Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cards for Encouragement

Sentiment from Close To My Heart's Everlasting Life Stamp Set

Sentiment from Stampin Up's Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set

Sentiment from Close To My Heart's NEW Scrapbook Quotes - Poets Stamp Set available Feb. 1

These cards were made with the Avonlea Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit. This kit retires January 31, but the paper pack is still available in the Spring/Summer Catalog. I did use different stamps.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Money Gift on the Card!

When I searched the Internet for creative ways to give cash as a gift for Christmas I saw these cards by Jennifer McGuire. One of the cards was a birthday card. I pinned it knowing I would be looking for inspiration again soon. This is for my brother Phil who celebrates a birthday today.

The paper pack and stamp set are retired items from Close To My Heart. I did give a sneak preview of something new from Close To My Heart from the Spring / Summer 2013 catalog that debuts in February. Check out those cute blue epoxy bubbles!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Wreath

This weekend all of the Christmas decorations came down. We were in need of wreath for our door. I re-purposed this Christmas wreath by removing the poinsettias and plaid red and green ribbon. I kept the pine spray and pine cones. Then I glittered Close To My Heart's Snowflake Dimensional Elements. I randomly glued them to fill in space once they dried. Next I added the Boyd's plush snowman that I had in my collection. The final touch was a ribbon bow using the Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon. I love the way this turned out, and best of all I used what I had on hand instead of spending money!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Cards That Christmas Forgot Parade

The Fred, She Said Design Team is sharing Christmas cards today. Yes, I know, Christmas was almost two weeks ago, but why not keep the Christmas spirit with us longer!

This is a card that I started designing with the release of the precolored Little Fat Santa. I put it aside to look for a stamp set saying Ho, Ho, Ho. I forgot about this card and came across it again this past weekend. I finished it by printing the sentiment and adding some liquid applique. I quickly made a dozen of this card so they are ready to go for Christmas 2013!

Check out all of "The Cards That Christmas Forgot" at the Fred, She Said Blog, and enjoy the New Year Sale at the Fred, She Said Store!