Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Welcome Baby


 ... how much more fun does it get?

And for some reason, girls baby cards come to me easy.

This little baby dress is raised by dimensional, which added another dimension to the card.

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The welcome baby sentiment was printed on my computer.

At the corners of the pink card stock, I used the 3D Tulip metallic paint to add the little pearls.

Until next time...


... on your wedding.

A beautiful wedding cake in Tiffany blue color. Add a little silver, and you have a perfect match.

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To make this card, I used a cake stamp from Sparkle n' Sprinkle.

I stamped it in metallic silver on the white card-stock and once more on the Tiffany blue paper.

I then cut up the blue cake and add it with a dimensional to the white card-stock.

I also used 3D paint to outline the two hearts at the top of the cake and also around the punched edge of the blue paper. This was made with a Fiskars edger punch.

The sentiment was printed directly on the card, in light grey.

Until next time...

So Blessed

... a baby boy!

Light blue and white, my favorite colors for a card. Simple and delicate like a baby boy... give him two years.

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I used a die I purchased at the Anaheim Craft Fair, no brand, no business card, and I regret not having gotten more of those.

Around a little baby garment, a card just built itself.

Again, I used 3D paint to outline the outfit at the collar and to add a little detail at the four corners.

Until next time...

The Sky's The Limit

... the limit.

A kite soaring in the blue sky has always bring me back to my youth, when we used to try to fly those terribly-hard-to-put-together kites on the beach. The only problem was that, if we were not laying down on the sand or playing in the waves, it was because the Tramontane was too strong... If that wind was too strong to allow us on the beach it was way too strong to fly a kite.

Funny it took me so long to realize that....

A soaring kite in the sky... a young man/woman future after her graduation.... so many similarities....

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I used a stamp/die set from Sizzix called "kites". The sky was made with a Hero Art (heroarts.com) stamp.

The birds stamps is part of a "Kittie Kit" set from Kittie Calacciolo.

The Martha Stewart baker's twine is my go-to embellishment, and it made a beautiful tail to this kite.

I printed the sentiment on my computer.

Until next time....

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Birthday in a Window

... Nestability.

Whoever thought of making dies in concentric shapes had to be a genius.

The blue card-stock was scored every 1/2 inch to give it a little special something...

I like the end result.

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I used two consecutive Spellbinder Nestability for the window, and the blue top card stock.

The sentiment was printed on my computer, and I glued a flower punched in the same blue card-stock.

The heart of the flower and the three little pearls were made out of 3D Tulip metallic paint.

Until next time...

Thanks Heaven for Little Girls

... for little girls.

Of all the cards I made, this might be my all time favorite one... There is everything you have to look forward to when a little girl arrives:

- the flowers she will pick up for you in the garden,

- the pink ribbon everywhere,

- the pink BOW in her hair,

- the little dress hanging in the summer breeze,

and the hearts she will leaves all around when she gets hold of a paper and a crayon.

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The clothe line is an Itty Bitty stamp, and I mainly used my Copics to color the many hanging things.

To give a little dimension to the background, I scored vertical lines every 1/2 inch of the white card-stock in the background.

The bow punch is a Martha Stewart one and the little heart is one of those $1 Michaels punch.

Until next time...

Oh Boy! Oh Boy!


I wish I could say this is one of my idea, but it's not.

I found that card browsing the net and it was my sentiment exactly....

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The hardest part in making this card.. well there is nothing hard in making this card.

Maybe choosing the exact fonts that will carry your sentiment?

The only thing left would be to adhere a bow in the little girl hair.

That's it!

Until next time...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thinking of You

... of you.

Each time I receive an order from a scrapbooking company, a stamp, or a new tool,  I  have to find the time to try it.

This embossing folder took its sweet time to arrive (don't you hate that?) and by the time it got there, I had forgotten what exactly I wanted to do with it.

So here is one card, and I know the other ideas will come back to me... eventually.

