Friend, You Mean the World to Me

papernummies_friend-raspberry01aFlip cards are fun. Flip-it style cards pull open from the sides, thus flipping the front sentiment over to reveal the inside sentiment. When flipped open, the inside of the card is flat. Wonder how it’s done? Various ways of cutting range from hand-done to electronic cutting software/machines. I’m in the middle with a few of my most-loved tools — a steel die and hand-cranked cutting machine.

Vertical & dimensional “FRIEND” (HeroArts) banner and inside “you mean the world to me” (Sizzix) sentiments are stamped in raspberry ink to match the “Flowering Fields” flowers, foliage & butterfly. Latter images ©StampinUp! (“Flowering Fields” stamp set.) Raspberry cotton ribbon is tied with a bit of linen thread. Also, did some signature edge-sponging in same dye ink. 🙂

A sweet card! Thanks for stopping by!

PS. Continuing to brave my Etsy shop. — Thanks! Some more!

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Embossed, Stamped, Inked, & Accented

Ahh . . . imperfect. 🙂 Just a quick & quirky card using a dry-embossed card base and heat-embossed sentiment. Rubber stamping went wild to create a background on the top layer. Edges & a few raised flowers were inked with abandon. Finished with a wrap of black hemp cord and shiny dollops of enamel (by a shaky hand). Imperfection is alright by me.

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Thanks for dropping by & here’s to a stellar day!

Bittie Card, Big on Sentiment

3×3″ cards get me. So dainty but straight to the point.


Making a few of these to give to a special friend. Navy is a favorite of hers so this includes navy striped stock behind a sentiment stamped in navy pigment ink & clear embossed for extra sheen. To keep it simple, just one flat blue sequin, one rhinestone, and a bit of silver cord finish it off. Nothing wrong with a teensie bit of bling!

PS – I’m happy to share products used. Just drop me a line if interested!