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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Baseball Birthday Card

My oldest grandson, who is turning 14, loves baseball, so I thought I'd create a birthday card using some baseball paper I had in my stash.  I found a "fun fold flap card" on Dawn Griffith's blog and I used "Happy Birthday Gorgeous," a new Stampin' Up bundle, for the die cut and stamps.

When the "Happy Birthday" flap is lifted, the "Make A Wish" message appears.  On the inside of the card, I used the "It's Your Day" stamp.  I also made a small envelope for the gift of money that I am sending him.



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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Sparkling Sweet 16 Birthday Card

My granddaughter recently turned 16.  She loves a lot of sparkle and the color purple, so I created a birthday card using her favorite things.  Inside I taped a small envelope so I could put a gift of money inside the envelope.  She liked the card and, of course, the gift of money!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Butterfly Birthday Card



     My daughter's favorite color is yellow, so when her birthday came, I used bright yellow as the background for her birthday card.  The butterfly is Darla and Vivienne from Memory Box, and the floral background is Detailed Floral Thinlits from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Floral Thinlit Sympathy Card

I find sympathy cards are often difficult to make, as I do not want the card's design to overshadow the message it is conveying.  I found that SU's Floral Thinlit dies make perfect sympathy cards--the card is beautiful, but it is not overwhelmed by "more is more" as it stands on its own.




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Christmas 2016

For my 2016 Christmas card, I used a soft blue as the background and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder.  I added a Memory Box die cut of snowflakes and stamped Merry Christmas using silver ink.  A blue ribbon finished the front.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Nine Years Old!

My grandson recently celebrated his ninth birthday!  I decided to put stars on the card that matched the paper in the background.  I added a big #9 and "wish BIG," a stamp from Stampin' Up.


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!

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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!


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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.