Those who know me well know that I don’t do anything at the last minute. I was always the first one to have a paper turned in to my professor, the first one to have their shopping list made for Christmas dinner, and the first one to have all my purchased gifts wrapped and under the fully-decorated tree. So I must confess, I didn’t do these cards at the very last minute. But you could! Read the rest of this entry
I have a sweet friend whose divorce was finalized last Monday, and I made this card especially for her. Read the rest of this entry
My friend Joanie turned 81 years old yesterday, and I wanted to make her a special birthday card for her party today. The resulting card is the culmination of several different craft projects. After watching a video on how to create faux postage stamps from Maremi’s Small Art, I became addicted to the fun process (https://binged.it/2mvot5r). Here’s a collection of ones I have made:
I won’t go into the process since you can watch the video, except to explain how I made the aged paper. I simply took white cardstock and some very dark coffee I made with warm water and instant coffee granules. I painted the paper with the coffee mixture, and when it was plenty wet, I sprinkled on some dry granules. Voila!Here are a few close-ups of some faux stamps:
To make the card, I glued an ice cream “stamp” onto the front of a purchased blank card, added some of my amateur lettering, and Bob’s your uncle!
I envision many more cards in my future containing faux stamps and “sending” messages: Sending best wishes, sending birthday greetings, sending good thoughts, sending congratulations, …. You get the idea!
Last week, I shared with you how I used up some of my paper stash to make greeting cards. Here’s a gallery of the ones I’ve made recently. (CRAP ALERT: Some aren’t especially good, mainly because I’m a crappy stamper. And a rotten photographer.) But they’ll still serve their purpose. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry
I needed two birthday cards — quick! — so I decided to try an idea I’d recently seen on YouTube. (Unfortunately, I can’t find the link to give credit to the original post.) This smart person used her printed deli paper stash to make greeting cards. Read the rest of this entry
I knew my BFF’s birthday was coming soon. After all, I’ve know her for almost 60 years! But, unlike my usual self, I hadn’t thought ahead to crafting her a special card. So the day before her birthday, I had to scramble.
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For Christmas, I was thrilled to receive three new crafting supplies — a set of 8 Posca pens, 48 oil pastels crayons (such pretty colors!), and a 12″ x 14″ Gelli Plate (be still my heart!). Experimenting with the new Gelli plate, I made six large sheets with acrylic paints, masks, and stamps. Two of the sheets were completed using mixed media paper, and four of them were made with Dan the Man’s baking parchment paper. They’re all about 11″ x 14″.
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Dan the Man and I have recently returned from a three-week trip to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. We had such a good time, and the scenery was one stunning sight after another. We were lucky to see this beautiful mountain, Denali, on a gorgeous day. Read the rest of this entry
My granddaughter Kelsey has just turned 20, and I made her this birthday card. I’m not sure she was very impressed with my illustration skills, but I’m quite convinced she appreciated the cash that accompanied the card! Read the rest of this entry
For the last week or so, I’ve been experimenting with a few techniques for making Valentine’s Day cards. Coincidentally, I’ve had to send out both a get well card and a condolence card, and I’ve used my newly-created cards for those purposes too. Read the rest of this entry