize that you have 1/2 hour at the most to make the card, write inside, and address the envelope? Ok, so maybe that never happens to you, but it seems to happen to me several times a year :). Sometimes the rush helps me make a very fast card, and this one is very fast!

I used plain cardstock, then found a matching piece of glitter cardstock. For the corner, I punched it with a scallop punch, stamped a greeting, and placed mini adhesive pearls in the scallops. That was it! You can see the details below in the video:

Splash of Color Doily Card

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This picture doesn’t show the colors well, but the background of the card is brown, even though the picture almost shows it as a purple shade. Trust me, it looks fine with the red in person :). I like small doilies, because they add a nice touch to a project without any fussing. All this card took was paper, a 4″ doily, 2 flowers secured together with a red metallic heart brad, and red ribbon. Simple, with a cheerful splash of color!

Black & Neutral Handmade Card For A Man

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This week, I grabbed an idea from Pinterest and added a few other things to the basic idea. I really struggle making men’s cards sometimes, and this one really seems to work well. I think the Pewter Screw Top Brads add a nice touch :).

Here are the dimensions of the different square panels:

Black card: 8.5″ x 5.5″, folded in half

Gray patterned paper: 4″ x 5.25″

All of the following papers will be matted on black papers. Just cut the black papers slightly larger than the patterned papers.

Striped paper on bottom of the card: 3.75″ x 2.75″

Small striped paper and small beige paper: 2″ x 2.25″

The black circle is 1.5″ and the smaller circle is 1.25″.

Thanks for stopping by! The complete step-by-step is in the video below.

Easy Envelope Front Card

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This card is clever, because you have a regular card AND a place to stash an extra surprise! It is a ton of fun too if you are into making your own envelopes, because then you can use any pattern of paper that you like. For mine, I just grabbed an A2 Invitation envelope in white. The card base was 6″ wide and 9″ long, so the envelope fit on it perfectly with a nice little edge all around it. Here are the details below: