Word Play Greetings - April Creative Cards

Text type has been trendy for some time now and there's no sign of this popular trend letting up. This kit, Word Play Greetings, gives you tons of options to create your own personal greetings for the cards you are creating. Here are some tips and tricks for putting your cards together.

Card 1- Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Thread twine through button and tie in a bow. Attach large star die cut. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach buttons.

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Card 2- Attach patterned paper. Attach tag. Tie bow and attach to tag. Tie twine in bow and attach to ribbon bow. Layer flower and attach. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach heart die cut. Trim sentiment and attach to small tag, attach under bow. Embellish with small pearl.

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Card 3 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach smile die cut to star paper and attach. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach small flower die cuts and embellish with pearls.

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Card 4 - Fold cardstock to create a 4x4 card. Attach patterned paper. Trim and place sentiment in opening on the tab die cut, fold and attach. Wrap twine around card several times and tie in a bow. Attach flowers and button to center of flower on patterned paper, your flowers may be slightly different,place your flower according to your taste. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 5- Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach die cut heart. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 6 - Sorry i'm missing a photo of this one. Reference the overall photo here - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Layer cream or white cardstock behind the heart card die cut. Attach. Fold over tab die cut and attach, attach flower and embellish with a pearl. Tie a bow and attach. Thread button with twine and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Tags- Thread ribbon through holes for hanger. Attach patterned paper, sentiments, buttons, twine and die cuts as shown. For the bow die cut, just fold edges over to center and glue in place, when dry then attach to the card.

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Enjoy creating your cards and I hope you like customizing your cards with all the word options this month. Smiles, Deena


Sunshine Greetings - March Creative Cards

Hello Spring! So glad you've popped over to get a few more tips and tricks for putting your March card kits together. Sunshine Greetings was so much fun to design I love these bold bright colors and I hope you do too. I'll give some brief tips for anything that might not be obvious in the photos. The cards have white envelopes with the exception of the 3x3 card which has a clear envelope. You can add black or grey pen details as desired.

Card 1 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with green heart patterned paper and attach. Add pearls to corners to embellish. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in bow. Layer flower and button (add twine) and attach.

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Card 2- Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper and embossed paper. Trim sentiment and attach. Tie a bow with yellow ribbon and attach. Layer flower, button (add twine), and leaves and attach.

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Card 3 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach embossed paper and patterned paper. Attach striped ribbon and trim excess off edges even with the card. Attach cloud and sun die cuts. Trim sentiment and attach. Add twine to button and attach.

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Card 4 Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper.  Layer and attach the ice cream cone die cuts. Add twine to button and attach to top of ice cream cone. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon round card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach. Punch white brads through flower die cuts and attach. Attach leaves.

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Card 6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap twine around card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach. Add grey center to butterfly or color center with grey marker and attach butterfly die cut.

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Tags- Thread buttons with twine and tie in a bow. Layer die cut flowers and buttons and attach to the tags. Trim sentiments and attach. Add twine through tag holes for hangers.

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Happy Spring and I hope you enjoy creating with these bold bright colors! Smiles, Deena


Amazing Greetings - February Creative Cards

So happy to bring this kit Amazing Greetings to you. I've written out some additional tips and tricks for putting your cards together. I used a gray ink (Weathered Wood - Distress Ink) on the edges of several of the cards, mats or embellishments. Feel free to do the dame where you desire. White envelopes are included for the larger cards and the two 3x3 cards have clear envelopes.

Card 1 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach die-cut floral label shape. Trim sentiment and attach. Tie a bow with ribbon and attach. Tie a twine bow and attach. Embellish with a pearl.

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Card 2 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Trim sentiment, mat with striped patterned paper and attach. Attach die cut border and trim edges even with card. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Attach heart die cut.

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Card 3 and 4 - Fold cardstock to form card bases. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiments and attach. Tie and attach ribbon and twine bows.

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Card 5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach arrow die cut. Layer flower die cuts and attach. Add pearl center. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach gingham ribbon bow.

