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Diecut Inlay Leaves

October 25, 2021

Hello Friends! Have you ever tried the diecut inlay technique? It’s really just a fancy name for paper piecing, but we find it relaxing and enjoyable – somewhat like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. It’s definitely a great way to use up small scraps of cardstock. We have an autumn-themed birthday card to share with you today using this technique. Focal Point: We selected a rust-colored cardstock to…

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Puppy Angel

October 2, 2021

There is no doubt that sympathy cards are the hardest types of cards to make. Unless, of course, you need to make a pet sympathy card. Those are absolutely THE WORST!  A dear friend recently lost their 15-year old furry family member. We envisioned a puppy angel for this card so we started hunting through our stash and found the perfect puppy image and a set of wings…

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Celebrate with Plants!

September 26, 2021

We have a plant-loving family member who celebrated a big milestone birthday this month. We felt this was the perfect opportunity to break out the die sets we have recently acquired that create adorable house plants. It was so much fun to build these adorable pots of greenery. Focal Point: Various plants and pots were diecut using various green, brown and tan scraps of cardstock. We enhanced the…

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Seize the Stamp Instagram Hop

September 17, 2021

Welcome crafty friend! Today we are participating in an Instagram Hop to celebrate the famous Swiss tradition Alpabzug. In the Autumn, the cows who reside in the mountains are brought down to their lowland farms wearing beautiful floral wreaths. There are prizes for participating in the hop, so be sure to stop by our Instagram account and leave a comment. Photo Courtesy of Patrick Aegerter Focal Point: A…

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Front Porch Welcome

September 4, 2021

Hello friends! Have you ever seen a new product release that just spoke to your soul and you knew that you just had to have it?? That’s how we felt about the Capturing Summer Collection from The Greetery and today we are sharing a card we made using many of the products from this collection. Is there any better setting for a welcome home card than a rocking…

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Be Grateful

November 20, 2020

Hello and welcome! We are happy you stopped by. Today’s card was created with the new Gratitude digital stamp set that is part of Rachel Vass Designs‘ November release.  We think it is a beautiful image with the versatility to work with any card theme.  Focal Point: The floral image was printed on watercolor paper with a laser printer The sentiment was printed onto vellum with a laser…

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You Make Me Smile

August 29, 2020

Hello crafty friends!  We are happy that you stopped by.  We used a variety of products to make today’s card – some old and some new. We paired the Cosmos Flower Frame die from Simon Says Stamp with their brand-new Outline Leaves background stamp and we are pretty happy with the results. Focal Point: The Cosmos flowers were cut using Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. After running the die…

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Thinking of You

August 25, 2020

Hello crafty friends & welcome!  We are so happy that you stopped by.  Today we are sharing a project that we created this past weekend.  We had a super-fun crafty day together (we have been isolating to stay safe, but just needed some Sister/craft therapy, and it was just what the doctor ordered)!  We spent the day getting inky and made tons of new alcohol ink backgrounds.  Then…

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You Light Up My Life

August 9, 2020

Hello friends and welcome!  We have had quite a bit of happy mail delivered the past few weeks (Shhhh….) and have been itching to try out our new products.  This gorgeous foliage set from Papertrey Ink called “Growth” was first on our list!  It is absolutely perfect on a slimline card, and we are so happy with the finished project!  Focal Point:   The plants, pots, lamp and…