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A Very Special 95th Birthday Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on November 13, 2017

There are not very many people that live into their ninties, but I have a wonderful lady in my life that has.  She is my sister’s grandmother-in-law and the sweetest person you could ever know.  This month she is turning 95 and she has more energy than most people I know. My sister asked me to design a special card for her and this is what I came up with.

A Very Special 95th Birthday Card

The card idea from Anne Hewins at luv2create.typepad.com

I have always loved the Vintage Leaves stamp set but never thought of using pink and purple with it until I saw Anne’s. I added gold accents to mine and really like how it turned out.

Here are the supplies you need to create this.

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Ideas to Make Your Own Handmade Christmas Cards This Year

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on November 10, 2017
Ideas to Make Your Own Christmas Cards This Year

Christmas cards are one of the oldest traditions of the holiday season. And there is isn’t anything like a handmade Christmas card to show you care.  Making your own Christmas cards is just a more personal and special manner to express your Christmas wishes and greetings.

However many people are skipping the tradition of sending holiday cards altogether due to high postage or the simplicity of e-cards. I hope you won’t be one of them. There’s really nothing quite like the surprise and feeling of receiving a real card in the mail, especially a handmade one.

5 Reasons You Should Send Christmas Cards

Boosts happiness

Many of us are inundated with emails each day, so it’s refreshing to receive a real card in the mail that let’s us know our loved ones are thinking of us. According to Psychology and Aging, receiving Christmas cards increases feelings of happiness, especially in older people who may not be as tech savvy as others. And of course, the more the merrier.

Keeps loved ones in the loop with your life

Taking the time to write out highlights of your year and big updates in your life keeps your friends and family in the loop with what’s happening with you. Sending a Christmas card gives a more personal snapshot of your life than just reading short Facebook updates every now and then.

Serves as decoration for friends and family

The festive holiday portraits, Christmas colors and warm holiday wishes often times serve as Christmas decorations in your friends and family’s homes. People love to display all the Christmas cards they get in the mail to have a reminder every day of all the special people in their lives.

Updates your address book

Sending a Christmas card is the perfect reason to reach out to loved ones who may have moved during the year in order to update your contacts with their current addresses.

Gets you on other’s Christmas card list

It would be pretty sad to not get any Christmas cards in the mail, wouldn’t it? And though it doesn’t happen overnight, that is what happens if you stop sending them. Gradually you drop off of other people’s lists until you’re only getting a few. The good news is you’ll be back on their list the minute they get your card in the mail.

But whatever your motive, receiving a Christmas card that you’ve made is sure to make anyone happy and prove a memento they’ll likely keep for a long time.

Making You Own Christmas Cards

Stampin’ Up! has some of the cutest Christmas stamp sets this year that will make creating your own Christmas cards a snap. Here are just a few.

Christmas in the Making Stamp Set

 

Add a Little Glitz Stamp Set

 

Best Gifts Stamp Set

 

Beachy Little Christmas Stamp Set

 

 

Can’t make up your mind?

They also have a complete kit that makes the decision making about what kind of to make easier.

 

Christmas cards are so much fun and I want to help you make your Christmas cards this year. To do this I will be posting card ideas and tutorials throughout the month of November. Here is the first one.

This card is from the Merry Little Christmas Suite

Carols of Christmas Deck the Halls

 

To make this cute but simple card all you need is
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Deck the Halls Tutorial

Cut the Following:

Card base Old Olive 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

DSP (designer series paper) layer 3 3/4″ X 5″

Whisper White 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4″

Create White banner by cutting 3/4″ up from bottom center then from each bottom corner to top of center cut

Inside layer Whisper White 5 1/4″ X 4″

DSP tails 3/4″ X 3″ cut in half on diagonal

Instructions:

Stamp in black “Deck the Halls” to center of white banner

Stamp in Old Olive decorative border above and below Deck the Halls

Glue DSP to card base

Adhere black DSP tails to bottom of banner

Adhere jute with tape runner to card base

Use dimentionals to adhere banner over jute

Glue inside white layer

 

Look for more Christmas cards though out the month.

I hope you will keep the tradition alive and make your Christmas cards to send out this year.

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Happy Stampin’ and Merry Christmas!

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October Daily Days 26-28

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on October 31, 2017
OD days 26-28

Can you believe it’s Halloween! I love this time of year.  The cooler weather, candy, pumpkin spice everything, candy, Church Carnivals, candy, cute little ghosts and goblins and more candy!

I hope you all have a very happy Halloween and a spook-tacular day!

I’m still working on my October Daily digital album and want to share my 3 latest pages with you. On Sunday I got back from my birthday vacation and I have already finished my October Daily pages for it! I am telling you, if you want to quickly create a cute scrapbook to record your favorite memories, a digital scrapbook is the way to go.

To learn more about how I create my digital scrapbooks be sure to check out the tab on the menu bar at the top of the blog.

Day 26

For my birthday my husband and I went to Arkansas for some rest and relaxation in the fall foliage of Mt. Magazine State Park. We spent a lovely weekend at the beautiful lodge overlooking Petite Jean River.

October Daily day 26

Day 27

First Fort Smith and then Mt. Magazine State Park and Lodge

October Daily day 27

Day 28

Such a beautiful view.

October Daily day 28

 

Again I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! also if you’d like to see all my October Daily pages so far just click on the tag October Daily.

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October Daily Days 23-25

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on October 30, 2017

A Spook-tacular welcome to you today! I couldn’t wait to share today’s pages with you. I think they turned out so cute.  Working with digital images has made this project so easy.  If you’ve never tried digital scrapbooking I want to challenge you to give it a try.  The Forever Artisan 5 software makes it ridiculously easy.  I have posts about the Artisan on my digital scrapbook tab at the top on my menu bar for more information.

Here are the pages I made today

Days 23-24

October Daily days 23-24

Day 25

October Daily day 25

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