Share the Joy – It’s Fun!

I finally found some time in my crazy schedule to play with the Share the Joy Stamps & Thin Cuts. I knew this special was made for me for several reasons – 1) I love little stamps and there are two stamp sets full of cute little designs for birthday and everyday. 2) Thin Cuts with holes to fill with those tiny little stamps – an easy peasy way to add some flair to your cards. 3) The price $39.95 US for the entire bundle.

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You can see the versatility of the stamps and thin cuts in the cards above. In the first card, I cut the thin cut shape down to fit a 4.25 X 3 card picked a color combo from the Love of Color and faster than a firecracker booms my card was done.

The inch worm card was inspired from a card on Pinterest. I used the background stamps from the birthday set to tone on tone the circles for some texture then fussy cut the party hat, used black dots for the eyes and drew on a smile. Cute little birthday card ready to go in the mail!

My third card used the traditional use of the thin cut and stamps – I left a few of the holes blank for interest.

I’ve got more ideas bouncy around in my head and I’ll be back to share those – hopefully before the week is over. The Share the Joy special is only available until July 31st so make sure you get yours ordered before the supplies run out. You can find the special here on my webpage.

Lots of Fun

So what are your thoughts on these cute little cards?  I think I’m going to pick a couple and show you how’d I’d use them in an upcoming post.  They are certainly quick and easy to make, a great way to use up scraps and I even experimented with combining some paper packs.

I’ve got more things to create so I will not be too wordy.  

Thanks for stopping by…see you tomorrow with a new post for the Color My Heart Color Dare!

A Little Inspiration 

I’m gearing up for the annual Close to My Heart convention and am getting so excited.  We always have a big team meeting the night before and pick up hints and tips from our team members and leaders.  This year we were asked to create 3X4 PML style cards.  A flat card that can be added to a layout or card that we will swap at our meeting.

I agonized over my card.  I wanted something that would wow, but not be too difficult to put together as it’s suggested we bring 25-100.

While on Instagram I found this amazing card by Rachel Stribling a sister consultant from Australia.  I knew immediately that I was going to re-create it for my swap card.

The blue and white stripe is from the No Worries paper pack and the flower and vine is Key F of the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

I can’t wait to show you what I swap in return.  Thanks for sharing a little piece of your morning with me.

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You Make Me Happy!

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What better way to tell someone how much they make you happy than by sending them a home-made card!

That’s right…you’ll notice the word “Hand Stamped” is not in that last sentence!  These cute cards are put together with the handy printouts from Close to My Heart’s “Rediscover” campaign.  By clicking the link on the side of my blog you’ll be taken to a page where you can print these same exact sentiments.  They print in 6 happy colors – or if you’re looking for something a little more neutral switch your printer over to the gray scale option.

These cards were designed by my upline and assembled at a recent team meeting – they made me happy!