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Card 6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Attach twine bow. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach star die cuts.

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Tags - Trim sentiments, mat with patterned paper and attach. Wrap ribbon around tags and tie in a bow. Add twine for hangers.

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Hope you enjoy making and giving these handmade cards. Smiles, Deena


Hello Sweetheart Valentine Greetings

Happy Valentines Day! Here are a few extra tips and tricks to put your Hello Sweetheart kits together.

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Bags: For the small bag simply wrap a piece of twine around the bag and tie in a bow. Attach a felt heart. Large bag: Attach patterned paper, cut grey doily in half and attach, wrap ribbon around bag and tie in a bow, trim sentiment and attach with twine, attach felt heart.

Cards: 4 heart card: Attach patterned paper to card base, wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow, ink edges of sentiment and attach, attach hearts. Love card: Attach patterned paper to card base, attach love die cut letters with pop dots, attach felt heart, punch a hole in the spine of the card and thread twine through, wrap around and tie in a bow. You & Me card: Attach patterned paper to card base, layer die cut hearts and attach, attach wool heart, tie a twine bow and attach pearl.

Gift Card Holders: Grey gift card holder: Fold down one side of the tag. Secure edges of tag with a small amount of adhesive (only on the sides so the card will slide in). Attach patterned paper under flap. To create the little mouse: attach a small piece of grey and white twine to the underside of the cream circle. Fold the cream heart in half to create head, punch two small holes in the heart to create eyes and place black cardstock behind the openings for eyes, attach the heart to the circle as shown, attach small white pom pom for nose, attach to tag. Thread thru cream ribbon for tag top, tie a twine bow around ribbon to secure.

For the cream gift card holder: Fold down one side of the tag, this time trim off that piece. Secure edges of tag with a small amount of adhesive (only on the sides so the card will slide in). Attach patterned paper under flap. Wrap ribbon around and tie in a bow. Use the other half grey doily on the bottom of this tag, trim off the edges and attach, attach small strip of kraft polka dot paper to cover the edge of the doily, attach heart. Thread thru grey ribbon for tag top, tie a twine bow around ribbon to secure.

Hope you enjoy making and giving your sweet valentines!


Memorable Greetings - Creative Cards January

As we start a new year I think about all the memories of the past year and all the dreams I want to turn in to memories for the new year! To honor that I've created Memorable greetings for this months creative card kits. Here are a few tips and tricks for putting your cards together. I used a gray ink distress the edges of the cardstock and added pen detail with a gray pen as well. White envelopes are provided for the larger size cards and clear envelopes are provided for the three small cards. Enjoy!!!

Card 1- Attach patterned paper to card base. Attach strip with cut out stars. Tie a bow and attach with twine and pearl. Use the pie shape die cuts to create a circle and attach. Attach scallop withe circle punch. Attach button and twine. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 2 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Round corners of white mat and attach. Layer flower and leaves and attach. Attach flower center. Cut flag shape notches in the bottom of the patterned paper strips. Trim and attach sentiment.

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Card 3- Attach patterned paper to card base. Trim and attach semtiment. Wrap bow around card and tie in a bow. To create the camera leave the black camera whole. Trim the center circle and side strip off the cream colored camera and attach over the same parts on the black camera. Now flip the camera over and cover the center opening with the white square provided. Snip off two small pieces of cream paper from discarded camera paper and attach over the two circle opening. Add small heart die cuts to center of lens.

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Card 4 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Attach tag die cut, tie in a bow and attach with twine and heart die cut. Attach sentiment and other small hearts.

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Card 5 - For these small cards (Left) Attach patterned paper. Trim and attach sentiment. Attach flower, button and twine bow. (center) Attach patterned paper. Trim and attach sentiment. Attach heart die cut. (Right) Attach patterned paper. Trim and attach sentiment. Add twine bow and die cut stars.

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Tags - Add twine for hangers. Attach sie cuts and sentiments as shown.

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Hope you enjoy making these cards and giving them as well!

