Oct 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Just a quick post today since we are all about the Halloween Festivities. I fussy cut this Elvira from my K&Co Patterned Paper and used a die cut embellishment for the sentiment. A little kookie looking but I like it.

Enjoy your Halloween and don't eat too much candy!!

thanks for stopping by.

Paper: K&Co Specialty Halloween Paper and embellishments 2008 Season, Basic Black from stash, PTI Ripe Avocado
Accessories: Dimensionals, Black Raffia

Oct 30, 2008

Sweet 4x4

Doesn't that candy look SaWeeeeeet???? I love these cute die cut embellishments from K&Co. I popped them up with dots to give dimension and added them to my sweet little 4x4 card.
What do you think? Makes me want to eat eat eat!! Plus the glitter on it is fine and colorful and oh so yummy, although I didn't actually taste it, but wanted too.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a sweet treat today!

Paper: K&Co. Specialty Paper and embellishments 2008 Season. SU! Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black from stash
Accessories: Dimensionals, Gold Eyelets, Black Raffia

Oct 29, 2008

Trick Or Treat

We have been preparing here for our famous church Halloween party. This year instead of buying bags and bags of candy, I opted to make simple little boxes for only so many kids. We never have too many at our Trunk Or Treat and I usually have guilt for dumping so much candy on the kids. 

Inside we have ONE mini candy bar and a bouncy eye ball. very Halloweenish. I picked up the tutorial off of Lisa's Blog Craft Store Junkie. She has really great tutorials and wonderful pictures, so head on over to check it out. The specific tutorial is HERE.   I love it because it can be fashioned for ANY occasion. I chose to use up some old Halloween scrapbook paper I had laying around. You know, I'm trying the "use it up"  instead of "throw it out" method. This is just the project for that.

Up close you can see that I used my Simple Alphabet to spell out Trick Or Treat since I have zero Halloween stamps. I used the Tiled Scalloped Backgrounder too add some interest to my plain cardstock.

These literally took me an hour to put together. SO easy and fast. I'm glad I can give out something homemade and from the heart, I just wish I wouldn't have eaten the rest of the candy bars from the bag. Such a bad habit of mine. I even tried to wait until the last days of the month before purchasing candy to avoid this problem. Looks like I need more self control ; )

Thanks for Stopping by. Come again!

Stamps: PTI Simple Alphabet, Borders and Corners Square, Tiled Scalloped Backgrounder,
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White Craft, PTI Plum Pudding
Paper: PTI Plum Pudding, From Stash Basic Orange and Black, various scrapbook patterned paper.
Accessories: Black raffia, Cropadile, red sticky tape.

Oct 28, 2008

Halloween 5x5 Card

I couldn't let the holiday pass by without a few more Halloween Cards. I had picked up some of this K&Co. Specialty paper and embellishments from Michael's for the last of the season sale. Thought I would use some of it up for cards and hopefully some scrapbooking if I ever get around to it. Something tells me I will have this paper for at least a year before looking at it again.

Anyway. Thanks for stopping by today. I have a few more Halloween Cards to share, so see you soon!


Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics
Paper: K&Co. Specialty Halloween Paper and Embellishments, 2008 Season, PTI Plum Pudding, Basic Black from stash, 
Accessories: Orange eyelet, Black Raffia, Dimensionals from stash

Oct 27, 2008

You're A Treasure

I just adore this new set Ahoy Matey by Kim Hughes (have I started a post like that before? I'm sure I have). But I do adore it. It's a bit late considering Ronin's pirate party was a month ago, but I just couldn't resist the cute images and the wonderful price!!  This is CHF stamp of the month so they are having a sale! Also if you are curious and like what you see from Kim Hughes, check out her other cute and recent releases. One day when I have stamp fundage again I hope to get Little Guy, (so stinkin' cute it's not funny) Little Gal (mostly for the icecream image), A Birthday Bash and Baby Love. I dig her stuff. So now that you have looked, go shopping if your stamp $ is burning a hole in your pocket and you can stimulate the economy as well. double bonus. 

