I make packets of cards to give as Christmas gifts for co-workers and the pastors and staff at our church. When putting them together I discovered that I was short a few Valentines and 4th of July cards. So this weekend I stepped away from finishing Christmas cards to make them. The sparkly silver kiss with sweet vellum tag on a chocolate brown circle is from a Valentine's Day "card candy" exchange last year. I added a few layers of heart cutouts, a tan parchment journaling card, a dotted swiss bow and a few pieces of bling to decorate the card.
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For this 4th of July card, I used a sweet DigiStamps4Joy image named "Little Miss Liberty." The plastic "celebrate" sentiment on the front of the card is from my scrapbooking stash. I sewed it onto the card with fine fishing line. The inside sentiments are computer generated.
[I just noticed that I forgot to color the flame on her torch. Will need to do that before I put this card in the gift packet!]
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I love this little clear stamp set from Lawn Fawn named "Winter Fox." The image is adorable and the sentiment works beautifully for many kinds of cards- birthday, thinking of you, miss you, and more. This time I uncycled a "window" from an old card, mounting it on the front of an A2 card and cutting the window from the card front. I used scraps of patterned paper to make a quilt square. Then, using a die, I cut the quilt into a circle. When I laid the colored image onto the quilt, the background patterns overpowered the little guy. So I added a layer of vellum atop the "quilted" circle. I stamped the sentiment from the set onto white cardstock and cut it into a circle, which I layered onto two additional circles. I die cut another circle in white cardstock, the die cut three more circles for layering. I hand-lettered a small "hello" onto the white circle, attempting to match the font in the Lawn Fawn sentiment. The final touch was to add assorted stickers onto the front and inside of the card.Entered into:
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My final card in this posting is a simple, corner folded Christmas card. [I found instructions on Pinterest, but simplified the process by just folding a bottom corner up, then adhering a circle cut from cardstock atop the fold.] The sparkly apron and oven mitt are from a Christmas Card Candy exchange from a few years ago. I love the polka dots in the images and decided to use polka dots in the papers and ribbon that I used in my card. The sentiment is from my scrapbooking stash.
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