My lovely oldest niece Emily came over for a day of card making and companionship. Here is her completed gallery, after approximately 6.5 hours of die cutting, trimming, coordinating, and gluing!
Here are two of the unknown quantity of cards I made (possibly six?):
Now you know how we both felt about this day. Thank you for coming over, Emily!
I do not usually make shaker cards or fussy cut images, but somehow this card ended up with both. It also qualified for two challenges: MFT #500 (double the winners, double the prize, double the miniscule chance of me winning) and Stay Crafty with Hero #12.
Once I had found a home for this pair, the other puppies on the page demanded attention.
Fortunately, there were only eight doggies on the page, so everyone is satisfied. We'll ignore the minor detail that there was a second identical sheet in the pack for now. . .
A friendly cetacean participating in MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge. . .
. . .and candles from the Sizzix Layer Cake Triplits repurposed for an ABC Christmas Challenge.
These cupcakes were a combined effort: one baker, one frosting specialist, two sprinkle experts, and several taste testers contributed to making this project a success!
Inspired by a sketch challenge from Scrapbook & Cards Today, this card incorporates several patterns from a Craft Smart Love Letter paper pad I bought at Michaels last year, plus some solid cardstock and a sticker of unknown origin. The pink lacy strips (produced with an edge die) are my favorite part, because somehow they make the whole design work.
Our family has a lot of summer celebrations on the calendar, so I used the latest MFT sketch as inspiration for a birthday card. The word and polka dot papers have been in the stash for ages--they were in a 6x6 paper pad that I think came from Target clearance! Regular readers of this blog will recognize the versatile Sizzix balloon triplits, here with the star insert to coordinate with the star embossing folder and hint at patriotism and warm summer nights.
Welcome to the next stop on the Papercrafters Unite Against Racism blog hop. For more information about this event, please visit Justine Hovey's post.
The many factors which divide us are actually much more superficial than those we share. Despite all of the things that differentiate us - race, language, religion, gender, wealth and so on - we are all equal concerning our fundamental humanity.
~ Dalai Lama ~
I used the Spellbinders Flutter Tree die set to create this card. It is my prayer that all people will embrace the truth of our fundamental equality as human beings.
The next stop on the Blog Hop is Karen's Kreative Kards.
What kind of birthday card do you make for a professional musician? Here is one possibility:
The music dies are by Lawn Fawn and are extremely cute and very tiny. The cake is from a Sizzix Triplit layer cake set, and the embossing folder is from Spellbinders. The green tablecloth strip was embossed by hand--my scoring board came with a triangle for making envelopes, so it was easy to score at a 45-degree angle.
A loosely organized collection of happy things.
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