Layered Glitter Encouragement Card

Hello crafty friends!  I finally had time to post this encouragement card I made a while ago.  When my new crafty friend 🙂 came over to make cards with me, she chose this one to duplicate.  I liked it so much myself that I ended up making another almost just like it....

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Echo Park Floral Hello Friend

As so often happens, you can follow the progression of my card making from scrap to scrap, so here’s another look at that oh so pretty Echo Park floral paper (We Are Family by Lori Whitlock) I used recently.  It’s very similar to one of the papers in the My Mind’s Eye...

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Tea Time

OK, so here’s what I did with those yellow scraps I had from the second housewarming card!!  This one got pretty detailed and I’m not entirely happy with how bottom heavy it turned out, but overall I think I can send it to one of my tea-loving friends and they will...

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Hello again!! As promised, here is the second housewarming card I made recently 🙂 While I had all the house stuff out, I used some of the elements from the previous card (brown embossed paper, Echo Park cardstock sticker, glitter foam heart, Stampin' Up dies, Neenah...

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Home Sweet Home

Hardly anyone I know ever moves, so who would have guessed I would need two housewarming cards within a short time of each other?  So…I dug around till I found some brown cardstock embossed with cute little houses that I knew I had somewhere.  This is why it’s a good...

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Fall Faux Quilted Card

Hi, all!  I’ve been under the weather most of this week, but before I succumbed, I did have a fun new crafty friend over to make cards!! We made “quilted” cards by punching hexagons (Stampin’ Up) out of coordinating patterned papers. “Patching” it together took a...

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Sending Love to Mom

Hi, everyone!  Here’s another card origin story for you! Often my card ideas come from seeing a sentiment, some patterned paper, an embellishment (like the previous “Believe” card), or even just a particularly pleasing color combination.  And very often, a new card...

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Believe Encouragement Card

Hello again!  Thought you might like to see the card I made for my husband a few days ago.  I knew the “believe” would be a perfect set up for the inside sentiment, which would mean absolutely nothing to anyone but him 🙂 He loved it! The cardbase is my usual Neenah...

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So Happy Congratulations Card

I was flipping through an old copy of The Stamper’s Sampler and saw a card that had a rectangle stamped in a pale ink color which was then overstamped with the top part of a long-stemmed flower. I thought aha! I have a solid rectangle stamp like that!  I’ll try the...

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Hippo Birthday

Hello, all!  As promised, here is another card post, this one using a Stampendous stamp I think I have used only once before since I bought it.  I don’t regret the purchase, though, as 1) I didn’t pay full price for it and 2) it makes me laugh every time I look at it....

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Hi, it’s Karen! I’m a Christian, have been married for nearly 37 years and am the mom of one awesome daughter.  I’ve been a paper addict/hoarder for most of my adult life and a stamper & card-maker since 2009.  I also enjoy experimenting with art journaling & mixed-media projects. Welcome to my blog!