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Just Cards.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

handmade cards

Cards, for me, are the perfect outlet for an urging need to make something with my hands. They are like little canvases or small scale picture-less layouts.

I get to think about the design, cut, adhere, use gems and flowers and cute buttons and sprinkle some glittery goodness and all in no more than a few minutes per card.

Yesterday I “suffered” from this urging need to create, to cut, to play with punches, to adhere… so I went ahead and made some cards for a few upcoming events.

Celebrate today card

Celebrate today card

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Tips:

  • For a subtle background stamp a nice big pattern with ink the same color as your cardstock, or with Versa Mark ink.
  • To stamp the border through the greeting, first stamp the greeting and then mask it with a small piece of paper and stamp the border stamp over it.
  • To position the punched shapes evenly, I used a centering ruler and started with the middle piece, then I put the next piece in the center point between the middle piece and the edge of the paper.

Birthday wishes card

Birthday wishes card

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  • Cardstock – Bazzil
  • Stamps – Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages).
  • Ink – Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
  • Patterned paper – June Bug by Basic Grey.
  • Punch – Martha stewart Starburst
  • buttons – Papertrey Ink (Poppy Red)

Tips

  • I really loved the colorful patterns in the June Bug collection but felt I must tone them down, which I did by using a neutral colored cardstock base and by punching small shapes rather than covering the entire card base with a large piece of patterned paper.
  • To create a greeting banner that compliments the punched shapes, I fed only the edge of the paper through the inside of the punch.
  • I wanted to tie all the elements together, so I added a solid piece of paper and rounded its edges with the Corner Chomper to “point” towards the punched pieces mosaic. In addition, I added a couple buttons to the top portion to bring the red upwards.

Happy birthday card

Happy birthday card

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Tips

  • Here I made a small card (4¼” by 4¼”) so I could use a solid piece of the colorful, busy paper (3¾” by 3¾”), but to break it off I added a 1″ piece and rounded both its edges with the Corner Chomper to create a rounded edge.
  • For the cupcakes embellishment I just cut off a couple cupcakes from the patterned paper with my favorits precision scissors and attached them with foam adhesive.
  • As cupcakes without frosting are no good, I added glittery frosting with my Stickles glitter glue.

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Hybrid Card – Using Digital Alpha Sets

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Hybrid Thanks Card

[Supply: You Are Amazing (woodgrain alpha) by Shimelle Laine for Two Peas In A Bucket, Basics + Cappella (patterned paper + small alpha stickers) by Basic Grey, Rhinestones by Kaiser Scrapbooks, Earthtones cardstock by American Crafts, White gel pen by Uniball, Foam dimensionals.]

Step By Step Instructions

Using Digital Alphas

  1. Open a new document in Photoshop Elements: Width: 8.5″ Height: 11″ DPI: 300.
  2. Use the rectangle shape tool and add a rectangle, sized 4.25″ by 5.5″. By doing that you make sure the size of your alphas will be perfect.
  3. Open up all the different letters you need for your greeting from the kit. Use the move tool to drag and drop them on your new document.
  4. Before positioning the letters you need to resize them. To do that, line them all up in one straight line – regardless of the way you want to put them on your card.
  5. Pick all the layers with the letters (Just click on the layer with your CTR/CMD button pressed down) – make sure they are all highlighted.
  6. Pick the move tool ,then press align and opt for the center alignment.
  7. While your layers are still all highlighted – click on one of the edges of the word and drag the cursor towards the center. This way you are resizing the letters proportionally.
  8. After you get to a size you are please with, position the letters the way you want them on the card. The rectangle shape you drew earlier will help you keep the proportions and size right.
  9. Conceal the layer with the rectangle shape by clicking on the eye icon and print your page on a white, smooth cardstock.
  10. The alphas on Shimelle’s new kit have a faint outline that you can use as cutting guidelines.

