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Monday, January 4, 2021

Interactive Cards

 ...are the best!  I LOVE interactive cards.  I love giving them to other people even more.  Check out these two that I made this weekend.

This pop up box card was super easy and fun to put together.  When I showed it to my husband he thought it was pretty cool but also gave me a funny look.  You see, our kids have aged out of sports (the baby graduated from high school last June)...we don't really need coach thank you cards.  I had the idea though and just HAD to make it - haha!





My bro-in-law's birthday is coming up later this month.  I made this fun one for him.  It makes me grin.



My daughter is nicer than I am...she thought the smoke was from blowing out the candles.  I see it as the blaze from so many candles.  Either way...

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Happy New Year and Christmas Thank You Cards

 When I saw the 'germ-free' stamp set I had to get it.  Cracks me up...and so appropriate for the times, yes?  I'm adding it to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge HERE.



Another card I have to share is a quick Christmas thank you card.  I LOVE this poinsettia die!


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Monday, December 14, 2020

Using My Gel Print Scraps

 I'm sure I've confessed here before that I'm a wee bit of a hoarder when it comes to paper scraps.  It's ridiculous really, but, in my defense, I really do dig into the stash and use them...EXCEPT for my gel prints.  They're just so pretty!  Reality is setting in though and I'm resigning myself to using up the little gems.  Today I've been working on Christmas cards...


This doesn't even scratch the surface of my stash but it's a start.

Ho ho ho!


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Aussie Christmas Card

My friend, Denise, lives down under and I thought it would be fun to send her an Aussie-inspired card for the holidays.


 I think it will make her grin.  I just hope it gets there before Christmas!

I'm adding this to the Lawn Fawnatics "happy holiday critters" challenge.

Cheers!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Christmas Postcard

 As soon as I saw these little deer dies from MFT Stamps I KNEW I had to have them.  I think they are 2 or 3 years old and I only bring them out around this time of year (why is that?  I need to fix that.).  I thought they'd be perfect for a holiday postcard that I needed to make for a SwapBot swap.


I cut the deer out of some felt that I almost threw away the other day; it was cushioning some dishes that I transported several years ago from my mom's house.  I wonder what project she used this felt for?  Anyhoo...it's the perfect color for these little guys!  I love the texture it gives them, too.

Happy Holidays, y'all!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

MFT Sketch Challenge #516

 I like to have a stash of thank you cards ready to go.  Earlier today I spotted a pack of Christmas-y looking card blanks I picked up at the store a few weeks ago.  Then I spotted the MFT blog post about the current sketch challenge.  The crafty gods are sending me a sign...let's get busy making some holiday thank you cards!



I reached by into technique vault with this one.  I dry embossed the lines using a stylus and one of my stencils.  I haven't done that in years!

Check out the challenge HERE.

25 Tags of Christmas: Day 18

 This tag is super simple -  black ink and gold embossing.  I was inspired by Lindsey's tag.