A Boy and His Dog

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I made such a fun card yesterday!  I chose the image and then looked through the pad of paper I wanted to use and found the PERFECT paper.  I love how the paper is striped and picks up on the hats and the boy’s shirt.  There were so many colours in the paper that it was very easy to choose colours for the shirt, hats and present.

Isn’t it cute?  This image is tall and wide so when I use it I tend to use the “outside the box” technique when die cutting.  Yesterday, I simply cut a standard rectangle because I knew I’d be pop-dotting the balloon and the boy’s head. 

I used my Family Phrases sentimens from Stampin’ Up because I think the font is perfect for children’s cards.  It’s whimsical and goes with just about any cute stamp you can think of.

The paper is MME lime twist (I think it’s Fly a Kite or Go Fly a Kite – I don’t have the paper next to me at the moment) and the stamp is my beloved Whipper Snapper.  I’m dying to place a new order of their stamps but I haven’t had much play time lately so I’ll hold off – with luck I’ll make it to the next release (so they don’t come out with more stamps I want right after I place an order).


Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter!  I made this a few weeks ago – I didn’t need an Easter Card – I just wanted to have an excuse to colour this little bunny:

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Dude Cards…

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My Dad’s birthday is coming up so I thought I’d get crafty during yesterday’s holiday rather than waiting until the last minute and stressing myself out.

I saw a cute card on Limedoodle’s website and liked the treatment she used for the image (the rest of my card is your basic one-pattern background).  I did make a boo-boo when stitching along the end of the image – my sewing machine zagged left – oops!  I’m sure my Dad won’t mind!

I used some fun Basic Grey paper, a few buttons from my stash and a really cute Paper Smooches stamp (bought these before Christmas)  Kim Hughes fonts are just the funnest (it’s a word!) ever.  I wish I owned them all.

The hardest part about making this card was swapping the white thread in my little sewing machine for black.  On my “grown up” machine I don’t find it difficult to rethread but I always have to look at the manual for my little Kenmore so I usually stick with white.

Kissy Face

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I needed an anniversary card for one of my brothers and SIL (happy 12th, guys!) and since I was on a Stamping Bella kick and still had the MME paper out I made this card for them:

I was pleased to use a few brads on the card (which, funnily enough, is for my brother Brad…) because it’s nice to use some older embellishments now and then.  Gives me an excuse to hang on to them for even longer.

I’ve been so busy lately that I only pop into my craft room on an “as needed” basis.  In fact, before I made this card yesterday, I made a baby shower card and some gift tags (that I didn’t have time to take a picture of), wrapped the baby gift, got cleaned up, went to the baby shower, then came home, made this right away, got it ready to mail and then made supper…after that was the usual “get ready for the work week” chores.  Don’t even get me started on how much laundry I did over the weekend!

Hopefully, I’ll be back soon – my Dad’s birthday is coming up so at some point I’ll need to make a card!

Happily Ever After

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A wedding congratulations card using some long-abandoned Stamping Bella stamps…almost forgot about them.  I went through a phase of these stamps a couple of years ago but then got addicted to Whipper Snapper where I send most of my stamping dollars…

I used some pretty My Mind’s Eye paper and CASEd the layout from Alice Wertz (cause she’s amazing!).  Once the colouring was done, this was actually a quick card and I totally scored finding two buttons with the same glazed finish.  The paper was too pretty to use “ordinary” buttons.

Back tomorrow with another Stamping Bella/MME card.

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