Merry & Bright!

This holiday season I am proud to say I made close to 95 handmade cards to share my love of crafting with family and friends:

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Like whoa!!! That’s a lot now that I think about it. lol! I hope these bring a little joy and happiness…handmade happiness!

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Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season!

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Beautiful Bokeh!

Sometimes, it is really the paper that makes the card:

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My bff sent me this wonderful bokeh paper from Lawn Fawn and gosh we both just love it!

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The bokeh paper just screams winter wonderland and it reminds me of snow! I made two versions of this card:

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No such thing as too much red or reindeers right!?

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Rudolph would be proud!

Make it Work!

Confession – I too have been bitten by the gold foil bug and wanted to give it a try… thanksgoldfoil2 And another try, another try, and another try!  By far this has been the most difficult technique to execute and it might be because I do not have a laminator!  Using my regular iron, I applied the deco foil and got really blotchy spots of gold. I realized after a few tries that I was overheating the embossing powder and that’s why the deco foil wasn’t sticking to the surface. thanksgoldfoil1 However instead of scrapping the card, I decided to have a “make it work” moment and created this card!  I like how it sorta has that distress look so I added some green and gold inks and threw in some vellum. thanksgoldfoil3 Get ready for a whole series of these gold foil cards!  =)

One Sheep Two Sheep…

These Ombre Inks are here to stay! I just adore them so much!

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I used the ombre inks for the thank you sentiment and background. For the banner, I turned it into a shaker banner by using a fun sprinkle of pretty pink posh sequins.

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I thought it would be funny to shake the card and see the sheep bouncing around! lol!

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I love the layers of vellum and cardstock.  It just makes the card feel really special and that it’s made with love!

Smile and say Photo Bomb!

Every now and then a stamp set comes along that just makes me squeal with happiness…yes, I said squeal!

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I love this stamp set because it reminds me of the Oscars selfie that was so popular a few years ago! I used versa mark to create the air mail background and just love how it turned out. This stamp set is great to use because you get to practice all the fun copic coloring!

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The smile sentiment is just to die for because the script goes with every sentiment! Hope you get a smile in the mail really soon from someone you love!

Life Saver…Not Just the Candy!

Here’s another card using the sweet stamp set from Mama Elephant…

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The stitched dies are just so lovely and I cannot get enough of them! In fact, I have ordered more to come!

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Again, this cute shaker card is filled with Pretty Pink Posh sequins and distress inks were used to add some color to the clouds and sun! I am waiting anxiously for the new hero arts ombre inks…Please please come soon!

I Need a Hero!

Everyone needs a hero! And, in this case it is a super girl…

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I love this mover and shaker die from Papertry Ink because it allows you to put any stamped image and create an interactive card.

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I added some distress inks to the background to give it that fun pop of color and then gold embossed the sentiment “You are my hero” onto the fluffy white cloud.

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No card is completed without some pretty pink posh sequins and gold foil stars! Be sure to tell your hero that you love them today =)

Swapp! I love it!

I am turning into a huge fan of Heidi Swapp’s color sprays! I got a few bottles this past weekend and I couldn’t wait to use them!

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I tried the sprays with different stencils and got these results:

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My favorite technique turned out to be just flicking the spray bottle onto the cardstock! And here is my card…

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Hope you are having a great weekend!

 

Air Mail from Cruz and Maxx

I made a custom card and thought it would be so cute to put names on the little kids!

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I love adding all the different layers and embellishments. Here is closer look:

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I love the sweet little expressions and the sentiments from this stamp set are so versatile!

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Hope this brings a smile to the heart! More cute air mail cards on its way… =)

Hello in Gold!

Here is my attempt of combining different textures and layers! For the background, I used embossing paste to create the rainbow polkadot background.

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I just love sprinkling glitter on the embossing paste before it dries completely.  It adds a little sparkle that makes you smile when you see it!

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Love the gold thread behind the cute little bunny!

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I can’t believe it is already October! Time to get ready for Christmas cards!

We are in Disguise for your Birthday!

I have been trying to make cards with the gold thread in the background.  I have to admit it is hard just to let the thread go which ever way it wants to!  But I am really loving the messy look:

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For this card, I wanted to make it sort of masculine so I thought it would be funny to add a little mustache to the little mama elephant critters!  I recommend using glue dots to keep the thread in place.

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I kept the background colors simple and I think this card looks much better in real life!  Hope you are having a great week!

Air Mail From the Heart!

I did not realize but I hoard and love all things related to Airmail!

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I absolutely love the cellophane airmail envelope! It has the perfect combination of sheerness where you can see the little note inside! I would love to receive that envelope in the mail! For this card, I used some patterned airmail paper from Martha Stewart and layered these adorable postcards for the background.  I stamped the airmail banner and border using Lawn Fawn Stamps.

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The adorable little girl and sentiment are from Mama Elephant. If you cannot tell from all my latest posts – I am such a huge fan of Mama Elephant stamps! They are adorable!