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Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Little Smile

Have you ever had a friend who just needs a smile and a hug?  Sending them a card to do this just might make their day!  This card is like getting a hug in the mailbox!  The Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder gives texture and interest to the Real Red layer.  The center layer was stamped twice--once on Whisper White and once on Soft Sky Cardstock, then the Soft Sky layer was cut out on the inside of the border and layered onto the Whisper White image so the border edge showed white and not blue.  I tried to do it without this extra step, but the white gave it just the right amount of pop!  The white banner was cut out of the Whisper White layer before adhering the Soft Sky layer to it.

I CASED this card from Linda Heller and loved her version so much, I made pretty much an exact duplicate.  The only difference is that I skipped the Silver Brads on the tops of the banner poles and cut out the whole hedgehog from the Crumb Cake Cardstock, including the spines.  You can see her original card with instructions HERE.

UPDATE:  Can you believe I posted this days ago and just now noticed that I didn't tell you the name of the stamp set?  It is A Little Smile, just like the title of the post.  So sorry about that!!

What do you think?  I love how fun and cheery it looks!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Helping Me Grow

Today's card is a simple card made with the Helping Me Grow stamp set and a die from the Rose Garden Thinlits.  A simple accent of 1/8" Gold Ribbon runs across the lower portion of the card.  To give it a subtle shimmer the images are stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock, and the flower centers and stems are lightly colored in with Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Delightful Dijon Stampin' Write Markers.

I CASEd this card idea from Dawn Bourgette.  You can see her original card HERE.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this lovely spring card.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Suite Sayings Easter

A blessed Easter to you!  This is a simple but classy Easter card using Suite Sayings for the sentiment and the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Die image inside an opening made with the Ovals Collection Framelits.  Using Dimensionals to pop up the Whisper White layer to which the Gold Foil cut image is attached, leaves a nice space between the Gold Foil Paper and the Bermuda Bay layer beneath it, giving interest and dimension to the card.  Just a simple Basic Metal Gold Button adorned with a tiny bow made from 1/8" Gold Ribbon is all the bling this card needs.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my simple, elegant Easter card.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fluttering Butterflies

 Butterflies are definitely a sign of spring!  In this card I have used the soon retiring gorgeous Blackberry Bliss cardstock as the base and embossed it with the Fluttering Embossing Folder.  I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut out the pretty little butterflies in Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon (also both retiring), then cut out a second butterfly with Vellum cardstock to layer on top of them.  A simple Basic Pearl adorns each butterfly and the sentiment is from Watercolor Wings and punched out with the Large Oval Punch.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wonderful Happy Birthday!

Today was a wonderful birthday for me and some very lovely cards made by my stamping friends made it extra special.  I would like to share their beautiful work with you.

The beautiful rose card was made by Jan Paulson using Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures, and Botanical Blooms stamp sets, as well as Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.

The birthday candle card was made by Judy Besancenez using the retired Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, retired Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, and I'm not quite sure what set the sentiment is from.

This gorgeous fun fold card was made by Julie Morgan using Birthday Blooms stamp set and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

The fun bathtub card was made by Reenie Watson using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and retired La-Dee-Da stamp set.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Celebrates!

March is a big month for Paper Pumpkin!  It's their third birthday and they just shipped their ONE MILLIONTH kit!  To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All About Everything.  They're keeping the art a surprise, but I know you'll love EVERYTHING about it!  This is just their little way of saying "thank you to our amazing subscribers."  Subscribe by April 10th to get in on the fun!

I am personally offering an additional Paper Pumpkin deal!  For every $50 order you place in the month of March, your name goes into a drawing for a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit!  You don't have to do anything special other than place your order.  It can be placed online using Host Code T4JK4GSF (available until March 20), order from a class, or contact me directly to place an order.

Even better, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 AND a Smiley Reward!  Talk about getting the most for your money!  If you begin a new Paper Pumpkin kit subscription this month, you will receive an additional entry also.  Celebrate Paper Pumpkin with us this month and join the fun! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Rose Wonder Sympathy

Here is a lovely card that was fairly simple to make.  I used the Rose Wonder stamp set and markers to color in the rose.  The image is stamped on Watercolor Paper with Archival Black ink, as I was planning to use a watercolor technique, but then decided to try the markers instead.  To make the background a bit more subtle, I lightly sponged Soft Sky ink all around the white space.

This is such a lovely stamp set with a nice variety of sentiments, it is way at the top of my favorites list!  The fact that there are matching dies (Rose Garden Thinlits) makes it an even better value!  If you haven't added these items to your collection yet, order today!  You may shop through my link any time.  Anyone who places an order through me during March gets their name into a drawing for a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

I would love to hear your comments.