Cheery Little Birthday Card

A Cherry Little Birthday Card

Who doesn’t love receiving a Cheery Little Birthday Card?

I know I do.

This week the Xyron Design Team is all about Lawn Fawn…

and I had a blast.  I loved using their dies to make this fun card.

Here’s what I used:                     (*affiliate link)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

  • When working with small dies, I like to run the paper through my Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker*.
  • Rub and peel the top cover off the paper.

  • Run the paper and die through your die cutter for the perfect little sticker.
  • Just the perfect amount of adhesive and so easy to use.

  • Look how cute this terra cotta pot turned out.
  • Ink the edges of the paper pieces with Vintage Photo Ink* for a realistic looking pot.

The card was so easy to put together using the Xyron Sticker Maker* for all my little pieces.

A really fun card to make.

A special thank you to Lawn Fawn for sending the dies and paper used on this project.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Xyron Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Scootin by with Newton’s Nook and Xyron

Scootin’ by to say hello!

This week the Xyron Design Team teamed up with Newton’s Nook for some fun inspiration.

And…a great chance to win some goodies for you.  (see below)

Click on each of the links below to leave your comments all week for a chance to win a Xyron Mega Runner and a $25 Newton’s Gift Card.

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For my project, I picked out this cute little Newton Scoots by” stamp set and matching dies.

I also picked out the Floral Lace Stencil* to use on the background.

I used my stencil brush and a light blue dye inkpad to create the subtle background.

Using my Xyron Creative Station* made quick work in putting all my layers together.

I’ll be honest…this was the first time I’ve used a stamp and matching die set.

I love how clean it looks.  Super Easy to use.  No messy fussy cutting needed!

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Xyron Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

*Disclosure:  This blog uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Sharing the Adornit Love…

As my time as an Adornit Ambassador comes to a close at the end of this month…

I wanted to make them a card to let them know how I feel.

Working with them the last few months has been a fun and positive experience.

That is why I wanted to share the same opportunity with you.

As the old ambassadors leave they are looking for new ambassadors.

It could be you?

Check out the information on the Adornit Instagram page.

Thanks Adornit for the opportunity to work with your wonderful products.

FYI…the card was made with Adornit’s Flamingo Fever Collection.)

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Christmas Tree Card

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Although I don’t always send a ton of handmade Christmas cards out, I do enjoy making them.

The Christmas Tree card was made using paper and stickers from Paper House Productions.

I love how the playful plaids blend perfectly together to form a Traditional Christmas feel

in this layered card.  Enjoy!  (makes me feel like singing “O’ Christmas Tree…”)

 

To make the card you’ll need:         (*affiliate links)

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Directions:

  1. Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of “red flannel” paper.  Hold the edge of the paper against the nib of the gold calligraphy marker to add a thin gold border on the edge of the paper.  Adhere the red flannel layer onto a 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ piece of black cardstock.
  2. Adhere the red flannel and black layers onto a 5″ x 6 1/2″ green card base.
  3. Cut the “deck the halls” paper (green plaid) using the “labels twenty two” die.  Add a thin gold border around the edge of the label like in step #1.  Adhere the green plaid label onto a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ gold metallic cardstock layer.
  4. Cut a decorative square using the “captivating square” die and a piece of green cardstock.  Adhere the green plaid label and gold metallic square onto the top of the decorative square.
  5. Adhere the green and gold layers onto the bottom portion on the red flannel layer, leaving even spacing on the bottom three sides.
  6. Assemble the pine swag  using the 3D stickers and glue onto the top of the card.  (picture below)
  7. Finish embellishing the front of the card with the 3D Christmas Tree sticker and a couple of red adhesive rhinestones.

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This card was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

 

*I am an Amazon Affiliate.  If you choose to make a purchase from Amazon using these links, I receive a small commission that helps offset the cost of running this blog.  Thank You!

Simple Stories Classic Christmas Cards

I’ll be teaching a new class at The Paper Forest in December.

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Simple Stories Classic Christmas Cards

You may want to grab your elf hat and shoes for this fast-paced Christmas Card Class.

In this class we will create 8 Christmas cards using the Simple Stories Classic Christmas Collection.

All you need to bring is your double stick tape roller, plenty of 3D foam mounting squares and scissors.

Please join me…

Thursday, December 1st
at The Paper Forest in Washington, IL
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $25

Contact The Paper Forest at 309-745-3868 to sign up.
If there is enough interest we may add a daytime class.

There’s no place like Home

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You don’t need to be a huge Wizard of Oz fan…

to fall in love with this new paper collection from Paper House Productions.

But if you are, you’re in luck!

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This sweet water colored collection from Michelle Coleman is beautifully done.

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I fell in love with her red poppies.  (Who wouldn’t?)

And as the saying goes…“There’s No Place Like Home”.

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Here’s what I used on my cards:

 

These projects were created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

Every Card Makers Dilemma and a Crazy, Embarrassing Give-Away

You’ve been making cards for how long?  You have how many cards?

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If you’re a Card Maker then you know what I’m talking about…

Because we’re addicted to paper, stickers, dies and stamps…

pretty patterns, inks and embellishments.

We make cards.  We make lots of cards.

We just love making them.   (we do, we really do)

Saving the ones we made in class because…“they’re just too pretty to give away”

or “I’m keeping them for future inspiration”.  (you know I’m right)

What was I thinking

But then after so many years of card making…

What to do with all these cards.

I have been making cards for years.  A lot of years.

Almost 20 years to be exact and I’ve designed for various manufacturers for the last 14.

Truth is… like a lot of Card Makers, I do sometimes give them out.  (Most of the time, I keep them.)

I’ve kept a lot. 

Amazing

Here’s the deal…

As I work on Spring Cleaning and purging in my office, I decided to give some away.

Some are old, really old, others are card fronts or tags.

It’s kind of embarrassing…

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I will stuff Three Priority Mail envelopes full and send them to three lucky recipients.

That is if anyone wants them.  (geez, this could be really embarrassing)

Just leave me a comment on this post by Monday, April 25th

and I’ll pick a three winners to send out the cards.

 

Snicker, Laugh, Give them away or “Keep them for Inspiration”.  The choice is up to you. 

Just promise not to post them or submit them to as your own.  (that would be wrong)

Your turn… leave a comment.  (please!!!)