I needed to send out two cards with RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness for craft happy mail) this month. This is the first one; they’re both going to Canada. I embossed my Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango cardstock card base with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and added “Hello” patterned paper from a UK magazine on top. On the right-hand side of the card, a little embossed bird is visiting his butterfly friends. I’m not sure which embossing folder he came from, but he’s cute! The yellow butterfly is from Tim Coffey and K & Co, and the smaller butterfly is a random punched piece.
#tangerinetango #swissdots #embossingfolder #hello #magazinefreebies #butterflies #timcoffey #kandco #thelittlewhatnotshop #butterflycards #hellocards #customgreetingcards #embossing #quickandeasy
Kids never outgrow their toys. They just get more expensive toys and start to count birthdays in decades.
I started playing with my #flamingopearl #cricutexploreair2 that arrived yesterday, since I took advantage of the upgrade from Cricut. Big learning curve ahead, but if I can stick with this, it might make some things faster. I never did create those Christmas card files I purchased (with a gift card). Time to try!
I got in a bunch of retired crafty things last week after Stampin’ Up’s new catalog came out. So this week I’ve been trying to organize something to make my craft room look better. Got in a ton of paper, so I’ve had to shift my paper shelves, which led to rearranging four boxes in the bookshelf and putting other designer paper in the cubbyhole hutch paper spot…which means I have to rearrange furniture to move the other part of the hutch in here and put the antique buffet into the guest room, which holds fabric in half of it (that I can’t currently sew because my machine needs to be looked at)…. Sigh. Everything depends on one thing, some thing, being finished first, before everything will be done. I’ll get there.
In the midst of tonight’s organizational endeavors, I found this. Which does not belong there. Which I did not put there. She likes being in the midst of things too. 🤦♀️
I’m choosing to take it as a sign that she loves being with me up here (seriously, she’s near me or on me ALL the time)…but I secretly think it’s just because her nine lives of curiosity simply can’t stand not finding new adventure. She also loves to find the best hidey-holes. Takes after her owner, she does.
So I guess I’ll go back to the labeling of my UK dies and papers before I file away the matching magazines that are supposed to be in that spot. There’s always another day and another corner to clean.
My, isn’t she comfy.
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A little sneak peek of my brother’s Father’s Day card.
A little sneak peek of my brother’s Father’s Day card, to be delivered tomorrow (stay tuned for the whole card!). Not sure how many brain cells I have at this late point in an early day for my dad’s card, but I’m almost out of time! #thelittlewhatnotshop #fathersday #brotherscards #mushrooms🍄 #fungi #quickandeasy #stampinup #etsypreneurs #pickapattern #dsptotherescue
Sometimes simple equals beautiful.
I have a lady who periodically orders cards from me and enjoys seeing whatever creativity comes through, rather than give me specifics on how she wants the cards done. Her style–clean and simple–is sometimes a challenge for me, as I naturally tend to complicate life, but sometimes it’s also really refreshing to not have to overthink every little thing. Sometimes it’s just so nice to find a few simple bits and put them together quickly in a pleasing arrangement–leading me to wonder why I don’t do that kind more often. 🙂 This “embossed red roses” card was one of those for her.
A crafty acquaintance gave me this embossed panel, so I don’t know the designer, but the sentiment, ink color, and baker’s twine are from Stampin’ Up (Rose Wonder stamp set, Real Red ink, and Candy Cane Lane Metallic Baker’s Twine, respectively). I also used Stampin’ Up’s retired Candy Dots Brads and a Thick Whisper White card base. This is one card where I feel like simple still equals beautiful in my book. I later decided to add a little red rose in one of the corners on the inside.
#thelittlewhatnotshop #forstacy #thanks #redroses #embossingfolder #kaisercraft #tagsandshapes #simpleequalsbeautiful #cleanandsimple #duplicatable #debossed
Glittered pieces, stickers, die-cuts, and pop-up dots make a simple but fast card thanks to a kit I dipped into. #thelittlewhatnotshop #forstacy #birthdaycards #quickandeasy #icecream #forsomeonespecial #cardkit #customcardorders #thankstodeb
The inside of a card can be just as beautiful as the front.
The inside of the flowery Hello card, watercolored. Stamp sets used are #justaddtext and #borderingonromance by @stampinup with #crispcantaloupe ink. #thelittlewhatnotshop #coralandgreen #encouragement #thinkingofyou #forstacy