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I used a cuttlebug embossing folder, and the Copic BG13 and BG11 to color the bird.

The tag is made with a Lifestyle Crafts Party Flags die cut. I utilize this die cut quite often, but I wish there were no slots (to pass the toothpick of the party flag).
I hide those with a bow.

The background paper is Tiffany Blue from Paperandmore.com

Until next time...

Father's Day Tuxedo

... tuxedo

Between you and me, that would be the day... the father in our family must have worn a tuxedo, twice in his life and each time, it was a painful experience to get him to wear one.

Et pourtant...
he looks so good in one.

I found that idea on this wonderful blog:


and made a couple of templates to make it easier to reproduce.

 I didn't quite follow the directions from the blog, since I didn't want my card to open the way it does there.

 I just made it a regular A2 card with a tuxedo on the front part.

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The black card stock is a glossy one from Kelly paper, as well as the red one.

 The shirt is in linen.

I used a ribbon from Michaels for the bow tie.

Until next time...

Birthday Flowers


 Opening an envelope and finding this card inside is like receiving a huge bouquet of white flowers.

I love the white on white, and added a touch of color with the multicolors brads holding the punched flowers.

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I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. It actually has a flat square part in the middle.

The sentiment is a stamp from Sparkle n' Sprinkle.

The mini brads are from eyeletoutlet.com.

Father's Day golf


A couple of months ago, I received an electronic newsletter from Martha Stewart where she was featuring the Flaunt Cards.

Check them out at:


Shannon Barnes, who created this company, used to make cards for friends and family and one day, she was encouraged by her friends to try herself at retail.

TAnd the rest is history....

Here is my try at it.

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The grass is made out of tissue torn and glue down loosely. I used black puffy paint for the hole, and drew a pole with black marker.

The flag is just a red card stock triangle...

The sentiment was printed before assembling the card.

Until next time....

Thanks for thinking of me

... for thinking of me

Another of my found on Pinterest from Heather Scott.

Check out that very talented blogger on:


There was something about that blue sky, clouds, and lonely heart left to dry on a clothe line. It talked to me.

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I run the blue card stock in a cuttlebug folder, and it gives the impression that the sky is heavy with rain.

The clouds were punched with two Fiskars mini and maxi cloud.

The Martha Stewart baker's twine is taped behind the blue card stock and I used two glue dots: one to attach the clothe pin, and one to secure the heart.

Until next time...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Congratulations Newly Weds

Newly Weds

Two towels for the newly weds. A fun card to make, and a symbol of the beginning of a life together.

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The Tiffany Blue paper is from paperandmore.com.

I printed Mr. and Mrs. before I cut the two bands on top of the towels. The paper used to make the towels was embossed with a heart cuttlebug folder.

I also added a little piece of blue paper cut up with an edger scissors to make a border to the towels.

I used a silver paper for the towel bar and pinned it with two square brads.

The sentiment was printed in Tiffany Blue.

Until next time...

Birthday Wishes


Is there a better way to say Happy Birthday than with flowers?

Any flowers will do, yellow, white, multicolored center ones.

Below are a few of those flowers bearing cards.

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The sentiment was printed before assembling the cards.

I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Little Hearts Cuttlebug Embossing folder and attached it to the bottom part of the cards.

The flowers are assembled with two punched flowers (Punch Bunch) and a brad.

They form a pretty border and allow to hide the edge of the embossed card stock.

I also scored twice horizontally at the edge of this embossed card stock.

Until next time...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mother's Day Daisies


I just love those Martha Stewart punch all over the card.

The only thing bad about them is that they sometimes "stick" and it takes a lot of patience to disengage the card stock without damaging it.

The best way I found is to lightly tap the punch on the countertop until it just spring back.

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The sentiment was printed prior to punch the daisies.
 I then scored the card stock horizontally twice on each sides of the punches to frame the daisies

I added a red card stock to the underside of the daisies.

Until next time....