This is the only card I have done with this set so far and I am only starting to see the amazing possibilities of this set. I do wish I would have done a few things differently on this card, its a little to "happy" for me, so I will try something more pirate-y next time!

Also, I would like to note, a different backgrounder. I know what you are thinking, "What is up with these new stamps and your inability to NOT use them until its time???" I just don't know what is wrong with me, or at least I'm really good with denial, so don't rub it in. 

Anyway, that really is it for now. No more new stamps to share, now it's time to go back through each set and use the crap out of them. That, and never look at a stamping website again. Then maybe I can keep myself away!

thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Kim Hughes for CHF Ahoy Matey, CHF Tile Scalloped Backgrounder
Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Blue, PTI Lemon Tart, Stampers Select White
Ink: SU! Pacific Blue, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Basic Grey, PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: Twine, distressing tool, hole punch, corner rounder.

Stamp Simply Challenge #58

This weeks Stamp Simply Challenge is to Make It Flat!! No big bumps, bows, flowers or other things that drive the post man nuts. I'm lucky since this is something I try to do anyway. But I got to try some new goods, so it WAS a challenge for me. I had to do everything twice because I just couldn't get it figured out. So great learning tonight!!
Here it is:
When I was at the Virginia Sewing Expo there was one guy at a small booth doing paper crafts, but also marketing it to fabric goers. This is the only booth in which I spent money and most of my time. I think that means I should be going to the Paper Craft Expo instead. Or maybe not since I would spend WAY too much money.

Anyway he was selling a light box, glitter, Mulit Colored VersaCraft  ink pad, embossing stencils, stylus, Glitter funnel, Cards/envies and other such things all in one package deal for a really really low price. So you see why I had to get it.

I got to pick my own embossing templates and this earth was one of them. I have a few ideas up my sleeve and this earth will be perfect, now its just a matter of doing it. I would say this is embossing "old-school" style. Where you actually press out the image yourself instead of having a machine do it. (oh how I want one of those machines, Santa...)

Once the image is pressed, you use the template as a mask for sponging. I picked two greens and a brown from the ink pad and sponged away. The ink took really well. I got it all over the first time, and the earth was also backwards, which is why I did it again. 
I also used some glue for the background sentiment, repeat stamped it and covered it in glitter. I now have it all over my face too. So sparkly.

An there you have it. Hopefully an interesting FLAT card that took a bit more time because I was a first timer. Next Stamp Simply Challenge, I really will make it simple! 

I will post again using my other embossing templates and show you how it's done. That a project for when I have unpacked all my boxes!! 

until next time, thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Mona Lisa Moments for CHF Christmas Sentiments 
Ink: VersaCraft Green, Brown, SU! Basic Black
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White, SU! Garden Green
Accessories: Embossing Template, Light Box, Stylus', Glitter, Glue Pad

Oct 26, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This months blog hop is all about polka dots. And I do really love polka dots, but wanted to do something different, and this really was different for me! Using all Papertrey Ink colors, I punched circles using my 3/8 in. circle punch. I arranged them (for days) and came up with this!

Of course polka dots are happy and remind me of birthdays so the sentiment I chose for the card is from Birthday Basics. I used my SU! scalloped edge punch for the tag and added some twine. I tied a few knots in it and frayed the ends to help it stand out. I like how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the Papertrey Ink Forum to see other fabulous polka dot cards from other blog hoppers!
thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: PTI Birthday Basics
Ink: SU! Basic Grey
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, Kraft CS, Stampers Select White, S.E.I Grey.
Accessories: 3/8" circle punch, 1/8 in hole punch, SU! Scalloped Edge Punch, Black Eyelet, Twine

Oct 25, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge #63

Once again, Patrick has been out of town, so that means a lot of extra stamping time. I got to join in a couple of challenges and have worked on quite a few cards this week. It's been the perfect thing to help me gear up to pack, move and prepare to not see my stamping stuff for a bit. boo hoo. 

