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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

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Z-Fold Birthday Wishes

Z-Fold Birthday Wishes


This card features the flamingo image from the Fiskars “Tropical Getaway” stamp set and a scrap of patterned paper (American Crafts #320330).  Circles were cut from white and black card stock with dies from the Spellbinders Classic Circles (large and small) sets.  Tim Holtz Milled Lavender distress ink was “smooshed” onto the white panel.  The flamingo was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a die cut that I made with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine and was colored with a “Pink Flamingo” Bic Alcohol Marker.  The greeting is from the “Happy Birthday Stamps” set by Ms. Sparkle & Co.

This is what the card looks like when it is closed.


And here is a version I made on a tent fold base:


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Silhouette Daisies

Silhouette Daisies


This CAS card features the daisies from the “Various Verses” stamp set from Gina K Designs (retired?) and a greeting from the “Painted Harvest” set from Stampin’ Up.  Both were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on white card stock matted on black.    A sponged background of Gina K  Ocean Mist and Applemint inks added a pop of color.

Using the same layout, the same mask for the sponging, and the same daisy stamp, I switched up the colors and made a birthday card as well.


On this version, the images were stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink on white card stock.  (The greeting on this one is also from the “Various Verses” set.)  The ink for sponging and the card stock used was Gina K Peach Bellini and Kraft.

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Child Sympathy Card

Child Sympathy Card


I think sympathy cards are among the most challenging cards to make, and it is especially difficult if it is for the loss of a young child.  I recently needed a card to send to friends who lost their three year old granddaughter.  She had a rare, childhood form of kidney cancer but showed no signs or symptoms of having the disease, so her death was completely unexpected.  I cannot even begin to imagine what that would be like, and there is very little anyone can say or do to make it better.  So I really struggled with this card.

Ultimately, I chose this teddy bear image from the “Baby Bear” stamp set from Stampin’ Up and a beautiful sentiment stamp for the inside called “God’s Promise” by DRS Designs.  It says:

God’s Promise
“God didn’t promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain.
But God did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and a light for the way.
And for all who believe in His kingdom above,
He answers their faith with everlasting love.”

The bear image was created with 3 stamps that are layered on top of one another.  I used Gina K Kraft ink for stamp #1 (the most solid of the three stamps/lightest ink), Gina K Warm Cocoa for stamp #2, and Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe for stamp #3.  The greeting is from the “Sentimental Bouquet” stamp set from Gina K Designs and was stamped with SU Tip Top Taupe ink.  I used water color paper,  Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe card stock, and printed paper called “Tan Floral Tapestry” from Hot Off The Press/Paper Pizazz.

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