For my sister

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I try to make cards for my family member’s birthday as much as possible, but this does not always happen because I’m often very busy! But this time I had the time to make a card for my sister! I tried to make something more simple because I often make rather difficult cards.

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This card is a beginner level card, took about 30 minutes to make, and I followed a Hobby Alternative sketch of the month.
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Double the happiness!

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Hello dear people! Nice of you to drop by my blog!

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So, what is better than one card? Two cards! In this blog post, I will show you one way how I made two cards with one background paper. My cards took about three hours to make all two, but it would be less time if you made something simpler (or with less embellishments….) Continue reading “Double the happiness!”

Pop-up Cake Card!

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Spring is my favorite season! Mother nature is awake and making herself beautiful. Today I made a spring cake for you all!

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Did you think I made a real cake? Haha, I’m not really good at baking, so nope! So today is actually a pop-up card with small daisies on a grassy green paper cake. This card was not difficult to make since my Cricut did most of the work and I had very clear video instructions on putting the cake together. You can also use other cutting machines other than the Cricut, but even without a machine, you can print out this pattern and cut it out by hand. The total time to make this card was a little under one hour. Continue reading “Pop-up Cake Card!”

A fun shaker birthday!

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Hello crafters!  How have you been staying warm? I like to stay warm by curling up in my bed watching a show while crocheting. Or if I have to make a card, I’ll work in my craft area with my handy little space heater. Crafting warms my heart too!

Today I have something fun for you.

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This is a fun shaker birthday card!  I personally find shaker cards difficult due to all the little bits and pieces, but if you’re familiar with making shaker cards, then this should be easy for you.  Overall, this card took me about 2 or 3 hours to make, and I had some troubles (you’ll see where later). Continue reading “A fun shaker birthday!”

You can’t Resist this technique!

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Good day! As always, thank you for your lovely comments on my last post.

Before I begin, I would like to share a little joke. When I first got the assignment for this card, I asked aloud, “What’s ‘color resist’?” My husband replies, “Make a black and white card and say that you resisted using colors.”  Well, I guess that’s one way to look at it! But I will stick to using my lovely colors….

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So the card for today showcases the color resist technique. Unlike what my husband thinks, color resist is the resist of color going into the paper due to a layer of wax, an embossing/watermark ink, or a layer of melted embossing powder applied to the paper.  My card will showcase the latter: color resist with embossing powder.

This card is rather easy to do and takes about one hour or less to complete. Continue reading “You can’t Resist this technique!”

This card is for RUUD!

Hey everyone! A friend asked me to make a card for her father-in-law and his name is Ruud. So I thought of making him a card similar to a card I made a while back for my husband’s grandfather. But as I started working on the card, I kind of consider this card version 2.0 because it just seems that much more cooler.

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Please read on because there are some tips and techniques here that might help you have an easier time making a similar card! Continue reading “This card is for RUUD!”