Feb 28, 2018

St. Patrick's Day, Take One

I recently made a few St. Patrick's Day cards with pugs on them, for my Etsy shop.  The sale of these benefit Pug Rescue of Florida.  Here are two of them.

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Feb 24, 2018

Stampin Up Birdhouses

Today I have a card that I made quite a while ago, but never posted.  It uses an older stamp from Stampin Up that  I borrowed from a friend.  This card is so simple but I really love the way it came out.

I love coloring.  For me it's so therapeutic.  It really helps me relax.  This stamp was a lot of fun to color since all the images are tiny.  You could really change up the feel of the card by choosing totally different colors.  I wanted to layer it over this blue patterned paper (from My Favorite Things) so I chose some blues and neutrals, and a little pop of red.  I diecut the edges of the strip with an Avery Elle Dotted Borders die.  It still looked a little plain so I added a strip of vellum.  I thought about adding some sequins but decided to leave it without.

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Feb 17, 2018

Hello Chum, One More Time

Today I have a card using the Hello Chum stamp set by Avery Elle.  I've used this several times in the past.  I really struggle with making boys cards and  don't have much in the way of stamps that would work for this type of card.  When I look at my boxes of stamps I find this hard to believe, because I do have A LOT of stamps.  Just don't tell my husband that!  So  I looked through each and every one, couldn't come up with a better option so decided it would be sharks again.

And here's the inside of the card.

The sentiment comes from the Hero Arts Manatee stamp set.

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Feb 14, 2018

Simple Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!  This past month I was super swamped with orders from my Etsy shop.  So, my personal valentines had to be quick and easy.  They all used the same exact design, just different pattern papers.  These patterned papers are SO cute!  Here are pictures of some of them.  And I computer generated all my sentiments so that it was really fast to make multiples of each.

Supplies used include:  All patterned papers are from the Menagerie by Reminisce, Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle and Stitched Heart Dies from My Favorite Things

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