Week of Cards 5

Hello friends! Today I have a simple hand cut Thank You card for you. Just to prove that I don’t have to use my Cameo for everything I do. This card’s embellishment is easy to do with some scrap paper and a pair of scissors. Just start cutting circles intentionally aiming for “not perfect”. When you finish layer the circles largest to smallest in whatever order looks best to you and glue it down. I used my double sided tape gun for this but a glue stick would suffice.

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Well folks, today is our last day of Week of Cards! Leave a note below and let me know what you’ve been thinking? What cards are you working on or dreaming about?

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Week of Cards 4

Hello friends! Here we are at day four of my Week of Cards series and today I have some fun postage stamp inspired cards. Of course, cut by my trusty Silhouette Cameo. I used the weld feature for these cards which means I had one shape, duplicated it, slightly overlapped the edges and clicked “weld”. Welding the two postage stamp shapes gave me a foldable card. I could have left this as a flat card with no fold or inside to write in and I might do some like that for gift tags or quick notes but not today. The yellow bakers twine is from my favorite people over at Whisker Graphics and the makers of Devine Twine. Absolutely my favorite twine ever!

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We are half way through the week and we aren’t done yet! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s installment of Week of Cards.

A Week of Cards 3

Hello friends! I hope your week is coming along well. Continuing with our Week of Cards series I have another Thank You card for you today. A lovely friend of mine surprised me with a gift card to my favorite gluten-free bakery, Hayley’s, and I was just floored. I tend to be a bit of a sugar hound especially when I’m stressed and Hayley’s has the most delicious carrot cake ever and I love that I can now go and grab a slice with out having to think about our family food budget. To start out with, I’m a big fan of brackets. I’ve stared at them on my computer key boards since I learned how to type but never had a reason to use them (I’m not even sure I know when I’m supposed to use them). So, using them in crafting has been fun for me. This card uses the bracket as the end of the flap. I cut the front flap to be almost the size of my 5×7 card and then printed and cut the label. I inked the edges and adhered the flap to the card. I had a bit of trouble using the print and cut feature of the Cameo this round but I kept working at it and it came out just fine.

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A Week of Cards 2

Hello friends! We are back again today with my Week of Cards series. Today we continue with the Thank You card I created for the retiring volunteer that I posted about already this week. In the years I’ve known this volunteer she’s struck me as such a lovely woman and I wanted to bring a soft feminine feel to her thank you card. Again using my Cameo’s print and cut function I used a layered label with a fancy font. I inked the edges of the label pieces with a dark grey color that coordinates well with the plain embroidery floss that I wrapped behind the label. Because I used the adhesive foam squares again here I was able to hide the knot on the embroidery floss behind the label as well. Once again I was very pleased with the end result. It might look a bit unfinished as there is a lot of blank space beneath the art but this is intentional. The large space gave the other members of the group space to write their own messages and signatures.

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More cards and paper goodness to come so stay tuned!

A Week Of Cards

Hello friends! I’ve been making quite a few special cards over the last few weeks so this week I thought we would spend the week looking them over.

First card I’d like to start off with is a special card I made for my husband’s work. One of his volunteers was “retiring” from the committee and he asked if I would make a card to invite her to the little gathering we would be having in her honor. As I thought about her and how many years we’ve worked with her I realized how many trips we’ve been on with her… And mostly to the south funnily enough. A theme quickly came together and I had fun using some dingbat fonts I had been collecting. Then using my Silhouette Cameo’s print and cut function I made the arrow and used some adhesive foam squares to give it some dimension. I’m very pleased with the end result and it speaks to our youth group vibe fairly well.

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Stay tuned for more card making inspiration this week!