Smiles, Deena


Creative Cards December Kit - Doodle Greetings

Happy Holidays to all my creative friends. Hope you are enjoying the season. Here are a few tips and tricks for putting your Doodle Greetings cards together. I used Weathered Wood Distress Ink to distress the edges of several of the papers. I also used a gray marker to add pen details.

Card #1- Attach white mat to card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach hexagon shapes in pattern (all hexagons will be different patterns, some may even be different than mine. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, mat and attach.

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Card #2 - Fold Card base and attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with patterned paper. Wrap twine around sentiment, tie in a bow and attach. Attach button and pearl. Add pen detail.

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Card #3 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach ribbon and bow to card. Thread button with twine, tie in a bow and attach. Trim sentiment, mat and attach. Attach strip of doodle icons.

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Card #4 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach white mat and patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Thread twine through button, tie in a bow and attach. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach. Attach circle punch embellishments.

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Card #5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach pearl embellishment.

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Card #6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach cardstock flad shape die cut. Trim doodle birdie and attach. Attach ribbon and trim off edges. Add ribbon bows. Trim sentiment, mat and attach.

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Tags - Add twine hangers. Attach die cut heart. Trim sentiment and attach. Trim sentiment and mat with small blue mat and attach. Layer circle punches and attach.

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Enjoy your cards. I'm already starting on next months kit and new Valentine kits as well! Smiles, Deena


Gracious Greetings - November Creative Cards

Hi Everyone! It finally feels like fall here in California, at least for a few days. This month's cards are a favorite color palette of mine and that make it super easy to create these beautiful cards. Here are some helpful tips and tricks for putting you cards together. For all the cards I used a brownish gray ink (Pumice Stone Distress Ink) to distress the edges of the cardstock. I also added black pen details. White envelopes are provided for all the cards except the small 3x3 card, that one has a small clear envelope.

Card 1- Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach frame/label die cut. Attach die cut phrase "friends" Tie a bow and attach. Cut backs from flower buttons and attach. Attach small punched flowers. Tie a twine bow and attach.

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Card 2 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach strip of embossed cardstock. Attach bow (see below closeup) To create the bow, cut enough of the ribbon to wrap around the thickness of the bow, set aside. Touch the ends of the other piece of ribbon together, then I used some adhesive to secure it together, double sided adhesive works great for this. Then wrap the piece you cut around the center to cover the seam and secure with double sided adhesive. This makes a nice flat bow. Trim Sentiment and attach.

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Card 3- Fold cardstock to form cardbase. Attach patterned paper. Attach black cardstock to the back of the die cut rectangle and attach with a pop dot. Tie a twine bow and attach. Attach pearl center.

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Card 4 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and attach. Wrap twine around card and tie in a bow. Cut back off the flower button and attach.

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Card 5 - Add ink to highlight the embossed image ***Start with a very dry inked sponge*** Attach to card base.

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Card 6 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Wrap ribbon around and tie in a bow. Attach cardstock mat. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach flower buttons.

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Card 7- Attach patterned paper to card base. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Tie a twine bow and attach. Attach pearl center. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Tags- Attach patterned paper to the tags. Add twine for the hangers. Trim sentiments and attach. Tie bows and attach. Attach flower button to the plaid bow.

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Enjoy making and giving your cards! :) Deena


October Creative Cards - Hopeful Greetings

Here are a few helpful tips and tricks for putting your Hopeful Greetings Cards together. Hope you enjoy making these cards as much as I enjoyed creating the kits for you! 

Just some general information - I used a brown ink to ink the edges of several sentiments and also added some pen detail. Add to your cards as desired. All cards have white envelopes with the exception of the two small cards which have clear envelopes.

Card #1 - Attach patterned paper.Tie a bow with the cream ribbon and attach. Attach feather die cuts, tie a twine bow through the button and attach. Trim semtniments and attach. Attach the larger sentiment over the label die cut. Attach pearls.

