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Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 7

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Hi all,

I’ve a snowman trio and another circle card for you today!


This card came together rather quickly and is easy to mass produce. The snowman trio is an element that I purchased while on Thanksgiving break in Houston, Texas. As soon as I saw them I knew they’d make for a great card!

The coordinating papers are from American Crafts Merrymint collection & were cut using silhouette studio. This cutting machine of mine is really paying for itself this season. It makes for some quick and easy to assemble cards.

Here’s how I put this one together once I had all the pieces:


Card base: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock

Patterned papers: American Crafts Merrymint 6×6 collection

Misc: White gel pen, Snowman trio embellishment

Distress Ink & Paper Piecing Bridal Card

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Hi all,

Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.

For today’s card I wanted to try using an alphabet stamp set to create my sentiment. I’m one that almost always chooses to use a sentiment that’s ready to go. I don’t mess around with my stamps by splitting them apart, I like things already assembled and ready to go for me. So as you may guess, this card in particular took quite some time to conceptualize. However, once I had an idea of what I wanted, it came together pretty quickly. I knew I wanted to use the scooter element in a whimsical way, and the rest of the card just fell into place immediately after I had the element figured out.

Here’s the how-to on the card:

Here’s a look at the finished card.



Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm & Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition Collection

Die-Cuts: Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition collection

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo

Watercolor Paper: Ranger Watercolor

Stamps: American Crafts Ginger

Stamp Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Joy to the World

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Hi All,

I got another Christmas card to share with you today! For this card I wanted to try out a new shape and design. I designed the entire card using my silhouette cutting machine and some good quality cardstock.

By the way, I have a sentiment on the inside (I will post a picture over on etsy). It reads “Merry Everything”. LOL It covers all your holiday wishes for family and friends.


2.14 Geometric Shapes – Valentine’s Day Series

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Hi all,

Today is day 3 of the Valentine’s day card series. For today’s card I wanted to try using some geometric shapes to create the main focal area. I also wanted to test out a few of my circle cutting tools to create these shapes. I used a textured cardstock as the base and added the shapes cut from a My Minds Eye paper stack. I also some felt embellishment from American Crafts and Thickers.