Here is Beate's Weekend Challenge sketch:
I have been practicing my sewing so I thought I would keep at it since it needs some serious help. Yikes!! Of course one of the best stamps to go along with sewing is this cute Pun from the Past.

Oh man, I got a little carried away with the sponging. I have these new daubers I was using and have to learn how to control the outcome still. Oh shoot, I guess that means I will need to keep stamping to get better...darn. I also had this long piece of ribbon I got from a gift from Red Envelope. I couldn't bear to throw it away and I'm do glad I didn't! I love re-using things. It makes me feel good.

So there it is, stay tuned for some more challenges and a new weekly feature here on
the kristie sessions.

thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: SU! Puns from the Past, Stampers Anonymous Artistic Mosaic
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, PTI Lemon Tart
Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa, PTI Stampers Select White, Lemon Tart, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: PTI Dark Chocolate Twill Ribbon, Lemon Tart Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Red Envelope Cream Ribbon, distressing tool, sewing machine.


Sheesh, is this ribbon GORGEOUS, or what!?!?! It was given to me by my wonderful mother-in-law who picked it up at a ribbon outlet. She got a gazillion yards for 50 cents. That just blew my mind!! Its so lovely and double sided AND the red matches PTI's Pure Poppy Perfectly! (how can I resist that alliteration?)  Next trip to Virginia has "visit ribbon outlet" at the top of my to-do list. 

May we have more Joy*Peace*Hope this season!

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: PTI Holiday Vintage Prints, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy.
Ink: SU! Basic Black
Accessories: magically delicious double sided ribbon from my wonderful mother.

Oct 24, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration #27

I joined the fun over at Kristina Werner's blog  (kwernerdesign.com). She has weekly challenges and this weeks color was RED!! And since I love my Pure Poppy, I thought I would join in. Unfortunately the camera was away on a work trip so I didn't get a chance to post it in time and be entered into the free giveaway... darn. But I had fun anyway. Here she is:

I totally scored yesterday as I was cleaning the house and came across some really OLD OLD paper. Some really crazy stuff from my first scrapbooking experience about 10 yrs. ago.  This nice striped vellum was in there too, and the colors matched perfectly so I went with it. I still hope to use that old paper. I have it sitting out hoping for a bit of inspiration. I would hate for a tree to have to die in vain. Keep your eye open for 10yr. old paper and one crazy card.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Bold Damasks; Kim Hughes Nature Silhouettes (sentiment)
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, SU! Basic Grey
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy and Stampers Select White, Striped vellum from stash
Accessories: Embroidery Thread, SU! Slot Punch, Corner Rounder (which is now broken*sob*sniff*sob*sob*)
Size 3 3/8 x 6 

Oct 23, 2008

Hello Friend: Dandelion

I just love this Dandelion Hero Arts stamp. So glad it was on sale! And this Houndstooth Backgrounder stamp from CHF was supposed to be another stamp "in hiding." I'm really horrible at this stuff. Just ask my mom. One Christmas she sent all the 12 days of Christmas in one package, but I was so excited I opened them all in one night. She was NOT happy with me. Suspense is just not something I deal with well. Which means its going to be a long and boring stamp-less winter.

Stamps: Hero Arts Dandelion, CHF Houndstooth Backgrounder, PTI Birds of a Feather (sentiment)
Paper: PTI Kraft, SU! Really Rust,
Ink: SU! Close to Cocoa, PTI Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush
Accessories: Antique Brads, Sponge

Oct 22, 2008


Ok, I'm really not liking this card. Blech!  But I am posting it because I learned a lot doing it and I want to jot down my mistakes so I don't repeat them!!

