Sympathy Cards

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Hello all! I am still recovering from what feels like the longest cold of all time but I managed to sneak into the craft for a bit of cardmaking. So today I have a couple of sympathy cards to share with you. Let’s get started!

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For this card I made a pattern paper out of yellow cardstock and a heart stamp and stamped the sentiment on top with black ink. I kept things simple with a piece of grey cardstock underneath and attached it to the PTI kraft cardstock with dimensional adhesive. I finished the card off with a wrap and a bow of hemp twine.

For this next card I went for more of a masculine feel using blues as accent colors.

I started this card by embossing the woodgrain with white embossing powder on white cardstock. Then I adhered it to the light blue cardstock and attached that to the PTI kraft cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in a darker blue ink on another piece of white cardstock and attached that on top of the woodgrain with dimensional adhesive. I finished the simple card off with a small bow in hemp twine.

Thanks for joining me today and happy creating!

Stephanie

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Short Break

My oh my!! I have been suffering from one heck of a sinus infection for a couple weeks now. 🙁 Sorry I missed last week and I will be back as soon as I can! In the meantime, have fun crafting up some beautiful cards!

-Stephanie

Christmas Already!

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Hello! Well Halloween has been over for a few days now and I am already in the Christmas spirit! Yes, I am one of those annoying Christmas people who LOVES cheesy holiday movies, puts my decorations up early, and listens to Christmas music until January is over. So naturally, I have a couple of holiday themed cards to show you today!! I will be breaking down the card I posted yesterday as well as one more card I made with the same theme. Now I am typically a mass photo card person around this time of year so any Christmas cards I make, I will be using alongside of hostess gifts, etc. Let’s dive in! Here’s numero uno: >>

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To make this card, I first embossed a tag from a past Studio Calico card kit with brown powder and a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp. I attached a paper pieced holly leaf to it with a bit of twine and set them aside. I used dimensional adhesive to attach a trimmed slice of green textured cardstock to the kraft card base (from Papertrey Ink) and adhered the tag and holly on top of it. I finished it off with a red die cut ornament on the left side and I was finished! I love how this card turned out, I think it is so fun! Onto numero dos! >>

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This is a SUPER simple card! To make it I embossed gold woodgrain on the entire PTI kraft card base first. I cut and adhered pieces of solar white cardstock (also from Papertrey Ink) and green textured cardstock together and then onto the card base. And finally, I attached the die cut “JOY” on top with dimensional adhesive. Anddddd… done! SO simple, right?

Well, that’s all I have for you today! Have a wonderful week and I will see you next Tuesday! Happy creating!

Stephanie

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Papercraft Star Challenge

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Here’s a quickie before tomorrow’s post where I will go into more detail for the card I am about to show you! This card will be entered into a challenge at Papercraft Star! I made this based on Papercraft Star’s tag inspiration and I am all about Christmas coming so I made a Christmas card! Here’s a detailed photo >>

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…and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more information on this card as well as one more fun card I will have for you! See you then!

Stephanie

Happy Halloween

Happy Tuesday all! This is the last week for Halloween posts and I can’t wait for Thursday! My daughter decided she wants to be a cat and she is just the cutest little cat there is! (Of course, I am a bit biased!) My son may or may not be dressing up… he is still a baby so we will see if he’s up for it 🙂 Now onto the cards!

The first card I have for you is a scary pumpkin silhouette card. It’s really fun in person because when you walk past it, the metallic orange under the pumpkin follows you a bit. My daughter loves this one. 🙂 >>

I made this card by first die cutting the pumpkin from chalkboard black paper (from one of the past Studio Calico card kits) and rounding out the corners of the negative piece. I adhered a piece of the metallic orange paper behind the black and adhered the whole thing to the card base. I attached the actual pumpkin that got cut out with dimensional adhesive and a bit off center to where it was originally cut. Next, I attached a trimmed piece of the “+” patterned paper (also from a past Studio Calico card kit) as well as a trimmed and rounded piece of gray paper. My sentiment sticker is placed on top and I finished the card off with some clear gems that I tinted orange a bit with ink. What do you think?

Here is the next one >>

I wanted this one to be a little more cute than scary so I picked out some fun patterned papers in orange and black and die cut the letters for “Happy Halloween.” I adhered them to my kraft card base with a glue pen and then wrapped twine with a piece of star ribbon on the opposite end. That’s it!

Halloween can be such a fun holiday and I hope you have been able to create some great cards, crafts, and memories this year! Have a safe night trick-or-treating!

Stephanie 🙂

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