Love You With All My Heart

Another card for the Birthday Stash – Done using the Easel Card Technique.

Loved making the easel card so had to try another.  I had already started this card and didn’t like it so when I learned the easel card technique my outcast was revived.  I used the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January 2018 Heart Die, Catherine Pooler Love Die, Paper Smooches Hearts Die, Catherine Pooler Postage Stamp Die, My Favorite Things Pierced Square Die, Simon  Says Stamp All My Love stamp set and Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks.



Love On Your Birthday

My second share on Stamp Nation’s Birthday Stash – Done.  This tutorial, Cards for BFFs with Winnie & Walter by Crystal Thompson, involved several techniques that I love doing.  The first is ink smooshing.  I did the smooshing with Catherine Pooler’s Flirty Fuschia and Be Mine Inks.  Second I used Catherine Pooler’s Lattice Frame Die and placed it on the smooshed background which I cut from Catherine Pooler’s Postage Stamp Die.  I used the sponging technique with the same inks and die cut with Simon Says Stamp’s Sketched Hearts die and Love die.  I added a sentiment under the Love Die Cut from Simon Says Stamp All My Love stamp set.  Sprinkled a few sequins on.




Best Fishes Birthday Card

First share for the Stamp Nation Birthday Card Stash – Done

(A collaboration to celebrate StampNation’s 7th birthday)

The first tutorial was by Kimberly Rendino (CAS-ual Fridays) for a Sassy easel Card   so I used the My Favorite Things Fishbowl Die to make the easel.  I used Distress Oxide to color the items in the fishbowl.  The background is Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper.  The water effect is cardstock by Imagine Crafts called Vertigo Taffeta.  Stamp sets used were:  Penny Black Cupcake, Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends, Simon Says Stamp All My Love, and Penny Black Sweet Wishes.  I used Stamp of Approval Birthday Wishes die also.


Love Is In The Air latest Stamp of Approval Collection

I always look forward to the newest Stamp of Approval collection by Catherine Pooler.  There are always so many different stamps and dies to be used in many creative ways.  I start by using all the ideas in the Project Guide that comes with the collection.  This gets my creative juices going and I end up with a whole bunch of cards in a short time.    Here are the first three.


Caring Hearts Project

Just mailed 20 handmade cards to Caring Hearts Project.  The Caring Hearts Project was started by Vera Yates a Paper Crafting Artist in honor of her Mom’s request 8 years ago.  Last year 66,000 handmade cards were made by numerous paper crafters and card makers.  They were distributed to various nursing homes throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom.    As stated by Jennifer McGuire, a wonderful role model for Card Makers, “the holidays are about family, kindness and joy.  During this time, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes feel lonely.  This is a simple gesture that we can do to let them know they are not forgotten.”

I enjoy every minute creating the cards that I make.  It is great to also know that they will make someone’s day a little brighter.


Cards for Jacob

Found this request for handmade cards on one of the Facebook pages I follow.  This is why I love making cards.  I enjoy it so much and then to see how happy it makes the recipients makes it a double pleasure.  Jacob loves the Antarctica and Penguins but instead of Penguins I decided to use this Lawn Fawn stamp set that I love.  I also love making spinner cards.  They are a lot of fun.  Had to do a video also so it will perform the spin.

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