1. These big brads are WAY too big for this size card. It pulls so much focus and it's only a white brad! Boooooooring.  Maybe if it had a cool image or some texture on it, I wouldn't mind it needing so much attention!
2. Silver ink does NOT show up on dark green. No matter how much you use.
3. Putting white over silver will not make the silver stand out, won't add dimension, or even make it two toned. It will be sucked into the silver abyss never to be seen of again.
4. Putting Pearl Essence on the silver to add accents will only smear more silver on the paper and that stuff is hard to get off. 
5. Using crystal effects can be really cool, but please, please wait until it is dry before standing the poor card up. That stuff will drip off like an avalanche!
6. Always know where your embossing powder is, and by all means don't rummage through the entire house thinking you have some when you actually don't. It's such a waste of time.

If I were to do this again, I would use gold for the swirls, emboss the tree and use my sewing machine to cinch up the ribbon. (I've been wanting to try sewing for a while, and this would be a great one to do it on.) But the question is, will there be a next time? The perfectionist in me says... maybe.

Stamps: SU! Seasons of Joy, PTI Faux Ribbon (sentiment)
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Versamark Silver, SU! Basic Black, White Craft
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White, DP Hello Sunshine by Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: a really BIG BRAD!, Stampendous Snow Glitter, Silver ribbon from stash, clear rhinestones 

Oct 21, 2008


I realize this card is waaaay late, but I was going through some of my Kim Hughes sets and realized again how much I love this one called Making the Grade. These are all etched rubber but have a backing you can use with acrylic blocks so it helps with storage, which is something we all need. It's a great set with a lot of wonderful versatile images in it.  And since  I love it and it's still fall, I thought it was only right to acknowledge all those people who have gone back to school. Teachers and students alike. Good luck this year, and thanks for all you do!!
I also am celebrating a new find.... twine. Scored it out of Patrick's tool box. I'm pretty sure we have only ever used it to tie up magazine for recycling and I am just as sure he will not miss the big stash I pulled off for myself. You may notice it around for the next week or so. That seems to be my weakness, overusing things when I first find them. But I just get excited at how many places it can be used!
The backgrounder stamp is also from Cornish Heritage Farms called Lined Paper Backgrounder and is also a fun image to have in a stamp arsenal. You will see that one a fair amount too. I double inked the trees with Old Olive and basic grey, only because I didn't have my markers but I do like the effect it added. I also sponged around the white paper strip with some Lemon Tart ink to give it some detail. 

Since I am now officially moving, I have decided I will have to take a hiatus from buying stamps, to save a little of the green. With that in mind, I have recently purchased a few sets that I can keep in hiding until I am really dying for something new and depressed at the lack of stamp fundage. This lined paper backgrounder WAS one of those. But I just couldn't wait! So come January when I am feeling sad because of the cold weather and bored of all my stamps please remind me of this day and that I only have myself to blame.
thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Making The Grade, Kim Hughes for CHF, Lined Paper Backgrounder  stamp CHF
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Basic Grey, Ruby Red, Basic Black, Pacific Blue, PTI Lemon Tart
Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Baja Blue, Cogsmo DP (red paper) by Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Hole Punch, dimensionals, TWINE!!
Card Size: 5x5

Best Friend

Another card using my new All Night Media Pastel chalks. Pastels are definitely harder to use on dark cardstock, which makes sense now that I'm finished! I'm not too crazy about this layout and I'm not sure what is wrong with it, but something feels off. If you figure it out, let me know. I love love love this patterned paper by American Crafts. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp: Inkadinkado Butterfly
>Ink: White Craft
Paper: American Crafts Play Series, SU! Pacific Blue, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Big Brad, Best Friend Tag, Embroidery Floss (all from stash)

Oct 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Dandelions

Happy Birthday To You. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Hero Arts Dandelion, PTI Polka Dot Basics, PTI Father Knows Best (sentiment)
Ink: SU! Pacific Blue, Basic Grey, PTI Aqua Mist
Paper: SU! Pacific Blue, Baja Blue, K&Co Amy Butler Lotus Green
Accessories: SU! Scallop Punch

Oct 18, 2008

More Puns from the Past: Perk Up!