Assembling The Card

  1. Cut the patterned background paper to 5.25″ by 4″, adhere to your cardstock base.
  2. Cut the accent piece of patterned paper in a curve (using an ellipse cutter – I used Coluzzle) – make sure the base is 4″ wide.
  3. Ink up the top edge of your curved paper and adhere it to the bottom of the patterned paper you adhered before.
  4. Adhere the individual letters with foam dimensional stickers. Cut the foam adhesive down to size if needed.
  5. Add the letter stickers and the rhinestones.
  6. Give the card to a friend to show that you care and to say thank you…

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Simple Cards To Create In Minutes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Thank You Card

Thank You Card

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How-To Pointers

  • For the greeting, all I did was to open a new 8½” by 11″ document at 300dpi and write “Thank You” in black with the text tool. Than I duplicated the layer a few times and changed the size by dragging the edge of the bounding box. I Positioned each layer randomly and changed the opacity of each layer. Then I printed it on white cardstock, punched it and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist (immediately absorbing the excess liquid, so the ink won’t spread).
  • For the flower accent, I just adhered the dew drop on a Basic Grey paper with some Diamond Glaze. I’ve found it easier to put the glue on the dew drop and then press on the paper than to do that the other way around. Ranger Glossy Accents will also work great. I love it too. After the glue dries up, I cut around the dew drop, which also acts as a weight to help the gate-fold card stay shut.

I Love You Card

I Love You Card

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How-To Pointers

  • The self adhesive fun foam wouldn’t go through the punch, so I punched a scrap piece of paper, adhered it to the backer of the fun foam (as the shape is symmetric), and cut around with precision scissors.
  • To attach the vellum greeting I used the Tiny Attacher and tried to aim the staples to the lines of the letters… almost successfully… I concealed the back of the staples with a strip of patterned paper I adhered to the back.
  • For the faux stitching box, I first marked it with a pencil, using a T-Square ruler and then went over it with American Crafts brown precision pen and erased the pencil marks.
  • This card isn’t standard. It’s a square card, measured 4¼” by 4¼”. It started as a standard card, but after finishing it I felt a smaller size would look better. Trial and error, that’s the way to go.

Thanks Card

Thanks Card

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How-To Pointers

  • I made the flower from used dryer sheets and Glimmer mists. You may find the video tutorial here.
  • I used the scoring board to make the pleated cardstock “ribbon”. I just scored repeatedly in intervals of ½” and 1/8″ and folded the scoring lines later to create the pleats. A mountain fold after each ½” mark and a valley fold after each 1/8″ mark. Down and up and down and up… I attached it to the patterned paper with a line of glue runner, then supported it with 2 tiny staples that also attached the felt ribbon to it.
  • For the funky greeting, I first penciled it on the paper lightly (using 2 pencils held together to create the broad line), then I went over the lines with a black pen, erased the pencil marks and cut around it with precision scissors. I adhered each letter with a tiny foam dot to add dimension.

My favorite card is the first one, with the “photoshopped” greeting. Which one is yours?

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Gate Fold Thank You Card – Because You Care

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Thank You Card

I caved in. I admit it.

I thought a scoring board is redundant. Unnecessary.

But I bought one anyway…

…and i LOVE it!!!

When I buy new patterned paper, I usually store it immediately in my very own papers’ necropolis. However, when I buy new tools – I usually try them right away (sometimes they’re getting buried too). Same happened here, as soon as I got Martha Stewart’s scoring board I had an urge to score me some cards – it was so easy, so addictive.

So here I am, living with a small stack of blank, prescored cards and not doing anything with them. For a couple day. Then came the epiphany – use a journaling label for the greeting!

Simple. Easy. Striking. (If you don’t mind me sayin’…)

Thank You Card

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Cut your cardstock base at 8½” by 5½”. Score at 2 1/8″ and at 6 3/8″.
  2. Cut 2 panels of patterned paper, 5½” by 2 1/8″ each. I used Cosmo Crickt’s 6″ by 6″ Material Girl paper pad.
  3. Adhere the above panels to the panels at the front of the card.
  4. To print on the journaling label, I first printed the greeting on a plain paper (Erika Ormig font, 60Pt.) Then I adhered the label with removable adhesive to the plain paper, on top of the greeting and ran it through the printer again. [This specific labels set will be posted on the blog on Friday, so stay tuned]
  5. I adhered the printed label on another piece of patterned paper from the same pad and cut around it, leaving a nice fat gap. I used Fiskars spring-action scissors for that. They are very easy to manipulate around the curves.
  6. I applied adhesive to only half of the greeting “tag” and adhered it to the left panel – centering it between the two panels.
  7. Then I stuck on a Prima flower and a pearl and called it a happy day.

