Bright Flowers and Spring!

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I know if I were just a little patient then Spring would be here, but I can't wait so I made my own bright flowers! It is a snap with the Bloomin' Botanicals framelit dies! You can stamp and cut or in my case, just cut and layer to add realistic looking blossoms. This card could be used for so many upcoming occasions, such as Mother's Day, a birthday, or just thinking of you! I love the bright colors I used, but as you know, it is easy to use the same layout but change up the colors to create a completely different looking card. I'd love to see what you create!

Washi Easter Egg

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For a recent team swap we had the theme of Spring or Easter. I wanted to use product that I had on hand to make an Easter card. I love washi tape because it so colorful and easy to work with so I knew I would be using it for my card. I decided I wanted a little pattern on the top layer (that the egg shape is cut from) so I decided to use pretty paper, but this layer could have been cardstock and a pattern could have been stamped on it. I hope this gives you ideas of other shapes you could cut out and other washi tape you could use to create an easy but desirable card.

Oh, Hello

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Not too long ago I had seen a post on the Stampin' Up! facebook page about some quick notecards they made with the Honeycomb Happiness Sale-A-Bration set. They put pretty paper on the front of the note cards and punched an oval hole to expose the stamping within the card. I loved that idea and immediately saw a sweet Easter or new Baby card! I decided to go to full size card and add pretty ribbon. I plan to make several in a variety of papers to have Baby cards on hand when I need them!

With Sympathy

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I needed a card for some of my male cousins whose father passed away recently. When I saw a Thank You card featured in the catalog for the Rose Wonder stamp set I immediately thought that would be a nice Sympathy card. So with some minor modifications my card design was born. I especially like the touch of corrugated paper on the cutout leaves.

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Smiles and Flowering Fields

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My recent swap card has a soft touch of Spring. All the promise of warmer weather and sweet smells of field flowers. I was so honored to have this card selected as the best of the swap at our recent team meeting. I have only received this honor two other times, so it is rewarding to have such a talented bunch choose your design as their favorite. This card could easily transition to sympathy card, thinking of you, birthday, or congratulations.

Happy Birthday - Can't hold a candle to you!

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Fun, festive, and versatile! That is what this birthday card means to me. It uses some of the prettiest paper we have and gives lots of options for color combinations. I plan to make several more using the same paper and stamp sets, but different base and accent colors. It will make card making easy and yet, each card will seem unique. I love designs like that!

Party Wishes

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If you are like me, you often need a generic Birthday card. It shouldn't be too masculine, or too feminine. You need it to be okay to use for a child or an adult. That is why I like a One Sheet Wonder approach to card design. You start with one sheet of pretty paper or a background that you have stamped and you can turn out several cards in one sitting. This design is one of those all around perfect for so many people cards. I started with two sheets of 12x12 paper and six pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to make a dozen cards in one sitting. Unlike many OSW patterns this one makes 12 identical cards (except that paper is slightly different). I will give you the instructions for one card and they will all be the same.