Happy Retirement Adirondack Chair and Follow Your Art

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

It is so lovely to hear that someone is retiring – how wonderful to be able to get to that stage in your life when your time is your own to do with what you want – when you want to do it! So when a dear friend’s husband announced he was retiring in August it was the perfect occasion to celebrate with a card for him.

Today’s card has a tiny bit of stamping using the Well Said stamp set then some die cutting with the coordinating Well Written Dies.

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Heirloom Frames and Daisy Lane Vintage Birthday Card

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Friday was my dear friend Elly (from the UK) birthday.  I have mentioned her on a  number of occasions as she has visited me here in the US several times, helped me with my annual Stampin’ Getaway retreat and craft fairs.  She is a talented papercrafter herself (click here to see her facebook page) so there is some pressure to make a special card 🙂

So today’s  card has a sort of vintage look with some sponging to soften cut edges using the Daisy Lane Stamp set with the Medium Daisy Punch along with the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written DIes.

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Pressed Petals Washi Tape Birthday

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Today would have been my Mum’s 88th birthday so this  card is for her.  No stampin’ – I just used  my die cutting machine, a couple of die sets and an embossing folder.

The focal point  is made with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape, there are two rolls in this pack, one a traditional tape in Soft Suede and Very Vanilla, the second has about 100 individual peel-and-stick flower petals allowing you to create beautiful flowers.

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Happy Birthday, Holly

Our youngest grand-daughter turned 4 a couple of weeks ago ~ I am not very good with cards for littlies so I let my  High Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper do all the work with a little help from the Well Said and Well Written Framelit Dies. (this is available as a bundle with a 10% discount if you order before June 3rd)

The How Sweet it is DSP contains some really fun designs with lollipops, cupcakes and gummy bears among them, the colors are really bright and cheerful and perfect for a  little girl!

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