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Online Card Class – Day 10

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Hi All,

Well, this post marks the end of the second week of Online Card Class, I am so sad to see the class nearing its end =(. I have learned SO much from this class and can’t even believe the number of cards that were contributed to the galleries for additional inspiration. For today’s assignment we were asked to make multiple cards using 1 stamp set. I used the Follow Your Heart stamp set by My Minds Eye to create my 3 cards. Here they are!

Card One:

For this card I used the banner stamp to create a road sign and cut the “enjoy the journey” apart to create 3 separate stamps for a bike trail. Also, I used a blacked-out ticket stamp in a repeated fashion to create the brick pattern on the bottom of the card. I absolutely love the way it turned out. Super simple, but effective!

KW Class Day 10 #2

Card Two:

For card two I used used the light bulb stamp in a staggered way to create visual significance and hand wrote a sentiment. I then covered the bulbs in glossy accents for extra shine. Super simple!


Card Three:

Added some paper to the background and repeatedly stamped the banner. I then stamped the light bulb onto a polka dot patterned paper to get “colored bulbs” and hung them upside down. I then covered the bulbs with some diamond stickles so they create a soft shine/glow!



Card Base: Neenah Environmental Cardstock and Hero Arts Notecard

Papers: My Minds Eye – Blink of an Eye

Stamp: My Minds Eye – Follow your heart

Ink: Stampin’ Up – Basic Black, Raspberry Red, Momento – Tuxedo Black Ink

Twine: Crafty Basics Grey

Birthday Surprise Box

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Hi all,

How about something a little different than a card today? For today’s project I’d like to show you a variation on a card…it’s a birthday box! This box in particular was made with a recipient in mind. A friend had asked that I create a box that could contain a small birthday gift and a birthday message. I asked what type of color scheme the recipient would like and was given this color scheme. This box is 100% handmade and then decorated using my stash of all things crafty. The papers are from a DCWV 8×8 paper pack. The flowers and embellishments are just a variety of products from K & Co., Prima, and Basic Grey.



Here is the exterior of the box. It measures approximately 5″L x 5″ Wx 4″H. Although it looks like an ordinary box, the sides have been removed. Once the lid is removed from the box, the four walls collapse and create a bit of a surprise!



Close up of the lid embellishments created with Basic Grey chipboard stickers, Prima flowers and a metallic button brad. VERY dimensional =)



And here is the inside of the box. Once the lid is removed, the four walls collapse and create this visual. Super fun, elegant and colorful.


Valentine’s Day Series – Day 10

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Hi all,

Today’s card is really better described as a tag. I decided to go smaller than the average Valentine’s Day card and make some cute tags that can be added to a gift or tied to some chocolates to give out to friends on valentine’s day. This tag is truly a one layer tag. I simply used some stamping layers and a small eyelet to ensure the twine doen’t tear the paper.




Tag Base: Neenah Environmental Cardstock – Desert Storm

Stamp: Hero Arts Cling Stamp, Simon Says Stamp – Beautiful Words

Eyelet: Making Memories 1/8″ metallic

Twine: Black and White


XOXO Banner Card – Valentine’s Day Card Series

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Hi all,

Happy New Year! I’m back from my holiday hiatus and ready to get cracking on more cards. I want to get a head start on making valentine’s day cards. Today I have the first of several cards for my Valentine’s Day series. These cards will soon be available to you via my Etsy store. Please stay tuned for the announcement regarding the official opening of the store!

For this card, I used material that was already in my stash. I am absolutely in love with woodgrain cardstock from Simon Says Stamp that I used as the mat for this card. Also, I used some papers from My Minds Eye Love Me collection and love the quality of those papers. I finished off with pink and white twine.

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time with card 2 of the series.