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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wedding Fever

Ok, I've got it!   Yup, Wedding Fever.  I didn't get  up early to watch Harry & Megan get married.  But I did see it later and I loved it!  Megan was so beautiful!  She didn't look a bit nervous to me!  I think I would have been scared to death with all those people there at the wedding and on TV.   Yikes!  She looked so very happy!!

So in honor of their wedding -  I made a few wedding cards.  I bought Becca Feeken's beautiful 3D Grand Dome base die.  I couldn't resist the Wedding die and the Tiara Rondelle die that goes with it.  They are all so pretty!

I made these cards in white, gray and pink.  The Tiara is silver paper with pearls.  

It does close up so it can be mailed.  I love making wedding cards with these dies.  

The following cards are made with Heartfelt Creations Fushia stamps and dies.  I have attached them to an Easel card.  

I love the colors in this card.  It is would be perfect for a Spring Wedding. 

This also closes so it can be mailed.  It would probably cost more since it is so bulky.  I have made a box to put it in- good if you are handing the card to the happy couple. 

This last card I have made before but I really like the design.  The dress isn't as pretty as Megan's but it will do.   

All these cards will be for sale at the Italian Heritage Spring Craft Fair on June 9th & 10th.  I am headed back to the TV to watch the wedding just one more time!!!   Sigh...  
Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Baby Crib Cards

I have been working on making Welcome Baby cards for the Italian Heritage Spring Craft fair coming up on June 9th & 10th in Portland.  My sisters and I are excited about having a booth at this event.  These are fun to  make and really not too difficult.  I use Tim Holtz Birdcage die to make the front of the crib.  I did a tutorial back in 2015 on how to make these.  You can check it out here-

I haven't changed them too much.  I did use Heartfelt Creations border die for the lacy top of the crib.  I also used Marianne Designs teddy bear for the stuffed animal.  This die makes into a Panda Bear too!  So cute!

I have used this sentiment many times.  I love the little bit of whimsy this gives a baby card. 

The rest of the dies are from Sizzix and I have had them for years.  I love that I get to use these dies when I make these cards.  They do still collapse to mail.  Anyway, I love making them and thought I would share these photos again.   

Here 's a few more pictures during construction--

Here is a picture of a couple of the dies I used. 

On to more projects!!  Have a fabulous afternoon!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Animal Pyramid Card Parade

This afternoon has turned into a rainy afternoon.  But everything is turning green and it is really looking like Spring- so I don't mind.  It gives me a chance to work in my craft room too- instead of outside raking and such.   The pictures above show the Pyramid cards that I have been making for the Craft Fair in June.   I have made Pyramid cards back a few years ago.  I have made some new ones and updated a few oldie but golden ones.  

These Angry Bird Pyramid cards are new for me.  I have to chuckle when I see them since they are Birthday Cards and the look on their faces is how I feel about my birthdays now!   These were fun to make and easy too!  Mostly made with pretty basic circle dies and punches.   

The Prince Frogs are new too!  Love the eyes and bow ties!  I have a cute punch that makes the bow ties.  

Now, the Giraffes I have made before.  But I did add the glasses.  Don't they look smart?  They are supposed to be standing by a bush and eating it too.

I made this dinosaur before too.  I just love the face!  All these cards are birthday cards.  I am hoping someone will like these because I really have fun making them!  On to the next project!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Olaf Pyramid Card

I have been working on preparing projects for the Craft Fair my sister's and I are planning to do in June.  I have always loved making Pyramid cards or Tent cards, as some people call them.  I decided to try and recreate Olaf using Punch Art. 

In case,  you have never made one of these fun cards- I have attached a link to a tutorial here-

It really wasn't  too hard since I have tons of punches and dies that help.  It's fun to see what dies or punches work the best.  Below are pictures that show the production in process and a few of the tools I used to make Olaf. 


Here's a view of the side with the sentiment.   I love this quote!!

You can see that I used a Snow Swirl die for added interest on the other side.  I think it's from Memory Box.   I have just clipped the card together so they will stand up for this photo shoot.  

But Pyramid cards can still be folded so they can be mailed.  I ran some Scor tape along the edge 
of one of the panels so the recipient can put it together once they open the card.  

I am planning on making a few more Pyramid cards and will plan to share those with you too!  Hope
everyone has a fantastic day!  

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Impossible Cards

My friend, Joan, is retiring at the end of the month and I wanted to make her a card that was a little different.  The  Impossible Card just fit!   This is the first time I have made this type of card.  I did use some stickers that I had from this paper line.  I thought they were really pretty. 

It is made with a single sheet of paper!  This one is 6 x 6 but you can make any size you like. 
I used Penny Black's stamp of the possum under a flower.  I love any and all Penny Black stamps!

You will find Maymay's  tutorial here-

I think she explains thing so well.  Here is another Impossible Card.  For this one, I used some stickers I bought in Florida. 

Now, I use a base for my Impossible card but you don't have to add it.  I have seen a lot that don't. But I think it adds some stability to the card and another pop of color.  

I think I will probably sell this one at the Craft Fair my Sisters and I are doing on June 9th. 
I have been working up a storm getting projects ready to sell.  I will share them once I have more done.  

You can see the Giraffe better in this photo.  

I had to give this card a try- you can find lots of them on Pinterest.  You can even make double and triple Impossible Cards.  I may have to try one of those too!  Hope you have a fun day!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Grand Dome 3D card

I recently purchased Spellbinder's 3D Grand Dome die!  I wanted to try something different and ended up making this Birthday card.  I cut several (6) of the main die out and folded them in half and then glued them to each other.   I also used the Happy Birthday die that comes separately. 

I did add my own sentiment to the back of the card.   The bead at the top is secured by a 
thin wire that runs down the middle of the card and holds the sentiments in place.  The picture below shows the die that I used to make the card. 

It still folds flat for mailing but you wouldn't want to add the bead unless you want to pay more for mailing.  I may add some more embellishments to the card since there is plenty of room!

I am working on lots of projects for an upcoming Spring Craft sale in June.   I love that I am going to be using dies and stamps that I haven't used in awhile.   I think I am going to be busy right up until the fair.  Should be fun!!


I took my own advice and added some flowers to this card.  You can see flowers at any angle.  I used Lawn Fawn's Fab Flowers.  I love the butterflies in this set!