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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

Camera Note Card

Camera Note Card

I needed a thank you note for a photographer friend who sent me some photos he had taken, and this is the card I made.

I used the “Vintage Photo” cut file I purchased from the Silhouette store. It came with the two panels to create the (silver and black textured) panels on the front, and I used those to create the shaped card base, an additional (black) panel so I could leave some areas untextured, and a plain white panel for a handwritten note on the inside.

Besides the black card base, there are 3 black layers to add depth to the center behind the acetate lens. I used the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin” Up for the texture. The Metallic Silver card stock is from Gina K Designs. I used curling ribbon for the strap.

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Daisy Frame Happy Birthday Wishes

Daisy Frame Happy Birthday Wishes

I don’t use stencils very often (no idea why!!), but when I saw the “Watercolor Stripes” by Altenew HERE, I knew this one was a stencil I would use often. Love the color it adds without a lot of distraction. Thanks for the inspiration, Verna!

I created my stenciled background panel with Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion ink and a foam blending tool.

This card also features die cuts created with the “Great Friends Daisy Frame” die by Frantic Stamper and the happy from the “Happy Birthday 2” die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used Recollections Grey Kraft and white card stock that I layered/offset slightly.

The stamped sentiment strip was created with the “Tiny Words” set from Simon Says Stamp, GKD Stormy Sky ink, and the “Word Window” punch from Stampin’ Up (retired). I love the simple font of the stamps in this set but have found it easy to “mess up” the thin, delicate look by pressing too hard when stamping. If you just barely touch the inked stamp to the paper, the image ends up crisp and perfect. (If you want a bolder look, then press away!)

The current “ModSquad Challenge” is “Perfectly Pantone” where we are to create a card using the 2021 Pantone colors which are GRAY and YELLOW. “You MUST USE ONLY gray and yellow on your card. You may also use black or white if you wish, but NO OTHER COLOR AT ALL.”

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Plaid and Purple Easter Card

Plaid and Purple Easter Card

(inside: wishing you many blessings this Easter)

My sister, brother and I used to color eggs for Easter at my grandmother’s house every year, and I continued the tradition with my own children years later. This cute plaid pattern is similar to what they looked like when we were done – just kidding!! The colors were similar at least…

I used an egg shaped die to create the frame and placed the plaid patterned paper behind the hole. The greeting pieces were cut twice and offset slightly. I added a few more layers, and this card was complete.

The purple gingham paper was from the “Gingham Digital Paper” set from Striped Elephants, and the plaid was from the “Easter Stripes, Dots & Plaids” digital set from JoDittDesigns – both from Etsy. I also used white and Wild Lilac card stock from Gina K Designs.

The inside sentiment is from “Just Sentiments: Easter” from Papertrey Ink.

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I’ve been Published!

I’ve been Published!

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I’m so excited to share that three of my cards were included in the Spring edition of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! (Two are pictured above.) The editor contacted me at the end of October to tell me that they wanted to use these cards, and I had to wait until now to see them in print and to share the news.

Here is the page that includes my Easter Z-fold card:

(page 26)

And here is the page that includes two of my Father’s Day cards:

(page 90)

This magazine is published 4 times a year. They put out “page calls” with a list of themes they plan to feature in their upcoming issues, and you can submit photos of your original projects for consideration; click HERE for details if interested. (You will need to send them the actual project(s) if chosen.)

Here are the links to the three cards they used:

Faux Metal Leaves for Father’s Day

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Wetlands Father’s Day Card

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Hoppy Easter Z-Fold Card

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Hanging Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Hanging Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Hanging Hearts Valentine's Day Card

(inside: have a happy day!)

I went with a simple design and traditional colors on this 4 1/2 inch square Valentine’s Day card.

The beautiful hanging hearts die cut was made with the “Frame Love” die by Scrap Man. I made the die cut into a sticker by adding Super Tacky Tape by Creek Bank Creations to the back of the red card stock before die cutting. The die cut was adhered to a white panel embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin’ Up.

This die cut is very thin and delicate and does not hold it’s shape well when trying to adhere it to the card so I created a template by positioning and cutting the image from plain white card stock that was the same size as my card front. I was able to place the template over the actual card panel and drop the die cut into the negative space on the template and shape it before sticking it down. 

The greeting is from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut with a die from the “Sentiment Strips” die set from Photoplay. The sentiment on the inside is from the “One in a Million” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).

If mailed in a square envelope, this card would have required a trip to the post office so I used a regular A2 size envelope. It was a little too big for the card but much easier!

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