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Spring Card Roundup

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Hey, internet! Here in sunny Pennsylvania, Summer is right around the corner, so I’ve decided to submit this roundup of cards that I’ve made this Spring! Hope you enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

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Nuts over you – a PDCC Submission

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Hey, internet! I’m back this week with another card, this time a submission to The Play Date Cafe! If you’re not familiar with The Play Date Cafe, be sure to roll on over there and check out some of the awesome cards that are my competition this week! Because this week was the last of the month, we’re working with a color splash palette – black and white, with a splash of brown, as you can see in the inspiration image, below. Clicking this image will take you right to this week’s challenge post.

┬áThis week’s color story drove me absolutely crazy, having never been much of a fan of brown, myself. But, what I love about The Play Date Cafe is trying to work with a combination of colors I never would have thought of myself. Luckily, being crazy helped to inspire me, too. Speaking of nuts, the acorn on this card has a hand-embroidered cap and outline. Thanks for looking!

Valentines for Gamers and Stinkers

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Brad has been full of surprises for the past week. Craft-related surprises, which are the best kind. On top of my new stockpiles of felt, floss, card-stock, and brand new shelves(which are perfectly naked and ready to be attacked by any of my new s’plies!), I got two bouquets from him – one last night that he couldn’t wait until today to give me, and one today, which he decided I needed for my desk at work. To top that off, he made me a card with my own paper. It’s beautiful.

And so, I had to make him a card to express my eternal love for him and how very awesome and incredible he is and how much he means to me. The problem here is that… I had a lot to say, and I couldn’t decide what the most important thing was to put on one card. I also needed to wrap his valentine in a really sweet way. Ladies, the Omni-card, for your gamer boyfriends.

This PS3 game is wrapped in fabric. The ribbon around it is decoupaged paper that I doodled, stickered, stitched on, and the card that’s holding it is hand-stitched by yours truly, accented by my favorite craft-supply, brads. Brads brads brads. I love him. Anywho, by moving the card or ribbon around, he can see some, but not all of the great things that he is.

I should’ve bought him something bigger so I could write more stuff. Oh, and never forget to make valentines for little brothers.

Submission for The Play Date Cafe Challenge 114

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Submission for The Play Date Cafe Challenge 114

Crafting has been slow since Christmas. I’ve tinkered with some ideas for cards over the past few weeks, but I haven’t really been able to put my mind to it for quite some time. While looking for some inspiration online, I stumbled upon The Play Date Cafe. Although I was up for a challenge, I wasn’t pleased with the color choices for my first week’s submission, fearing I hadn’t all the right supplies. This is the part in which I show you their color scheme.

Despite my initial troubles, I’m glad now that I took the plunge. I’ve got a pretty sweet valentine made up for my pretty sweet valentine. Here’s my very first submission to The Play Date Cafe Challenge #114! Front…

…and back.

Warning: do not use this card design for your sweetheart if he/she has been known to replace meaningful thank-yous with Matrix jokes. Unless, of course, that’s your thing. Thanks for reading, internet.