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Some Birthday Inspiration

Just a quick post today to show a few of the beautiful handmade cards I received for my recent birthday.

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Creative Crew Challenge 4 – June 2014

The fourth and final challenge for the month is Scrapbook and More Focus: "Celebrate your best friend on a scrapbook page or by making a gift for them."  Flowers are the perfect gift, so I have made a floral basket using retiring products. The flowers and leaves are from the Secret Garden stamps and Framelits.… Continue reading Creative Crew Challenge 4 – June 2014

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Secret Garden Bendi Fold

I wanted a special thank you card for a friend. Splitcoaststampers provides many wonderful tutorials, so I used their 'Bendi Fold' technique. My sister had previously made one and it looked like fun. I used Baked Brown Sugar for the base card and stamped it with the new Hardwood background stamp. The images from Secret… Continue reading Secret Garden Bendi Fold

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Secret Garden Olive Leaves

A beautiful way to create a background is to use the negative image from a die cut image. Here I have used the Little Leaves Sizzlit to create a negative image, then sponged it using Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding on Whisper White. I wrapped a piece of Black ribbon [not SU] around… Continue reading Secret Garden Olive Leaves

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Creative Crew Window Frames Trinket Box

The third Creative Crew project is: "CCREW0913HF - Holiday Focus: 911 Remembrance. It's not a holiday, but it's a day that has been imprinted on our minds. Make a project with the Big Shot that allows you to remember a day from your past." When I was very young, my grandmother used to have lots… Continue reading Creative Crew Window Frames Trinket Box

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Secret Garden Primrose Petals

Secret Garden is a very popular stamp set with matching Framelits. Whilst I was checking out some of my favourite blogs recently, I came across a very pretty clean and simple card using this set on LeeAnn Greff's Flowerbug's Inkspot. I made a few changes to make it my own and created this. I used… Continue reading Secret Garden Primrose Petals