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The Bells of Christmas

So, it’s almost mid November and the holiday season is in full swing.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner with Christmas soon behind.  I hope your days are filled with the goodness this time of year brings.  Here is another Christmas card for you.

The bells of christmas

The image – the Bells of Christmas – is from Justrite and was colored with copic markers.  Now to get the image framed with red and white here is what I did.  I stamped the image on paper, scanned it and brought it into my silhouette software.  Then I used the trace feature in silhouette for the frame.  The red portion used the trace and offset feature in silhouette to allow for a little space in between the image edges.  Then, I made a copy of that trace and did another offset to use on the white piece.  Once I cut the white cardstock I embossed it with an embossing folder.  The poinsettia  on the front is a silhouette file and the greenery is a Martha Stewart punch.

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ski and hat

Although I live in Florida now I have many wonderful memories of skiing.  I grew up in New England and learned to ski in Vermont.   When I moved to California Orvil and I took many ski vacations where we saw some of the best and most scenic areas.  I think our favorites are Lake Tahoe, Jackson Hole and anywhere in Colorado!

So here is a Christmas card to celebrate those great times!

Ski and hat

The image was colored with copic markers and is from Flourishes (no longer available).  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflake and cuttlebug embossing folder.

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Christmas? Oh no….

Yes, a Christmas card!!  Don’t hate me!!  I know it is so very early to even be thinking about Christmas but this card was so quick and easy to do and I thought I would share it now.


The base card is Cranes Lettra letterpress paper – love this paper because of its wonderful feel and look when either letterpressed, or as shown here, embossed. I used my all time fav cuttlebug embossing folder.

The ornament was made using Spellbinders 2011 Ornament set.  I used the next to smallest die and cut 3 shapes from the Midnight Frost collection from Bo Bunny.  Note:  if the paper you are using is patterned only on one side you will need to cut 4 shapes and combine two to make the middle layer since the back of the paper shows.  The sentiment is from Papertrey.

Here are the three easy steps to make this:

Place the first layer down flat.

Take the second layer and fold it in half.   (Since the back side of the paper will show this is where you will have to combine two pieces if your paper has a pattern on one side only.)  Run a thin line of glue on the fold and attach it to the first layer.



Take the third layer, fold it in half and glue it together.  Run a thin line of glue on the fold and attach it to the second layer.




Then attach the entire piece to the front of your card.

For this card I wanted a little more “sparkle” so before I attached it to the card I lightly sprayed it with adhesive and sprinkled some glitter on the ornament.  Here is a closer look.

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fly away

Hello friends!  I hope your week is starting off well. Summer is in full swing here..we have family coming in this weekend to spend a week with us and next week will be filled with lots of beach time.

This card was created for Impression Obsession’s Fly Away challenge – details shown HERE.

This clean and simple card uses three images from IO’s clear set #CL112 called Flowers.  It has several wonderful floral and leaf images.  I used one to make the butterfly!

First I stamped the two flower images on white cardstock and lightly colored with copic markers.  To make the butterfly, I stamped the image on a scrap piece of paper, colored it in and then cut it out.  By turning the image on its side I created a side view of the butterfly wings.   Here’s a look.

All I had to do was draw the body in with a black pen and I was good to go!  The sentiment was handwritten on a scrap of Basic Grey paper.  I think it’s nice to handwrite sometimes instead of using a stamped sentiment.

The base card was embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.

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daffodil sneak peek

Here is a clean and simple card that offers a sneak peek of one of the sets to be released by Mark’s Finest Papers next week.  The set is called Daffodil Greetings and is perfect for spring.

I kept the card simple by stamping the main daffodil image in Memento London fog.  The butterfly was stamped in the same ink, colored with copics to match the cardstock then cut out and popped up on the main panel.

Spellbinders dies were used to cut the circles and a cuttlebug folder used for the embossing.  The sentiment is from an earlier MFP set.   The grey pearls in the corners were originally white but I used a copic marker in the “N” series to make it grey.

All the cardstock is from MFP.  Thanks for sto