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I want to quickly share a card I made for our daughter & son-in-law to take to a wedding they were attending last weekend.

I recently saw a tutorial for making a wedding dress from a Spellbinders die and decided that would be a perfect start for this card.  The wedding invitations were cream and dark brown, so that was the color scheme I decided to use.  To add a little extra detail to the dress, I stamped swirls with the Frost Versamark Ink to make a tone on tone effect (this doesn’t show up on the picture, but is a subtle effect in person).  The cream colored pearls used to enhance the flowers on the hemline of the dress were taken from a Recollections faux pearls embellishment that I disassembled (the matching swirl is attached to the top right portion of the card).  The sentiment was embossed with copper embossing powder.

If you are looking for an excellent tutorial for creating one of these cute dresses, hop on over to Valita’s Designs and Fresh Folds.  Valita is an extremely talented artist and has a plethora of fabulous ideas on her blog.


Shimmery White & Chocolate Brown card stock – Stampin’ Up!
Tan background paper from Paper Wishes
Versamark Frost Ink Pad
Swirl stamp used on dress from Technique Tuesday
Love Stamp from Anna Griffin
Versamark Ink (regular pad)
Copper Embossing Powder from SU
Scalloped Circle die from Spellbinders
Recollections Faux Pearls from Michaels
Dimensionals from SU
Scor Tape
Glossy Accents used to adhere small pearls to dress
Fiskars small 5 petal punch (purchased at JoAnns)
Teeny Tiny 5 petal punch from Fancy Crafts (you can find this dual punch here)
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive (to adhere the flowers together and attach to the card)

Until next time, blessings to you and thanks for visiting.


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For someone like me who was very reluctant to use digital stamps, I am now a huge fan. This card uses a combination of rubber stamps & digital stamps. I enjoy vintage clipart, so using a vintage digital stamp is the best of both worlds. I love the little boy in vintage attire playing baseball. The free digital stamp is from Digital Two For Tuesday. The circle stamp “4 today” is a free digital stamp from Bird’s Cards.

Other supplies used:

Prismacolor Pencil
Baseball & Bat image from Stampin’ Up!
Paper & ribbon from Stampin’ Up!

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Oh how I wish I were a better photographer. This card truly looks much better in person. With that being said I still want to share this card with you. It is for our youngest daughter’s 7th wedding anniversary. I was inspired by a black & white card I saw at Scrapnextras.. This is my take on a black and white card adding just a bit of red for interest. The pearls were added to enhance the Cuttlebug embossing for that extra special touch.

Products used for this product are:

Shimmery White, Real Red & Basic Black card stock from SU
Self-adhesive pearls
Spellbinders dies
Sentiment and swirl stamps from SU
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Oh yes, I used the Bow Easy to make the bow. Have you tried that tool?

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I think sending thank you cards is important to tell that special person that you appreciate what they gave or did for you. In the vein, I made this for our grandson.

This card uses the masking technique to add the little boy to the skateboard. I used Eclipse Tape for this and reach for this product every time I need to mask an image. I think it works great!

Other products I used to create this card are:

Little boy & skateboard are retired stamps from Stampin’ Up!
Only Orange, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun & Whisper White card stock from SU
Ribbon from The Paper Studio
Prismacolor pencils – I love these for coloring images
Paper Piercing tool from SU
Spellbinder dies

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I wanted to make a Thank You card that was something my hubby would be able to send to a business associate.  My picture of this isn’t great, but the card in person turned out very well and was one of the quickest and easiest cards I’ve made.  I used scrap ribbon and card stock along with a simple sentiment and it was ready to go.

It's doesn't get easier than this.

It's doesn't get easier than this.

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