Butterflies: Live Laugh Love

Last weekend I was at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Event in San Diego and besides having a blast with my crafting friends, I met an extraordinary woman named Doris Martin.  A Holocaust Survivor, she beat the odds in life! Let me tell you, she was something else and I’ll never forget her.  She signed my book and as I hugged her she held me tightly and said in my ear, “Sweetie, with Peace & Love you have everything.  So live life, laugh always, and give away your love.”  Her words put tears in my eyes and I just had to share this with you.  I just started to read her book, Kiss Every STEP and I have to say, “I can’t put it down!”  You can get one yourself on Amazon.

Having visited Dachau in Germany years ago and remembering what I saw at the museum came flooding back as if it was just yesterday.  The weird thing was that I made the card a few weeks ago before ever meeting her and I found it lovely that she used the words on the card when I hugged her.  I think I’m just going to have to send her the card.  Be Blessed and Be Thankful!  Keep on Living, Laughing, and Loving!

The Details:

  • Simplicity is in the details.  Punch, Adhere, Stamp & Emboss and BOOM you’re done!  The particular Designer Series Paper on my card is no longer available, but don’t let that stop you!  Use your favorite or whatever you have on hand.
  • Butterfly punches are retiring.  Yes, they are being retired in May and they’re only available while supplies last.  So you may want to grab them now before they’re gone for good.  With a bone folder give the butterfly wings a little curl inward to give them the in-flight 3D look.
  • Embossing powder.  Use whichever color your heart desires.  The black one I used is retired by us, but you can get more colors here.

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Oh My Doily!

Gold Foil Doily

My love for creativity goes deeper than handmade greeting cards.  When I retired 1.3 years ago, I know seems like so long ago, I was encouraged to use my graphic designs skills to make custom invitations (and so much more).  Today I bring you a very simple doily card that was inspired by a custom invitation made a few days ago.

Silver Doily

The card I made for a customer used a doily purchased from a restaurant supplier…the tough job was assembling 100 of them.  But the one I made below is with Stampin’ Up! product that you too can make and make it look elegant to boot!

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The Details:

  • The Doily.  Doily’s remind me of my paternal grandmother and my mom and they bring back nostalgia for me and that’s why I love them so much.  When I go to a restaurant they often put a cute doily on a plate and you already know what I do right?  I take it so I can make a card out of it.
  • Use Only One!  Your doily’s will go a long way if you use just one.  Cut it in half and adhere on each side.  It’s okay if it doesn’t close all the way.  I used a tiny glue dot on one side to hold it in place.  You can also use a smaller ribbon and string it through the openings…it’s up to you.
  • Measurements.  Black Cardstock: 3″ x 3″, Red cardstock: 2.75″ x 2.75″, Whisper White cardstock: 2.50″ x 2.50″  Doily measures 3″ in circumference.

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Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

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Stamp, Ink, Paper: Thank You Color Challenge

Stamp Ink Paper

I absolutely love the colors that were selected for this weeks Stamp Ink Paper Challenge and I hope to see what you come up with too.

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The Details:

  • Pedal On the Edge.  I didn’t want the sentiment to look plain on the whisper white cardstock and chose to stamp it with one of the pedals stamps around the edges with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  It’s my go to ink these days for images that will be colored in with our Stampin’ Write markers.  The ink also stands up to watercoloring and I can’t stop using it instead of any other inks because it doesn’t bleed.
  • Colored in Pedal.  To used the gray pen in the Neutrals Stampin’ Write marker set because I also used a couple pieces from a retired punch left from Smoky Slate cardstock.

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Maggie

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