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Fun n’ Crafty All About the Love

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So glad you came on over from my friend Kathy Thisted in our Fun n’ Crafty Team blog hop.  Our team was focusing on projects with a Valentine’s theme.  To be honest, I haven’t really been feeling the love if you know what I mean.  Life has been getting in the way.  We all go through the season from time to time.  So this is a card, I literally through together with scraps.  Yep, you heard me scraps off my desk.  And you know what, that was a challenge in itself.  We always have scraps laying around that just seem to pile up.  So why not start to use them up!

My man and I create rustic home furniture and well his ideas and sketch pad have been flowing.  So, I thought why not use the saw image from Nailed It over a heart stamped with Hardwood background stamp.   I also added the little touch of an imprint on “KN” on the saw blade.  It just happens to be our itials.  I used the sentiment stamp by inking the “KN” in the word “knew”.  I also hand cut the little screws out of a scrap of Silver Foil paper to add a touch of bling – without it being to girly.

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I’m going to send you off to our fearless team leader Jennifer Blomquist.  Thanks for hopping with us and for joining in our our inspiration.

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Flourishing Phrases

Fall is in the air.  Time to start baking treats to share with family, friends and co-workers.  It’s also a time I reflect on all the people who have given so much to me.  Well, now that I have typed that it seems aweful.  I am grateful year round, I promise.  I think we all get so busy during the spring and summer that we tend to not think about all the blessings people have brought into our lives.

Fun tip about this card:

  • When using a dark card base, add a piece of light colored coordinating card stock to the inside to write your personal note on.
  • Take it one step further, write your message on a sticky note and as your friend to pass on the card with a word of encouragement.

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Thoughtful Branches

I was pretty unsure about this set at first.  I saw lots of cute cards using the hydgrania framelit from the set.  Turning them into flowers, pumpkins, coaches – just so many cute idea.  I just didn’t think the set was me and for that matter think I could do anything with it.

This card was one that we made during the September Cards and Chocolate meetups.  During the meetups several people changed up the sentiment, stamped the birds in different colors, just made it their own.

Fun tips for this card:

  • Use the large “single word” sentiment to make a background
  • Attach twine prior to putting base on card
  • Emboss an element to add dimension
  • Use an aqua painter to to spread color around to give it a more subtle look
  • Use small scraps of dollies to add dimension

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