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Build A Scene OR Paper Piecing Card – Creativity Prompt

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Paper Piecing Card

Way back, when I was a wee kid, my sister used to tell me the most wonderful made-up stories. I was completely mesmerized by her stories, not to mention extremely gullible…

My favorite stroy was about a magic typewriter, hidden in a secret compartment inside the wall (I used to spend HOURS looking for it). Everything you type on it with the words: “I wish” at the beginning, comes true. You could write short sentences such as ‘I wish I had ice-cream with hot chocolate sauce…‘ and immediately enjoy the treat, or you may materialize imaginary worlds, built from scratch with the power of your words (These were my favorite types of stories).

In crafts, as in creative writing or story telling, you may build imaginary worlds from scratch and go as far as your imagination and creativity go.

Go ahead and build a scene. Let your inner creative child guide you through the labyrinth of your vast imagination.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Adhere a vintage text paper onto a plain, non-textured cardstock using glue stick.
  2. Stamp your image a few times on different patterned papers, including on the vintage text paper. Use as many patterned papers as the number of pieces you want to combine together.
  3. Cut each piece of your image with precision scissors.
  4. Start assembling the “scene”: Adhere the “flat” pieces with a glue pen and the dimensional pieces with foam dots.
  5. For the “hill” – cut a piece of patterned paper in a curve.
  6. Draw some freehand clouds on your leftover text paper and cut the out with precision scissors.
  7. Spritz your “clouds” with Glimmer Mist.
  8. Stamp or punch the little heart on a reddish patterned paper. Apply some Glossy Accent. Let dry and cut out. Adhere to the image with a foam dot.
  9. Stamp the greeting in a curve, by laying it that way on the acrylic block.
  10. Add some gems for the finishing touches.

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Hybrid Cards – Mix Fancy With Funky

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Hybrid Cards - Mix Fancy With Funky

I was looking at Shimelle’s new kit: Write It Down Ornate Frames, which “aired” today on Two Peas In A Bucket, and thought it would be just perfect for making a bunch of hybrid cards.

At first I thought to edit them on photoshop, add the greeting with one of my gazillion fonts, print out, add a ribbon, or some gems and call it a day. A great way to make a bunch of coordinating classic cards.

Then I thought, lets take it up a notch… It would be really cool to mix Shimelle’s beautiful, classical, traditional ornate frames with some funky patterned papers and a funky – non-traditional – design, and that’s exactly what I did.

I hope you like it and will give it a try. (Shimelle’s kit costs just 99 cents…)

Step by Step Instructions

Hybrid I Love You Card

  1. Use a photo editing program to lay the frame on the right side of a letter size document. Size it to measure 4″ by 5¼”. Print out the document on textured white cardstock, using the borderless settings of your printer.
  2. Cut the cardstock in half – to 5½” and fold in half at 4¼” to create a standard size card.
  3. Print out Creativity Prompt’s free classic journaling tags on plain non-textured cardstock. Cut out one of the tags and cut off about an inch from its right edge.
  4. For the letters I used plain and glittered fun foam that I cut with my Cuttlebug, using QuicKutz Moonlight dies, and adhered it with Tombow Mono Multi glue you can also use American Crafts Thickers.
  5. Adhere the journaling tag to the bottom right edge of the card using foam squares.

