Greeting cards

Hello, its me… am I the card you’ve been looking for?

You know when you have a great idea then you put it into action and you realize just how much work your idea will take to become reality?  Well that is this “simple” hello card…

I had the idea to repeatedly die cut one of my sentiments out of plain colored backgrounds and put a black backing paper then fill one of the sentiments in.. sounds easy enough.  When i sat down to execute this idea, I realized just how much time it would take.

I chose the ‘hello’ sentiment from the Tim Holtz Friendship Words collection, I really love the cursive font used in these dies and one day I hope to own all of Tim Holtz sentiment packs.  Then I picked colors of the rainbow, aiming to make six cards but I thought if I liked it I might do more.

I started with yellow and half an hour later I was finally done… it took so much longer then I expected but the results are really worth it.  I love these cards but because of the amount of time it took to make I won’t be rushing to make them again.

Birthday card, Greeting cards

Simple embossed backgrounds

I don’t know if it is just me but I always struggle with cards designed to be given to men.  I think its because at the most basic level I just love pretty things, I love butterflies and flowers and ultimately things do not look complete to me without a scattering of sparkles and pearls.

But the men in our lives need cards too, and I know that they could easily get a card with butterflies and sparkles – I know plenty of men who have readily accepted and loved handmade cards with beautiful butterflies but it was because they loved the look of them.

I wanted to start somewhere for the men with simple and clean tastes. Those who want something that gets the job done without all the frills; but just because they may not want the trims and frills, it does not mean they cannot have something beautiful.

I went through my die collection and realized I had so many embossing plates which I have neglected and so I had an idea to bring interest to the card without the need of too many embellishments.


I used an old cuttlebug hexagon embossing folder to create three strips to layer behind a rectangle the same color as the background and with the sentiment ‘happy birthday’.  I used shades of blue and green for the embossed paper and then did a set using a white background and a set using a white background.


Personally I like the black background more because it makes the colors pop a little it more but I think both look great. which do you like more?


Birthday cards, Butterfly, flower, Greeting cards, Uncategorized

Friendship cards

This design is so simple but it really makes an impact and allows the focal point to shine. I only used three dies for this project – the Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals,  a butterfly die I picked up in a garage sale so unfortunately I don’t have the brand and I used the Tim Holtz Friendship sentiments.


I cut 10 of each die, the floral oval in cream shades and the butterflies in shades of pink, blue and yellow.  I then went through my massive paper collection to find papers which looked best with each center, then added a couple of flowers from Flowersome Crafts

I finished each card with a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Friendship set – I love how versatile this sentiment pack is because I feel like it could be used for birthday cards, thank you cards or even just a card to say hello.

I really love the results…