I just realized

It has been over a year since I’ve last posted on this blog, and I’d like to get back into the swing of things. A lot has happened in the past year, and more changes are coming soon but one thing that has remained the same has been my love for paper crafting. And although I haven’t devoted as much time to crafting as I once did this past year, I’d like to make it a priority in my life once again, and I think one way of doing that is to get this blog back up and running, and better than it ever was before.

With that said, I’d like to start this post off with some cards I’ve made more recently. And when I say more recently, I use the term loosely…but I have just now gotten around to photographing them and sharing them with anyone aside from Nick.

Enjoy! 😀

 

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I know, I know, Easter was FOR-EV-ER ago…but c’mon, this Easter card is just way too cute not to share. So simple, with the mint green stripes and little flower cluster that I used my wink of stella brush on, and those perfect little enamel dots. I just couldn’t resist posting this.

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Can you see a common theme with these last two cards? I just love this adorable Simon Says Stamp set.

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Well, if anyone is actually reading this, I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be back soon with some more cards. 🙂

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Hi there! We are finally in the new

Hi there! We are finally in the new place! Which is why I haven’t posted anything for a few days. Still not completely moved in (I have a few big pieces left to bring over, my book cases and china cabinet, and some boxes full of random little odds and ends) but at least we are here and I’ve been very busy unpacking. I still haven’t gotten my crafts set up but luckily I have quite a few cards that I did a while back and haven’t shared yet.

I don’t have the supplies on hand so I can’t write out a full description but I’ll share some photos anyhow.

With Father’s Day coming up I thought I’d share these cards first, I can’t wait to get all of my supplies over to the new place and have a work space again!

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10 Minute Craft Dash #18

I have been lagging behind on updating my blog with a crap-ton of cards(and yes…it really is a crap-ton of cards to share)

We’ve been busy around here packing up my boyfriend’s things because we’ll be moving into the new place on Monday YAY! I can’t wait! :] But, I figured I’d post my card for the 10 Minute Craft Dash and get that all squared away.

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I have to admit, this one was a huge challenge for me, but that’s a good thing! I don’t normally use greens, yellows, or purples (why is that I wonder?….I really don’t know) but I managed to find some card stock on hand that I was able to use, and I’m so happy I did!

I made this card in 9 minutes and 36 seconds, JUST UNDER the radar haha

 

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I used patterned papers from American Crafts & Basic Grey’s Plumeria 6×6 paper pads. Also, I used the largest heart from Unity Stamp Company’s Loads of Love Stamp Set, and Simon Says Stamp’s You stamp set for the sentiment. Originally I had wanted to die cut the heart (not stamp it) but I didn’t have a heart die that was big enough & that’s probably for the best since I just barely made it under the 10 minutes. Anyhow, thanks for stopping by, hopefully I’ll be back soon with a massive upload of new cards! :]

 

Two Baby Cards & a Birthday Shaker Card

 

 

My Baby card stash is fairly low so I figured I’d make some baby cards (a girly one and a boy one) I used the same paper pack for both.

 

For the girl card I used two different pink patterned papers from Kaiser Craft Lullaby Collection 6 1/2 Paper Pad and gave them a scalloped edge with a Fiskars boarder punch. I adhered the more solid pink paper directly onto the card base and popped the polka dot paper piece up onto dimensional adhesive. This paper pad includes some die cuts so I used a tag that reads “A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day” and attached that through one of the little holes that the border punch created using a small light pink brad (which I received in one of my card kits) I also put some foam adhesive on the back along one side, just to help secure it. Finished off by rounding the outer corners.

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For the boy card I used the same patterned paper pack and just cut strips of blue patterned paper, the argyle and thing strips of the striped paper to give it a matted look (a trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire) HOARD THOSE STRIPED PAPERS! 😀 haha everything was adhered flush to the card except for the scalloped sentiment that was also a die cut from the paper pad. The sentiment reads “What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails, and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of” and it is on some dimensional adhesive.Image

Both of these baby cards were SUPER quick and easy to put together. And I’m very pleased with the result.

 

 

For the birthday shaker card I used patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Snippets Collection. Also some random sequins that my Grammy sent me a while ago (she probably had them just laying around and thought I’d love them) I also put a small wood veneer heart that I received in one of my kits inside. I used the Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments stamp set to stamp the Happy Birthday on some white card stock and gave it a slanted edge. Finished off by rounding all 4 corners and that was it.

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