Timeless Birthday card

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I was asked to prepare a project for my teammates to make at our recent team meeting. I was honored to be asked, but scared as well. I like my cards to be easy, but have a little bit of WOW. I knew I wanted to use washi tape. I just love how quick and easy it is to add some color and pattern to any project! I also knew I wanted to use my Timeless Texture stamp set. It is such a great set as a background for almost any project. I used the color palette from the washi tape to give me the colors for the Texture stamps. It is a standard cardbase in Sahara Sand with one layer 4" x 5 1/4" in Very Vanilla.

Christmas in July Part Three


I hope you had enjoyed my first two posts showing one card each from our recent Christmas in July event. But, I thought I better wrap things up since we are so far into August now! Here are the last two designs that I offered to the attendees. The red one is such a classic layout and mostly traditional colors. This is one of those cards that you can make a quick stack of them in no time! I picked the color palette from the paper, it uses Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Mint Macaron. The new style doiley does some heavy lifting as an easy accent piece. The white card is meant to be whimsical and fun. It uses two of my favorite sets, the body is from the very versatile Swirly Scribbles framelits for the main body parts and the stick arms, the snowflakes, and a greeting are from Snow Place. It gives a nice blend of old product with new! I love the Soft Sky color to give this card that frosty, winter feel.

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Christmas in July Part Two

Thoughtful Branches - thoughtful ideas

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Showing more of it's versatility is that the trees can be made for any season, (take a look at my Pinterest board for many samples of) Summer, Autumn, Winter, or Spring trees. It really is a year round set. It is available starting today! You will want to get your Thoughtful Branches bundle right away and start playing with it! 

Christmas in July Part One


If you are anything like me, you never have enough Christmas cards when you need them. This year I decided to start early with my prep work. So, I choose July 24th as the date of my local event and presented Christmas in July. We had a large group of people attend and enjoyed making the 8 projects offered. This is the first of my 4 cards for the event. I used the boxes from the July Paper Pumpkin kit for the trees. I also used the green yarn as the accent embellishment. The greeting is from my favorite new stamp set and punch from the full line catalog, Thoughtful Banners bundle. Read on for tips for making this card.

Wedding Wishes fancy fold

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This card was designed for one of my two monthly swaps. Our theme was Fancy Folds. A fancy fold is anything other than a traditional top fold or left fold card. I decided to do an easel fold but I wanted to use the new Detailed Floral framelits to create a lovely edge on two sides of the card. I used the coordinating stamp set for the sentiment on the outside and the greetings in the card. All the flowers just seemed to need a butterfly or two, so I added a large on on the outside and used a tiny one as the "stop" for the easel. Be sure to read more for all the directions to make one of your own.

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