holiday | st. patrick's day

You’re My Lucky Charm

By on March 10, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day card using Lawn Fawn My Lucky Charm

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and I felt a little festive this year. I got this set for the cat for Chinese New Year cards, but decided to use it for it’s original intent. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I wished all the Wink of Stella showed up better on camera. This card is all kinds of sparkly!

Inside the card.

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Have a Fairy Nice Day

By on March 1, 2017
First shaker card!

I made my first shaker card! I wanted to try the fun foam method from Jennifer McGuire and it was a lot of fun. This was a lot of fun. I made a few other cards I will share soon using the foam tape method to see which I like more. I know the fun foam technique mails better but so far I have been hand delivering these so maybe I need to do some cost analysis to see which is cheaper if I’m going to hand deliver. (Or maybe I will just use whatever is closest when I get my supplies from my craft area.)

Shaker Close-up

Lessons Learned:

  • Cut the foam a little smaller than the front facing piece of cardstock so the sides don’t show. (I’m sure this was mentioned in the tutorial video, but I forgot.)
  • Fishing wire is not the same as nylon thread (The finish wire was a little thick. Now only was it more visible than I would like, it doesn’t allow for much movement. This is what I get for being lazy and trying to use what my husband has.)
  • Distressed ink takes a while to dry…so don’t put embossing powder on it until it’s COMPLETELY dried! (You will see no distressed ink piece in this entire project…it was scraped after two attempts. Another time!)
  • If you decide to color with Copic markers, use Memento Tuxedo Black ink since it is Copic-friendly and does not bleed.
Inside of the card

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Hope you like the card! Feel free to leave any questions or comments!

 

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First Post and Introduction

By on February 28, 2017

Hi there! I have always enjoyed crafting. Back in the day, I was a big scrapbooker and then I had children. Not just children…my husband and I were blessed with twins in 2008 and that kind of put a stop to any other past time I use to enjoy. However, the twins are 8 years old now and I found a little time again (even though we were also surprised with a baby in 2014 but that’s an entirely different story I will share someday…) to craft. A coworker of mine introduced me to the amazing world of homemade cards. I love the idea of making something and giving it away to brighten somebody’s day. I find crafting to be therapeutic, and as a full-time working mother of three, I need the therapy. My husband, who’s been with me since high school (this is another story for another day), suggested I put my projects online as a way to document my work, archive the things I’ve given and share with other enthusiasts like me.

So here I go! I hope you all enjoy!

 

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