Holiday Cheer

Hello Cardigans!  Over the past few  months, I had made quite a few holiday cards to send out in December.  Well, I signed up for two big holiday card swaps and with those I’m probably sending out 100 cards!  That pretty much used up my holiday card stash.  So I needed to make more to send out to my friends and family.  This week’s card is one that I’ll be sending out to my loved ones.  It is another easy one, plus I got to use up some of my overstock of retired DSP.  I still need to make more, though, so stay tuned for additional card designs!  Hope you get a lot of happiness in your mailbox this week!


Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:
Cheerful Tags stamp set
Smoky Slate cut & ready card bases
Cherry Cobbler card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Be of Good Cheer designer series paper (retired)
Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ seam binding ribbon

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Moose of Happiness

Hello Cardigans!  After our card workshop yesterday, I was in the card-making mood so whipped up some super simple cards to send out this week.  Basically, I just framed some designer series paper, tied a ribbon around it, and then stamped the sentiment.  I made a couple of different designs, some with this adorable moose paper, and some with a neat geometric graphic.  They are from the same paper pack, though.  May your mailbox be filled with cheer this week!


Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:
Very Vanilla card stock
Early Espresso card stock
Santa & Co. DSP
And Many More stamp set
Early Espresso cotton ribbon

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Festivities Aplenty!

Our November card workshop was a smashingly fun-fulled morning of paper crafting yesterday.  We made five cards which featured a lot of Christmas and holiday themes, but you could also make them into any kind of greeting card you wanted.  I am getting more excited about sending out my holiday cards in the coming weeks!

Card Workshop 11.22.14Thanks, everyone, for the nice time we had together.  It was great to see everyone again!

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Super Simple Thank You

These days I can only handle simple card designs because I don’t have a whole lot of paper crafting time, with the semester being in full swing.  This week I needed to replenish my thank-you card supply, because I’m always needing to send a thank-you note for something.  So I came up with this easy card and used up some of my retired paper to boot!


Stampin’ Up Supplies Used
Polka Dot Pieces stamp set
Lots of Thanks stamp set
Primrose Petals card stock (retired)
Orchard Harvest designer series paper (retired)
Whisper White card stock
1-1/4 inch scallop punch
1-3/4 inch scallop punch

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Grungy Gratitude

I finally had a chance to make a few cards last night, and I really love how this card turned out!  When I first saw this Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, it was not one that I thought I would get.  The “grunge” look is just not me.  However, over the past few months I have seen some really pretty cards using the various stamps in this set, and a lot of times one of the splatter stamps is used just for a subtle touch on the background of the card.  Well, I finally splurged and got the stamp set, and it is becoming one of my favorites!  This week’s card features the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in a mottled, splotchy-licious design!  I was going for some fall-ish hues, and I like that it came out so colorful.  Hope you like it, too!


Stampin’ Up Supplies Used
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Merry Everything stamp set
Calypso Coral card stock
Whisper White card stock
Old Olive ink pad
Calypso Coral ink pad
Crushed Curry ink pad
Elegant Eggplant ink pad


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Halloween’s Coming Up

I haven’t had a chance to make many cards lately, and I’m horribly behind in sending cards out.  But I did manage to make some Halloween cards a couple of weeks ago, and here is a picture:

Card_Halloween2014It was really a simple one, especially considering that I used the pre-cut and scored card bases.  I think it turned out cute, though, and I hope to get them all in the mail this week!  Happy Halloween!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used
Crushed Curry cut & ready card bases
Basic Black card stock
Motley Monsters designer series paper
Halloween Street stamp

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World Post Day

October 9 was World Post Day, a day to honor the postal service and all the people who deliver our snail mail around the globe.  Here is the card I made to celebrate:

Card - World Post DayI sent it to my card swap partners in the Holiday Cards Swap group on Ravelry.  You should join us if you’re interested in sending cards for some obscure holiday each month!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used
Postage Due stamp set
Postage Stamp punch
Real Red card stock
Naturals White card stock
Real Red ink pad
Pumpkin Pie ink pad
Night of Navy ink pad

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