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Card for Aunt Z

My husband's Aunt Z is not doing very well right now. Below is the card I made for him to write her a little note. The reaction I got upon handing him the card was, "Oh, Wow!" He is easily impressed. That's one of the reasons I love him.

The card shape is a cut file from Lettering Delights (Cards G, number 4) which was cut using Make-the-Cut software and my Gazelle.

The card fits in a #10 (legal sized envelope) which I lined with pink copy paper


Scrappy Thank You Token

The Scarps are no longer growing into a Scrap Monster, but they are still a huge problem!

I learned how to make this 'Lotion Holder Card' from this video
This is such a great find for me because every year at Christmas I give co-workers a purse-sided lotion and lip balm from Melaleuca. (the lotion is the best. It is not greasy and really moisturizes.
I was trying to figure out how to get another small hole to add in the lip balm because I did not have the right size circle punch. I make a dozen of these just for lotion.

You know, sometimes my brain just..doesn't work right. Hmmm, maybe age has something to do with it. Anyway, it finally dawned on me that I could make a Make-the-Cut file for the box portion with the size circles I need for both the lotion and lip balm. Of course, I am done making these for little Thank You Gifts, so I'll get to use my MTC file when I am making Christmas cards and things later this year.

Scrappy Thank You Cards

I decided that I should use up some Scraps before they turn into an Uncontrollable MONSTER!

The brown is the other side of the patterned paper (source unknown), Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Georgia Pacific white card stock, and pink copy paper.

Studio G 'Thank You' stamp and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Classic ink.
The cards are 3" x 3". I distressed all of the edges of the card stock and turned down one corner of the patterned card stock.

I cut the envelope from pink copy paper with my Gazelle and Make-the-Cut software. It was downloaded from the Make-the-Cut Gallery (envelope #2 when searching the Gallery for 'envelopes'). I cut a liner for the envelope using the same paper and stamped it with the "Thank You' stamp without adding any more ink. Oops! There is not a photo of just the envelope. Sorry.



August Card Swap

Thank You Terri!
Terri has made a video of the cards from our August Card Swap at Scrapper Creations Yahoo Group .
Here is a look at my cards.






Phone Card





I'm hearing voices

The photo and sentiment on the card front are both from Create with TLC This was a freebie a couple of weeks ago.
I have a friend who I call the 'Purse Girl'. She loves handbags. This is similar to the card (her card had pink instead of blue) I made for her birthday:


July Card Swap

I participated in the July Card Swap with a Yahoo group I belong to called Scrapper Creations ( ). It was great fun and I am looking forward to this months card swap. Terri over at Ramblings of a Texas Craft Room ( ) has made a video featuring all of the cards that were hand crafted by the swap participants. You can watch the video at her blog or at You Tube ( ). Thanks Terri!!

Here is a look at my cards. Click on the photo for a larger version.

Card 1

Card inside


Card Recipe

Card 2


Card Recipe

Bucket Book

One of my friends has been talking about things to put on a 'Bucket List' for a long time. I think her list must be quite long so I made her a simple 'Bucket Book', which I am sure she will easily fill with her lists.


Inside cover with Very Important phone numbers (of course Morgan Freeman's number is made up).

6 double sided pages like this.


Attitude is Everything

My friend Peg's birthday is the first week end in August. This is the card I made for her. Click on the photos for a larger picture.

I'm sorry but I do not remember where the graphic image came from. I gray scaled the image for the inside of the card and the envelope liner.


How Much Does a Smart Ass Weigh?


The digi stamp” Retro Woman Eating On Scale” from . If you sign up for the newsletter (on the left side of the page) you will receive email updates with freebies.
The sentiment is something that has been going around in emails for a long time and I don’t know where it originated. And I do resemble it!!


Happy Father's Day Mr. Fix It!

card inside

card and envelope

The svg file for this card came from . If you sign up for the news letter (scroll down a little and look on the left side of the page) you will receive a free svg weekly.
I scored the card (from the Mr. fix it side) at 2” and 4 ¾”.
Cards that are for men are hard for me so I made several of these to have on hand.



Horse Apples

The birthday card I made for my dad last year is the best card he ever received or so he says. My dad belongs to a horse club called Horse'n Around. The club goes on camping trips/trail rides.

I believe this photo was taken in the Badlands. He didn't know he was being photographed.


Here is the now famous birthday card (he took it everywhere and showed everyone)!

I don't know what can do this year to top this. Any Ideas??

What's Your Phone Number?

This was a fun card to make. I love humorous cards. Since I never use the phone book any more, I thought I would find some ways to use parts of it. As I was making these, I happened to notice some familiar names and then it struck me that I could really personalize some of these cards. I found a co-workers name, made her an Un-Birthday card (didn't know when her birthday was). I used the page with her phone number on the inside of the card and circled it in red. Maybe all my friends will be getting something similar.

Here is another card I made for my oldest son. He often loses his phone (he is over 30 years old). I had sent a text message to both my son that read 'Since neither of my children can take the time to call their mother, I am changing my will and leaving everything the the neighbor girl.' My youngest called me within two minutes. I didn't hear from my oldest for another couple of weeks so I sent the card below. The whited out part of the arrow was our home phone number. He did call when he received the card.

Easter Card

I made card similar to this for family members for Easter. I stamped these images at my friend, Val's home several weeks ago using her stamps. Don't hold me to this: I think the stamps were from Stampin' Up and that the stamps (the branches are one stamp and the girl another) were a set. I thought the images were vintage looking and tried to find small prints that looked vintage to go with it. I used a Martha Stewart border Punch on the first card and a Fiskars Boarder punch on the second.

I could just play with paper all day long...if I didn't have to go to work!


Card for a Co-Worker

A Just-Because card for the best co-worker ever. She keeps my appointments on her calendar, helps me out when I get bogged down, is kind, understanding, and a great friend. There is a story about the card I made for Bobbie, but I am not going to tell it. If you know her, ask Her! When I saw the digi stamp I thought of Bobbie right away.
I used a digi stamp from TLC (free...YAY!) and Copic markers, which I recently purchased. I had only used these markers once before at my friend Valorie's home. I fell in love with the markers because the do not rough up the paper and the overlap marks are not as apparent as with other markers. I only bought 9 markers (they are a little pricey). Hobby Lobby has them on sale for 30% off this week, so...I am going back tomorrow to buy a couple more.
Anyway, Back To The Card.

I cut the stamped image out by hand and used foam tape to pop it up.
The light blue background paper was embossed with the Sizzix Textured Impressions Flower A2 Embossing Folder. The sentiment I typed on my computer with the Bookman Font.