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Sunday, December 17, 2023

Turning 12 months old!

Good morning,

Another November birthday card I made for a sweet little that turned one year old.

The inside says: Congratulations on turning 12 ... months that is! Happy First Birthday! 
 I recieved the number line image from a Unity tamps grab bag and I just love using it for birthday cards, especially Littles!

This card is based on one I found on Pinterest
Sheri Gilson
Paper Crafty’s Creation

Size: A2
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper: Echo Park (Bundle of Joy)
  • Dies: Stampin Up! (Sweet Buttons)
  • Embossing folder: Cuttlebug (Swiss dots)
  • Ink:
  • Sentiment: Stampin Up! (Teeny Tiny Wishes) & Unity Stamps
  • Twine: My Stash
Thanks for stopping by! 
(Hugs) Cara


Creative Fingers Challenge
Entry 20

As You Like It Challenge

Pattie's Design Creations Challenge
Entry 30

Polkadoodles Cardmaking Challenge
Entry 5

Friday, December 15, 2023

The Outlawz No Stamp Challenge, Christmas/Winter

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Outlawz Challenge. You can play along HERE

This challenge discourages the use of any physical stamps or digital images. Exceptions will be made for digital paper and stamped or digital sentiments

This month our challenge is something Winter/Christmas.

I made this fun fold card for a woman who has mentored and mothered me for years. She considers me her daughter and I love her very much even though she lives quite a bit of distance from me so I’ve been unable to see her in person for a long time!

I saw this card on Pinterest and ended up watching and following a video (HERE) created by Sam Calcott UK. Great video, well done, fairly easy to follow and the card us fun to make and when I sent out, I used 5 x 7 envelope without issue.

Supplies: A2
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (Base)
Design Paper: Recollections (Christmas)
Die: Concord & 9th (Poinsettia Quilt Top) – Sentiment; Unknown (Snowflakes)

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(Hugs) Cara


Little Red Wagon Challenge

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge
ENTRY  #38

Creative Creases Challenge

Creative Fingers Challenge

Cut it up Challenge Blog

ENTRY #10, Part 2

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Big Happy Wishes

Good morning,
November Birthdays have come and gone so I'm sharing a fun card I made for my daughter

This is called a Bay Window card and there seems to be quite a few variations of the layout. I think I like this one best.

The flowers on the side panel were done using the stamp off technique to add depth.(Looks better IRL)

I'm slowly starting to increase my selection of  6 x 6 pads for my cards as the patterns are a bit smaller and they are easier travel with. Still loving my 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers though. For this card I am using a new to me 6 x 6 pad called Family ties from Pebbles. I just love the designs and color combination of the set which consists of several shades of blue and green along with a love shade of yellow and brown and lends itself well to both feminine and masculine style cards.

Size: A2
  • Cardstock: Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper: Pebbles (Family Ties)
  • Dies: Yvonne Creations (Large flowers), Unknown (Small flowers & leaves)
  • Embossing folder: Stampin Up! (Subtle)
  • Ink: Stampin Up!
  • Rhinestones: Stampin Up!
  • Stamps: Unity Stamps (It’s a mug hug), Stamps by Judith (3 flower stubbie)
Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Challenges Entered

December 2023; Anything goes w/optional twist - NEW
Entry 58

Challenge 8; Anything goes
Entry 35

PIP Challenge 2349; Anything Goes
Entry 2

Challenge 306; Anything Goes
Entry 121

November 2023: Anything Goes
Entry 137