Hybrid Thanks Card

  1. Use a photo editing program to lay the frame on the right side of a letter size document. Size it to measure about 3½” wide (keep its proportions). Print out the document on textured white cardstock, using the borderless settings of your printer.
  2. Cut the cardstock to 5¼” by 4″.
  3. Use a craft knife to cut off the oval center of the frame.
  4. Cut a textured yellow cardstock to 8½” by 5½” and fold in half at 4¼” to make a standard size card.
  5. Cut a piece of a funky patterned paper at 3½” by 3½”.
  6. Lay the printed cardstock on the yellow card base and trace the oval window with a pencil. Adhere the patterned paper where the window will lay, over the pencil marks.
  7. For the letters I used plain and glittered fun foam that I cut with my Cuttlebug, using QuicKutz Moonlight dies, and adhered it with Tombow Mono Multi glue you can also use American Crafts Thickers.
  8. Adhere the printed cardstock with foam squares.
  9. Adhere the hearts. I Cut the heart with a Cuttlebug die from the glittered fun foam. (I used a VERY old punch for the small heart)
  10. Adhere the button (I would have used a yellow button if I had one…) with a couple mini glue dots.
  11. Adhere the line of yellow gems below the greeting.

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Participate In A Creative Challenge To Break A Block- Creativity Prompt

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Participate In A Creative Challenge

[Cardstock: Papertrey Ink; Patterned paper: Basic Grey; Ribbon + letter stamps – Michael’s; Baby stamp set – Panduro, Norway; Punches: 2″ circle squeeze punch and Apron Lace by Fiskars; Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers; Ink: Papertrey Ink + Versamark; Embossing powder and Rock Candy Stickles – Ranger Industries.]

Raspberry Suite Color challenge #21It may sound counterintuitive but when you feel blocked one of the best ways to break out of the creative rut is to confine yourself to a limited set of colors or to a certain sketch.

This week I decided to participate in Dawn McVey‘s Raspberry Suite Color Challenge.

The colors were already picked for me and all I had to do is to come up with the design. My design is inspired by Kristina Werner’s last MACM.

As you can see I took the colors and the design idea and had made them mine, but more importantly, I have shattered my creative block and kept on creating other cards, layouts and ATCs afterward.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Cut your card base (8½” by 5½”) and fold in half (into 4¼” by 5½” card).
  2. Cut the yellow patterned paper to 3″ by 5″.
  3. Stamp the yellow strip with the border text stamp with versamark ink and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.
  4. Stamp your greeting on the bottom of the yellow strip with permanent brown ink, using individual letter stamps.
  5. Punch a circle at the center of the top part of the strip.
  6. Tie a ribbon around the yellow strip.
  7. Cut 2″ strip of the brown patterned paper and punch one side with the border punch.
  8. Adhere the brown strip to the back side of the yellow strip, by applying adhesive to the edge of the yellow strip. Allow only the decorative border to show.
  9. Before adhering the patterned paper to the card base, lay it over the card base where you’d like to position it and mark the circle with a pencil.
  10. Stamp your image inside the pencil circle with brown ink, then heat emboss the image with clear embossing powder.
  11. When the ink is completely dry, erase the pencil mark and adhere the patterned paper with foam dots.
  12. Round the corners of the card base.
  13. Go over the image with a layer of Stickles glitter glue and let dry.

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Stitched Cards -a-thon…

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I am always looking for new ways to expand my creativity and try out different things, which is why I have recently purchased a simple sewing machine.

I never intended to use the sewing machine to make or amend clothes, nor did I intend to sew hand made dolls, home decor or bags (though I definitely do not rule out any of these).

My first intention for this sewing machine was to stitch papers with it.

I love the sewn look. It makes everything look better, well designed and finished.

So there is no surprise in me spending a whole weekend just fiddling with my new sewing machine, trying out different things and making about a gazillion cards, these are their stories…:

Handmade sewn cardsCast of Characters – American Crafts cardstock in “Earth Tones”; Cardboard; American Crafts white glitter button; Red embroidery floss; Patterned paper by Cosmo Crickt – “Jolly by Golly”; Handmade Mulberry paper; Papertrey Ink stamp “Messages”; Palette hybrid ink in “Dark Chocolate” .
Techniques – This one is pretty straightforward. I just ripped off a piece of cardboard and exposed the corrugated layer, then sewed it to the card over a couple of other patterned paper pieces, also sewn to the card base. Later I attached the button with a glue dot and stamped the greeting.

