• card,  inspiration,  networking,  review

    the care of a card {paperless post}

    This post was written in partnership with Paperless Post. I was compensated with coins for my virtual cards but my thoughts and review are my own. To me, there is just something about a person taking the time to send a card – whether virtual or in person. The person took the time to pick out a card for me, write a nice note and send it. It brings me such joy to receive cards with a thoughtful message. I truly feel that sending a card is a lost art. In this world of social media a lot of people take to leaving a quick facebook message instead of sending…

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    Birthday Cards {revisited}

    {While I’m away from the studio I wanted to revisit some of the most visited posts. I hope they inspire you this week!} Another post that still gets a lot of views are the birthday cards below. A year ago I came up with a card design using transparency sheets and they quickly became my card of choice for all different events. I love to use transparencies for the welcome and birthday cards I make at my job and have also used them personally for people I know and love. They are no longer available for sale, but hopefully they’ll give you card makers some inspiration for your next set…

  • card,  create

    Hubby’s Valentine Card

    Dave told me to make him a Valentine card this year, so I did! It’s simple and manly (I think) – that’s why I didn’t use any ribbon or glitter or girly stuff. I love the red and gray together and the mini file folder is from the stash that I pulled out of the garbage at work last week :). The Loving Life and bottom stamps are from Ali Edwards I added the hearts by hand to add some color. Paper is leftover from Project Life. I love this man! Did any of you hand-make your valentines this year?

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    Cards for a Cure

    My friend Jessica used a couple of my Cricut cartridges the other day to make some cards for her business. She’s donating a quarter for every new fan on her Facebook business page to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Her sister is running in the Chicago Marathon for a Cure in October and she’s selling cards to support the effort. Please check out her shop. She makes really cute cards for really cheap in her Etsy shop as well. Above is the one I got from her to give to my mom.