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Card #2 - I looked at this card for hours... I loved it so much I couldn't bring myself to add anything else to the card. Fold your card base attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and attach. Thats it! :)

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Card #3 - Fold card base and attach patterned paper. Attach burlap leaves. Layer flower and attach. Tie a twine bow through the button and attach. Tuck in green ribbon and cream twine under the flower. Trim semtiment and attach.

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Card #4 and 5 

Card on the right - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap twine around card and tie in a bow. Trim and attach sentiments. Card on the left - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Trim and attach sentiments. Tie a twine bow through the button and attach.

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Card #6 - Attach patterned paper to cardstock mat, attach to card base. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Tie a twine bow around the ribbon bow. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach small pearls.

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Tags - Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach twine through holes for the hangers.

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Enjoy your cards and please enjoy giving them to your friends and family!


Creative Cards September- Beautiful Greetings

I'm so excited to share this kit with you. I named it Beautiful Greetings because thats just what I thought when I looked at all the cards as a group... they are just beautiful! I hope you enjoy them to and that you love giving them to family and friends. Here are a few tips and tricks for putting your cards together.

I've added some notes for anything that doesn't stand out as obvious in the photos. I used a thin black marker to add pen details, you can do the same if you like that look. Cards have white envelopes and the small 3x3 cards have clear envelopes.

Card #1 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment, attach. Add pen details and buttons. Fold envelope die cut along crease line and add adhesive to keep closed. Thread twine trough holes and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, ink edges and attach a twine loop to back of sentiment with glue.

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Card #2 and 3 - Fold the 3x6" pieces of cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned papers. Trim sentiments, mat one with kraft cardstock, and attach. Add bow and twine bor to one and flower die cuts to the other.

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Card # 4 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Ink circle die cut and add the small triangle of yellow the the bottom of the circle to form a balloon. Tape a piece of twine to the back of balloon. Tack down the twine with a small dot of glue to hold it in place. Tie a twine bow and attach. Trim and mat sentiment, add pen detail and attach.

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Card # 5 - Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach flowers, add yellow marker for flower center. Layer heart die cuts and attach. Attach button. 

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Card # 6 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Cut around edges of doily patterned paper. Place flat side of doily patterned paper pointing towards the bottom of the card. Mat sentiment, add pen detail and attach. Attach flower die cut and button with bow.

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Tags - Add pen dots to edges of tags. Add twine through holes of tag. Trim ticket patterned paper (yours may be slightly different than mine). Trim sentiments and attach twine bows. Ink edges if desired.

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Enjoy making your Beautiful Greetings"!

 


August Creative Cards - Wonderful Greetings

Happy Summer to Everyone! I'm so excited to share with you my latest kit... Wonderful Greetings. I had so much fn this month creating with these basic shapes and amazing color palette. I spent a whole mess of time hand dying matching ribbon to get that awesome crinkle effect. I hope you love them as much as I do. And because I forgot to photo the cards individually, and because i've already left on vacation and they are at home, I am only including this one overview photo this month. 

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Here's a few basic tips and tricks that might not be obvious from the photo.

Card #1 - Star Card - Wrap raspberry ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Cut tails off completely. Mat sentiment and attach over ribbon. Add 4 small pearls to the corners of the sentiment.

Card # 2- Flower Card - Punch small hole in the fold of the card and thread ribbon through, wrao around card and tie in a bow. Tip: Attaching the "so Lovely" sentiment first may help you know where to place the ribbon.

Card #3 - Sun Card - Pretty simple here... Just layer up all your pieces.

Card #4 - Scallop Border Card - Attach scallop border and trim off edges. After tying bow attach crochet flower and add a small pearl to the center.

Card #5 - Small Heart Card - Fold the 3x6 piece of cardstock in half to form card base. Layer all the other pieces shown. this card has a clear envelope.

Card #6 - Happy Birthday Card - Layer on banner shapes. Mat sentiment and attach over tops of banner shapes. Tie a bow with blue seam binding and attach. Attach button to center.

Tags- Layer pieces as shown attach black twine for hangers.

Thanks so for letting me share my creative work wth you!