Handmade sewn cardsCast of Characters – Wausau heavy-weight cardstock; Patterned paper by Basic Grey from last year’s “Wassail” collection; Fiskars “Apron Lace” border punch.
Techniques – First I sewed the patterned paper strips to the card base and then cut the gift images from the paper with precision scissors and adhered them with pop-dots.

Handmade sewn cardsCast of Characters – Wausau heavy-weight cardstock; Ali Edwards stamp “Simply You” by Technique Tuesday; Palette Hybrid ink in “Poppy Red”; Red embroidery floss; Yellow button; Thin corrugated cardboard; Cuttlebug heart shaped die; Rangers yellow Stickles.
Techniques – I used the negative of the die-cut corrugated cardboard and teared it around the shape, then sewed around it. After that I sewed around the shape with no thread and hand-stitched it with embroidery floss, using the holes the machine poked in the card base. I added a button with a glue dot and added a sewn frame that holds an inner lining paper which conceals the hand-sewn stitches inside. For a touch of glitter, I went over the sewn frame with yellow glitter glue.

Handmade sewn cardsCast of Characters – Wausau heavy-weight cardstock; Mulberry paper heart die cuts; Papertrey Ink vintage button in “Poppy Red”; Palette Hybrid ink in “Poppy Red”; Ali Edwards stamp “Simply You” by Technique Tuesday; Yellow embroidery floss; We Are Memory Keepers “Corner Chomper”.
Techniques – This is probably the simplest card, but the one I love the most… All I did was to temporarily adhere the heart die-cuts to the card base and go over them with a couple different stitches Then I attached the button with a glue dot, stamped the greeting (I cut the clear stamp because I didn’t want to use the first part of the greeting) and voilĂ …

Handmade sewn cardsCast of Characters – Wausau heavy-weight cardstock; American Crafts cardstock in “Earth Tones”; Rangers yellow Stickles; Papertrey Ink vintage button in “Poppy Red”; Palette Hybrid ink in “Dark Chocolate”; Papertrey Ink stamp “Messages”; Red embroidery floss; Small square punch; We Are Memory Keepers “Corner Chomper”; Patterned paper by Basic Grey from last year’s “Wassail” collection; Handmade paper; vintage textbook paper.
Techniques –In this card I made a collage of different paper strips, sewn both horizontally and vertically with different types of stitches as well as hand-sewn with red embroidery floss. Then I adhered the paper collage with pop dots on another piece of cardstock, also sewn to the card base. After that I added the finishing touches – a button adhered with a glue dot, glitter frames and distressing the text paper with a baby wipe dabbed in the “Dark Chocolate” ink.
The greeting banner: I stamped the greeting on cardstock and cut it into a small rectangle. Then I fed the end of the rectangle through the edge of the square punch and created the slotted end. The I curled it with the blade of my scissors, pleated it in one end, distressed it with the baby wipe stained with the ink and adhered it by applying glue-dots only to its ends.

Handmade sewn cardsCast of Characters – Bazzill textured cardstock in “Butterfly” ; Papertrey Ink stamp “Messages”; Palette Hybrid ink in “Dark Chocolate”; Orange grosgrain ribbon; Striped patterned Paper by chatterbox; Rhinestones; Patterned paper by Basic Grey from last year’s “Wassail” collection.
Techniques – Simple. Simple. Simple. I temporarily adhered the paper strips to a piece of cardstock and sewed them to it. The stitch is very dense, so it was easy to tear up the cardstock excess. After finishing the sewing part I tied a ribbon around the cardstock, then I attached it to the patterned paper with some pop-dots. I added the rhinestones and the stamped greeting and that’s it. Simple…

Handmade sewn cardsCast of Characters – Wausau heavy-weight cardstock; We Are Memory Keepers “Corner Chomper”; Brown paper – recycled from a package filler; Striped patterned paper by Black River Designs (awesome papers, great quality, by the way…); Green patterned paper by Chatterbox; Papertrey Ink stamp “Messages”; Palette Hybrid ink in “Dark Chocolate”.
Techniques – I started by sewing the green paper to the card base with a zig-zag stitch. The I adhered the striped piece of patterned paper and attached the handmade flower with a few glue-dots.
The handmade flower: I punched 10 pieces of brown paper with a scallop circle punch by EK Success. Then I sewed all the pieces together in the center and crumpled all the layers, one after the other – starting with the top layer – until I achieved the look I was looking for.