I have been using my new SU! goods lately as you may have noticed. Just to point out I love love love using grey. Its just grey-t. Ok, that was totally lame. 
I love this little card so much I have decided I want an apron made just like it. The colors, the vintage-y feel, everything. Hmmm, I wonder who I could find to do that for me...

Stamps: SU! Puns from the Past, PTI Polka Dot Basics, CHF Beautiful (flourish)
Ink: SU! Basic Grey, PTI Berry Sorbet
Paper: SU! Baja Blue, PTI Berry Sorbet and Vintage Cream
Accessories: SU! Line Scalloped Punch

Again, I love these Puns from the Past by SU! This card was an interesting experiment. I still haven't mastered that scalloped punch, but I'm working on it. And of course, more distressing.
I hate to have anyone sick, but I really would love to send these to someone, making them sure made me feel better. Hope you Perk Up Soon!

Stamps: SU! Puns from the Past, CHF Beautiful
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White
Accessories: PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, SU! Line Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, Antique Brads

Grateful For You : Chalk Style

I recently received my blog candy from Barbara Schram, and decided to break it out and try some of the wonderful goods she was so kind to give away! Inside the box was the most gorgeous card she made (I will check with her to see if I can post it), some stamps, cuttlebug folders and some chalks. I have never used chalks before and with a quick search on SCS I found a fun way to use them.
You first start by stamping your image on dark paper with white craft ink. Then apply the chalk with the applicators. Because the ink takes to the chalk so well, you really don't need a top spray to keep it from smearing (the actual word escapes me now) but YKWIM right?
So here is my final image using the All Night Media Autumn Blending Chalks. I have a bit of a chalk halo because I had a tough time getting the residue off, but I don't really mind it.
And here is my final card using PTI's First Fruits Patterned Paper and Stamp Set.
This baby was front heavy since my card base was with 80lb. paper and not my favorite PTI 110lb. paper, and since I also lined the inside front so you couldn't see the ribbon.  I added some paper to the back to even out the balance.

Stamps: PTI First Fruits
Ink: SU! White Craft and Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU! Ridinghood Red, Close to Cocoa, PTI Dark Chocolate and First Fruits PP
Accessories: All Night Media Blending Chalks Autum, Small Olive Brad, Chocolate Ribbon ,

Oct 16, 2008

Fan Mail

I just purchased a scalloped line punch and my lovely friend and personal SU! Demonstrator got me the instructions on how to make this fabulous medallion. It looks so fancy but is so easy to do. If you want to order one yourself, you can do it on her website HERE. Thanks Ann!

More distressing and polka dots. You may continue to see them recurring throughout the week. I really like this one, which means it's making it into the card sets I have planned to giveaway for Christmas gifts. One sketch down, only 12 or so left to go!! Oh, the optimism. Because you know how much I love love love mass producing.  

Stamps: SU! Puns from the Past
Ink: Ranger Tea Dye Distressing Ink, PTI Dark Chocolate
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Michael's Lined Vellum, K&Co Kazoo Kids Plaid

Stamper in Training

This is the only way I get to stamp now days. During Cache's naptime Ronin and I have craft time.
Some days its coloring, or stickers, today it was stamps.

He really loves it. I'm not sure if that makes him like an old lady or me like a 4yr old.
Regardless, we have fun together...even if he never gets out of his jammies.

Oct 15, 2008

A Little Birdie Told Me

I'm really into distressing right now. And knowing me I will use it till its dead. But I will love it each step of the way. I am also still stocking up on baby cards, lots of them still coming. This seems baby to me, more so than promotion, or moving or anything else a little birdie may tell you.

Stamps: Hero Arts Bird in Cage, PTI! Birds of a Feather (sentiment), Cornish Heritage Farms Beautiful (background)
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush, SU! Basic Grey
Paper: Michael's Striped Vellum, SU! Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Distressor!! 

Oct 14, 2008

Just My Type

Trying out my new SU! stamp set, Puns from the Past. I really like the images. It's going to be a good set to have for a very long time, which makes me and my pocketbook very happy. 

