May 192022

Perhaps the greatest joy in life is to watch your children and then your grandchildren grow and thrive. Well my twin granddaughters have done just that!

They started out so tiny. But they were fierce.

They have both always had such kind and loving hearts towards their family, their peers and all creatures great and small.

Now they are graduating from high school and are off to college in a couple of months.

They’ve worked so hard. In fact, K is her class’s Valedictorian! Wow! Right!!

Both girls are so smart and talented. (And I’m not at all bias! lol)

I’ve added lots of layers and dimension to their cards. Since I will be hand delivering them, I didn’t have to be concerned with mailing issues. Even added some metal flowers and large rhinestones. Now that was fun!

Inside the card, the sentiment panel was popped up with foam tape on three sides. One side was left open to form a pocket for the ever important graduation reward.

Congratulatons, girls! Love you and am so proud of the beautiful young women you have become.

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More: “Challenge #429 – Any Occasion”

Crafting Happiness Challenges: “#123 May: Always Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: “May 2022: Use Patterned Paper”

Love To Craft Challenge Blog: “LTCCB #68 Anything Goes”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: “Layer It Up”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Unity Stamp Company “Graduation Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; We R Memoroy Keepers “Indian Summer” Designer Paper; Basic Grey “Little Black Dress” Designer Paper

Inks: Printer; Copics:


Accessories: Ric Rak Ribbon; Basic Grey “Metal Flowers”

May 112022

Here’s an easy and quick way to add interest to a sentiment.

The sentiment was first stamped on the card base. Then it was stamped a second time on the aqua cardstock and die cut using this Tri Square Wafer from Simon Says Stamp. To build some thickness and add dimension to the tiles, I cut out three more sets of squares.

All the pieces were glued together forming the tiles. I colored around the edges to create a distressed look and then placed them on the card base sentiment over the corresponding area.

Super fun and fast for a card that can be given to anyone!

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More – “Challenge #429 – Any Occasion”

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge – “#295 D is for…. Die Cuts

Craft Rocket Challenges – “Challenge #92 – Birthday”

Crafting Happiness Challenges – “#123 May: Always Anything Goes”

Die Cut Divas Challenge – “Anything Goes” Using a Die Cut

Happy Little Stampers – “HLS May Anything Goes with Dies”

International Art & Soul – “CH#133: 3 of Something”

Love To Craft Challenge – “LTCCB #68 Anything Goes”

Moving Along With The Times – “Challenge 142 for May: Birthday”

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge – SC905

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Hero Arts “Birthday (4)”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic:

Accessories: Simon Says Stamp “Tri Square Wafer” Die; SU “Iridescent Pearl”; Washi Tape; Twine

May 012022

Today I am sharing several cards that I made for the special moms in my life.

One of the best parts of making cards is that you can customize each card design with each person’s favorite color(s). Not every flower comes in multiple colors, but pansies do! So fun to mix and match!

Wishing all the moms a wonderful day.

Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog – “B is for Blooms”

Crafting Happiness Challenges – “#123 May: Always Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – May 2022 Challenge

Four Seasons Challenge – “May SPRING Challenge: Anything Goes Spring”

Shopping Our Stash – “SOS469 – What a Difference You’ve Made in my Life”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Simon Says: Anything Goes”

Sisterhood of Crafters – “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Pansy Patch”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Mother”

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Spring Rain, Lemon Tart and Lavender Moon Designer Papers; Graphic 45 “Home Sweet Home” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Real Red, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Bordering Blue, Taken With Teal, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Handsome Hunter; Copic:

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon; Pearls, Washi Tape; SU “Pansy” Dies

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