A Handmade Greeting Card Sending Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

I want to share with you a handstamped birthday card that I just finished for my brother-in-law.  I don’t know who ever came up with the in-law part,  I feel that I gained more brothers and sisters once I got married (25 years ago)  Anyway, let’s get back to the card 🙂

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Giving this handstamped birthday card alot of though, I decided to use the triple time stamping technique.  I didn’t take pictures of each step but here are the sizes for each layer.

White – three pieces cut into 2″  x 3  1/4″, 3″  x 4 1/4″ and 4″  x 5 1/4″

Bubble Gum Green – three pieces cut into 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and  5 1/2″

Then for the base of the card I used Midnight Muse cardstock cut 8 1/2″ x 6″

If you want to see all the steps you can reference post: Handstamped Greeting Card Using Triple Time Stamping Technique

For the inside of the card I wanted to bring some of the great colors from the outside in, so I cut some strips of the cardstock and added to just the one corner.

The best part about making handmade cards is that you can keep adding fun embellishments until you slip the card into the envelope and put it into the mailbox.

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All the rubber stamps and cardstock are from my stash of Stampin’ Up supplies.  What I love about all of the stamps, ink and cardstock is that they all coordinate perfectly.

~ Happy Birthday Bruce ~

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Card Making Is Always On The Top Of My List

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I have been busy working on some fun projects.  Of course making handmade cards has been on the top of my list, but I have been also looking at my small kitchen table wondering how I can make it more fun. We don’t sit at this table, it is actually for my cats to look out the window 🙂   I found a piece of fabric that I think I am going to somehow make a table top not a table cloth.  Anyway as soon as I figure it all out I will show you what I am talking about.

Here are some of the fun cards that I have been making ~ You can stop over at Stampin Upon The Island to find out how these cards were made.

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Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Saying Happy Easter With A Handmade Greeting Card

This year I am making a simple Easter Card.  I will be using one stamp that is a oldie but goodie that I have had for awhile from a  now retired Stampin’ Up! set called Festive Four, along with some patterned paper, solid pink cardstock  and the finishing touches of ribbon and a bow.

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I stamped the image with Rich Cocoa Memento dye ink, then colored with pastel colored  Tombow markers and what is so cute is that they this pack of markers is called jelly bean. Oh well I used it for Easter eggs instead 🙂  Using these bright colors makes these eggs just as fun to decorate as if you were coloring real eggs and without the mess that usually goes along with egg coloring.

I can’t wait for Easter this year.  I will be cooking for our family and I know it will be a day filled with lots of love & laughter.

~ Wishing You and for Family a Blessed Easter ~