Quick Weekend Cards

 

A few cards I whipped up for the weekend! I took these photos from my phone, I was in a pretty big rush to get these done for all the birthday parties/events this weekend.

 

This one is a cased card (original here):

 

 

My usual little boy card, slightly varied:

 

 

This card is a work-in-progress. I whipped it up fast because I was in a rush, but in the future, I think I’ll probably alter the design a little bit more. Some of the elements don’t really flow as well, but for now, it’s good enough, I suppose.

 

 

Mini 3×3 Easter Card (with a crocheted egg & chick)

 

Happy Easter! Here is a fun little Easter project I whipped up:

 

Chick & Egg

 

Chick in Egg

 (Pattern source here; Yarn is Lion Brand Cotton Ease; Hook is US #00/2.7mm)

 

And it comes with a little mini card!

Mini Card with Chick & Egg

 

By the way, I got Kristina Werner’s new Simon Says Stamp envelope die that is meant just for 3×3 cards. I originally used it for this card, but then realized that it created an envelope that was way too snug for this particular card I created. I think that envelope die is good if your 3×3 card is pretty flat without any dimensions or raised parts. So I made my own usual mini envelope (it gives a tiny bit more wiggle room than the die) and it worked perfectly.

 

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Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

I made little treat bags for my 3 year old’s preschool class, based on this tutorial. Here’s how they turned out!

Valentine's Day Treat Bag

Treat bags for the class

 

The treat inside is a rice krispie treat, in a heart shape (I used my heart shaped cookie cutter). I intended for the hearts to be pink, but dang it, I completely forgot to add the red food coloring to the marshmellows, so they are just regular looking hearts. Oh well!

My son was a trooper and wrote his name and all his classmates’ names by himself. =)

Treat Bag - back

 

 

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(not shown: 4×6″ cell bags, iTouchless bag resealer, scor-tape)

Lion Dancers Card (Chinese New Year)

Chinese New Year is coming up, and here is a card for it!

Lion Dancers Card

 

The lion dancers are adorable, I love Sister Stamps! And the characters on the right translate to “gung hay fat choy” (cantonese) or “gong xi fa cai” (mandarin)… which literally means “wishing you prosperity”, in reference to the new year. And the stamp fit perfectly in a Hero Arts text frame!

 

Lion Dancers - characters

 

I colored the images with American Craft Chromatix markers, and added a little something on the inside of the card. A traditional upside down “fu”, which also denotes “good luck arriving”.

Lion Dancers close-up

 

Upside down “fu”:

Card interior

 

It’ll be the Year of the Snake… which is my year! Woohoo! Happy Chinese New Year!

 

 

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Card

I hope no one is offended by this card, but when I saw the sentiments in this particular stamp set, I HAD to make it! It shows a little bit of my sense of humor, sometimes I like seeing something unexpected and unconventional.

 

Anti-Valentine's Day Card

 

 

Of course, the stamp sets also provide the usual “nice” candy heart sayings, but I decide to pick the snarky ones because they cracked me up. But you can always sub out the snarky ones and put the usual ones in. =)

Anti-Valentine's Day Card - hearts close-up

 

 

The interior:

Anti-Valentine's Day Card interior

 

 

The stamp sets are from My Thoughts Exactly, they have a special place in my heart because they were the very first stamp company I purchased from when I started making cards, exactly one year ago! I love their stamps and reach for them often.

 

 

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