Father's Day Tie

... tie.

As much as flowers is part of mother's day, ties are part of father's day. The only difference is that you really have to look for an ugly flower... on the other side, for ties....

This is why I thought this "sentiment" was perfect.

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I printed the sentiment beforehand. It took a few try to find the perfect font, to carry as much irony and sarcasm a paper tie can hold.

The only thing left to do was to slit a 1 inch cut at the top and fold the card stock to imitate the collar of the shirt.

Until next time....



Another simple card: I run the white card stock in a cuttlebug embossing folder, added a red punched heart and a "love" sticker.

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Until next time.

Mother's Day Bouquet

Mother's Day...
... Bouquet.

After having seen my customer reaction to her thank you cards (post # 214), I decided to use this idea on a Mother's day card, since it is fast approaching.

I used two different Martha Stewart flower stamps to make the bouquet, and tied a piece of cotton twine as a bow on top of the gathered stems.

This was glued on top of a bright pink paper that i cut in the shape of a pennon, and i added some light green ribbon to finish the card.

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Until next time.

Happy Birthday Banner

Happy Birthday Banner.

 I lifted this idea from a wonderful blog, My Paper Secret.

Cristina is an artist, I think of all the blogs out there and of all the famous crafters, she is one of the 5 I prefer... toward the top.

Do check her blog and you'll agree with me:


I used a Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder on the bottom of the white linen card stock. I am not sure it is very visible on the picture below:

I then made some little pennons with the Lifestyle crafts party tags in various bright colored paper.

I folded them over a piece of cotton twine, and added some small circles of white card stock where I added some lettering stickers.

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I highlighted with a black marker the embossed "Birthday" at the bottom.

Until next time.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wishing you A Happy Birthday

Wishing you..
... a happy birthday.

More flowers, more Tiffany blue, more Martha Stewart punch....

With those elements, it could only be a success.  I have always liked cards where there is a mix of stamped image and embellishments. It gives the sentiment there are different dimensions on the overall picture.

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This is exactly what I did here: one of the flower is a paper one from recollections, (with a puffy paint center) and the other ones are stamped with a Martha Stewart flowers stamps set.

The vase is a punched image (Punch Bunch) and the spine of the card is  made with a piece of Tiffany paper punched with a martha Stewart edger.

The sentiment was printed beforehand.

Until next time....

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thank you with Bouquet

... with a bouquet.

Here comes a simple one, but still pretty unique.
I made those thank you cards at the request of one of my customer, she wanted classy but simple.

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The flowers are first printed on white card stock and then cut out, leaving a white border. i used a Martha Stewart flower stamps set as well as for the stem of the bouquet.

I then glued a little bow made out of cotton twine.

The sentiment was printed beforehand.

Until next time....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thank You Precious

... precious.

Each time I look at that card, I cannot prevent myself to smile.

 I made those as a gift and when my friend saw those, she said:
"I cannot give those away."

Doesn't that kind of defy the purpose of owning thank you cards?

I told her there were plenty from where this one comes from.

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The round sentiment is part of a Sparkle n Sprinkle Thanks a Bunch stamps set.

The silver card stock is from paperandmore.com, and I just punched a circle allowing the sentiment to peek through.

I also tied a shinny white ribbon under the silver card stock.

Until next time...

Thank You Flower and Baker's Twine

... and baker's twine

This is as simple as it gets.

A printed sentiment that steal the center stage, and a little flower dropped on the floor.

It just needed a little something more. Baker's twine, and there you have it!

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The sentiment was printed beforehand, but the flower is part of a Sparkle n sprinkle stamps set called Thanks a Bunch.

I very lightly colored the petals and the center with my copics.

The Baker's twine is from Martha Stewart.

Rounding the bottom corners of the card finished it nicely.

This card is the natural daughter of my Valentine's Chocolate Holder card (post #208) and the thank you notecard Simplicity (post # 212).

Until next time....