Thinking of You Card

I made cards for my in laws who both fell and were hurt and bruised. I thought I’d try my hand at a “wiper” card. I really enjoyed making these.

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Paper Doll Carrying Book

I was brainstorming for a unique gift for my niece and decided on paper dolls. I found this great site with personal use only paper dolls. I was unable to reach the creator to obtain permission to print the images. I will link to site.

http://paperthinpersonas.com/category/printable-paper-dolls/marisole/marisole-doll/

The paper dolls were so adorable that I decided to make a chipboard book to carry them in.

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I also made my niece a cute pop cube card.

Graduation Card 2013

A relative’s son recently graduated so I decided to make a card. This is a modified graduation card that I saw on the internet. I added a handmade tassel. Soo cute. Congratulations graduate!!
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Let’s Play Ball! Shape book

A friend has a son who plays high school baseball. I made this for her. I call this a themed “shape book”. Each page represents the sport of baseball. Ball player, mascot cover, surprise, ball & mitt, cap, and baseball diamond page. I admit to doing research since I don’t know much about sports. Enjoy. 

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Thank You Anniversary Easel Card

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Our local volunteer group is in our 25th year. I thought we should have a memento so I decided to make “thank you/ anniversary” cards. I made Eighty-five of them! What was I thinking?

Introducing wordbook “Sebastian”

In early summer I decided to make a wordbook for a friend for her new baby. I researched the meaning of the name, the different spellings and she picked her color theme. Then all I had to do was pull it all together. Because I try to make each wordbook unique even though I keep some components, I’m always happily surprised at what I come up with. Sometimes I have to scrap an idea or let a page “marinate” for a while creatively. Enjoy!

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Wordbook Mini Album Danica is Here!

I recently got a request from a friend to make a wordbook for a baby shower gift. Boy was I happy to oblige since making them is my new passion! There are six steps I take to accomplish the making of one of these cute creations:

  1. Word, theme, color scheme, size
  2. Format letter layout on software program
  3. Pick the designer papers and cut the chipboard pages to size
  4. Use paper die cut machine to cut out name letters
  5. Trace letters onto chipboard
  6. Cut off excess chipboard, glue paper down

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In Search of a Display Frame

As a cross stitch designer, it has always been a great challenge to find appropriate framing that won’t bust the bank. Traditional cross stitch framing usually involve glass and square dimensions. I was inspired to design my own line of original cross stitch patterns.  www.stitchathome.wordpress.com I wanted nice frames for my small sample pieces without the expense. I spent weeks watching card making tutorials on www.youtube.com for ideas. THAT is how I came to be fascinated with iris paper folding, origami, scrap booking/ card making and paper die cut machines. My favorite cards are the easel cards, tri-fold cards, exploding (magic) box, pop cards/envelopes and the penny slide cards. My fancy paper experience begins . . .

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