Sunday, August 12, 2007


I can't imagine making some of the intricate cards I am seeing lately that bloggers say they have to make 50-100 of the same thing. Over and over the same. I would go nuts. I like making themes and changing them a bit. And if it takes more that 10 minutes-forget it.

Using die cuts can really make a card go fast as can stickers and pre-made tags. I used a little bit of each on this. Starting with a plain white folded A2 card, I topped that with a striped block of paper. I added a giant photo corner to each of the 4 corners. Then I took a white piece and stamped the word Merry on it and layered that on a piece of matching red to the corners, roughing up the edges a bit. Layer that on top of the green stripes. Then take a round tag, add a sticker to the middle, use a Cropidile to punch a hole thru and tie a small piece of ribbon thru and pop dot it on the front.

To finish it off as it was pretty flat, I added some Stickles to the letters of the word for a little shimmer. Easy to adapt to any word, theme or stickers you have. Fun and quick.

I am out of here as I have to be up at 7 to do a 5K fundraiser race in Lansing. It is supposed to storm pretty bad-monsoon season maybe?


  1. Jan, very nice holiday card. I am glad that someone else uses stickers and die cuts on their cards; sometimes I hesitate sending my cards out that aren't pure "stamping" cards to stampers. I don't have a lot of supplies though and have to use what I have. Plus, as you mentioned, it makes things go quick, and I think it's fun to mix up mediums a bit. Good luck on your run.

  2. Super cute. I love the colors and the photo corners.


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