Stamps: SU! Puns from the Past, Cornish Heritage Farms Beautiful Set (Swirls), PTI Polka Dot Basics.
Ink: SU! Basic Grey, White Craft.
Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, PTI Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White

Oct 13, 2008

The new In Colors

I'm really enjoying my new ink. Fancy colors that are so bright and lovely. This is actually only two of the entire set (I can only buy so much!). It seemed to me that Old Olive was pretty close to the new Kiwi Kiss so I didn't get it, and I don't think it looks that bad right? I already had a bright yellow too. Tried to have it a bit pop-ish and simple with no sentiment. Curled up some grass for the base of the tree. Kinda like being back in 3rd. grade.

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics by Papertrey Ink, Making the Grade Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms (tree)
Ink: Pacific Blue, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Basic Grey, All SU!
Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, PTI Stampers Select White

Oct 7, 2008

Sweet Little Baby Boy

This is the last one with this paper and design I swear!!! I just really loved this embellishment so had to show it. I added the stamped sentiment from PTI's Bitty Baby Blessings.

Thanks for visiting. I got some new stuff so I hope to use it and show it soon!

Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings (sentiment)
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Color Box Charcoal
Accessories: Dimensionals, Black Brad American Crafts

Oct 5, 2008

Something Special

Again, with the squares!! This cut out was from the Amy Butler Embellishment box. I added the vintage cream paper behind it and cut it out. 
I also added the brad and button/ribbon combo. This is such a simple way to use up your scraps and get a lot of bang for your buck. let the paper do the work people! I also love having die cut embellishies. So easy to add. I got this idea from Kimberly Kesti and her scrappy card.
You can read about her measurements here.

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms (sentiment)
Ink: Color Box Chalk Ink Charcoal
Paper: Amy Butler Lotus for K&Co., PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: Black Brad, Random Button, Cream Ribbon

Oct 4, 2008


My niece was baptized this weekend, and of course I am late getting a card out. I used some of the Amy Butler papers that have been living on my desk lately. I hope its not too "old looking" for her. The last thing I want her thinking is that her aunt is an old crusty lady.

One of the greatest things I found out today is that the new IN COLOR products from SU! match these Amy Butler Lotus papers perfectly. Such a nice thing. 
I scored this Hero Arts stamp from Michael's. They were having a 40% off sale, so of course I had to get one.... or two. I double stamped the butterfly and cut it out, sponged and glittered the body.
Ronin was close by for this process and was dying to participate. He is a good card holder. He said "Did I make this mommy?"... Yes you did son.

Stamps: Hero Arts (name unknown), Congratulations ($ bin at michael's).
Ink: SU! Basic Grey, Color Block Chalk Ink French Blue, Charcoal, Lime.
Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, K&Co. Amy Butler Lotus, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: Stampendous Glitter, Dimensionals

Oct 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Grandpa turned 60 this summer. We didn't see him at all and he was traveling a lot so we didn't mail his gift. We are leaving tonight to see him with gift in tow and decided to post what we made him. We thought we would celebrate him with this accordion scrapbook. (yes, just like I made patrick. Can we say one-trick pony?)
This is kind of a small picture. I think you can click on it to get it bigger if you want. I also blurred out some pictures... you know, all rights reserved. But you can get a sense of the entire thing together.

Here are a few close-ups. I had picked up some Amy Butler papers and embellishments made by K&Co. I just adore Amy Butler. I think it added some elegance to the project. Hopefully it's masculine enough!  I stamped a bit (the happy birthday sentiment) but relied mostly on the embellishments to provide dimension.
And last but not least, a matching card for him. Can you believe I only used ONE stamp?? I have quite a few paper scraps left over that I used to make other cards with. So I hope you like these papers and this pattern (the squares) cause they are all like that and I am going to post some in the next few days. So be patient!! And if you have a chance, you should try it yourself. These squares are 2x2. Sponge the edges and arrange to your hearts content!!

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envye template.