Four Bar Cards

My last cards of the year for our Happy Mail Card Club were two “4 bar” cards.  The 4 bar card is smaller than the typical A2, which makes it A1 (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″).  I was inspired by a card Cathy sent me, which had an A1 on top of an A2 card.

First, the owl card – I colored the embossed stickers using Copics and Blendabilities.  The wooden “Thanks” is from Stampin’ Up.


The second card was very simple.  I used a pre-created tag from Target and stamped “Amazing” on the chalkboard part using Versamagic Cloud White.


Two fun cards for my group.  Here is to a wonderful 2016 of Happy Mail Card Club!


Lots and Lots of Squares

I have had this little square punch for at least a decade from Creative Memories.  It cuts two nested squares.  So I decided to create this card using paper from a 6″ by 6″ paper pad.  The bottom right square was cut out from the base of the front, but I put a patterned square on the bottom part of the card.  Pretty simple, but a fun look!

Congratulations could be for anything in this case! 🙂

Ballerina Card

I have definitely been on a coloring kick with my cards lately!  I do it all in stages – usually coloring on a holiday break, fussy cutting images at a crop, and then putting the images on a card at home when it is time for to mail cards to my group.  This ballerina image was a printout from the Copic Markers for Cardmakers online class.  I actually used my Night of Navy Blendabilities from Stampin Up’ to color this image – a set I kept even after they discontinued the line. I am really happy with how the skin turned out, but I am still working on the perfect coloring for hair.  The saying stamp is from a Close to my Heart set.  The embossed banner just gives it an extra pop.

Hope your day is brightened a little bit!

Happy Birthday Circles and Banners

For my Happy Mail Card Club, I saw this card by Laura Vegas and immediately knew I wanted to recreate the style.  I needed to use more of my alphabet stickers and this type of card was the perfect way to do it.  This card has several old supplies being used – Cuttlebug die, scrap paper from a card kit, and kraft paper.  The banners are my favorite part!

Hope you are enjoying the month of May.  I am ready for summer break – just a few short days away!

Feel Better Soon Cards

It is unusual for me to just sit down and create cards out of the blue.  Usually I have a purpose, like my card club or a holiday.  This pack of stickers just jumped out of my stash and demanded to be made into cards.  So I pulled out an embossing folder I have not used yet, some ribbon, and created these simple cards.  All around the theme of “feel better soon.”

Hopefully I will not need to send one of these cards to you any time soon!