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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Another Friendship card

Okay here is one more of the cards I got from the card club. I liked this one, but it is a little...flat. Here's their version: And here is one of my versions. I added a dark brown mat behind the flowered paper. And I added some distressing to the tag with my Early Espresso Classic Ink pad:

And my second version. This time I embossed the flowered paper with the Square Lattice embossing folder then I distressed the edges with my Early Espresso Classic Ink pad and a sponge. I also swiped the sponge across the front of the paper. Then I added a dotted circle to the tag, and distressed it all with my Early Espresso Classic in:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Friendship Swap -

Here is another one of the card sets that I got from the club I used to belong to. Here's their version: And here's one of my versions. Here I just added some rhinestones at the end of the flourish:

And another version. Here I distressed the print piece. I added a bunch of smaller rhinestones all along the flourish.

These cards were not my style, so I found it a little harder to "get into" altering them.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Here is another one of the card sets from the card club I used to belong to. Here is their version, it is a library card pocket: And one way I changed it. The ribbons they sent were so small so it was hard to change them up much. You can't see it in the picture but I added silver stitch lines along the frame. I added a hole to the purple tab. I slipped the big ribbon through the hole and then tied it with the smaller piece.

And another version: I added silver stitching to the "rick Rack" piece as well as the frame. I also used a bit of Marina Mist Classic Ink on the transparency piece, I also distressed the frame. I tied a little piece of thread around the big ribbon and then held it in place in the back while I stapled the smaller ribbon in the front. I also ran the library card pocket through my Perfect Polka Dots folder by Stampin Up:

This card was....not my style. I stared at it for quite some time before I figured out something to do.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Fun Card Fronts

A few years ago, before I became more of a card maker, I used to belong to this card club. This business closed years ago, probably at least 4 or 5 years now. Each month they sent me a kit with all of the parts that I could make 2 cards. I loved these kits, but sometimes they lacked a little something. Another gripe I had was often times, like when it included ribbon, it was such a small amount. So if you weren't good at tying bows, there was no room for error. I still have many many of the kits they sent sitting in a drawer un-assembled. So I dug one out and took it apart. Here was their sample: I cut the cards apart which gave me 4 card fronts. I trimmed them down, and added a mat layer of black. I made the black mat at 3 3/4" x 5. The receiver can mat it down to a white card, or choose another color card.

Then I decided to make a few more of my own. The top 2 cards used the green layer that I had from cutting the cards I made above. The bottom 2 are some green I had on hand, which I ran through my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder by Stampin' Up. The flip flop embellishments I bought many years ago from a big box store. I typed up my own sentiments in, I believe it is, Word Perfect. The ribbons are all stuff I had on hand.

And another version with green ribbon and a lighter shade of green.

I just wanted to show how you can add a little and make a so so card look even better. And when you find a layout that you like, change some accessories to give it a different look.

These will be for my Summer Fun Card Front theme on my favorite MB.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Craft Sale Items - Key Fob Wristlets

So I have been working hard at trying to get ahead for my 3 craft shows this coming November. And I have a new obsession!! Key Fob Wristlets! I have already sold a number of these, and I am waiting for the hardware to arrive in an order so that I can make more to sell.
They are available on Cotton Webbing like below: Or Polypropylene:

There are more shown here:

and here:

I have seen many of these on Etsy in prices ranging form $5 up to $9.50! At the moment I am selling them for $4 a piece, but that may increase depending on price of the webbing. (The current ones the webbing was on sale) So don't wait! Get yours today! I will ship also, please ask for shipping prices!

Tired of losing your keys in the bottom of your purse?? These stylish Key Fob Wristlets are just the right size to slip over your wrist, and no more searching for your keys! Hands full with a purse, baby seat, and groceries? Slip them on your wrist and leave your hands free! Heading to the gym, or going for a walk and you don't want to carry your wallet? These are the perfect thing!

Great for friends. co-workers, neighbors and teacher's gifts!

Additional colors and styles will be offered soon!!!