Sunday, April 30, 2017


This gate card wouldn't stay shut, so I added a brad into a piece that would swivel (don't know what it's called or where I got it.)  The blue oval is attached on the left side, so when that "thing" is moved off, the card will open.

The bird is from a SU! die set, and I love this bird in particular.  Very easy--just cut and attach with a dimensional.

After adding the flower and gem, and some Wink-of-Stella, the card was done.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


This is definitely under 10 minutes to make,
but I forgot to start my timer!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PAPER PLAYERS #341--Sketch Challenge

I took a little artistic license on the sketch (HERE) since I re-discovered the label die in my stash!

Using my peg stamps, I created a "swoosh" of flowers and leaves, then added the bow.  The leafy panel is from a SU! pad of vellum designs.

The same peg stamps were used for the bottom corner of the envelope.

Friday, April 14, 2017



--filled with lots of goodies for making this first card and others.  The surprise gift from Sara was  really nice, too!  It was used here, but I won't spoil the surprise.

The black cardstock and envelopes give the cards a modern look.  The stamp set included has mix and match words to use for a nice saying like this one.  The envies have a white area for the name and address, and the inside is lined, too.

Friday, April 7, 2017


My usual way of coloring on vellum is to emboss the front and color on the back.  This time, after watching a video by Jennifer McGuire on blending inks and Wink of Stella on the front, I decided to give it a try.

This card came out ok, but it would have worked better to have chosen a flower with petals that were merely an outline so that the coloring showed up more.  You may be able to see the shimmer on this one if you click to enlarge it.

Stop in again later for another try at this technique with a better image.