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Cards. Cards. Cards.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

This week I was determined to dig deep into my stash and make stuff with forgotten products, side by side with some new products and toys I bought lately. Mix old with the new and get into the holidays’ spirit…

Card
Old: Chatterbox patterned paper, Scalloped circle punch, ink: Palette hybrid in Pure Poppy and vintage Cream by Papertrey Ink.

New: American Crafts cardstock, Bazzill kraft cardstock, Apron Lace border punch by Fiskars, Stamps: Papertrey Ink “Retro Basic Backgrounds”, Ali Edwards “You” for Technique Tuesday, Glitz Design “distress 2”.

Techniques: 1. The striped paper was cut diagonally for a diagonal design. 2. For the flower I punched a gazillion scalloped circles (ok, just 10) and attached them together with a brad. Then I crumpled each layer to create a super-dimensional flower.

Card
Old: Chatterbox patterned paper, wire rimmed ribbon, ink: Palette hybrid in Dark Chocolate and vintage Cream by Papertrey Ink, red felt marker, white gel pen.

New: American Crafts cardstock, Bazzill kraft cardstock, Corner Chomper, stamps: Ali Edwards “You” for Technique Tuesday, Glitz Design “distress 2”.

Techniques: 1. I pleated the ribbon, the wire rim helps it stay put. Then I took a strip of a strong double-sided adhesive and attached it to the cardstock and adhered the pleated ribbon to it. 2. For the layered, distressed background, I first stamped a generic houndstooth pattern in a cream colored ink, let it dry and then stamped a text pattern with brown ink over it.

Card
Old: Cream card, red-brown thread, Palette hybrid ink in Pure Poppy by Papertrey Ink, Kaiser Craft’s clear rhinestones, Fiskars 2″ circle squeeze punch.

New: Brother LS2125I Sewing Machine, American Crafts cardstock, Stamp: Papertrey Ink “Mixed Messages”.

Techniques: This is my first trial ever at sewing, so I’m pretty proud of the semi-straight border :) 1. The border is sewn with a zig-zag stitch. 2. the circle was punched with a 2″ circle punch and adhered to the card with temporary adhesive. Then I sewed freely inside and around the circle to create a rose-like abstract pattern. I also made one run with no thread, for a dotted-punctured effect.

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Things I have Been Up To Lately…

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

I want to share with you some things I have been up to lately.

  1. Make Your Own Planner WorkshopRelaunching. After receiving many requests from my readers I have finally set up a self-paced version of the popular workshop “Capture Your Dream“. That means that you can take the workshop at any time and start instantly. But isn’t this time of year the perfect time to make your biggest dream come true? I think so too.
  2. Creating. I have been busy making stuff, which means I have been busy being way too happy :) “Making Stuff” and “Happy” are synonyms in my book.

    I have been scrapooking:

    Autumn in Mountain view Digital Layout

    [Supply: Penned Words: Autumn By Shimelle Laine; Autumn Apples Polka Dot Papers by Shimelle Laine]

    and I have been making cards:

    handmade cardshandmade cards

    [Supply: Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper, Hero Arts Heart Winged Butterfly, Artistic Windows & Woodgrain Pattern; Glitz Designs Distress Kit 2 stamp set; Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics stamp set; Gems; Ribbon; Crop-a-dile; Eyelets; Corner Chomper; Versamark ink; Clear embossing powder; Heat gun; Rock Candy crackle paint; Pink + Aqua gel pen; Colored pencils; Blender pen; Palette Hybrid ink in Vintage Cream]

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