My friends and I gather in my card cave to stamp, share ideas, talk, and eat!
Enjoy some of my card cave creations!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Darla and Vivienne Memory Box Variations

I recently made two Mother's Day cards for my daughters--how can I celebrate Mother's Day without my two daughters!  I also used the same design for a birthday card for my former teaching assisstant!

My older daughter graduated from Duke, so I used a blue and white design for her card.


My younger daughter loves the color yellow, so her card was a burst of sunshine!


My favorite color combination is blue and yellow, so I used those colors for the birthday card.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Cheer with Tim Holtz Poinsettia Die

My card won the prize on Little Claire's Designs--Challenge #64--A Special Christmas Card.


This year I used Tim Holtz's poinsettia die to create my Christmas card.  In addition, I used SU's Christmas Cheer stamp as well as a Darice embossing folder for the snowflakes.    I only made six cards this year and they were hand-delivered to friends in the neighborhood and my two daughters!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Friday, May 22, 2015

"Blingy" Birthday Card

Update:  My card won the Ribbon Girl voucher on the ABC Challenge: J is for Jewels.

My granddaughter is celebrating her 14th birthday, and since she loves the color purple and a lot of bling, I thought I'd combine the two and make her a "blingy" birthday card.
I found some "Bling on a Roll" by Darice at my local craft store as well as some glittered pearls.  I used a design by Mary Fish and created a birthday card.  I looped the "bling" around the bow I made, added some glittered pearls, and after I stamped the message with silver ink, I embossed it so it would be shiny.


Inside the card, I made a small envelope and put the check I gave her inside the envelope!  I wrote a greeting on the die cut--so much more attractive than a rectangular piece of white paper!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:













Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mini Thank You Card

I often have to thank friends for gifts, etc., but I don't want to make a large card.  I created this card that measures 3-1/2" x 5" and have found that it is just right for a short thank you note.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fancy Fold Red and White Happy Birthday Card!

My good friend loves the color red, so I used a fancy fold card that I found on Dawn Griffith's blog to make her a birthday card.


The inside of the card has a greeting and a space for a written message.


Fancy Fold For Mother's Day

I always make Mother's Day cards for my daughters; without them, I would not be able to celebrate Mother's Day!  I found a new fancy fold on Dawn Griffith's website, and it is now my favorite go-to card!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birthday Sunflowers

     My daughter celebrated her 40th birthday recently.  As her favorite flowers are sunflowers, I created a birthday card filled with sunflower blooms.  I was able to sneak the number 40 in at the bottom of the card!  I found the tutorial for the large square double display card on Pinterest, my favorite go to place for new card ideas!



I used a belly band to keep the card closed.



When the card is opened, it stands up to display the birthday greeting.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Birthday--Variation on a Z-fold Card

I decided to dig into my stash of SU's DSP, and I created a birthday card for one of my friends.  Pinterest has become my "go-to" site for cards with creative folds, and I found several variations on a Z-fold card.

In order to write a birthday greeting, I used SU's Whisper White to create a space for the greeting.  Because of the way the card is folded, the greeting is not visible until the card is unfolded.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pretty Pink Birthday!

My granddaughter loves the color pink, so I decided to make a really pink birthday card for her!


Friday, September 26, 2014

It's Time for September Birthdays!

Four of my grandchildren have birthdays in September, so I usually start working on cards
 at the end of August!  

For my youngest grandson, I made a "slider" card using some Disney paper and characters.




For my third grandson (of five!), I found some paper with alligators on it and used one of SU's stamps to add the greeting.  I stamped the date of his birthday on the card; when he pulls up the insert, there is a big "Happy Birthday" greeting and space for writing a note.