Lovely Papercrafting Day

papernummies handmade cardFinally had a play with this Sizzix Thinlits die by designer Debi Potter. It’s been in my craft stash since the end of the last holiday season. So lovely! Also, so many possibilities. For instant gratification, though, I kept it simple on a subtle patterned paper galaxy background. A bit of linen yarn. All on a Neenah Desert Storm card base. Will “Wink of Stella” some stars. Happy Day!

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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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Reused & Recycled Packing Cardstock

Now a set of 4 greeting cards, this khaki green cardstock was part of packing material in boxes of books. It typically piles up in stacks with a few other colors until it either gets donated or tossed into a recycling bin. I’m certainly a green-freak, most definitely a kraft-geek & this cardstock combines both. Just had to use it for some cards. And, just had to try this layout inspired by a recent pinterest perusal. Happy Day!

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Happy Birthday, Friend!

Ah . . . it’s a special friend’s birthday today. She makes 45 look so very good!

I pulled this card from my stash of handmade Birthday Cards, all made with love. It’s on kraft cardstock with edges burnished in a coppery-gold to match the sheer ribbon. Went a little wild with coppery-gold dots here & there, because, well, metallic ink is such a blast. T’was enjoyable to make but even more fun to sync it with this good friend.

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Happy Day!

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!

Fun Card & Dashboard Photography

This was a quick & fun 4×4″ birthday card where I got to color (with plain old color pencils) and rubber stamp a bunch of tiny flowers. And, then there’s the plaid. It’s a good day when one can use plaid!

The “birdie told me” sentiment is actually a digi-stamp from Love her stuff and the instant gratification and flexibility of digital stamps.

OK. My goal is to work on my photography skills! I do a lot of car dashboard shots, so my work is really cut out for me — in many ways! 😉

Here’s to awesomeness in your day!